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New Zircon® Leak Alert™ WiFi Smart Water Detector Sends Email Alerts with No Hub Required

Campbell, California (U.S.A.) – June, 2017 — Zircon® Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announced today the launch of the Leak Alert™ WiFi, the company’s first Wi-Fi enabled …

Zircon Launches Bold New Mobile Responsive Website

Campbell, Calif. – May, 2017 – Zircon Corporation, maker of the original stud finder, announced today the launch of the company’s bold new website. Mobile responsive zircon.com addresses the needs …

Zircon to Showcase New ExitPoint™ XL300 Through-Hole Drill Guide at Plant Maintenance Show

Campbell, California (U.S.A.) – July, 2016 — Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announced today that innovative new products will be on display at the Plant Maintenance Show at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. Zircon continuously reinvigorates the tool category by engineering new technological advances unrivaled in the industry.

At this show, Zircon will showcase its new ExitPoint™ XL300, their first through-hole drill guide. The XL300 is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective tool to locate a precise spot, without…

Zircon Debuts New MetalliScanner® MT 7 Metal Detector See This Break-Through Tool at EISENWARENMESSE

Campbell, California (U.S.A.) – February, 2016 — Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, introduces the MetalliScanner® MT 7 metal detector. The MT 7 quickly and easily locates and indicates the depth of rebar, pipe, and other metal before you saw or drill. Attendees at the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany will be the first to experience a hands-on assessment of this innovative new tool.

Recommended uses for the professional-grade MetalliScanner® MT 7 include locating and reinforcing rebar in masonry…

Zircon to Display New ExitPoint™ XL300 Through-Hole Drill Guide at EISENWARENMESSE

Campbell, California (U.S.A.) – February, 2016 — Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announced today that innovative new products will be on display at the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany. Zircon continuously reinvigorates the tool category by engineering new technological advances unrivaled in the industry.

At this year’s fair, Zircon will showcase its popular ExitPoint™ XL300, their first through-hole drill guide. The XL300 is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective tool to locate a precise spot, without measuring, before…

Zircon Debuts New ExitPoint™ XL300 Through-Hole Drill Guide

Campbell, Calif. – October, 2015 —Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announces their first through-hole drill guide, the ExitPoint™ XL300. The XL300 is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective tool to locate a precise spot without measuring before starting a project.

The ExitPoint™ XL300 accurately detects exit points before drilling or coring and saves time and money by eliminating guesswork, rework, unnecessary holes, and costly broken drill bits. It scans through most types of non-magnetic building materials, such as wood, drywall,…

Professionals Seek Zircon Tools at the Expo Nacional Ferretera

Campbell, Calif. – August, 2014 — Zircon Corporation, maker of the original StudSensor™ stud finder, returns to the Expo Nacional Ferretera August 28-30 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico at Stand 2080. …

Zircon to Host Live Twitter Chat

Campbell, California (U.S.A.). – August, 2014 — Zircon Corporation, manufacturer of stud finders, detectors and scanners, is taking its in-depth knowledge of the tool world to social media during its …

Zircon to Introduce New Technology at EISENWARENMESSE

Campbell, California (U.S.A.). – March, 2014 — Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announced today that show-stopping new products will premiere at the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair in Köln, Germany. Zircon continuously reinvigorates the tool category by engineering new technological advances unrivaled in the industry.

At this year’s fair, it will be no exception as Zircon will exhibit their latest stud finding innovations which recently made their U.S. debut in late 2013 in response to overwhelming retail and consumer demand. With…

Zircon to Introduce Radiant Heating Multifunction Scanner

Campbell, Calif. – March, 2013 —Zircon Corporation, maker of the original electronic stud finder, announces the second of four X-class series of scanners, the MultiScanner® x85 OneStep®. The x85 features the new X-class series technology–a major advance in the reduction of detection errors related to external factors–a cost saving benefit for a variety of construction, building, and remodeling projects.

First of its kind, the MultiScanner® x85…

The Handyman Club of America and Handy Magazine give the StudSensor™ EDGE their coveted Seal of Approval.

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 20, 2010 — The Handyman Club of America, and their official publication, Handy Magazine, have awarded Zircon’s StudSensor™ EDGE their seal of approval after a round of extensive member testing.

Handy Magazine, the official publication of the 750,000-member Handyman Club of America, contains ideas and guides for a wide variety of home improvement, woodworking, and other workshop projects. One of the main benefits of club membership is their tool testing project, where new…

Zircon StudSensor™ EDGE Gives users an “edge” on Home Improvement Projects

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 21, 2009 — New for 2009, Zircon introduces the StudSensor™ EDGE, a new stud finder that finds wood or metal studs up to 3/4 inch deep behind drywall. A complete redesign of Zircon’s most popular tool, the EDGE is easier and more comfortable to use than ever before.

The design is modeled specifically to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand. Its new patent-pending pinch grip provides a secure hold in either hand and at any angle, providing a new…

Independent Lab Conducts Performance and Safety Tests of Zircon® and Stanley® Stud Finders

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 7, 2009 — A comparative performance test by one of the world’s leading independent testing laboratories confirmed the accuracy and dependability of Zircon’s stud finders and other wall scanning tools, while revealing troubling safety concerns about similar products manufactured by The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK).

SGS U.S. Testing Company Inc. Consumer Testing Services (SGS) tested each tool 28 times. In every case, Zircon’s tools performed as well as, or better than, specifications claimed by the manufacturer. While some of the Stanley…

Zircon Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against The Stanley Works

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 7, 2009 — Zircon Corporation, the company that introduced the world’s first electronic stud finder almost 30 years ago and established the electronic hand-held tool category, has filed suit against The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK) for patent infringement.

