Model # 03040

Internet #202563186

C.H. Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder
0081834030401

C.H. Hanson

Magnetic Stud Finder

  • Uses rare earth magnets to detect nails, screws and other metals
  • Rotating bubble vial aids leveling precision
  • No batteries required for operation
$10.24 /each

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

This Magnetic Stud Finder from C.H. Hanson uses a tried-and-true method to reliably locate studs behind sheetrock and drywall. It's equipped with rare earth magnets that detect nails, screws and steel studs, allowing you to pinpoint suitable locations to securely mount wall decor, shelves, cabinets, TV brackets and more. A built-in rotating bubble vial identifies level and plumb alignments for horizontal and vertical precision.

  • Compact and lightweight; nicely fits in a pocket
  • Clings to a wall via magnetic force when it detects metals
  • Has three anchor points on each side for easy leveling
  • Ergonomic shape with soft grip fits comfortably in your hand
  • No false positives guaranteed
  • 3/4 in. maximum wall thickness
  • Great solution for all your detection needs

    StudSensor

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Details

Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features

Search

Customer Questions & Answers

9 Questions38 Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

Magnetic Stud Finder
Magnetic Stud Finder

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Clear Search Term
 
 
Sort By:
This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
 
9 answers

Middle of stud

This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
May 4, 2015
This may be a stupid question but with this stud finder how are you sure you are hitting the middle or center of the stud?
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (9)

Asked by
Anonymous
Wilmington, DE
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
October 11, 2016
Answer: 
No, only locates fasteners -- if the drywall fastener is in the middle, it will locate it.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
New Jersey
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 12, 2016
Answer: 
Nails and screws are usually in the middle of the stud which is just under one and one half inches wide. The stronger the pull the closer to the nail and middle of the stud.You can also turn the stud finder sideways. When one end of the stud finder no longer has "pull" you know you are off the stud. Measure from that point
+4points
4out of 4found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful4unhelpful0

Asked by
little rock,ar
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
June 8, 2016
Answer: 
by the bubble in your stub finder
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
June 4, 2016
Answer: 
If is an screw . then this is into an 2x4
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
June 4, 2016
Answer: 
Well must of the electronic stud finders send wrong information I trust more in the magnetic stud finder
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Middle River, MD
Read all my Q&A
December 12, 2015
Answer: 
You are not sure, I just found the nail first, then took my own nail, and found the ends, then the middle, then filled the holes back in. This stud finder did not work good for me.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Dinuba, CA
Read all my Q&A
July 24, 2015
Answer: 
Yes, almost always. More accuate than any electronic stud finder i've used.
+1point
3out of 5found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful2

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
May 12, 2015
Answer: 
You really cant. It will all depend on where the nail was from the drywall install.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

May 4, 2015
Answer: 
This tool finds the nails or screws in the stud so the middle of the stud is not guaranteed.
+7points
7out of 7found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful7unhelpful0
This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
 
5 answers

Does this work for metal studs?

This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
March 18, 2016
I have a newer house and it was built with metal studs. Does it work for this or would it be tough to find the center of the stud?
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (5)

Asked by
Middle River, MD
Read all my Q&A
October 30, 2016
Answer: 
Yes, as long as the walls aren't to thick.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Anonymous
Wilmington, DE
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
October 11, 2016
Answer: 
Metal studs still have metallic fasteners - this finder will find the fasteners - how close they are to center is unknown. If I need the centers, I generally locate the drywall fasteners and then probe by drilling with a 1/16" drill bit to locate stud edges, measure to center. Fill drilled holes with Fast & Final if they will be visible
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
New Jersey
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 12, 2016
Answer: 
This little wonder works off of two very strong magnets. If you are looking for aluminum studs this will not work. But, it will find the drywall screws or nails in the studs
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
little rock,ar
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
June 8, 2016
Answer: 
yes
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

March 19, 2016
Answer: 
Hi Ken,
Great question. And Yes, CH Hanson's Magnetic Stud Finder works with metal studs. Just locate either end of the stud (how wide the stud is) and use a tape measure to determine the precise middle. Easy. Thanks!
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
 
5 answers

Studs are wood, how does this locate it? By the nails in it?

