DEWALT introduces its new Hand Held Wall Scanner (DCT419), developed to help locate embedded materials behind walls.
The DCT419 can detect wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, plastic, and unshielded live electric wiring behind multiple wall surfaces, including drywall, plywood, concrete, and ceramic tile at a sensing depth of up to 3 inches.
“The new Hand Held Wall Scanner was designed based on extensive user feedback that helped us to enhance the graphical user interface and embedded material detection capabilities, compared to the previous DCT418 model,” says Christine Potter, VP of DEWALT Innovation & Technology. “Designed to stand up to tough conditions on the jobsite, we also optimized the software inside the new Hand Held Wall Scanner to deliver innovative and technical solutions for professionals. An improved detection algorithm senses more commonly embedded materials across construction sites, even such as a nail in a wood stud.”
The Hand Held Wall Scanner is used to scan up to a 9.8-foot wall section in a straight line, either vertically or horizontally. Multiple sensors inside the tool register material type that is most likely behind the wall surface — wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, plastic, and unshielded live electric wiring—and the detection results are displayed on a 3.5-inch LCD color screen.
The Hand Held Wall Scanner features a pre-scan mapping mode that eliminates the need to calibrate or choose between settings. The first pass over the wall surface maps all of the detected embedded materials. When the user reverses the direction, the embedded materials detected are displayed. The Hand Held Wall Scanner also includes a tracking bar that counts the number of embedded materials detected in a scan.