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BUILD IT, DOWNLOAD IT, PLAY IT, CODE IT!

His name is Tobbie II, and although he stands only about 6-7/8” tall, he does sport (6) actual feet, which is why he has such an agile, 360-degree, free-rotation body. You build him yourself (easy-peasy if you’re over 10) and program him on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Comes out of the box pre-programmed with Assembly Checker and Program #1, so the fun starts right away. Use him as a light tracker or thermometer, or to play rock-paper-scissors or bowling, or as a notice board, calculator or compass, or as a pet who will follow you. He’ll do other things, too. Includes a 36-page manual, and all you add is a quartet of “AAA” batteries and some common hand tools.

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TOBBIE II DIY CODING ROBOT KIT

BUILD IT, DOWNLOAD IT, PLAY IT, CODE IT!

His name is Tobbie II, and although he stands only about 6-7/8” tall, he does sport (6) actual feet, which is why he has such an agile, 360-degree, free-rotation body. You build him yourself (easy-peasy if you’re over 10) and program him on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Comes out of the box pre-programmed with Assembly Checker and Program #1, so the fun starts right away. Use him as a light tracker or thermometer, or to play rock-paper-scissors or bowling, or as a notice board, calculator or compass, or as a pet who will follow you. He’ll do other things, too. Includes a 36-page manual, and all you add is a quartet of “AAA” batteries and some common hand tools.

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$77.95 EACH

Beauteous Brass Sextant

Sextants came along after astrolabes but before GPS. (Just like you.) They're used for finding latitude and the distance between objects, and are still the non-electric, non-satellite-dependent backup for navigators. Ours is a beauty in solid brass with glass optical components, at a tiny price. Measures approx 4-5/8" x 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" overall and comes in a very nice wooden case. Includes instructions, which you're going to need unless you went to Annapolis where they still teach it. Handy for learning the principles of how a sextant works, but please don't try to find your way to Bora Bora with it, this one is more decorative than accurate.  

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BEAUTEOUS BRASS SEXTANT

Beauteous Brass Sextant

Sextants came along after astrolabes but before GPS. (Just like you.) They're used for finding latitude and the distance between objects, and are still the non-electric, non-satellite-dependent backup for navigators. Ours is a beauty in solid brass with glass optical components, at a tiny price. Measures approx 4-5/8" x 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" overall and comes in a very nice wooden case. Includes instructions, which you're going to need unless you went to Annapolis where they still teach it. Handy for learning the principles of how a sextant works, but please don't try to find your way to Bora Bora with it, this one is more decorative than accurate.  

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$46.50 EACH

Need An Extra Hand With That?

How about three extra hands? This multi-purpose workstation tool has a large 3X, 3-1/2" dia LED-lighted magnifier on a 10" gooseneck (you add 4 "AA" batteries), a soldering-iron stand, cleaning sponge plus steel wool, a canister of flux paste, a pair of  alligator clips with ball-socket mounts on the ends of a 4" rod  plus an extra hand with a third alligator clip on a 10" gooseneck. It all weighs in at a stable 3+ lbs and has a 7-1/4" x 6-3/4" base so you won't need fourth hand to hold it upright.

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LED MAGNIFYING WORK STAND WITH THIRD HAND

Need An Extra Hand With That?

How about three extra hands? This multi-purpose workstation tool has a large 3X, 3-1/2" dia LED-lighted magnifier on a 10" gooseneck (you add 4 "AA" batteries), a soldering-iron stand, cleaning sponge plus steel wool, a canister of flux paste, a pair of  alligator clips with ball-socket mounts on the ends of a 4" rod  plus an extra hand with a third alligator clip on a 10" gooseneck. It all weighs in at a stable 3+ lbs and has a 7-1/4" x 6-3/4" base so you won't need fourth hand to hold it upright.

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$36.50 EACH
$39.95
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The Better Rotary Tool

For bigger, or longer, projects, and hands-free operation. This 1/4-hp flex-shaft grinder has a 42" long (counting the chuck) flexible shaft, a keyed chuck that accepts bits up to 5/32", a variable-speed control foot-pedal power switch, and a comfortable 1" dia hand grip. The motor runs 500 to 22,000 rpm, operates on 120VAC, measures 3-1/4" dia x 4" long, and has a sturdy hook to hang it from an over-the-bench shelf. Intermittent duty. Over 25 grinding tool accessories included!

