General Tools CL10
Ever dug into a wall and cut a wire? How about a pipe? We've all done it and it's not a good scene, especially that first moment of "awwww....come on!" General Tools has come up with a downright futuristic way to avoid the problem and it's all contained within the two-part tool they're calling the CL10.
The two parts are a transmitter and a receiver. To operate the tool you have to attach the transmitter to the visible part of a pipe or wire (works on steel and copper pipe). The transmitter then adds a frequency to the entire pipe which the receiver can pick up. To use the receiver, just run it along the wall like you would a stud finder and it gives you the location of the pipe. This technology can also be used to trace a circuit; attach the transmitter to an outlet or fixture and use the receiver at the breaker box.
If this thing really works like they say, it's downright essential on any renovation. At the job, which is a large renovation, we've had about three cut wires so far, which really slows things down (call the electrician, listen to him piss and moan about careless carpenters, etc, etc).
The CL10 can also be used as a standard volt meter.
So it all comes down to how it actually works. We're really curious about this one. Doesn't look like it works on Pex, but with everything else, it could be a big winner.
It's going to be selling for about $250 or so.
It's not there yet, but we assume it'll be at Amazon
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at May 30, 2012 5:38 AM