The best pipe and cable detector of 2022

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Here is the ranking of the best products for the Pipe And Cable Detector category :

Cable - Pipe And Stud Detector 3-In-1: it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 3,9 with 87 reviews

Bosch Cable Finder Truvo (Maximum Detection Depth Live Cable/Non-Magnetic Metal/Magnetic Metal: 50/60/70 mm: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,3 with 4422 reviews


Cable - Pipe And Stud Detector 3-In-1

SaleBestseller No. 1
Cable - Pipe And Stud Detector 3-In-1
87 Reviews

Reviews

Does what it said on box
Easy to use , has helped me to fit new shelves .
Great tool
Easy to work with
Cheap enough.
Ok for the money

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Bosch Cable Finder Truvo (Maximum Detection Depth ...

SaleBestseller No. 2
Bosch Cable Finder Truvo (Maximum Detection Depth Live Cable/Non-Magnetic Metal/Magnetic Metal: 50/60/70 mm, in Cardboard Box)
4,422 Reviews
Bosch Cable Finder Truvo (Maximum Detection Depth Live Cable/Non-Magnetic Metal/Magnetic Metal: 50/60/70 mm, in Cardboard Box)
  • Live Wire Detection: The cable detector locates live wires up to depths of 50 mm and warns users with a blinking red light and beeping signal
  • Metal Detection: The Truvo can also act as a metal detector, locating magnetic and non-magnetic metals at depths of up to 70 mm and 60 mm respectively
  • Auto-Calibration: The wall scanner automatically calibrates once the device is placed against the wall and will recalibrate when placed in a new position
  • 3-Color Indicator: The LED light turns red for a detected object, yellow for a nearby object, and green when no object has been detected
  • Warning Signal: A beeping signal indicates when the cable finder is getting closer to a detected object

Reviews

I now need to get my thrills elsewhere
This has taken all the fun out of DIY. No longer do I plunge the drill into a piece of wall, curious as to whether a cable or pipe lies in wait. It lights up and makes a range of noises depending on the nature of the hidden threat and, so far, I can't fault it.
I was skeptical
Going off some of the negative reviews for this product, I was skeptical about buying and having to rely on this contraption to accurately locate live wires behind the wallpapers/walls. Fortunately for us, due to having had a complete electrical rewire over the entire house recently, which has of course left all the old wallpaper torn to shreds, we know where the electrical wires are simply by looking at the bare plaster walls. This meant we were able to trial this product and discover with no small degree of confidence whether or not this product produced accurate readings. A short test in different areas of the house where we know there to be wires demonstrated to us that this product was indeed very accurate, if perhaps slightly over-sensitive. Though surely, better to be over-sensitive than under-sensitive in this regard. However, one way to alter the sensitivity would appear to be by holding the detector an inch or two away from the wall instead of directly over it. Upon trying this in the same areas as before, the detector still gave accurate readings but didn't seem quite as hyper-sensitive in its response. The reasons I bought this device is because since our rewire, the living room has since had a full makeover and as such, I've forgotten precisely where the wires are running along the walls, in areas which I plan on drilling into in the near future. Better to be safe, sure, than sorry. As I said, judging from the accurate responses garnered from the preliminary trial runs throughout the house, I feel that the device will not let us down when it comes to the real thing. If it does let us down, I'll be back to amend this review and score, assuming I live to tell the tale.
The Great Bosch Gadget, and the problem with Amazon Reviews
TL;DR Get this scanner if you need to detect stuff behind walls, and don't wish to pay £75 for one of the higher end ones. Also, be wary of the naysayers in the reviews. Now, the problem I have with reviews on Amazon is that despite if a product having 4 and a half stars, it will still show a variety of fluctuating appraisals. For example, if I wanted a toaster, I'd get at least two contrasting reviews: one saying "This toaster is amazing! It does toast, cleans the sink for me, takes the kids to school, and is amazing in bed!" and the other "This is the worst toaster I've ever had. It burnt my toast, cheated on me with my partner, and caused a second Cold War." The Bosch Truvo is unfortunately a victim of these kinds of assessments. That being said, I decided to brave the purchase and put the reviews aside. The first impressions were good, in that they actually include the three AAA batteries required to power the scanner; very courteous. I slotted them in, flipped the massive "On" switch on the front, the green light on the front came on instantaneously, and I was in business. The instructions detail that the light remains solid green when it doesn't detect anything, changes yellow when there's something close, red with a continuous shrill tone indicating metal that increases in tone as you get closer to said metal, and flashing red with rapid beeping for detecting wires. I decided to test it on both masonry & plasterboard (both are in my house) wall, and sure enough, it detected metal & wires. Now, it didn't just do it sporadically anywhere on the wall, it did it consistently on every spot where it alerted me to something behind and stopped as soon as I took it away. To make sure it wasn't just blind luck, I also tried scanning anything that was metal or wiring outside a wall, and again, it gave definitive results with the appropriate color & sound codes. I really don't understand how people who have used this product have had such varying results; I can only possibly put it down to different properties, walls, and even user behavior; who knows if anyone looked in the troubleshooting section of the manual or handled the devices like gorillas? In conclusion, I would consider this device a successful purchase and I definitely got my money's worth out of it. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to put up shelves or a TV, and I recommend to take online reviews with a pinch of salt; even this one you've just read. I got what I needed out of it, you possibly can too.

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ENET Metal Voltage Detector Electric Cable Pipe Wi...

Bestseller No. 3
ENET Metal Voltage Detector Electric Cable Pipe Wire Detection LED w/Instruction
  • Electronic metal and voltage detector.
  • Tool to detect hidden electricity cables and water and gas pipes concealed behind walls.
  • Please note that batteries is EXCLUDING
  • Metal test: Diameter 15mm, copper pipe, depth 24mm.
  • Voltage test depth: 40mm-240v / 30mm-110v

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