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Can anyone recommend a decent one of these? I've had a couple in the past which were ok for detecting cables but when set to detect joists and beams were pretty rubbish, just picked up off the wall/ceiling as soon as they went near it. I basically want one for when I'm fitting downlights to make sure I'm not gonna hit a joist. Cheers
 
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Dave the sparky

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Hi

As for stud detectors, the best one I have found is the Bosch DMF1o Zoom. As well as being able to detect wood and metal it also detects cables aswell. It has a usefull zoom function that enables the user to get a more accurate pinpoint on the scan.

try this link

Bosch - Power Tools Trade/Industry - Detector DMF 10 Zoom
 
Over the years I have had several of these things, the current one being the Bosch mentioned above. With foil backed plasterboard none of them work. The thing I rely on the most is a set of small magnets (ebay). A big one to find the nails/screws and a load of small ones to stick to them to show the layout of studs/joists. They work every time!
 
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