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unclebuck504
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N.O./B.R./ATL
Member since Feb 2010
1606 posts

Recs on a good stud finder ...
Need one that shows the exact location of the stud, and both sides so I can hit the stud as close to dead center as possible.

Not worried about price. One with a laser on it to line things up on the wall would be great too.

Suggestions?


TDsngumbo
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re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Mrs. TDsngumbo is pretty darn good.


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idlewatcher
USA Fan
County Jail
Member since Jan 2012
52903 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
LINK

My brother got this one and it's awesome. It actually works as stated


Clames
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Member since Oct 2010
13096 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Franklin Sensors. I have had Bosch, Zircon, etc. and the Franklin has been the most accurate and reliable. Outside of a small stack of high strength magnets it's about as simple to use as it gets too. The only thing I own that does better is my FLIR thermal imaging camera but you wouldn't like the price on that thing...

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Got Heeem
Georgia Southern Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
3128 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I'm your huckleberry


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Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
18154 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Know what works best? A 1/16” punch.


Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
13096 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
A 2" 18ga brad nail is just as good but why poke holes in the wall to find a stud when there are better options that don't run the risk of poking holes in electrical wiring and pex plumbing?


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lsujro
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2007
3382 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I use a cheapo zircon and it finds the edges well. I have a magnet one that I use to confirm if it's really important that i not miss.


LSUtigerME
LSU Fan
Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
2691 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I’ve tried a few and they all seem terrible. The Zircon one I have now does a good enough job, although the edges appear like it was framed with 4x4s. If you mark those “edges”, the stud center is still in the center.


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TygerDurden
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
941 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Look up magnetic stud finder. I have used these for years. It locks onto nails in Sheetrock to show you where the studs are. Works great.


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MaxDraft
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2019
399 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I have the Stud Buddy magnet one. Works flawlessly. Locks onto screw/nail heads. Got it from home depot i think


Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
13096 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
The only problem with those is that you won't know if it's a double stud or there's a fire stop. The Franklin units can be used to figure that out and they also sometimes pick up other objects. Mine kept detecting something between ceiling joists where I was intending to run wire to install another recessed light fixture. Didn't know what and it turned out to be a 2" PVC drain line for the upstairs shower, something I'm glad I was able to find before running a 7/8" boring bit into it.


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Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2006
35421 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I was going to mention the magnet ones. I don't have one (have a "fancy" stud finder), but had a guy in my house that used one and it definitely seemed like a task that has gotten overly complicated for no good reason.
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farad
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2013
4620 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
quote:

My brother got this one and it's awesome. It actually works as stated


the Walabot is pretty amazing...


Cracker
Montana Fan
in a box
Member since Nov 2009
12247 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
I am always right! here is what you do, get on that internets go to that ebay order you some rare earth SPHERICAL magnets get your tape measure out from the corner and try 16 inches first then 24 inches, but take a few of them magnets in your hand and rub them up and down the wall they will find the nails and stick to them then you mark and cut what you need. that won't find the stud but it will find the nails.


Cracker
Montana Fan
in a box
Member since Nov 2009
12247 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
LINK

never needs batteries


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Uvlva
Houma
Member since Oct 2020
111 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Franklin


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LSUfan20005
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Member since Sep 2012
6543 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
Is it still only Android?


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awestruck
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2015
7440 posts

re: Recs on a good stud finder ...
After several I'm liking

Image: https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.ZmsM7lyuLO-O38AbjYMAawHaEK%26pid%3DApi&f=1


... the big one in here.

Because not only do you get edges, it lights up double studs, and a whole lot less finicky than those wobbling SOB's.


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