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    Hand held metal detector

    Looking for suggestions for a hand held metal detector. Less expensive version. Thanks brian
    Brian

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    I have one of the Garrett security wands and it works great for detecting metal in lumber. Not exactly cheap at $140, but a lot less expensive then replacing carbide inserts on my planer.
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    The one I've had for "eons" is the LIttle Wizard. Not terribly expensive if they are still available.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I have the Lumber Wizzard. We use it not only for wood, but to locate metal corner stakes over at fairgrounds.

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    I have the very economical HF wand metal detector. It works well for metal up to about 1" deep, but not more.

    John

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    Thanks to all. Been woodworking for many years and never had a problem. yesterday ruined a set of jointer blades, not sure if there was something in the wood or poor grinding by my source, a piece of the blade could have come off and dislodged in the wood and ruined all four blades or more likely something int he wood. I found what I believe is a piece of the blade in the wood.
    Brian

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