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Stud Finder

Never need batteries

Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
25T23.01 Stud Finder
In Stock $18.90  
25T23.02 Extra Pins For Stud Finder(10)
In Stock $8.95  
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Unlike an electronic stud finder, this one never needs batteries; plus, it indicates the thickness of your wallboard, so you can choose the correct screw or anchor. Of particular usefulness is the Stud Finderís unparalleled utility at locating ceiling joists, especially on textured ceilings which often prevent electronic or even magnetic stud finders from being effective.

Simply press the nose straight into the wallboard so the fine needle (only 0.027" diameter) can penetrate. If the nose does not retract all the way into the body of the finder, you've found your stud (you'll feel when the needle hits it). If you can push the needle all the way through, however, simply move it over and try again. That's all there is to it.

The markings on the side of the nose show you how thick the wallboard is. They are shown in millimeters, but it's easy to check the distance against any ruler.

Click here to Download a PDF* formatted informational / instructional sheet.

(*Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Customers Ratings and Reviews
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Overall Rating :5 
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1  - 
Cheap and Overrated
Reviewed By:   (Magog, Quebec) 
In theory and in very short practice this is a good concept. Recently purchased and just tried it in the past few days and it broke within the first hour. The spring twisted and has caused the product to be completely useless and cannot be fixed. As noted for the first 3 studs I used it on it worked well. Unfortunately I am back to the uncertainty of using the battery operated tool that is only 50/50.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Stud Finder. We're sorry to hear that you aren't happy with it. †Please feel free to return it for a refund using the label which was included. If you'd like, you can try another one. The one you received may have been defective. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

5  - 
Great Item
Reviewed By:   (Westminster, CO) 
This is an excellent item and the only true way of finding studs. The hole that it makes is so tiny it is almost invisible.

5  - 
Replaced a drawer full of electronic stud finders
Reviewed By:   (Dallas, TX) 
By far the best stud finder I have used. The electronic ones have too much interference from pipes, wires, etc, and before this I had taken to using the el cheapo one with a pivoting magnet, as it is at least reliable. The magnetic tip of this one allows you to find the stud nails, and the pin allows easy definition of the center of the stud. The holes are so tiny you can either ignore them (they're probably about to go behind something anyway, use your thumbnail to smooth and close them or use the tiniest smidge of spackle to close them up. If you hang things on your walls, get this, you won't be sorry. I'm about to get some more as backups, for the eventuality that I break it or lose it someday and they're no longer produced.

5  - 
Spot on!
Reviewed By:   (Hanahan, SC) 
This little jewel is an excellent stud finder. It's accurate, battery free, and I can easily slip it into a small pocket on my tool belt. I've tried several battery operated stud finders that left me disappointed (inaccurate readings), but this simple tool works every time. And it also gives me the panel/gyp thickness. Very affordable and makes a great gift or stocking stuffer! Great find.

5  - 
Reviewed By:   (Hamilton, Ohio) 
I bought my father one of these and he absolutely loves it and so do I. We use it for everything from hanging pictures to mounting televisions to the wall. It really comes in hand in those tight spots where a regular electronic stud finder won't or can't fit. We will definitely be ordering another one of these as soon as possible for me to take to my new apartment!

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