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.
You can identify which spaces might be prime candidates by utilizing an electronic stud sensor that can determine stud location.
Other molders have used DF to mold interlocking bracket supports, precision ink-jet cartridges, and stud sensor assemblies.
Their line of IntelliTools includes the IntelliTape, a tape measure with a digital readout, and the Digital Stud Sensor with X-ray vision (sans kung fu grip), which detects studs in walls as well as live wires and pipes through three inches of concrete.