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Wizard Detectors 25506 Lumber Wizard III Metal Detector

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  • Detects metal in all types of woods up to 6 inches thick--including particle board and solid woods
  • Features a low voltage vibrator, which alerts the user when metal is detected
  • Pinpoints exact location of metal objects
  • No calibrating, no measuring, no guessing
  • 9-volt battery required (battery not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Most Powerful Metal Detector Designed Specifically For Wood Workers! The Lumber Wizard 3 is a powerful precision hand held metal detector designed specifically for woodworkers. The Lumber Wizard 3 provides powerful precise detection of small metal objects which can be buried inside of used, and new lumber. Dimensions: Length 15 in., Width 3-1/8 in., Height 1-1/8 in. Weight: 13 oz. Types of Metal Detected: Responds equally well to all types of metal, steel, stainless steel, zinc, magnesium, and aluminum. Locates, nails, screws, staples, tacks, bullets, wire and other small metal objects that can destroy or damage planer, jointer and saw blades. Low Battery Indication: When battery drops down to 7.0 volts the unit operates with a warble tone and flashing light instead of the normal steady tone and light indicating a low battery. The unit will operate properly as the battery drops well below 7 volts. Once below 7 volts unit will emit constant beep tone until unit is calibrated or shut off. The detectors' sensitivity is fully adjustable through an access hole in the handle to mis-adjustments while providing convenient and easy use.

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Recycled wood is wonderful to work with, but you run the risk of damage each time you machine it. Old nails, screws, and fasteners will wreck expensive planer, jointer, and saw blades quicker than a wink, but the Lumber Wizard can keep that from ever happening in your shop again. A metal detector for your wood, The Lumber Wizard locates metal buried in wood up to 6 inches thick. In addition to the sound alert, you can plug an earphone into the jack or set the unit to vibrate instead. A smart designer engineered the handle with a little bend in it, so you won’t be dragging your hand along the wood surface, a small touch we appreciate. For about the cost of a good carbide blade, you’ll be saving yourself countless ruined bits and blades. And that makes the Lumber Wizard is a smart investment.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste

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Technical Details
Part Number Lumber Wizard 3 Pro Ext
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions21.8 x 8 x 2.5 inches
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Item model number13704
Item Package Quantity1
  
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Additional Information
ASINB00005NMUN
Best Sellers Rank #80,680 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJuly 30, 2001
  
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Bob Feeser TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 25, 2004
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This is a revamp of a previous review. I wasn't sure whether to order one after reading the other reviews, and after visiting the Wizard web site. Well I broke down and ordered one, and I am glad that I did. I noticed that they eliminated the large adjusting knob on the face of the unit. The plastic form pack and instructions that it is shipped in still have the bulge, where the knob used to go, and the cardboard placard still has the instructions on how to use the missing knob. Before it had the large fine adjusting knob, and a recessed fine adjust screw what was used to get the large knob within adjusting range.
Adjusting is simple now. With the single recessed screw, you simply hold it up in the air and turn the screw until it starts to squeal, then back it off just enough for it to get quiet. Now you are at the maximum sensitive setting. It is intuitive and simple enough, that you don't mind, setting it, every time you use it.
Next I wanted to check the accuracy of the unit. I took an aluminum screw and parked it under a 2x4. When I passed it over the squeal rang out. Good there, then I put the screw under two 2x4s, and it didn't find it. Hey if it is buried 3" deep, I wouldn't normally need to be concerned about it. The instructions call for passing over both sides of the wood, so that would cover even a piece of metal inside of a 3" piece of wood. Then I went over to a piece of 3/4 oak, and put a small brass screw under it, it rang out. Then I put it under two 3/4" pieces of wood it rang out again. Under three it failed to notice it. So the unit is great for depths up to 1 1/2".
The other thing worth mentioning is that this is a rather large unit, with the last 7" containing the sensor area.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 2002
I upgraded to the lumber wizard after having really good success with the smaller (and cheaper) little wizard from the same company. This is similar to security wands at the airports, but more "woodworker" friendly (you don't have to scrape your knuckles to get close to the wood since the handle is raised - and its half the price of the others). The vibration feature is really nice to have when the workshop gets noisy. I had to fine tune it when I first got it, but haven't touched it since (nearly 3 months). It's super sensitive, but when you get it tuned right and move it slowly and thoroughly, I doubt anything metal would get past it. Much faster to use than the little wizard as well, since the scanner area is much bigger. Well worth it if blades and time are important to you.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By JSSussex on March 13, 2003
I have purchased both units separately. The small unit can pickup heads of nail etc in walls but it is not sensitive enough to check for metal in wood before planing. The large red unit is great - it has an ear piece so you can hear sound as it senses metal while you in a noisy shop or other area as well as a vibrating mode or both.
I did one sensitivity test. I drove 1/2" 18guage finish nail from my air gun into a 3/4" block of wood recessing it a fraction of an inch below the surface. The big unit picked up the brad on both sides of the wood. The little unit couldn't find it. I believe it's because their isn't enough mass in the tiny nail. If you like to recycle lumber or repair old furniture then the red unit will save your planer and saw blades which = frustration and money. It's great for finding hidden nails in repaired furniture
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill Patterson on January 9, 2002
This is a real winner. Worth its weight in gold. Not only has our workshop made this a mandatory tool for anyone using one of our 26 planers but I have one at my home shop that has saved me on several occasions. I bought a Garrett Security Scanner...and it does not scan even half as deep as a Wizard. Wizard also has a rock solid warranty. We had one unit that had a slight problem and not only did the folks at Wizard replace it they did it quickly and did not put us to any amount of the usual torture that most companies put customers through. I have to say this is one great tool. I highly recommend it. Also there are several great articles in the top woodworking magazines.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Weber on September 4, 2005
Although slow to be shipped (after two weeks) the detector seems to work as advertised. I tested scrap oak with embedded 18 gauge by 1/2" brads, heads removed, and found the Wizard detected them at depths up to 1/4", sufficient to protect my surface planer. Follow the manufacturer's recomendation to perform two scans, the second scan at 90 degrees from the first, or you can miss horizontal nail orientations. The audible warning feature is a plus for these small objects.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Reese on February 27, 2006
I bought the lumber Wizard III metal detector to use before planing down some used rough cut pine that I had. This item performed perfectly, with no exceptions. The boards that I was scanning were 1"x9" pine, and when I started the process I quickly learned that I couldn't scan the boards while they were stacked. I spent awhile looking for something in one board because the detector kept going off in one spot. I finally found out that there was a small carpet tack in the board below the one that I was scanning. This detector was plenty strong enough to detect small nails, staples and BB's in the boards. After scanning with the Lumber Wizard I was able to plane them down with confidence, and did not find any objects in them that the wizard did not detect.

I would highly recommend this product for this purpose!
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