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Here's the solution.

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Another solution(S)....

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The strongest magnets that I've found were out of old hard drives. You have to be careful taking them out or you might get a blood blister. That said... I don't know how well they'd detect nails in wood. I've used them as gate latches though.
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Sorry, late to the show...

I use these for checking for nails etc in pallet wood:

The "wand"
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stud finder - I just go this recommended because of my textured ceilings and it works great finding studs (nails/screws):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Not the one I bought, Dan.


I,also, nearly had a fit when I saw that price....LOL..

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A good choice would be a White's metal detector. They will alert to any metal. Besides you may want to look for gold or lost money and jewelry on the beach.
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When I worked TSA, this is what we used https://azsecurityus.net/products/ga...28554220699682

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A very inexpensive option for you would be disassembling a hard drive from an old unused computer. There are some very strong rare earth magnets inside of hard drives, and if you have an old one laying around collecting dust, you can have a free magnet, some even have 2. Of course it would only detect ferrous metals, but then again, most (not all) nonferrous metals are soft enough that a woodworking saw blade won't get harmed. The reason for using a strong magnet like a rare earth magnet, is because it can become attracted to metal buried in the wood that you can't see, just like a metal detector.

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I suppose the TSA has this kind of money. At least with my Whites I can go look for gold.
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