Top off this beautiful tool with our 227 piece accessory set. Click here

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VARIABLE SPEED FLEX SHAFT GRINDER

The Better Rotary Tool

For bigger, or longer, projects, and hands-free operation. This 1/4-hp flex-shaft grinder has a 42" long (counting the chuck) flexible shaft, a keyed chuck that accepts bits up to 5/32", a variable-speed control foot-pedal power switch, and a comfortable 1" dia hand grip. The motor runs 500 to 22,000 rpm, operates on 120VAC, measures 3-1/4" dia x 4" long, and has a sturdy hook to hang it from an over-the-bench shelf. Intermittent duty. Over 25 grinding tool accessories included!

Top off this beautiful tool with our 227 piece accessory set. Click here

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$74.50 EACH
$79.95
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Diamond Hole Saws Are Forever

The last set of hole saws you'll ever need. This 10-piece set of diamond-encrusted core drill bits comes in a wooden presentation case (Hey, they've got diamonds on them!) and includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 2", and 2-3/8" outer dia. Shanks are 1/4" except the (2) largest, which are 3/8", and all the bits are slotted to blow out dust. Each bit is 1-1/4" deep. Designed for cutting glass, ceramics, porcelain, ceramic and porcelain tile, limestone, slate, marble, granite, stone, fiberglass and other tough stuff. Don't forget to add water (not included) for lubrication.

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DIAMOND ENCRUSTED BOXED HOLE SAWS

Diamond Hole Saws Are Forever

The last set of hole saws you'll ever need. This 10-piece set of diamond-encrusted core drill bits comes in a wooden presentation case (Hey, they've got diamonds on them!) and includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 2", and 2-3/8" outer dia. Shanks are 1/4" except the (2) largest, which are 3/8", and all the bits are slotted to blow out dust. Each bit is 1-1/4" deep. Designed for cutting glass, ceramics, porcelain, ceramic and porcelain tile, limestone, slate, marble, granite, stone, fiberglass and other tough stuff. Don't forget to add water (not included) for lubrication.

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$50.95 EACH
$59.95
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The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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CELESTRON® NATURE DX 8 X 42 QUALITY BINOCULARS

The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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$139.95 EACH

Really Big T-Rex

Impressive, this 3-foot Lizard King. The 1:14 scale plastic model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton has 51 bones that snap together, then snap apart easily for later use, which is more than you can say about the original. Measures 36" long, and comes with a display stand. Bones are nicely aged for paleontological verisimilitude. Very nice kit, with legs, as they say! For ages 8 and up.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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T-REX SKELETON

Really Big T-Rex

Impressive, this 3-foot Lizard King. The 1:14 scale plastic model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton has 51 bones that snap together, then snap apart easily for later use, which is more than you can say about the original. Measures 36" long, and comes with a display stand. Bones are nicely aged for paleontological verisimilitude. Very nice kit, with legs, as they say! For ages 8 and up.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$48.50 EACH
$54.95
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Son Of A Drill Press

This mini version has all of the big guy's abilities on a slightly reduced scale. The bench-top drill press measures approx 15" tall overall on a 6-1/2" x 9" x 1" cast-iron base with a 1-5/16" dia x 11-5/8" tall column. Max working distance is approx 7-1/2". Chuck opens to 5/16", with a spindle travel of 1". It's 120VAC, and has (3) speed ranges, of 5,500, 6,500, and 8,500 rpm. Includes (2) Allen wrenches, chuck key, and, believe it or not, an instruction booklet that is easy to understand.

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MINI COMPACT BENCH-TOP DRILL PRESS

Son Of A Drill Press

This mini version has all of the big guy's abilities on a slightly reduced scale. The bench-top drill press measures approx 15" tall overall on a 6-1/2" x 9" x 1" cast-iron base with a 1-5/16" dia x 11-5/8" tall column. Max working distance is approx 7-1/2". Chuck opens to 5/16", with a spindle travel of 1". It's 120VAC, and has (3) speed ranges, of 5,500, 6,500, and 8,500 rpm. Includes (2) Allen wrenches, chuck key, and, believe it or not, an instruction booklet that is easy to understand.

