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Old 08-06-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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Anyone have a recommendation for a dead nuts accurate and reliable stud finder?
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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Ch hanson for magnetic, franklin 710 for electronic.

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A strong magnet.
I've been through several stud finders, and my magnet has been dead on every time and has lasted longer than all my other stud finders.
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I just bought a franklin 710 prosensor from menards a few weeks ago and so far love it. It's easy to use and has been very accurate. A lot easier to get a good reading with the wide scanner. Read a lot of great reviews of it on this site so finally decided to pick one up and so far it's the best stud finder I have used, way better then the expensive zircons that work when they feel like it.
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Thanks for the input!
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I've got a Bosch stud finder that will also locate rebar in concrete and alert you to the presence of electrical wiring behind the wall, or in the slab.

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...spx?pid=GMS120
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Another for Franklin. I used a zircon forever. The franklin gives you a much better picture of the framing. I still keep the zircon around for detecting wires though.
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I've got a Bosch stud finder that will also locate rebar in concrete and alert you to the presence of electrical wiring behind the wall, or in the slab.

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...spx?pid=GMS120
I've been looking for a scanner for concrete and that seems too cheap...is it good?
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A firm knock on the wall and a keen ear have yet to fail me. My money would be much better spent taking the boys to Hooters a few times for some wings and eye poppin.
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Frig, I should have kept using an estwing and forgotten the stiletto so I could go to Hooters. Forgot that was an option.
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A firm knock on the wall and a keen ear have yet to fail me.
You can still hear stuff?
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A firm knock on the wall and a keen ear have yet to fail me. My money would be much better spent taking the boys to Hooters a few times for some wings and eye poppin.
Not sure how far $52.47 will get you and the boys at Hooters but keep on keeping on!
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Johnson is the best I've used to date. Though recently I had a bit of trouble on an insulated wall....maybe I need new batteries
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They don't have a smartphone app for that yet?
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I've been looking for a scanner for concrete and that seems too cheap...is it good?
Good or not , I don't know, but it works.

I'll see if I can post a video of how well it works. It will be next week though...
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They don't have a smartphone app for that yet?
They actually do, http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-Pho...5500/205489747.
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Good or not , I don't know, but it works.

I'll see if I can post a video of how well it works. It will be next week though...
Nah that's good if it works it works it's only a c note.
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The best thing about the Franklin is it's very clear that it's getting a good reading, and you know if there's 1, 2 or 3 studs. There's no pause while it calibrates, or restarting if you started on a stud.
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I use a ch Hanson magnetic at work for metal studs and hat track. It works well on sheetrock with wood studs as well (locating the nails or screws holding it up). If you can source a strong magnetic (quality loose neodymium ones work too) When hanging tv brackets or something heavy requiring lags I'll go a step further and use a very fine drill bit and locate the edges of the stud so I can measure to the center. I don't do much plaster work but the old knock is my go to along with aquired basic framing knowledge and a prayer the framers followed some sort of consistent layout.
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There actually Is an app. And it works great for metal studs or if you find a screw in wood because it uses magnetic

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