stud finder

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Noun1.stud finder - a small permanent magnet in a metal containerstud finder - a small permanent magnet in a metal container; when the magnet clicks against the container it indicates that the magnet is directly over an iron nail that holds the wallboard to a stud
permanent magnet, static magnet - a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from a magnetic field
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Use your stud detector to figure out where to put your screws, and the voltage detector to make sure there are no wires in your way.
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14 THINGS YOU'LL NEED TO BE A DIY PLASTERER A pencil (when do you ever NOT need one A spirit level; a stud detector (if you're repairing a stud wall) A drywall saw (or pad saw) A tape measure A stiff brush (a dustpan brush is fine) A soft brush - anything bigger than a 2" brush is fine 25x50mm wood - enough to frame your hole if you're repairing drywall 40mm drywall screws A roll of scrim (course fabric, for if you're repairing a solid wall) Some primer or PVA A plasterer's trowel Some repair plaster A few sheets of fine sandpaper, 80-100 grit.
If you're not confident in your sound-detection abilities, see if you can borrow a stud detector (great name) - or you can buy one from Amazon for less than PS15.
Johnston, however, explained some of the methods used to confirm alien abduction: "A stud detector for finding nails in walls we can use to find implants.