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Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light

Item #153262
$149.99
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3.0

(5 reviews)

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Battery Not Included. Uses a Duracell CopperTop 9V - Single Battery. Click here to purchase one.

The New 2011 Lumber Wizard 4 Laser Line is the latest version of Wizard Industries’ flagship woodworking metal detector. A powerful precision handheld metal detector 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 4 helps woodworkers prevent equipment damage and personal injury. The unit includes a vibration alert, allowing it to be used in noisy workshops. The Lumber Wizard 4 Laser Line has received rave reviews from woodworkers and magazines across the country!Dimensions: Length, 15"; width, 3-1/8"; height 1-1/8" ; weight, 13 oz. Detects nails, screws, wire, bullets and other metal objects buried inside of recycled wood. 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. Electronics: Unit operates with an automatic tuning transmit/receive circuit. Operating Frequency: 13 kHz/ 6,600 Hz. Power Requirements: One 9-volt battery; standard alkaline. Typical battery life is 40 hours. Alarm Indicators: Piezo tone beeper and LED red light indicator are used to indicate the presence of metal. Low Battery Indication: When battery drops down to 6.0 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 5 volts. Once below 3 volts, unit will emit constant beep tone until unit shuts off.

  • 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

  • Improved circuitry helps eliminate false alarms

  • Quick, one-handed operation

  • 6"-wide scanning area for faster scans

  • Helps eliminate costly shop down time

  • Fast and accurate

  • One-year warranty

  • 9-volt battery (not included)
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable (2)

    Best Uses

    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (3), Avid do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Business (3), Personal (2)

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By  Woodworking Pro

    from Dumfries, VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Simple

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light :

    Got a Lumber Wizard 4 as a gift a year or so ago and since using it I have easily saved several planer and jointer knives. Seems relatively flawless and is easy to use. Tuning is a must in order to scan deeper. Also found that battery voltage is important so use Duracell batteries as the manufacturer suggest. Glad to own one.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Works great and saves my butt on blades

    By  Barry Jackson

    from Lufkin, Texas

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Saves Blades

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light :

    This metal detector works great. I've had both the 3.2 version and the 4. Both have performed great. Although as other reviews say tuning is required but that is with any metal detector. The depth these detect is ideal for finding most metals that will damage blades, knives, etc. Well worth the money. I suspect some of the other reviewers have no patience or understanding of how to properly tune and use.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    3.0

    About what I would expect.

    By  Brad_bb

    from Joliet, IL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

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    Comments about Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light :

    My job- remove all metal and nails from 130 very old reclaimed 10"x10" hardwood beams. Unit has met my expectations to this point -I'm 37 working hours into de-nailing these beams. Today, the alarm buzzer had an issue and now it's very difficult to hear the tone. The volume has gone way down. I think the tone/buzzer is dying. I bought the unit about 10 months ago and stored it in heated storage. The unit does require frequent fine tuning, more as time has gone on. Today it seemed like I needed to adjust the unit much more. It would start just not picking anything up and I'd need to adjust it. I've gotten very good at it. I hope they can fix the buzzer issue. We're hard of hearing as it is. We probably have another 30 hours to go on these beams. I'm going to have to go buy another lumber wizard 4.0 so that we can keep going properly. I am not aware of another choice for identifying the metal in these beams. The lumber wizard has found metal that we would have never been able to see. We cannot afford metal in our material or we'll hit it with out cutting tools and damage blades. I was hoping this tool would have lasted through this job, but I'll have to buy another tonight to keep going. By the way, one 9V battery has lasted 7-8 hours of on time. I wish it had a rechargeable battery, but I understand that most people won't use it for a continious 6 hours at a time like I have been.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Doesn't work

    By  Tony

    from Conway, AR

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    Comments about Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light :

    Being a very busy solo entrepreneur, I did not get around to trying it the first 90 days, so Woodcraft supplied contact info and referred me to the manufacturer. I tried calling the manufacturer several times, and the automated message says they are "not available to take your call, please e-mail". I e-mailed the manufacturer and have not heard from them for 3 days as I write this review. I suspect, as with the only other posted review, a person will spend more time fetching a screwdriver and adjusting the "fine tuning" than actually using the unit. Mine was stored at 75 degrees and 40% humidity well within specified recomendations. I followed adjustment guidelines time after time, and no mater where I stand or where the fine tune is set the unit does not work. The lazer only comes on for a second when adjusting fine tuning after the alarm goes off(most of time for no reason holding the unit still). The only logical conclustion is I received a dud. However, If you read into it on the company's website, you'll find they say it's very sensitive and you should be 6 feet away from any metal. Think about the practicality of holding a small detector in your hand 6 feet away from your belt buckle, pocket change, pocketknife, phone, metal in shoes. How many people have shops with a 12' diameter + (length of board x 12)(sq. ft.) of metal free space? You'll also need a ceiling over 12 feet high if you have rebar in your concrete and lights etc. on your ceiling. Ask yourself if you constantly have to adjust and double check (before and after each scanning), and move around to find a metal free zone. How much satisfaction will you receive?

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    1.0

    Good idea, bad quality-JUNK

    By  WCC

    from Louisville

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Finds Metal
    • Laser Is Nice

    Cons

    • Cant Use Outside
    • Poorly Made
    • Quit Working
    • Requires Tuning A Lot
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    Comments about Lumber Wizard 4.0 Metal Detector with Laser Light :

    We use unit to find nails in reclaimed lumber for kitchen cabinetry. Product does find metal, great for lumber- when working. Have had unit for less than 6 months, have used for maybe 20 working hours. At this time it has completely stopped working, no technical support available. When it was working it had to be re-tuned every few minutes, website claiming unit only needed re-tuning during major weather changes. Around here the weather does not change every few minutes. Hard to keep an employee working with unit needing constant babying, but now it doesn't work at all.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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