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$89.95 EACH

Good Looking?

Nothing to it if you have these 20 x 70 binoculars with rubber-coated housing for ruggedness, anti-reflective 70mm blue-coated lenses, and a K9 prism for sharp images. You'll have a 367 foot field-of-view at 1000 yards which is great for camping, wildlife viewing, more and large enough for you to enjoy viewing the night sky. Measure 11-1/4” long overall, weigh-in at 3lbs and come with folding eye-cups, right-eye diopter adjustment, adjustable neck strap, a carrying case and a cleaning cloth for accidental thumbprints on the eyepieces. A real deal for the astronomy or nature lover. 367 Ft Field of View @1000 Yards

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WIDE ANGLE 20 x 70 COATED BINOCULARS

Good Looking?

Nothing to it if you have these 20 x 70 binoculars with rubber-coated housing for ruggedness, anti-reflective 70mm blue-coated lenses, and a K9 prism for sharp images. You'll have a 367 foot field-of-view at 1000 yards which is great for camping, wildlife viewing, more and large enough for you to enjoy viewing the night sky. Measure 11-1/4” long overall, weigh-in at 3lbs and come with folding eye-cups, right-eye diopter adjustment, adjustable neck strap, a carrying case and a cleaning cloth for accidental thumbprints on the eyepieces. A real deal for the astronomy or nature lover. 367 Ft Field of View @1000 Yards

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$62.95 EACH

Greenhouse In A Box

This nifty botanic lab kit from Engino® will appeal to budding (pardon our punning) botanists and youngsters with a mechanical bent. Has (4) projects, including a 14-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 13-1/2” clear plastic greenhouse with a gear-driven window, a pseudo-ox-driven plow, and a cube. Comes with (2) germination trays, a dozen small pots, and a 42-page manual. Mates with other Engino® parts. Made in Cypress, which makes for a nice change, we think. Ages 8-16.

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ENGINO® BOTANIC LAB KIT

Greenhouse In A Box

This nifty botanic lab kit from Engino® will appeal to budding (pardon our punning) botanists and youngsters with a mechanical bent. Has (4) projects, including a 14-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 13-1/2” clear plastic greenhouse with a gear-driven window, a pseudo-ox-driven plow, and a cube. Comes with (2) germination trays, a dozen small pots, and a 42-page manual. Mates with other Engino® parts. Made in Cypress, which makes for a nice change, we think. Ages 8-16.

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$49.95 EACH

Classic Large Rock Tumbler with Abrasives

Budding lapidarians will lap up this rock polishing kit which is so complete it even contains some rocks. The polishing tumbler has a (3 lb. /1 qt.) fifteen sided rubber barrel and is driven by a 115 VAC motor. Overall dimensions are 6" x 6" x 7-1/2" high. In addition to the tumbler, the kit includes an assortment of jewelry findings, a #300 4-Step Grit Pack and a detailed manual giving you easy to follow instructions. But don't think of it only as useful for jewelry making. As a hobby, our Uncle George for many years collected and polished a wide variety of rocks which he found interesting and made beautiful in and of themselves. The #300 4-Step Grit Pack is available separately, for when your grit has run low, and includes 4oz. coarse, 4oz fine, 2oz. prepolish and 2oz polish grits, and we also have spare retaining rings available for the barrel.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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THUMLER'S ROCK TUMBLER W/ABRASIVES

Classic Large Rock Tumbler with Abrasives

Budding lapidarians will lap up this rock polishing kit which is so complete it even contains some rocks. The polishing tumbler has a (3 lb. /1 qt.) fifteen sided rubber barrel and is driven by a 115 VAC motor. Overall dimensions are 6" x 6" x 7-1/2" high. In addition to the tumbler, the kit includes an assortment of jewelry findings, a #300 4-Step Grit Pack and a detailed manual giving you easy to follow instructions. But don't think of it only as useful for jewelry making. As a hobby, our Uncle George for many years collected and polished a wide variety of rocks which he found interesting and made beautiful in and of themselves. The #300 4-Step Grit Pack is available separately, for when your grit has run low, and includes 4oz. coarse, 4oz fine, 2oz. prepolish and 2oz polish grits, and we also have spare retaining rings available for the barrel.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$112.50 EACH

Make Your Smartphone Smarter

From Celestron™, this NexYZ™ adapter lets you attach any smart phone to a telescope, binoculars, spotting scope of microscope. You view through the phone’s screen instead of the device’s eyepiece, so what you see is what you capture with the camera function. Great for larger-group viewings and stargazing parties. Compatible with all smartphones, even with the case on, and has three-axis universal mounting for easy alignment, and secure clamps for hands-free operation. Includes adapter rings for smaller 23mm and 30mm microscope eyepieces.

