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Engineer Supply has a variety of Schonstedt parts for customers in the US, Canada, and Mexico. We also have a broad selection of accessories for any Schonstedt magnetic locator or metal detector. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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If you need to use the inductive method, set the transmitter down in the line of the pipe and set the ground point. Move out at least 40 feet, find a clear beat, and mark it. For the conductive method, apply the signal through a metal pipe by attaching the clip to a valve, hydrant, or meter. You can also attach it directly to the pipe itself, but some pipes are connected to non-conductive gaskets or joints. This can severely limit the length of your trace. Non-metallic or non-conductive pipes may have tracer wires attached to them. They will run along the length of the pipe, which will allow you to trace it by attaching a clip to the wire.


The GA-52Cx can be used to detect ferrous objects with an audible alert, which will get louder as it moves closer to the object. It has five sensitivity settings, weather-protected controls, and a lightweight hard case. The GA-72CA has four sensitivity settings that can detect objects at depths of up to 10 feet. The LCD displays the signal strength, and there’s an analog output that can be used for logging data entries. The GA-92XT comes standard with a holster, and it can be operated either extended or retracted. It can also come with one of two optional face plates, which will give you one-handed control of both volume and sensitivity. It even has an LCD that displays signal strength and polarity.

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Whether you have a Schonstedt metal detector or some other product from this company, Engineer Supply has a variety of parts and accessories that can help you get back on the field. We can also ship them anywhere in the US, Canada, and Mexico. If you’re using a Schonstedt magnetic locator to trace underground utility lines and you need to find quality parts and accessories for your unit, be sure to look at what we have in our store.


Schonstedt makes a variety of products that can be used in a number of locating applications. Whether you’re using a magnetic locator to find ferrous objects or some other product, you can find a variety of Schonstedt parts and accessories at Engineer Supply. Feel free to look at what we have in our inventory, so you can find a Schonstedt product that’s right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use a Schonstedt magnetic locator?

A Schonstedt magnetic locator can be used to find ferrous objects by reacting to the difference in the magnetic field between two sensors that are spaced about 9.5 inches apart. This difference is referred to as “signal strength” and is represented by an audible tone that comes out of the unit, a display on a bar graph, and a numeric value. The polarity of the signal will also be seen on the display, which is shown as either a “+” or “-“ sign. This will determine which side of the bar graph that the value will be displayed.

What does a magnetic locator do?

A magnetic locator is a common piece of utility location equipment that’s used to detect objects that are made of ferrous metals (such as iron or steel). The Earth’s magnetic field induces a secondary field on any material being affected by it. For utility lines, this can include any of the following:
  • Manholes
  • Valve boxes
  • Steel survey markers
They're not able to find objects made of non-ferrous metals (such as aluminum or copper). For this type of operation, you would need a pipe and cable locator.

How deep does a Schonstedt magnetic locator work?

A magnetic locator can be good at finding large pieces of iron up to 20 feet deep, and it can find survey nails up to three feet in depth. You can find an underground storage tank up to about 15-17 feet deep, but they will not be able to find electrical power cables (which are typically made of aluminum or copper).

What is the difference between a magnetic locator and a metal detector?

Some of the differences between a magnetic locator and a metal detector can include but may not be limited to:
  • Sensitivity — If you need to find objects made of ferrous metal, you’re better off using a magnetic locator because it will be more sensitive. A metal detector can only find objects that are 6-10 inches beneath the surface or an insulated object.
  • Cost — A magnetic locator is more expensive than a metal detector because it’s used for professional detection, but it can only find ferrous metals. Metal detectors, on the other hand, can find any kind of metallic object. So, they’re a little more versatile.
  • Usability — Because it’s more detachable, a metal detector is easier to save than a magnetic locator. And while both tools have the same functionality, they have different designs.
  • Reliability — Both tools are reliable. But while a magnetic locator is primarily used by professionals, a metal detector can be used by anyone. They even have some models that can be used by kids.
If you’re looking for a Schonstedt magnetic locator that you can use on your next project, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

Where can I buy Schonstedt parts and accessories?

If you’re looking for a place where you can find a broad selection of Schonstedt parts and accessories, Engineer Supply is able to ship any replacement parts to the US, Canada, and Mexico. We also have a variety of accessories for a Schonstedt metal detector or any other unit made by this company. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.
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