3/4" Stud Sensor
Catalog No. BDL160S
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Cat No. BDL160S
Form # 585439-01
Copyright © 2004 Black & Decker
Printed in China
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand instruction
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not operate the stud sensor in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
• Use the stud sensor only with 2 AAA alkaline batteries. Use of any other batteries may
create a risk of fire.
WARNING: Shock Hazard. Always turn off power when working near electrical wires.
Drilling into or touching live wires can result in severe injury or death.
CAUTION: Material thickness, type of material, moisture content, and other variables
can effect sensing results. The sensor may detect electric wiring or pipes in the same
manner that studs are detected depending on their location to the wall surface. Use
caution when drilling, nailing or cutting into walls, floors and ceilings which may contain
electrical wiring or pipes. These items may be detected by the Stud Sensor in the same
manner in which studs are detected. Because studs are normally spaced 16 inches (406
mm) or 24 inches (610 mm) apart and are usually 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) wide, beware of
anything closer together or of a different width.
Installing the Batteries
Remove the battery compartment cover (D) by pressing down in the center of the cover and
pulling back. Insert two fresh AAA batteries making sure to match (+) and (-) terminals
correctly. Replace the battery compartment cover.
WARNING: Batteries can explode, or leak, and can cause injury or fire. To reduce
• Carefully follow all instructions and warnings on the battery label and
• Always insert batteries correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -), marked on
the battery and the equipment.
• Do not short battery terminals.
• Do not charge batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries. replace all of them at the same time with
new batteries of the same brand and type.
• Remove dead batteries immediately and dispose of per local codes.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
• Remove batteries if the device will not be used for several months.
Calibration and Scanning
1.) Hold unit straight up and down and place flat against wall as shown in Figure 2.
2.) Press in and hold the sensor ON/OFF button (C) while calibrating and continue holding
in button while scanning.
a.) The upper GREEN LED (A) will light,
b.) The unit will beep once while it is calibrating,
c.) The bottom RED LED will light.
For stud sensing up to 3/4 in. (19 mm) deep.
1.) After calibration, while still holding in button, slide sensor slowly, (Figure 2) horizontally
across surface of wall without lifting or tilting.
2.) The upper GREEN LED will light and a beeper will sound when an edge is detected,
mark that spot as shown in Figure 3.
Repeat this cycle coming from the other direction to confirm the mark.
Tips For Optimum Use
Test batteries before each use. Press and hold the on/off switch until the RED LED
remains on. Then move your free hand toward the back of the unit. The GREEN LED
should illuminate and then go out as you move your hand away from the unit. Replace the
batteries if the GREEN LED does not illuminate.
• When voltage drops below 2.8V, the red LED (lowest position) will flash, indicating that the
batteries are weak and in need of replacement.