On past remodeling projects I've often found myself wishing for X-ray vision so I could see inside a wall or some other inaccessible space. But recently I bought a neat little tool that does the trick just as effectively: Ridgid's SeeSnake Micro, a 3/4-inch-diameter video camera on a 3-foot flexible wand. To look inside a wall, ceiling, or chase, you simply drill a 3/4-inch hole, insert the camera — which is equipped with a pair of adjustable LEDs — and watch the 2.4-inch color LCD monitor on the tool's handle. Since the product is waterproof, you can also send it down a toilet or drain to look for lost objects or obstructions.

It comes with a mirror, a hook, and a magnet, all of which clip onto the end of the camera. Optional 3-foot extensions (part no. 26658) lengthen the wand up to 30 feet.

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