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Detector Finds Nails In Logs
You can save saw blades and prevent accidents by finding metal in logs before you cut. A handheld metal detector from Lacey-Harmer Co. brings a new level of accuracy, durability and sensitivity to the job. In fact, it’s so new, a model name has yet to be assigned.
  “Our new prototype handheld takes advantage of digital technologies,” says Peter Thomas, Lacey-Harmer Co. “It’s weather-resistant, including a waterproof mesh over the speaker and a digital display screen with adjustable brightness. It can be recharged with a cigarette lighter outlet.”
  The prototype offers a telescoping handle that extends the length to 4 ft., a head that tilts to any angle and an ergonomic end handle. It has controls that let the operator adjust sensitivity up or down. “It will detect a 5-penny nail at a depth of 14 1/2 in.,” says Thomas.
  Buried nails and other metal that has “grown” into a tree is one reason that urban trees have such little value for lumber. One nail can destroy a bandsaw blade.
  The prototype is priced at $1,750. The company also makes stationary “whole log” metal detectors for commercial use.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lacey-Harmer Co., 4270 N.W. Yeon Ave., Portland, Ore. 97210 (ph 503 222-9992 or toll free 800 367-9992; info@laceyharmer.com; www.laceyharmer.com).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6