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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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.
He explained: "A stud detector for finding nails in walls we can use to find implants.
If you don''t have a stud detector, tap the wall with your knuckles and listen for a duller sound that indicates the position of the studs.