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Old 12-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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I've been looking up different stud finders and have found that a majority of them range from 15 to 50 dollars. Does anyone on here have preferences to which brand/model is better?

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I saw one at HD a few months back which had multiple sensors. The light would shine different colours for whatever is behind the wall be it wood, copper (metal) or brick. If you are going to use it a lot then I would opt for that one. I usually just measure 16" from the stud side of an electrical outlet or just use the knucle-knock method.

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Thanks for the advice canadaclub. I'm actually only using it this one time to hang up a dartboard at the house, but I'm sure that I'll find other uses for it down the road. Take care. Happy New Years!
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Thanks for the advice canadaclub. I'm actually only using it this one time to hang up a dartboard at the house, but I'm sure that I'll find other uses for it down the road. Take care. Happy New Years!
Get a cheap one. I picked up a cheap Zircon - on sale - from Menards. It works fine for what I need.

The more expensive stud finders typically have advanced features, including electrical wire detectors, with of stud, and thickness of wall detectors. If you don't need those things, don't pay for them.

For hanging a dart-board, go cheap. Depending on the kind of wall, you can probably just tap it with your finger and find where the studs are - or measure from an outlet.
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I've been an electrician for a long time and have tried out many different products. In the end, I keep going back to using a strong magnet and a finish nail as the best and most accurate stud finder.
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i use metal studs alot & the best one i got is a cow magnet on a thin string i glue an elc. cap on w/sting, real good to find drywall screws, you can get them at farm & fleet


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