Bosch PMD7 Digital Detector

Product Code: 8046D
Bosch PMD7 Digital Detector
Product Code: 8046D
Compact, easy to use detector for safe and reliable drilling in walls. Detects ferrous metal (e.g. steel), non-ferrous metal (e.g. copper) and live wires. LED 'traffic light' system indicates where drilling is possible: green light means safe to drill, amber light means caution (drilling not recommended) and red light means do not drill.


  • Simple One-Button Operation
  • Automatic Calibration
  • Acoustic & LED Light Signals
  • Soft-Grip for Comfort in Use


Max. detection depth: ferrous metal 70mm, non-ferrous metal 60mm and live wire 50mm. Includes 3 x 1.5V AAA batteries.

Was €49.95

Special Price €37.45

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Technical Specification
  • Brand : Bosch
  • Product Height : 144 mm
  • Product Length : 60 mm
  • Product Type : Digital Wall Detector
  • Total Product Weight : 0.15 kg
  • Model No : PMD7
  • Colour : Green
  • Product Depth : 28 mm
  • Pack Size : 1
  • Manufacturer Guarantee : 2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
  • Pieces in Pack/Case : 1
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Bosch PMD7 Digital Detector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chocolate Teapot Bought to replace a trusty one i have had for 15 years. Readings from this seem random. The same spot reads electrical present, then metal present, then nothing - then electrical ??? Put it against a solid oak door and it tells me there is an electrical wire there... Gives me zero confidence to drill anywhere. Useless
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from detector pmd7 this item has saves me a lot of blunt drill's easy to use, very handy.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bosch PMD7 digital detector Not had it long, so can't comment on reliability but can't beat it for the price
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I have read many reviews on the internet about this device and others and before purchasing I decided to accept that they are not 100% reliable. Anyway... I bought this a few days ago and have just given it a try out around my house and it picks up everything. But on one of my walls it registers a live wire all over it. This wall isn't foil-backed plasterboard but maybe there is some kind of wire mesh in there or something?? I'm satisfied that using this tool as well as applying common sense and a little bit of investigating, I will be able to usually avoid pipes and cables in the future. Of course what I also need is a plastic pipe detector but that's another story. One final point - the packaging is awful and you almost need to go back to Screwfix and buy an angle-grinder to get into it.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product Does the job, no bells and whistles, just what you need something like this to do (save you making expensive mistakes).
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exacly what it says In few days of using this tool, it already saved me money on expensive mistakes i could have made. Founding out wires where they should not be in a first place. Too early to say anything about reliability.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great little item at an amazing price, I bought this to do some drilling where there was copper piping in the wall and done exactly what it says well pleased and highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Actually works This is the forth stud detector I've tried and it works. The other 3 were useless. Make sure you read the manual; in particular, press your other hand on the wall to improve accuracy.
Date published: 2016-11-06
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