2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Detector Finds Nails In Logs
“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; email@example.com; www.laceyharmer.com).
Click here to download page story appeared in.
Click here to read entire issue
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.