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CELESTRON™ NEXYZ™ OPTICAL SMARTPHONE ADAPTER

Make Your Smartphone Smarter

From Celestron™, this NexYZ™ adapter lets you attach any smart phone to a telescope, binoculars, spotting scope of microscope. You view through the phone’s screen instead of the device’s eyepiece, so what you see is what you capture with the camera function. Great for larger-group viewings and stargazing parties. Compatible with all smartphones, even with the case on, and has three-axis universal mounting for easy alignment, and secure clamps for hands-free operation. Includes adapter rings for smaller 23mm and 30mm microscope eyepieces.

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$58.50 EACH

Tote That Scope

This excellent, ultra-light, refractor telescope kit from Celestron™ and the National Park Service Foundation comes with a custom backpack so you can tote it to where you can actually see stars. Offers super-fast, no-tool set-up, and weighs just 16 oz. Has a 60mm objective, 5X24 finder scope, a collapsible tripod that extends from 16” to 48”, a 1.25” moon filter, 8mm and 20mm eyepieces, a 3X Barlow lens, a 45-degree erecting prism for land viewing (so you can spy on the bad guys!), a compass and a tiny white LED flashlight with (3) button-cell batteries.

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CELESTRON™ 60MM TELESCOPE KIT

Tote That Scope

This excellent, ultra-light, refractor telescope kit from Celestron™ and the National Park Service Foundation comes with a custom backpack so you can tote it to where you can actually see stars. Offers super-fast, no-tool set-up, and weighs just 16 oz. Has a 60mm objective, 5X24 finder scope, a collapsible tripod that extends from 16” to 48”, a 1.25” moon filter, 8mm and 20mm eyepieces, a 3X Barlow lens, a 45-degree erecting prism for land viewing (so you can spy on the bad guys!), a compass and a tiny white LED flashlight with (3) button-cell batteries.

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$99.50 EACH

Still In The Lab?

Distillation made heuristic. Nothing explains a process like a little hands-on experience, and this laboratory distillation kit is for showing instead of telling. Includes a 300mm Liebig condenser, Kjeldahl distilling column with 50mm dia bulb and rubber stoppers, 500ml Bomex boiling flask with 8" iron tripod, 2-foot lab stand/base with a single burette clamp, 500ml graduated Erlenmeyer flask and a 6" square of ceramic-coated wire gauze. You add some 1/4" ID tubing for the Liebig ports. Includes good directions for distilling ethanol and acetic acid.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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LAB STILL

Still In The Lab?

Distillation made heuristic. Nothing explains a process like a little hands-on experience, and this laboratory distillation kit is for showing instead of telling. Includes a 300mm Liebig condenser, Kjeldahl distilling column with 50mm dia bulb and rubber stoppers, 500ml Bomex boiling flask with 8" iron tripod, 2-foot lab stand/base with a single burette clamp, 500ml graduated Erlenmeyer flask and a 6" square of ceramic-coated wire gauze. You add some 1/4" ID tubing for the Liebig ports. Includes good directions for distilling ethanol and acetic acid.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$104.95 EACH

You Got Cable?

Chain down the deck furniture or tie up the pooch with this 7 x 7 strand galvanized steel PVC-coated aircraft cable (1/16" dia, 3/32" dia with the coating). Rated for a 95-lb workload, our each is a 500 foot, neatly spooled length. Buy it by the reel and you get the reel for nothing. Please Note:

Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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PVC COATED AIRCRAFT CABLE 500 FOOT SPOOL

You Got Cable?

