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Lumber Wizard 5 Woodworking Metal Detector

A powerful precision hand-held metal detector designed specifically for woodworkers, It helps detect small metal objects hidden inside ne

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UPC Code: 721633123217
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Lumber Wizard 5 woodworking metal detector

The Lumber Wizard 5 woodworking metal detector is a wand type metal detector that is designed to alert woodworkers whenever a metal object such as a nail, pin, bolt, wire, staples, etc. are buried inside wood. By sounding an immediate alert, the user is able to quickly locate then retrieve the metal object so as to prevent injury or tool damage. A laser line indicator illuminates when detection events occur, thereby allowing user to easily see where metal is buried. Regular use of the device will help to reduce damages of tools and injuries. 

New for 2019.... The Lumber Wizard 5 Laser Line is the latest version of Wizard Industries' flagship woodworking metal detector. A powerful precision  hand-held metal detector with automatic tuning and 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 5 helps woodworkers prevent equipment damage and personal injury.  The Lumber Wizard has received rave reviews for almost two decades from woodworkers and magazines across the country, and the new 5 version is even better!

Automatic Tuning each time detector is turned on. 
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.
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 at close range instead of the metals in the earth. Keeping the tuning precise and doing it often helps to find more small metal pieces, therefore the Wizard 5 does its own tuning automatically each time it is turned on. 

The difference in the Lumber Wizard 5 vs other types of wands is the ability to better control detection strength through precise automatic tuning. 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 automatically each time it is used! 



A new fully charged 9-Volt battery commonly lasts for weeks of daily use.

Indications of a low 9-volt battery voltage are inconsistent detection or flashing laser.

Always Use A New 9-Volt Battery. A fresh fully charged battery provides the most detection strength and uses time. A partially charged battery can cause false readings, less detection depth, and inconsistent laser.

A fresh, fully charged 9-volt battery provides more than ample use time.

A low battery can cost you blades, material, and lost time......

  • Length, 15"; width, 3-1/8"; height 1-1/8"; weight, 13 oz.

  • Detects nails, screws, wire, bullets, and other metal objects inside recycled wood

  • Quick, one-handed operation

  • 6"-wide scanning area for faster scans

A Powerful Metal Detector Designed Specifically For Wood Workers! The New LUMBER WIZARD 5 Auto-Tuning Laser Line Woodworking Metal Detector is the latest version of Wizard Industries' flagship woodworking metal detector.


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by Dean Bielanowski from Australia on Jan 29, 2005

From: http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/reviews/lumberwizard.htm We all know how expensive good quality blades are to buy these days. Imagine a new $100 circular saw blade or a nice set of 15" planer blades being destroyed by a stray nail or piece of metal buried deep in a piece of recycled hardwood you picked up from a demolition yard or second hand at a garage sale. Such foreign objects hiding in your lumber can easily be missed by the eye, or not seen at all. Search the net and you can find countless stories of such tragedy on forums that will soon change the way you protect your woodworking blades. Of course, the answer to the problem is to own and use a metal detector. They come in all shapes and sizes from security guard types, to your floor stand or fixed models to the long pole seated models you see people on beaches with. Some of these are a little overkill, and rather expensive for most home or enthusiast woodworker's needs. Today we are going to take a look at a light, portable hand held unit from Wizard Detectors called the "Lumber Wizard" and see how well it performs in the common woodworkers workshop! See entire review at: http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/reviews/lumberwizard.htm

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48 of 103 found the following review helpful:
Lumber Wizard

by Robert Anderson from Australia on Feb 15, 2006

Thank you for helping me. I have purchased a Lumber Wizard and I am more than happy with it. It has certainly saved me some blades in my planer already. I will certainly recommend it to others who work with recycled wood. Thanking you once again Robert Anderson (Australia)

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Product Specifications

Product Dimensions:
Length: 18 inches
Width: 2.5 inches
Height: 2 inches

Package Dimensions:
Length: 21 inches
Width: 8 inches
Height: 2 inches
Weight: 1.00 Pounds

Shipping Carton:
Carton Length: 23 inches
Carton Width: 14 inches
Carton_Depth: 9 inches
Carton Weight: 18 Pounds
Items Per Container: 12

Other Information:
UPC Code: 721633123217
Packaging Type: clamshell


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