Magnetic Stud Finders

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Using a magnetic stud finder is the most accurate way of finding a stud.  Magnetic stud finders are user friendly and consistent with accuracy depending on which brand you purchase.   You swipe the magnetic stud finder around the wall until it “pulls” and alerts you that there is a nail or screw inside of the wall.


Description

Stud finders are a hand held device that determines the position of wood and metal framing studs used to inform the construction crew of sites after walling services has been mounted.  There are two types of stud detectors: magnetic stud finders and internal capacity stud finders.  The magnetic stud finders use a magnet to find the screws or nails placed into the studs throughout the wall industrial process.  The magnetic stud finders will “pull” when it finds the nail or screw in the wall and alarms the user with a “pull” action.  The internal capacity stud finder uses the internal capacitor plate to detect changes in the dielectric constant of the wall.  A change in the dielectric constant designates that there is a stud in the wall.  There are three categories that the stud finders fall under: edge finder, center finders, and instant stud finders.

Features

Some of the features that stud finders have are the following:  locates the edges of wood or metal studs up to 3/4-Inch deep, Deep Scan mode doubles the scanning depth to 1-1/2-inch, Wire Warning detection indicates the presence of live wire up to 2,” easy-to-read LCD display specifies when a stud edge is advanced, and updated spot Lite pointer shines an arrow-shaped light on the wall to mark the target.

Operation

How to use a stud finder to locate a stud.

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When someone is hanging a picture to the wall, the individual wants to find the studs to maximize the power.  The best thing to use is a stud finder such as the magnetic stud finders and internal capacity stud finders.  The magnetic stud finders use a magnet to find the screws or nails placed into the studs during the wall development process.

If you do not have a stud finder then you can tap on the wall with your fist.  Tapping on the wall may sound curative, but you can feel the studs because there will be fewer pulsations.  It is advised that you can also use a hammer and bang the wall while listening for altered noises.  Either way, finding the studs within the wall can be easy and expedient way to assist you in hanging up your new pictures of the family.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Some of the strengths of using a magnetic stud finder are that it can take the guesswork out of hanging shelves and pictures.  It is also inexpensive and easy to use.  Some of the weaknesses are that the accuracy is not 100% correct.  There can be a user-error and it can be overly sensitive to some of the readings.  Overall, magnetic stud finders are worth the expense and usage because not many people want to knock on the wall several times to find the stud.  If you are hanging a vast amount of pictures, then it is well worth investing in.