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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The stud sensor can fail to calibrate properly and detect AC electrical wires behind the wall, posing a shock hazard to the user.
Other molders have used DF to mold interlocking bracket supports, precision ink-jet cartridges, and stud sensor assemblies.
The Zircon Studsensor Pro SL is a handheld electronic stud sensor that shoots a beam of light when wood or metal stud edges are detected and finds studs up to 1 and 1/2" deep.