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Old 06-12-2015, 12:02 PM
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Does anyone know of a good stud finder I can use around the house. I have the one shown below but it goes off every time I pick it up.
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Whatever you end up with, it's mandatory that when you use it around your wife you point the thing at yourself and go *beeeeeeeeeep* *beeeeeeeep*.

I have that same piece of garbage you posted, and i've managed to master the art of figuring out how to get it to read right. But it's a tricky SOB.
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The Bruce Jenner model never works.....
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I have
CH Hansen CH Hansen
. Works great.
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I have that same pos you posted. Worthless. Only thing I've found that works is knocking on the wall then using a small nail.
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I have CH Hansen. Works great.
You have to find a nail first?

CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder
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Does anyone know of a good stud finder I can use around the house. I have the one shown below but it goes off every time I pick it up.
HAHAHA! I have the same one. It is utterly useless.
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This one works for me every time. I`ve had it for at least 6 years and it still works perfectly.
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Does anyone know of a good stud finder I can use around the house. I have the one shown below but it goes off every time I pick it up.
Have the same one and it works pretty good as long as you don't push the button before it is placed on the wall. If you lose contact with the wall you have to start over. Also they locate the side of the stud so you have to locate both sides in order to find the middle.

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I know........ I know.................
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I bought 1 at HD years ago, Ryobe and it works fine.
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I have this one.
Has always worked 100% of the time.
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Have the same as posted. Total POS.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:36 PM
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I got the same one that is posted, and mine is a POS too, I've looked at others, but based on this one, hate to waste the money
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
I have this one.
Has always worked 100% of the time.
Now THAT'S funny!
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I knock with my knuckles then test with a trim nail.

Never found a stud finder that worked well. I will keep tabs to see if a winner emerges.
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all i know is, when searching , DO NOT type in stud.com !!!!
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When using a small nail or tiny drill bit to find the stud, do it right at the top of the base.
A light bit of paintable caulk and paint will make the touch up easy and typically not noticeable.
or
Look for the finish nails in the base at the top. Likely it is in the stud, depending on the carpenter.
or
At night (no other light) hold a lit bare light bulb,(lamp w/o a shade) drop light, flashlight, etc. right against the wall. and shine it in the direction you want to fine the studs.
Most likely you will be able to fine the Spackle on the screw or nail heads.
Sometimes there will be a slight depression right at the head of the fastener, depending on the finisher's quality.
or
If completely clueless, measure 16", 24', 32", 48", etc. from an inside corner (depending on the framer) and start knocking on the wall/looking there.

Just to mention a few ways.


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Just get a strong (rare earth) magnet about 1/4" cube and you have a stud finder that never needs batteries and always works!
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