Wall scanners are handheld tools used to detect wood and metal objects within a wall, behind the plasterboard. Wall scanners can be used to locate studs, pipes and AC live wires prior to any drilling work. Drilling into pipes and wires which are live can be very dangerous and using a wall scanner can help to alleviate this risk. It is the perfect tool for any professional electrician, homeowner or DIYer.
Wall scanners, sometimes called stud finders or stud detectors can locate the presence of metals, ferrous and non-ferrous, embedded within walls or behind boards. Cordless wall scanners are battery-operated and can be recharged. Wall scanners are an invaluable piece of test equipment to any toolbox, for people on the go. RS Components offer a range of high-quality wall scanners from leading brands including Bosch, Zircon and of course RS PRO.
When held against the wall, the scanner will be able to detect any objects behind it. This result is given in a visual feedback, such as a display or colour change. Depending on the type of wall scanner you have, detection can be achieved either magnetically or electronically. Once the power is switched on and the scanning mode has been selected you can start. Keeping the device flat on the wall and move over the area to be scanned. When the wall scanner detects an object, the unit will beep continuously.
The easy to use multi-function tools are used in a range of building projects including new builds and maintenance and repair. Stud finders and wall scanners save you valuable time and money by helping you avoid striking metal pipes, wiring or cables while drilling.