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DeWalt launches new lithium-ion radar scanner

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt has expanded its 12-Volt MAX Lithium Ion system with the introduction of a Hand-Held Radar Scanner.

The scanner offers radar-sensing technology that detects and identifies wood, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, live electric wires and PVC behind multiple types of wall surfaces.

The design was informed by the company’s research team that “heard a number of frustrations from end users who work in buildings where there currently is no easy and reliable way to determine if pipes, studs or wiring are present behind a wall,” said Christine Potter, director of marketing,

The product scans through multiple wall surfaces, including drywall, plywood, concrete, marble and ceramic tile at a sensing depth of up to 3 ins. It displays objects it detects behind the wall surface on a 3.5-in. LCD color screen.

The scanner also features a pre-scan mapping mode that eliminates the need for the user to calibrate or choose between settings. The first pass over the wall surface maps all of the detected objects behind the surface. When the user reverses the direction of it to scan, the objects detected behind the wall surface are displayed. 

Additionally, a tracking bar counts the number of objects detected in an up to 9.8-ft. section of a wall surface, and a confidence meter communicates the unit’s signal strength. An ergonomic handle with a soft over-mold grip provides a comfortable grip for the user.


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