Point Guard
Point Guard - The Evolution of the Probe Rod
Dig Safer • Protect Coating • Gain Confidence

Before any excavation begins, it's critical to accurately locate and identify pipelines and utilities. But how often have you found yourself wondering, "Is that actually metal pipe, or did I hit something else, like a big rock?" Sure, you have a variety of tools at your disposal, such as construction maps, drawings and alignment sheets, as well as the age-old probe rod. But how can you be even more confident that you have accurately located metal pipe? And what about the possible damage your probe rod can leave on the pipe coating, or even the pipe itself?

The Tool That Gives You Confidence

Now, with Point Guard and its patented sensor technology, pipeline operators and maintenance crews have an additional tool to help identify metal pipe, all while providing confidence that any damage to the pipe will be greatly mitigated. Plus, with this instrument you can greatly decrease the time it takes to find your metallic pipe, allowing you to get to work on the project even faster. After all, your time is money.

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The Point Guard allows you to:

Point Guard Probe Rod
Point Guard Probe Rod
How It Works

At the site of anticipated excavation, begin by using a standard 1/2" probe rod. At the very first indication of an object, remove the probe rod and insert Point Guard. The Point Guard has been designed and built to be rugged and water resistant; however, in order to maximize life of the sensor protector tip, it should not be used as the primary probing tool.

Once the sensor technology comes in close proximity with any metal, an indicator light will immediately light up, giving you the extra reassurance that you've accurately located the buried metallic pipe. The Point Guard sensor will detect metal through various coatings including wax, enamel, and epoxy coatings up to 250 mils thick. An additional feature is depth of cover markings engraved on the standard 6 foot instrument, making measuring depth of cover simple.

Additionally, Point Guard is water resistant and works using two standard 9-volt batteries. And its battery health detector ensures that you are always up and running. Each Point Guard comes with 2 extra replaceable polymer tips.

Brochure (pdf) Manual (pdf)
"We were happy it helped minimize damage. The added confidence level of our locates was a plus."
— JB, Corrosion Lead

"Anything to improve safety is welcome here."
— KA, Operations Manager

"I had thought of this concept long ago, so glad it's now available. Improving our mark outs is so important in the congested area we operate.
— LF, Pipeline Tech

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Part # Description Image Price
PG-EXT-INS-1.0-BASE Point Guard Extendable Base Unit - Includes: (1) Point Guard Extendable Insulated Handle, (1) Sensor Rod, (1) Light Duty Sensor Coupler, (5) Light Duty Sensor Tip Cover, (2) 9V Batteries, (1) 7/16" Open End Wrench Point Guard Extendable Base Unit $2,099

SHIPPING
$75 Ground
$300 Overnight

PG-EXT-INS-1.0-KIT Point Guard Extendable Kit- Includes: (1) Point Guard Extendable Insulated Handle, (1) Sensor Rod, (1) Extension Rod A, (1) Light Duty Sensor Coupler, (5) Light Duty Sensor Tip Cover, (2) 9V Batteries, (1) 7/16" Open End Wrench, (1) Foam Padded Pelican Case, Instruction Manual Point Guard Extendable Kit $2,799

SHIPPING
$75 Ground
$300 Overnight

PG-EXT-Handle Point Guard Extendable Replacement Insulated Handle Point Guard Insulated Handle $1,599

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-EXT-srod Replacement Sensor Rod (Marked to 3ft) Point Guard Sensor Rod $599

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-EXT-erod.a Replacement Extension Rod A (Marked to 6ft) Point Guard Extension Rod A $499

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-EXT-erod.b Replacement Extension Rod B (Unmarked) Point Guard Extension Rod B $499

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-tip-LD-coupler-1 Light Duty Sensor Tip Coupler - Stainless steel coupler that threads onto the sensor rod. For use with the light duty sensor cover. Point Guard Light Duty Sensor Tip Coupler $49

SHIPPING
$10 Ground
$30 Overnight

PG-tip-LD-cover-1 Light Duty Sensor Tip Cover - Nylon sensor cover that fits into the light duty sensor tip coupler. For use in areas with very little rock/stones. Point Guard ight Duty Sensor Tip Cover $5

SHIPPING
$10 Ground
$30 Overnight

PG-tip-LD-cover-10 Light Duty Sensor Tip Cover 10-Pack Point Guard Light Duty Sensor Tip Cover 10-Pac $39

SHIPPING
$10 Ground
$30 Overnight

PG-tip-HD-1 Heavy Duty Sensor Tip - A more rugged tip designed for use in rocky terrain Point Guard Heavy Duty Sensor Tip $79

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-tip-HD-5 Heavy Duty Sensor Tip 5-Pack Point Guard Heavy Duty Sensor Tip 5-Pack $379

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-tip-HD-10 Heavy Duty Sensor Tip 10-Pack Point Guard Heavy Duty Sensor Tip 10-Pack $749

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-EXT-case Replacement Pelican Case for Point Guard Extendable Point Guard Extendable Pelican Case $499

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-bc-1 Replacement Battery Cap Point Guard Battery Cap $99

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

INSULATED PROBE ROD - 5/8 inch HEX ROD
Part # Description Image Price Buy
PG-STP-INS-1.0 Point Guard Insulated Standard Probe Rod - Includes: (1) Insulated Handle, (2) 3ft Hex Steel Probing Rod, (1) Replaceable Steel Tip Point Guard Insulated Standard Probe Rod $399

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-STP-Handle Handle for Standard Probe Point Guard Standard Probe Handle $199

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-STP-Rod 3-ft Hex Steel Rod for Standard Probe Point Guard Standard Probe 3ft Hex Steel Rod $79

SHIPPING
$25 Ground
$125 Overnight

PG-STP-Tip Threaded Tip for Standard Probe Point Guard Standard Probe Threaded Tip $79

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$25 Ground
$125 Overnight


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