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Old 09-29-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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Metal Stud Finder Suggestion


I'm looking for a highly accurate metal stud finder.
I do have a franklin I use for wood stud finding.
I have 3 tv mounts to do on metal stud framing. So time to invest in a new toy.
Any suggestions
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I may be missing something but wouldn't a CH Hansen magnetic stud finder do the trick?

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I found a few vids.
Does it find edge to edge. That's critical for the 1/2" toggle straps I use. Staying away from the rib of the metal stud edge
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I found a few vids.
Does it find edge to edge. That's critical for the 1/2" toggle straps I use. Staying away from the rib of the metal stud edge
With a little practice you’ll be just fine.

It is easy to feel the magnetic pull change.

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Zircon multi scanner 740 had one for years came with a c.d. works great finds all in the walls.
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Franklin works fine for metal studs.
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And if you're curious I've mounted literally hundreds of TVs on metal studs in apartments/hotels with mine...also often using the 1/2" snap togglers. Keep in mind that the toggler needs 1-7/8" behind wallboard so an 1-5/8" stud makes it a real pain in the ass.
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And if you're curious I've mounted literally hundreds of TVs on metal studs in apartments/hotels with mine...also often using the 1/2" snap togglers. Keep in mind that the toggler needs 1-7/8" behind wallboard so an 1-5/8" stud makes it a real pain in the ass.
If you cut 3/16 off of one side of the metal and insert that end first it will make it much easier
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I have some really strong magnets that are shipped with doors that have internal blinds. I stack three of them and it is very easy to find a metal stud behind the rock with them. You can tell when you are approaching the edge of the stud.
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If you cut 3/16 off of one side of the metal and insert that end first it will make it much easier
That's what I do, nip the end with my side cutters and give em a wack using a screwdriver and a pair or cutters like a hammer.
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maginet worked really well for plaster and lath walls,

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Has anyone definitively endorsed the walabot app? Is it worth the $100
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Has anyone definitively endorsed the walabot app? Is it worth the $100
not that I've seen. I heard thru the grape vine it's not good and buggy.

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Get a small Rare Earth Magnet disc.

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