This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
December 29, 2015
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (5)

Asked by
Anonymous
Wilmington, DE
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
October 11, 2016
Answer: 
Correct, it finds the nails or screws in the stud.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
New Jersey
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 12, 2016
Answer: 
The stud finder's secret is two very strong magnets. It will find nails and screws without a problem. I have left my stud finder on the wall and walked away to get a distance view
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
little rock,ar
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 9, 2016
Answer: 
yes
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Dunstable, Ma
Read all my Q&A
March 29, 2016
Answer: 
Yes, it locates the nails.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
St. Louis, Missouri
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 4, 2016
Answer: 
Yep! That's exactly what it does.
It's especially wonderful if you have plaster walls, as the magnets are so strong that they are attracted to the nails that hold the lathe in place. This little tool has enabled us to effectively hang shelves and other heavy items, whereas a traditional stud finder has proven to be completely useless.
+6points
6out of 6found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful6unhelpful0
This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
 
5 answers

Will this finder pull the nail out of the wall or loosen it because of the powerful magnet ?

This question is from Magnetic Stud Finder
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
November 30, 2015
When I use it to find a nail in the wall, if I move the finder away from the wall, will it pull the nails out of the wall or loosen the nail because of the powerful magnet ?
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (5)

Asked by
New Jersey
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 12, 2016
Answer: 
The magnets are powerful but not that powerful. The stud finder will stay in position on the wall if you want to drop a plumb line but it will not pull out nails or screws.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
little rock,ar
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 9, 2016
Answer: 
no
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Cleveland, OH
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 28, 2016
Answer: 
I don't think it will
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Middle River, MD
Read all my Q&A
December 12, 2015
Answer: 
NO, no way, it's not very strong at all.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

December 2, 2015
Answer: 
Hello Quin, Thank you for contacting C.H. Hanson. The magnets in the Magnet Stud Finder are strong enough to locate the nail but it will certainly not loosen or begin to remove that nail. Thanks!
+5points
5out of 5found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful5unhelpful0
2 »
  • 2016-10-31 T00:00:21.512-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_202563186, prod, sort_default
2 »
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 72ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Magnetic Stud Finder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 170.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I've used a few electronic types in the past with satisfactory results. At some point they have malfunctioned. Saw the reviews for this one and everyone loved it. I didn't realize how small it was until it arrived; Easily fits into a pocket or tool belt. This stud finder is so accurate. Felt so confident with using it and was able to hang heavy mirrors and a 70 inch TV. I'd recommend to anyone and would buy it again if I ever lost it. So simple and effective. Would also make a great stocking stuffer for anyone relocating or that handy-person in your like :)
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little product I'd previously bought a different stud finder that could supposedly tell me where studs and wires were located, but I found it impossible to work with. No 2 readings were ever the same so I couldn't trust it. I read about this product in a blog on line, decided to check it out when I read all the great reviews and am really glad I did. Love the small size. Love that it stays hanging on the wall by itself so I can easily mark the places it identifies and make sure that it's being consistent.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll admit that when i first saw it, i was ready for a disappointment because no way this little ... I'll admit that when i first saw it, i was ready for a disappointment because no way this little thing works. That's until I tried it and I had a OH MY GOD, NO FREAKING WAY moment!!! You really have to try it to believe it and you will see just how powerful those magnets are!!! I feel like i have won big time!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product !!! Works great. Powerful magnet locks on to a nail or screw and holds the device in place for accurate position of a stud. Built-in level helps to identify line of the stud. No electronics, no batteries, super easy to use.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and accurate Best stud finder I've used! The magnet is strong and easily finds studs and has a leveling bubble to help line things up. Great price and much better than spending $20-30 on an electronic one.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nifty and like the additional Level My husband was skeptical when I purchased this, stating it probably wouldn't work. He went down the hallway as I was opening the package. So I quickly swiped it and it stuck to the wall. He turned to the stud finder stuck exactly to the wall where a stud was located. You can even use it for those tiny screws or nails that slip from your hand on the carpet or floor! No more "stop, don't move" as if you were looking for a eye contact, just swipe it over and zing it picks it right up! Love it!
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stud finder is great - super easy to use! I've used it to hang several items and haven't had... This stud finder is great - super easy to use! I've used it to hang several items and haven't had a false positive yet. The magnets are very strong, so there's no second-guessing. If you run near a nail or screw, this stud finder will immediately move to it and stay in place on the wall without you holding it. Unlike electronic stud finders, this one is very small and can be stored on the refrigerator so you don't lose it in the garage/toolbox/junk drawer/etc. Great purchase!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase This is one of the best purchases I've made for my toolbox. Living in a house with plaster and lath walls, traditional stud finders are unable to distinguish between a stud and the plaster/lath, making them useless. But for ~$10, this little gadget allowed my wife and I to find the studs in our walls and hang the various pictures, mirrors, etc. on our to-do list. Excellent purchase.
Date published: 2016-08-16
  • y_2017, m_1, d_15, h_1
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_170
  • loc_, sid_202563186, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 38ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT