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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Quote Originally Posted by VTHokie View Post
    I use the Franklin ProSensor 710. Its about double the price of most other stud finders but it works well imo.

    https://www.amazon.com/ProSensor-710...ds=stud+sensor
    This one looks good and has great reviews. A good possibility!

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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Magnets (rare Earth is best) work well even with old houses with lath since lath is nailed to the studs. I never met a stud finder that worked as well as magnets.
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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

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    I just use a 3/4" dia. rare earth magnet I got from Northern. I put it in a layer of tape and start swinging it on the face of the wall. It is very powerful and when it gets over a nail or screw head it will stick.
    My method as well. My magnet has a hole through the middle so instead of tape, I tied a loop of light string through it.
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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    +1 for the Zircon, works like a champ
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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Quote Originally Posted by VTHokie View Post
    I use the Franklin ProSensor 710. Its about double the price of most other stud finders but it works well imo.

    https://www.amazon.com/ProSensor-710...ds=stud+sensor
    I have the blue one. I got it at Costco for a lot less (~$25.00?) as I recall. They don't show it online so I'm not sure.

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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Does my wife count?

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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Not if you're having to ask!

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    Re: Looking for an accurate stud finder

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHall View Post
    As others have said, rare earth magnets work better than anything. Something simple like the CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder won't find a wood stud... but almost instantly finds the nails and screws that fastened the drywall to it.

    I have a good Zircon and a Stanley, but neither are ever used since I discovered this CH Hanson device with 90 rotating level, line hanger, and two magnets. No batteries required and it's cheaper, too!
    I use the CH Hanson as well. It's very powerful.

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