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Old 04-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #21
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I bought the Franklin based on one that a friend had. Best choice in my opinion. I second the No Beeps comment!
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #22
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Rather than start another thread I thought I'd add to this one.

Bought a Zircon 800 to locate some studs behind cement board covered with Aqua Defense. This stud finder wouldn't find wood in a forest! Wouldn't find wood in a toothpick factory! Wouldn't find wood in ........
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Rather than start another thread I thought I'd add to this one.

Bought a Zircon 800 to locate some studs behind cement board covered with Aqua Defense. This stud finder wouldn't find wood in a forest! Wouldn't find wood in a toothpick factory! Wouldn't find wood in ........
you get the jist.
Get yourself one of these.

http://m.homedepot.com/p/C-H-Hanson-...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Agreed. They are really nice for running trim because of the size. One you find the nail or screw you can let go and nail off and continue.
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I have 2 of the CH Hanson stud finders. IMO, they're foolproof, whether working with wood or metal it works great. Granted I haven't used any modern battery powered finders recently, my low tech model has never failed me.
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I have the Franklin, I like it a lot.
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Slight tangent, but do most people find one or two studs when running trim and then just lay a tape on the floor and nail at 16" increments like I do?
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Slight tangent, but do most people find one or two studs when running trim and then just lay a tape on the floor and nail at 16" increments like I do?
I did until I hit a basement at 2'oc.
It was all about the stud finder after that.
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Slight tangent, but do most people find one or two studs when running trim and then just lay a tape on the floor and nail at 16" increments like I do?

That's what I do I'll find min 2 and if they are 16 then I'll lay the tape out I may check another around 8' or so just to double check
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Slight tangent, but do most people find one or two studs when running trim and then just lay a tape on the floor and nail at 16" increments like I do?
I just take the 60 seconds and run the wall with my Zircon and find them ask.
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I love my magnet stud finder it looks like the hanson one but different. What I dont like is storing it. It sticks to everything.
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I love my magnet stud finder it looks like the hanson one but different. What I dont like is storing it. It sticks to everything.
Because of that, mine is stowed in an oddball place....in the van above my driver door.
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I just take the 60 seconds and run the wall with my Zircon and find them ask.
I've saved 60 seconds so many times I'm probably $10 richer.
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I love my magnet stud finder it looks like the hanson one but different. What I dont like is storing it. It sticks to everything.
That and any carbon sticks to. So when you go to run it on the wall you get black streaks every where. Not that it matters as it's getting refinished, but still annoying to this OCD fella.
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CH Hanson is what I use. Only problem is that I sometimes leave it stuck to the wall and forget where it's at. I also stick it to my nail sets in my pouches. Nail sets no longer fall out. Two problems solved.
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I have used the cheap Zircons for years. Santa put a new Bosch in my stocking last Christmas and I really like it. Its easy to read and use.

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