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Johnson Level & Tool 160 Stud Finder Plus
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- Durable molded body
- Durable acrylic vial for leveling
- Reflective backing increases vial visibility
- Strong magnetic indicator identifies ferrous metal objects in wall
- The only stud finder with a vial
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Sheetrock is nailed up and down each stud in your wall every 6 to 8 inches vertically. Studs are spaced horizontally in the wall every 16", sometime 24". The stud finder magnet will attract to one of these nails in a stud eventually and you will see it in the back and forth magnet behavior as you pass across a stud.
First move the stud finder slowly across the wall horizontally while carefully watching for a magnet movement. Since nails are randomly nailed up and down each stud, it is more likely to find a stud on your first pass(try) depending on how many studs you pass across. A stud is found when you see the magnet slowly move toward the direction you are moving, then move back from the direction you are moving as you pass over the stud nail head.
If this behavior is not observed after traveling at least 24 inches(longest spacing used between studs) from the point you started, raise or lower the stud finder about 4 inches and travel back in the opposite direction using the technique above. Repeat each 4" up or down until you see the magnet attract a stud nail.
Once you find a nail. Stop and move the stud finder slowly in the opposite direction until the magnet is perpendicular with the wall (pointed straight between you and the wall). Mark this stud and measure in 16 inch increments from this point to find the stud closest to where you want to be.Read more ›
So, I ordered this tride-and-true, simple (and cheap) version that I had used countless times in the past.
And, once agin, it didn't fail me!
Sometimes low tech simplicity is best, a message that has been missed by Home Depot, which no longer stocks this item.
Good product with average strength magnet so you need to be patient and slow moving the magnet otherwise you may overshoot the stud screws.
If you can get this with free-shipping doing the "add-on" deal, I'd pick one up if you ever need a reliable stud finder for finding studs behind your drywall. That's really the ONLY thing this does, but it does so on par with electronic versions on that task (again assuming the original drywall hanger properly screwed into that stud and wasn't all over the place, but mark a few and draw a line and that's likely your stud position).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a cheap, engineered to fail piece of Chinese crap. As bad as I hate to say it but it's the second one of these I've owned. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this would work for me, but it's to read. It's a magnetic post that moves when you pass the nail in a stud. According to it there are no studs in my room.Published 13 months ago by Rea
If you ever need to find a stud for example to put up a shelf, this is the stud finder. It does not quibble. It announces, here it is! Here's the stud! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jade Kauffman
Worked fine and was a good deal for the price. However, it did break after one drop.Published 18 months ago by Vkapadia