Absolutely nothing wrong with the Little Wizard, great little tool for the money, been using one for many years. Scan depth is around 18 or 19 mm, 3/4" or so. It maybe be small but it doesn't take much time to scan planks etc.Togalosh":6ddksc2t said:I'd look at the depth that they scan to first..the little wizard gives no details at all of this so i'd dismiss that 1 straight away !
I use a normal field type one (on a stick) & it picks up my steel toe caps..
My Mom does detecting (but not in timber) & I've been with her to this shop in Brum http://regton.com/... what these guys don't know about detectors it isn't worth knowing & they have always been very helpful. I've used her pin pointer that is very good but it's pricey.
Did exactly the same thing last month! Cutting clear acrylic sheet...there was a tiny brass pin in the bottom and I forgot....the cutting went a bit slow so I pushed it instead of checking and then realised what I was doing...only after buggerin' up the set so badly that it cut around corners after that!James C":snesunmt said:Having just experienced the death of one of my tuffsaw blades I know now how much I might need a metal detector.
One of my kids handed me what looked like PAR Red Pine but turned out to be an old piece of school stage set with nails in it to resaw. Maybe I should invest in a metal detector or get the school to buy a bunch of M42 blades.
Real rip-off the way Rutlands charge outrageous delivery price to here. A few years ago the head honcho came on here and said he'd look at the situation. Presume he did look at it and continued rubbing his hands.....simocco":lsttooxq said:Thanks guys for all the very useful replies. i think that the little wizard will do fine and it is a reasonable price (although i need to add a tenner to ship to N ireland from rutlands! anyway....) for all the times that i will need to check reclaimed timber it should do fine