This week I would like to call your attention to one of the handiest tools that I have come across in sometime. It is the Magnespot.
It is a problem that all electricians have faced at one time or another. You need to drill or cut through a wall, floor or ceiling but are having trouble finding the exact spot from the wrong side. You might be inside a drop ceiling trying to go up or maybe you are on an outer wall trying to run a feeder inside. Regardless, it can be a pain to find the exact spot you need and some customers just don’t appreciate extra holes. That is why you need the Magnespot.
The Magnespot is another KISS simple device. Simple to use that is. I have no idea how it works. I just know that it does. Technically it is a reference point locater but we just call it a godsend.
Rather than trying to measure and calculate or tapping to find the general location of where you need to place a hole, you need the Magnespot.
Just turn it on stick it to the wall with the handy needle attachment; go to the other side with the locater. Four red LED arrows will guide you to where you need to be. Just follow their directions and when all four are lit up you are where you need to drill. It will work through almost any surface including concrete up to 18 inches thick and is guaranteed to be accurate to within a half inch. I have found with a little practice you can be near spot on. We use it as a game to see who buys the first round, after work.
No More Working Blind
I know, we all know the old saying “measure twice cut once” and follow it, especially when we are forced to work blind. The Magnespot brings you sight in these blind situations and takes all of the guesswork out of them making the complicated simple.
With the Magnespot reference point locater you can cut and drill with confidence and be assured that the first hole you make is perfectly located first time, every time. I personally feel that it pays for itself just in the head scratching time it eliminates.
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