FIND STUD CENTRE
CenterVision® technology is the most exciting innovation to hit stud finding since Zircon introduced the original electronic stud finder back in 1980. Instead of the dual-scan-and-mark procedure, users need only make one pass to find the centre every time. CenterVision® tools will even find the centre of a double stud, although it will display a wide “centre” zone.
CenterVision® technology takes out guesswork of locating the best place to anchor into a stud.
FIND STUD EDGES
Stud finders work by measuring density. Your wallboard is one density; when the stud finder registers a higher density as you slide the tool along the wall, it probably means you’ve reached the edge of a stud. To find the centre of the stud, you must find both edges first.
Dual Scan and Mark Procedure
To ensure you find the centre of a stud, scan across the wall in both directions and mark each edge. The centre of the stud will be halfway between your two marks.
FIND WOOD OR METAL STUDS
Most residential construction uses wood studs, while metal studs are used for interior walls in most commercial construction. Zircon® edge finders and center finders can find the studs no matter what they’re made of. All Zircon® StudSensor™ tools find both wood and metal studs.
SCAN THICK WALLS FOR STUDS
Because of extra layers of wallboard or paneling, the studs could be too deep to be found by standard scanning. Tools with Zircon’s Deepscan® feature can be switched to a higher strength to detect studs and joists up to 38 mm deep. This extra power shouldn’t be used unless necessary, because on normal walls it is oversensitive and results in too many false positives.
Tools with the WireWarning® detection feature continuously detect hot electrical wires (unshielded) up to 51 mm deep while you are scanning for studs or metal. The WireWarning® detection is always on, in all modes (except the dedicated AC Scan mode), to alert you to the presence of hot, unshielded AC wires behind the wall.
SCAN FOR ELECTRICAL
This AC Scan mode in Zircon® MultiScanner® products lets you search for hot AC voltage (unshielded by metal). Use this feature to find and trace wires. You can use you tool’s interactive calibration feature to get the most accurate results.
SCAN FOR METAL
Zircon® MultiScanner® stud finders with Metal Scan mode detect ferrous metal, such as rebar, up to 76 mm deep and non-ferrous metal, such as copper, up to 38 mm deep. Use the Interactive Calibration process to narrow and map metal.
An integrated erasable marker makes it easy to mark the spot for anchoring without removing the tool from the wall. The marker is activated by a manual push button and can be used at any time. It does not mark the wall automatically.
SCAN FOR THERMAL
Thermal detection works by scanning for elevated temperature readings above the heat source. This mode allows you to detect actively powered hydronic radiant heating to scan for Pex Tubing before you drill, cut, or fasten.