DeWalt launches new lithium-ion radar scanner

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt has expanded its 12-Volt MAX Lithium Ion system with the introduction of a Hand-Held Radar Scanner.

The scanner offers radar-sensing technology that detects and identifies wood, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, live electric wires and PVC behind multiple types of wall surfaces.

The design was informed by the company’s research team that “heard a number of frustrations from end users who work in buildings where there currently is no easy and reliable way to determine if pipes, studs or wiring are present behind a wall,” said Christine Potter, director of marketing,

The product scans through multiple wall surfaces, including drywall, plywood, concrete, marble and ceramic tile at a sensing depth of up to 3 ins. It displays objects it detects behind the wall surface on a 3.5-in. LCD color screen.

The scanner also features a pre-scan mapping mode that eliminates the need for the user to calibrate or choose between settings. The first pass over the