New for 2011.... The Lumber Wizard 4 Laser Line is the latest version of Wizard Industries' flagship woodworking metal detector. A powerful precision hand-held metal detector with a laser indicator designed specifically for woodworkers, It helps detect small metal objects hidden inside new or used lumber. The new version features easier one-handed use, with automatic calibration every time the unit is turned on, and better false-positive rejection. Undetected nails, screws or other metal fragments can damage expensive jointer, planer and saw blades. Flying metal can also cause serious injury. Easy to use, the Lumber Wizard 3.2 helps woodworkers prevent equipment damage and personal injury. The unit includes a vibration alert, allowing use of the Lumber Wizard 3.2 in noisy workshops. The Lumber Wizard 3.2 has received rave reviews from woodworkers and magazines across the country, and the new version is even better!
Laser Line Indicator Projects Red Line onto scanned surface when metal is found.
Helps pinpoint nails, screws, bullets and wire inside new or used lumber.
Helps prevent costly blade damage and shop down time
Quickly scan any size wood.
Not affected by moisture content of wood.
6" wide scanning area.
Durable, sturdy plastic casing.
One 9 volt battery required.
Earphone jack or vibration alert for use in noisy workshops.
1 year warranty.
A note about metal detectors and tuning:
Tuning is important as metal detectors are sensitive to ground balance (the mineralization content in the soil around us all) and the amount of humidity in the air.
Tuning allows the detector coil to concentrate on high-density metallic materials instead of the metals in the earth. Keeping the tuning precise and doing it often helps to find more small metal pieces in wood.
The difference in the Lumber Wizard vs other types of wands is the ability to better control detection strength through precise manual tuning. Other metal detectors with autotune features do not detect as accurately since they can't be tuned to a very specific level. Those types are typically used for security and they are commonly used to detect huge metal objects such as weapons. The Lumber Wizard is made to help detect wire, nails, screws, and small pieces of metal. Thus the importance of tuning often. Think of it as sharpening a blade!