Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center Finding Stud Finder Review

  • By: James
  • Date: December 20, 2020

Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder

Have you been looking for a reliable, yet affordable stud finder that can perform virtually all functions relating to peering beneath walls? Zircon Multiscanner i520 has been touted as the best option. Why? Read on to find out….

First off, the Zircon MultiScanner comes with luxuries and pleasures anyone would want in a stud finder.
It’s also lighter, smaller and more portable than other stud finders. And it feels perfect on the hand so you can work long periods without feeling tired.

Zircon MultiScanner i520’s 5 Uniquely Different Features


The Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder has 4 scanning modes. If anything, this
interchangeable feature is to figure out what’s behind your walls no matter the thickness or material. These modes include:

Stud Scan– The stud scan mode allows you to locate the center and the edges of studs in even a thick wallboard. Talk about penetration ability! The stud scan uses an ultraviolet ray to scan your walls.

Deep Scan– The deep scan mode enables you to stud as deep 19mm. While most stud finders
give an inaccurate reading for studs deeper than 0.75″, all you need to do with this product is switch to the deep scan mode and you’ll detect everything up to depths of 1.5″.

Metal Scan– Think about it. You can now detect metals in your walls, whether pure metals or iron-consisting metals. How cool is that?!

Ac Scan– Having issues locating unshielded wires or electrical conduits of your AC? That will be a thing of the past with Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder. No need for
specialized tools or help.

Ultra-bright LED display

As you may know, nothing is as draining as trying to view scan results in dark spaces and without any
light sources. Luckily, the Zircon MultiScanner i520 comes with ultra-bright LED display for clearer
viewing. Everything including the direction, centre and edges of studs is as clear as day the entire time.

Auto Correcting Technology (ACT)

This gadget comes with an auto-correcting feature that allows you to accurately and quickly locate joists, metal studs, as well as edges and centres of wood by automatically correcting common user errors. For instance, scans that begin over a stud.

Replaceable 9volt Battery

Unlike other batteries that drain power when not in use, the Zircon MultiScanner i520 maintains power for
longer periods. What’s more, this gadget comes with an alert feature that notifies you when the battery
needs a replacement. And the best part is that you can replace this battery with a Duracel (2017). How convenient is that?

Wire Warning Capability

The Zircon MultiScanner i520 will detect and indicate any unshielded or live wire not deeper than 2
inches. So expect to stay safe with this device.

Why You Should Buy the Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder

If you’re not convinced that the Zircon Multiscanner is ideal for you, here are several pointers that may
change your mind:

Extra Reliability

The fact that this device can auto correct and adjust results for the user means that it’s extremely useful for anyone with a shaky or tired hand. And with the latest detecting software as well as the performance results this device offers, you can be sure it will help you quickly manoeuvre through complicated projects.


A patented ergonomic pivoted pinch grip, makes the Zircon scanner one of the easiest stud scanning
devices to handle. And on top of being easy on the hand, the Zircon MultiScanner i520 also comes with
high packaging reliability. Yes, its boxing is light, fashionable, and has no zip ties or clam shells. As such, you can carry this device anywhere you want to make calculations and readings.


Considering that this device retails at a relatively marked down price, the Zircon MultiScanner i520 is one of the most affordable multidimensional stud-finding devices..


The Zircon MultiScanner i520 features a hardy covering that’s dust and water resistance. Expect this
device to serve you for a long time without showing signs of wear and tear.

Pros and Cons of Zircon MultiScanner i520


  • This stud finder offers more accurate results than most other stud finding tools.
  • Zircon has fitted this scanner with the highest possible quality cover materials. Its durability is unquestionable.
  • The compact size of this multi-scanner allows you to carry it wherever you’d like.
  • This device comes from Zircon- a trusted brand with a reputation for developing A-grade tools.
  • Cons

  • Used for interior purposes only
  • Tends to give an inaccurate reading when used on plastic
  • FAQs

    What kind of battery is the best replacement alternative?
    Use Duracell latest model as the best alternative. Keep in mind that the Zircon Multiscanner i520 comes
    with a 9volt battery
    Can you use this device to detect metal objects and nails in rough-cut lumber over 2 inches thick?
    No, you can’t use this Zircon scanner to spot objects in rough-cut lumber. This is because the device
    requires to get depressed against the object it’s scanning for it to work.
    How do you know when the scanner spots the centre of studs?
    A flickering spotlight appears and the device starts to beep.
    Does this scanner find studs behind concrete or composite siding?
    No, it doesn’t. If anything, this scanner won’t work well on any exterior surfaces because of variables in materials, density, and building techniques. Note that this scanner works by detecting changes in material density. It, thus, can’t calibrate properly on a composite or concrete siding.
    Are there any other devices that come with this product?
    No, the Zircon Multiscanner i520 is a stand-alone device.
    How effectively will this scanner work on lathed or plastered wallboard?
    If you want to use it on plastered or lathed wallboard, switch the mode to metal scanning as it features the highest possible penetrating power.
    Can you use this product for wire tracing?
    It’s not the most ideal device for that type of job, but it will work with relatively accurate results.

    Final Verdict

    The Zircon MultiScanner i520 is an incredible device that comes highly recommended for home
    developing hobbyist and professional contractors. It's quite affordable and it has an array of great features
    that will make your work as easy as you may like. All you need to do is keep the battery fresh and
    charged up.

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