Bosch Truvo Digital Metal Pipe and Electric Cable Detector

Bosch Truvo Digital Metal Pipe and Electric Cable Detector

Product code
Bosch Truvo Digital Metal Pipe and Electric Cable Detector is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 53.
  • y_2020, m_10, d_27, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_53
  • loc_en_GB, sid_190396, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_robertdyas
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 109.5ms
Save £10.00
In Stock

Delivery Options

Delivery to most of UK Mainland from £4.95

Find Out More

FREE Click & Collect is available on this item

Find Out More
  • Overview
  • Reviews (53)
  • Delivery
  • Returns

Stay safe when drilling into walls to mount shelves, attach picture frames or take on DIY jobs around the home.

Simply hold the Bosch Truvo Digital Metal Pipe and Electric Cable Detector against the wall and it will detect ferrous and non-ferrous metals, live cables and copper wires up to 70mm deep in stone or plaster. It will then emit an acoustic warning when you’re close to metals and live cables buried in the walls.

Features and Benefits

  • Auto-calibration – No more application mistakes.
  • Audio warning – The metal detector emits varying acoustic signals to warn you when you’re drilling close to live cables.
  • Easy to read – The detector uses the traffic light LED warning system.
  • Easy to use – a sliding switch activates the detector.


  • Soft grip
  • LED warning system
  • Auto calibration
  • Audio warning
  • Supplied with batteries
  • Weight: 120g
Reviews (53)
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too sensitive Despite poor reviews I purchased this as I needed to install 3 curtain poles, better safe than sorry. This detected metal all around the windows which would have put me off drilling but for common sense and a very strong magnet (stud finder tool). Needless to say I only found plasterboard and concrete at the locations I eventually drilled. It is meant to be precise with its locating, emitting a higher pitch sound at the exact point but just does not do the job. Normally I like Bosch products but they have let me down this time. Now I have to drive back to the shop and pay parking again to return it. Compensation for wasted time and money?
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems very accurate These things can be hit and miss, but this one does certainly seem to work. You need to take your time with it though making several passes over the area and following the excellent instruction book exactly. If a reading doesn't seem right you can manually recalibrate, which seems to work too. Time will tell how it works out. The only thing I would add to it are some felt pads for the underside as I think if used carelessly you could end up marking decoration . . but apart from that, well made and seems like a decent product.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful safety product. I bought this gadget 4 weeks ago and found it reliable, and straightforward to use. The one point I feel needs stressed though is that when you use the device, you have to be Earthed. If you are insulated, say - by wearing rubber soled shoes, or standing on a ladder with plastic caps on the bottom, then the device won't be able to detect live electrical wires. So it's essential to ensure that you're Earthed. The device should automatically calibrate itself when switched on, but if not, the LED indicator will warn you of this, and you can easily calibrate it manually.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and acurate Our house unfortunately has a large number of pipes and cables buried in the walls and floors. I have been using and old detector with thumb wheel that has to be adjusted whilst scanning the area. It was always giving false bleeps and frustrating to use. I lost it! I have now purchased the Truvo and iit’s a joy to use, just and on and off switch. It differentiates between live cables and water/gas pipes. I now have confidence whenever I have to drill the walls or floor. A top notch product!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use, great price Bought this product today as I have been happily drilling without regards to anything underneath the surface until a builder showed me where I narrowly missed a pipe – obvious to some, a mystery to others. The man had the Truvo detector and showed me how simple it would have been to check, so I Googled and as Bosh is a reliable brand and Robert Dyas had the best price, it was a no-brainer to buy it. The only negative point so far are the instructions; read, follow and test a few times until you are comfortable with it - it does what it says on the tin.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where's that cable? I bought the Bosch Truvo Digital Metal and Cable Detector a few weeks ago. I wanted a piece of equipment that was reliable, and there was a wide choice of detectors on the market. Which one to choose? I already had a few Bosch items so I knew they were reliable, and this was backed up by the many reviews on various websites, but where to buy was the next question. After an extensive search, I could find no better deal than at Robert Dyas (cheaper than places like Argos). Oh, I could have bought it slightly cheaper on line, but then there was the wait, and being in for the delivery a short trip to the store, where it was in stock. Am I happy with the Bosch Truvo Digital Metal and Cable Detector - absolutely. Would I recommend it? Definitely. Would I buy from Robert Dyas again? Yes.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Confusing readings I had read other reviews of this and many complained of confusing readings - which is what I got. 'Earthing' myself, ie touching various nearby objects including water pipes and even a large mirror made a big difference to the readings. It seemed to be over-detecting things which I didn't believe were there, both metal objects and electricity. Nevertheless I homed in on a safe place to drill and it was ok. Only based on one use - maybe other locations will be less confusing.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy, neat device! Bought last December to help fin Ah decorating the house. We have a steel framed property & it found these steels as well as the lights & electricity cables, enabling me to hang coat hangers, curtain poles & pictures all over the house. You need to apply a bit of common sense as it is not 100% accurate, (thickness of wall & speed of sweep can affect it), but it gives a very good idea where things to avoid are!
Date published: 2018-03-03
  • y_2020, m_10, d_27, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_53
  • loc_en_GB, sid_190396, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_robertdyas
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 7.97ms

Standard Products 

The table below outlines our different delivery charges which will be calculated on the basis of what you are ordering, where you are asking us to deliver to and what day you wish us to make a delivery. You can be confident that you will only pay one delivery charge per order regardless of how many items you order.