Chain down the deck furniture or tie up the pooch with this 7 x 7 strand galvanized steel PVC-coated aircraft cable (1/16" dia, 3/32" dia with the coating). Rated for a 95-lb workload, our each is a 500 foot, neatly spooled length. Buy it by the reel and you get the reel for nothing. Please Note:

Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$49.50 PKG (500)

Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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ASSEMBLED VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATOR

Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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$139.95 EACH

Pick Your Metal Detector

Metal detectors by Bounty Hunter® to fit your needs!  The kid-sized Bounty Hunter Junior is 31-1/2” long overall, but loaded with professional features. It includes a 6-1/2” dia detector coil, ballistic meter, controls for power/sensitivity and target elimination (which helps eliminate iron, for example). Also has an audible proximity sensor that works in tandem with the meter. The manufacturer says it will find coin-sized objects up to 5” deep and larger ones up to 2 feet deep. Or move up to the 2.8 lb Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, with a padded arm support and cushioned hand grip, and an overall length that can be adjusted from 45” to 52”. Its fully automatic Ground-Trac® constantly adjusts to scan through dirt, rock, wood and mud, and the 8” dia open-face search coil is completely submersible. It has three-mode discrimination (all metal, tone and full); a sensitivity control that filters interference; a large ballistic meter; and an internal speaker that works with or without headphones (not included). It will find small objects up to 8” deep and larger ones up to 3 feet deep. Each comes with a well-written instruction manual, and requires a pair of 9V batteries (not included).

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METAL DETECTOR, TRACKER

Pick Your Metal Detector

Metal detectors by Bounty Hunter® to fit your needs!  The kid-sized Bounty Hunter Junior is 31-1/2” long overall, but loaded with professional features. It includes a 6-1/2” dia detector coil, ballistic meter, controls for power/sensitivity and target elimination (which helps eliminate iron, for example). Also has an audible proximity sensor that works in tandem with the meter. The manufacturer says it will find coin-sized objects up to 5” deep and larger ones up to 2 feet deep. Or move up to the 2.8 lb Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, with a padded arm support and cushioned hand grip, and an overall length that can be adjusted from 45” to 52”. Its fully automatic Ground-Trac® constantly adjusts to scan through dirt, rock, wood and mud, and the 8” dia open-face search coil is completely submersible. It has three-mode discrimination (all metal, tone and full); a sensitivity control that filters interference; a large ballistic meter; and an internal speaker that works with or without headphones (not included). It will find small objects up to 8” deep and larger ones up to 3 feet deep. Each comes with a well-written instruction manual, and requires a pair of 9V batteries (not included).

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$119.95 EACH

Ten Roentgens & Counting…

If Madame Curie had owned this, she'd be alive today. (She'd be more than 140 years old, of course, but still….) Our Radex RD1503 digital radiation meter evaluates the ambient level of gamma radiation, and can detect objects polluted by beta active radioactive nuclides. It uses a Geiger counter to detect the amount of gamma radiation within 40 seconds. It indicates the ambient dose equivalent in µSv/hr (0.05 to 9.99) and the µRem/hr exposure dose rate on a scale of 0.1 to1.25. The values are displayed on a 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" LCD screen. The presence of each particle is indicated by a clicking sound, for quick identification of affected areas, and it has an audio alarm with 3 adjustable ranges. The unit measures 4" x 2-1/4" x 1" and comes with a detailed manual and technical certificate. Requires (2) "AAA" batteries. Made in Russia. CE.

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RADIATION METER

Ten Roentgens & Counting…

If Madame Curie had owned this, she'd be alive today. (She'd be more than 140 years old, of course, but still….) Our Radex RD1503 digital radiation meter evaluates the ambient level of gamma radiation, and can detect objects polluted by beta active radioactive nuclides. It uses a Geiger counter to detect the amount of gamma radiation within 40 seconds. It indicates the ambient dose equivalent in µSv/hr (0.05 to 9.99) and the µRem/hr exposure dose rate on a scale of 0.1 to1.25. The values are displayed on a 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" LCD screen. The presence of each particle is indicated by a clicking sound, for quick identification of affected areas, and it has an audio alarm with 3 adjustable ranges. The unit measures 4" x 2-1/4" x 1" and comes with a detailed manual and technical certificate. Requires (2) "AAA" batteries. Made in Russia. CE.

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$134.50 EACH
$199.95
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