The complaint is related to U.S. Patent No. 7,116,091, which covers Zircon’s CenterVision® technology that detects both the edges and the center of a stud with just one pass. Until introduction of Zircon’s ground-breaking technology, all stud finders located only stud edges and…

MetalliScanner® m40 Metal Detector Locates Studs in Lath and Plaster.

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 17, 2007 — Zircon’s brand-new MetalliScanner® m40 solves the very difficult problem of finding studs in lath and plaster walls; it works by identifying the pattern of nails that attach the wooden lath to studs. And that’s just the beginning! Its patent-pending, wide-field and pinpoint scanning capabilities offer a real advance in metal scanning convenience and ease of use. One-button simple, this is a tool anyone can use.

MetalliScanner® m40 is the first…

MultiScanner® i520 Finds Wood, Metal, and Traces Hot AC

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25, 2006 — Zircon introduces MultiScanner® i520 OneStep®, one of the newest products to feature its patented CenterVision® technology that finds the center of studs with just one pass.

MultiScanner® i520 OneStep® has four modes to quickly handle every scanning need including:

1) Stud Scan to find wood and metal studs or joists up to 3/4 inches deep

2) Deep Stud Scan to find wood and metal studs or joists up to 1 1/2 inches…

StudSensor™ i20 at Less Than $20!

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25, 2006 — Zircon Corporation introduces StudSensor™ i20 OneStep® with CenterVision® technology. Never before has this cutting-edge technology been available at such an affordable price.

CenterVision® technology, the latest leap in stud finding technology was introduced by Zircon in 2004. It’s the only technology that finds stud centers with just one pass; all other stud finders only locate stud edges and users must figure out center for themselves. CenterVision® marks the first major…

Zircon Announces New CEO

CAMPBELL, Calif. January 9, 2006 — Zircon Corporation, creator of the world’s first electronic stud finder, announces that John Stauss has been appointed chief executive officer by the board of directors. John has been affiliated with the company since 1984.

“My vision is to strengthen our long tradition of bringing high-tech product innovation, “Silicon Valley style”, to the world’s toolboxes,” stated CEO John Stauss. “We established the electronic hand tool category in 1980 with the introduction of the StudSensor™, and dominate that business to…

Get It Straight with LaserBall 360™

CAMPBELL, Calif., September 1, 2005 —Zircon Corporation announces its latest attraction – LaserBall 360™ This futuristic, glowing blue orb projects a straight laser line in any direction along flat surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings.

No bigger than a tennis ball, it’s so easy to use even a novice will experience instant success. Just attach the mounting cup to almost any flat surface with the included non-marring, self-adhesive discs. Then place LaserBall in the cup,…

Zircon Brings CenterVision® to StudSensor™

CAMPBELL, Calif., September 1, 2005 —Zircon Corporation introduces StudSensor™ i65 OneStep® and StudSensor™ i60 OneStep®, the world’s first intelligent stud finders. Each is equipped with Zircon’s patent-pending CenterVision® technology that finds the center of studs with just one pass, as well as other OneStep® features, exclusive to Zircon.

There hasn’t been a technological advancement in stud finding this revolutionary since Zircon invented the original electronic stud finder in 1980. Until now, users had to find each stud edge and then figure out the middle…

New Branding Makes Choosing Tools Simple

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 5, 2005 — Zircon Corporation, inventor of the world’s first electronic stud finder, has announced a new brand strategy that consolidates its wall scanning tools into two simple lines – StudSensor™ and MultiScanner®.

The StudSensor™ brand will encompass single-function tools that find wood and metal studs, while the MultiScanner® brand will include those products that scan for multiple materials such as wood and metal studs, metal pipes and hot electricity. Within the two…

New CenterVision® Technology Changes Stud Finding Forever

CAMPBELL, Calif., September 22, 2004 — Zircon is rolling out the very first products to feature its ground-breaking CenterVision® technology that pinpoints the stud center with just one pass.

Aptly named, the TriScanner® OneStep® and MultiScanner® OneStep® take all the guesswork out of locating the best place to drill or nail into a stud.

CenterVision® is the most exciting innovation to hit stud finding since Zircon introduced the original electronic stud finder back in 1980. It once…

CF 12 Pro Circuit Finder Kit

CF12 Circuit FinderCAMPBELL, Calif. July 14, 2003 – Zircon announces the new CF 12 Pro circuit breaker finder, which provides the ultimate flexibility for one-person matching of circuits and breakers, an essential element of any electrical installation or repair.

The pro version brings additional flexibility to the original CF 12. First introduced at the 2002 National Hardware Show, the CF 12 has received multiple awards and accolades including the Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics, the…

StudSensor™ Pro SL-AC with WireWarning® detection

SS Pro SL-ACCAMPBELL, Calif. July 14, 2003 — Zircon Corporation, manufacturer of the original electronic StudSensor™, announces the latest model in its full line of sensing and scanning products. The new StudSensor™ Pro SL-AC adds WireWarning® detection – the ability to continuously detect unshielded hot electrical wires while scanning for studs, an important safety concern on any job.

Whatever the project – from hanging pictures and shelves to anchoring heavy objects for stability and safety –…

A StudSensor™ 4 locates a lost pet behind a wall.

Dear Zircon,

I have owned my Zircon® StudSensor™ 4 for many years and have used it many times to do the ordinary chores like hanging pictures and finding wall cavities for running new wiring. I recently found a new use for my stud finder. Let me explain.

A few weeks ago while I was out of town on business my daughter’s hamster, Fluffy, escaped from his cage. We figure he had been out for at least a…

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