SubSurface Instruments Magnetic Locator, ML-1 & ML-1M

SubSurface Instruments Magnetic Locator, ML-1 & ML-1M

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Price: From $940.00 to $990.00

Brand: SubSurface Instruments Inc.



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SubSurface Instruments Magnetic Locator, ML-1 & ML-1M
  • Easy and simple one-hand operation; built-in handle
  • Easy to learn; 3 keypad switches: on/off and volume, sensitivity up and sensitivity down 
  • Volume built into the on/off key; just hold down the key while it cycles through the settings 
  • Electronic keypad with tactile switches. 
  • A real speaker is in the front panel, providing outstanding volume. 
  • Microprocessor remembers the volume and gain settings from the last time the unit was on 
  • Non-metered (ML-1) and metered (ML-1M) versions are designed to look, feel and operate the same 
  • Over 5,000 ML-1M units in Afghanistan used for detection of improved explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) 
  • ML-1M version with LCD shows positive or negative polarity and signal strength. 
  • Detect edges of covers, pipe joints. 
  • ML-1M adds features without complexity. 
  • No learning curve between units. 
  • Strong aluminum monotube construction from the tip through the end of the handle and ABS injection-molded electronics case (3 ¼" tapered to 2 ½"-wide X 4 ½" tapered to 2 ½"-deep) provide the best structural integrity in a hand-held locator 
  • Lightweight; only about two pounds including batteries 
  • Uses 2 regular alkaline 9-volt batteries, parallel; included 
  • Soft pack carrying case included (optional hard case available
  • Battery compartment separated from electronic components and circuit board. 
  • No exposing electronics to replace the batteries. 
  • Made in the USA - Built and serviced entirely in Wisconsin
  • Need a Protective Hard Case, sold separately Here
Use this Magnetic Locator to find:
  • Survey Corner markers (iron or steel)
  • Mag nails and PK nails
  • Valve and curb boxes * Iron and steel pipes
  • Well casings
  • Manhole & Utility Box Covers
  • Steel drums & tanks
  • Lost tools or fence lines
  • Septic tank handles
  • Energized electric cables
  • Marker magnets
  • Unexploded bombs (UXO)
Option Details: 
  • ML-1 is a non-metered device. (audio only)
  • ML-1M additionally features a digital meter that provides for visual signal strength, polarity indication, gain setting plus battery life display.

ML-1 & ML-1M Brochure

ML-1 & ML-1M Owners Manual

Technical Specifications
Overall Length: 38.75 in (98.4 cm)
Weight: 2.0 lbs (0.9 kg) including batteries
Input Power:

Two (2) standard 9-volt alkaline batteries

Battery Life: 40 hours average
Warranty: 7 years

WARNING - This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to