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C.H. Hanson

Model 03040

Internet #202563186

Magnetic Stud Finder

$8.39 /each
  • Uses rare earth magnets to detect nails, screws and other metals
  • Rotating bubble vial aids leveling precision
  • No batteries required for operation

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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

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Middle of stud

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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?
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July 12, 2016
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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
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June 8, 2016
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by the bubble in your stub finder
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June 4, 2016
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If is an screw . then this is into an 2x4
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June 4, 2016
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Well must of the electronic stud finders send wrong information I trust more in the magnetic stud finder
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Middle River, MD
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December 12, 2015
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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.
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Dinuba, CA
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July 24, 2015
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Yes, almost always. More accuate than any electronic stud finder i've used.
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May 12, 2015
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You really cant. It will all depend on where the nail was from the drywall install.
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May 4, 2015
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This tool finds the nails or screws in the stud so the middle of the stud is not guaranteed.
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Will this finder pull the nail out of the wall or loosen it because of the powerful magnet ?

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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 ?
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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.
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no
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I don't think it will
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NO, no way, it's not very strong at all.
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December 2, 2015
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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!
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Studs are wood, how does this locate it? By the nails in it?

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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
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yes
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Yes, it locates the nails.
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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.
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Does this work for metal studs?

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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?
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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
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March 19, 2016
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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!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 130 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Best and Handy Device for basic handyman work. Best and Handy device for basic handyman work. I used it to detect studs in my front porch columns to hang fern planters. It worked great as expected. June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple and easy to use I have an electronic stud finder, but everyone knows there are occasional erroneous results, etc. This devices uses a strong magnet (rare earth?) and it makes it easy to find the nails, thus the studs. You need to make sure you find some other nails with the same stud to try and insure the nail is not off-center to begin with. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great. I had no extra holes in my wall this time. I wasn't able to detect the edges of the stud like the ad said but where it stuck magnetically to the wall, I drilled and hit the stud to secure a tv mount. So for me - this time it worked great! August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I got this product so I could mount my TV on the wall. It greatly helped secure the mount. Very helpful tool for finding studs. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magnetic Stud Finder I have and do own several stud finders but this one is the easiest one I have ever used. I bought one for my fiancé and brother. I can put it in my pocket for quick and easy use. The only thing I didn't like was that Home Depot doesn't have it in store, you have to order it online August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Uncomplicated and Does the Job This small stud finder works! You can't go wrong with strong magnets finding nails. In the past I had a hard time making the more complicated stud finders work. And recently a contractor made all sorts of holes in my wall trying to finder a stud--his stud finder needed a battery. But not this one--no battery required. August 9, 2016
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