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I recently have purchased a Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder. It is awesome. I think it works better than all others because it measures the difference in density across the wall and is not based on some set point readings that have been predetermined to signify a stud.
I Purchased it on line. If you get one you won't be disappointed.:clap:
About time!
 

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I recently have purchased a Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder. It is awesome. I think it works better than all others because it measures the difference in density across the wall and is not based on some set point readings that have been predetermined to signify a stud. I Purchased it on line. If you get one you won't be disappointed.:clap: About time!
I've heard a lot of good things about that stud finder. How does it work with lathe and plaster?
 

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I use a 10d finish nail.

Sometimes it gets bent so I have to get a new one.
Me too. Its easy to patch the holes, but most of the time trim will cover them. A lot more accurate IMO.
 

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I recently have purchased a Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder. It is awesome. I think it works better than all others because it measures the difference in density across the wall and is not based on some set point readings that have been predetermined to signify a stud.
I Purchased it on line. If you get one you won't be disappointed.:clap:
About time!
I have that stud finder and have had a little less success with it then you. I couldn't get it to work on a exterior wall. I'm thinking it was the insulation throwing it off.

On interior walls it worked great at finding wood studs.
 

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I've been using a Zircon 520 for about 8yrs. Works very well. Except the other day, I think the battery was low and was not reading properly. Luckily made it through that job.

I need to stock some more batteries in my truck.
 

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I have it. Works well on drywall, not so well on lath and plaster.

Educated guesses (knuckle, measuring, referencing off of electrical boxes), tape measure and small drill bit work best on lath and plaster (which is what most of the walls are around here). Using a nail just separates the lath from the plaster, so I use a drill bit instead.
 
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