I’d read this if I were you. This is an honest review of the Zircon Multiscanner I520 Stud Finder.
If you’re thinking of buying the Zircon Multiscanner I520, maybe you’ll want to just read my review, just to get a better understanding of how it works.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good stud finder, but there are some things you’ll want to know.
Firstly, let’s talk about the features, and I’ll start with the benefits and basically the ‘good’ stuff.
The Good Stuff
The Zircon Multiscanner I520 is a very capablable electronic stud finder which has two stud scan modes.
It can find studs up to 1 and a half inches deep (about 38mm), and it has some exciting but useful features which make it stand out from the rest, and certainly make this better than a magnetic stud finder.
So, as I said it can scan studs at a pretty good depth, but here’s what’s probably more interesting for the Zircon Multiscanner I520 –
It can detect live ‘hot’ wires’ underneath the stud wall, and it alerts you to them.
It does this by using an ‘AC scanner’ which is testing for live current around the tip of the scanner. When it finds a currnent, it knows there’s a live wire underneath.
The Zircon Multiscanner I520 Onestep can even tell if the wire is ‘shielded’ or not. This means it can detect whether it will be dangerous to drive a nial into the stud wall. A ver important feature and it could very well save you injury!
Imagine you’re trying to find a stud in a drywall and you don’t know where the live wires are! This is where magnetic stud finders (and, even worse – The ‘testing with a nail’ approach) just aren’t up to the task. The future is in electronic stud finders, and this one is a great contender!
Autocorrecting mistakes that people make is another great feature of this stud finder. Yes, you read that right. It can detect the common mistakes that people make and adjust its results according to that. This makes it very useful for people who maybe have a shaky hand, or don’t like to hold the stud finder in one place for a long time.
The Zircon Multiscanner I520 Onestep has a 4 mode switch, bright LED screen to toggle through options and a wide range of features. It also has a ‘spotlight’ pointing system to locate the studs and an audio alert, so you know instantly when it’s found a stud. It automatically calibrates 10 times a second. Just think about how many times that is for a second (pun intended). It is very accurate.
Now, although this is a great stud finder, it wouldn’t be an honest review unless we mentioned the negatives as well. Let’s explore those!
The Bad Stuff:
The main negative thing about this stud finder is the battery and accuracy when it’s low on charge.
We’ve found that it tends to perform poorly when the battery is low, and this can mean it will give random results or slightly inaccurate ones. There is a simple way round this however, just make sure it’s always got fresh batteries and that when it starts to slack in performance, you replace or charge your batteries.
There isn’t a lot else to say in terms of negatives, so let’s sum this up.
Summary of this review
The Zircon Multiscanner I520 Onestep is a great stud finder and we know you’ll love it and find it useful. Make sure to read through some reviews of other stud finders as well, as the price pint is a bit high for this one. That being said, it has a lot of great features.
Also make sure to keep it charged or keep the batteries fresh to avoid any annoying experiences! To check the latest prices and deals, click here.