Delivery Charges

Standard Next Day Named Day Saturday
Mainland UK (ex Isle of Wight) £4.95 £5.95 £5.95 £7.95
Highlands & Scottish Isles £10.95 N/A N/A N/A
Northern Ireland & Isles £10.95 N/A N/A N/A

Standard delivery to most of UK Mainland is FREE on orders over £50 from Robert Dyas, and is only available on Standard products. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter promotion code FREEDEL50 at the checkout (cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion code). This offer excludes products with bulky delivery charges, Robert Dyas gift vouchers, selected tools and DIY, hostess trolleys, food hampers and items for delivery to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and Isle of Wight.

Scottish Highlands & Islands postcodes: AB, FK, HS, IV, KA, KW, PA, PH, ZE, LL58-LL78, IM, TR, BT, PO30-41

Typical delivery time windows: Monday-Friday: 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00

For most orders, you will receive a text message update the evening before your delivery. You will receive a further text message on the morning of your delivery, providing you with a 2 hour delivery window.*

*Please make sure you enter a mobile number during checkout to receive text message updates.

Click & Collect

Robert Dyas offers a FREE Click and Collect service to Robert Dyas stores.

If you choose to have your order delivered to your local store, it is completely free and will be delivered within 5 working days (excluding Bank Holidays).

When your order arrives in your chosen store, we will e-mail you to advise that your order is ready for collection. Your order will be held in store for 7 days.

Standard Delivery

We aim to deliver items that are currently in stock within five (5) working days (excluding Bank Holidays) after the date the order is placed.

Unfortunately at this time we cannot take orders for delivery to British Forces Post Offices (BFPO), Freight Forwarders, international addresses or The Channel Islands (GY, JE).

The following areas are subject to extended lead times:

  • Scottish Highlands & Scottish Isles: +7 days
  • Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly: +2 days
  • Northern Ireland: +4 days
  • Isle of Wight: +5 days

Please note that during particularly busy periods, it may take a little longer to receive your delivery and our carrier may attempt to deliver to you on a Saturday.

Working days are defined as Monday-Friday 8am-7pm inclusive, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Next Day & Named Day Delivery

Our Next Day service to most of UK Mainland will be available for orders placed on the website from Monday to Friday before 3.00pm for a small additional charge (delivery on working days only). Orders placed after 3pm on a Friday will be delivered Tuesday.

You can also select a convenient day to receive your delivery by choosing a named day delivery (delivery on working days only).

Working days are Monday-Friday 8am-7pm inclusive, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Saturday Delivery

Orders placed before 3.00pm on a Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), can be delivered on a Saturday for an additional charge.



In the UK you have a legal right, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations June 2014, to cancel your order within fourteen (14) days following your receipt of the goods. Refunds for orders cancelled under the provisions of the Consumer Contracts Regulations will be processed in accordance with your legal rights.

You may not cancel orders for the following types of products:

  • Electrical/Technical products which have been unsealed
  • Customised or bespoke Products
  • Anything of a nature that for hygiene or associated health and safety - this includes the Outdoor Spas, Mattresses and Divan Sets
  • Fresh food

Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations June 2014 you have a duty to take reasonable care of Products whilst they are in your possession. You will receive a full refund of the purchase price of the Products.

This is not intended to be a full statement of your rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. Full details of your rights are available from your Local Authority’s Trading Standards Office.

How To Return A Product

If you wish to return your item to Robert Dyas, you can do so by one of the following methods:

1. Request a Collection via Robert Dyas Customer Services

Contact our Customer Services team on 0333 103 6677 (Monday- Friday 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday - Closed - call charges may vary by network) or via email to: [email protected] who will be able to arrange a collection for your item. Please ensure that you provide your order number when contacting customer services.

If you are returning the item under your 14 day right to cancel, then a collection charge will be applied:

  • Products < 20kg: £7.50
  • Products > 20kg: £30

If you are not at home when we try to collect we reserve the right to deduct from your refund or charge your credit card the direct costs to us of the failed return in accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.

2. Post back the item to the Robert Dyas Warehouse

Click here to download a returns form or use the form on your delivery and returns note, enclosed with your goods. This method of return will be at your own cost. We also recommend obtaining proof of postage in case the item is not received by our warehouse.  

Please return items to:

Returns Department
Robert Dyas Distribution Centre
Swallow dale Lane
Hemel Hempstead

3. Visit Your Local Robert Dyas Store

Whether you bought the product in store, online or over the phone, most of our products can be returned to a Robert Dyas stores. Please bring your order confirmation as proof of purchase. Please do not attempt to return large or heavy products, including large kitchen appliances, outdoor furniture, indoor furniture etc to your local store. If in doubt of whether you should return a product to your local store, please contact customer services first.