Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TKR1 Accurate, Easy, Safe
I was confused with wide variety of stud finders available in market. Home depot expert suggested me this one. I found it very very accurate and easy to use. It finds edges of studs in seconds. One more important to thing mention is it do warn for AC wire on the wall. My actual planned location for drilling was actually having ac wire on the back and due to this feature I was saved. I am using it for home - get this one instead of cheap ones available in market.
April 6, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by qldong waste of time and money
so excited to find a stud finder at low price like this one. unfortunately, it is a waste of time and money. I can use it to find a stud on every kind of surface including windows. even if I put it on my own body, it shows there is stud found. I don't know the technology too much. but I think it doesn't make sense at all. I have to go back to return it. It just waste my time. don't trust zircon any more. will try stanley instead.
April 20, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gloria I Found A Stud
With this sensor I can find lots of studs.
This sensor works well.
I use this sensor mostly when I want to hang a picture,or drill a hole.
I know by using this sensor with the red light marking that I am not going to have a air hole,like I use to have in the olden days.
This sensor is worth the money.
Home Depot.ca is the cheapest place for this sensor.
August 21, 2007
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 OK, not great
I have had this for about 5 years now. Some days it works and others it doesn't. I don't see any marked difference with metal vs. wood studs, nor in plaster vs. drywall. I have to play with the modes (deep scan vs. regular) to get it to work sometimes. When I put my pencil near stud finder it to mark stud or if my hand position changes too much on the tool it messes up the calibration and results in false positives as well as missed studs.
November 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grisz Works, but a poor design
First read the fine print. Then enjoy installing the 9V battery. When you open this item up, the electronics fall out. So be sure to be standing over a table. Then using your third hand hold the base, the electronics in place and slide the unit back together. Now for hope for smooth walls. If you are using on knock down or texture the velcro on the back will catch but it wears off soon enough. But the unit does work most of the time.
September 30, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by handywoman A dud not a stud finder
This thing never worked well, but since I moved I finally realized just how terrible it is. It takes several attempts to get a reading even if you never let go of the button and there are plenty of false readings. It also drains the battery in just one day. When I first moved I used it for three consecutive days and every morning when I went to turn it on the battery was dead. I would not recommend this stud finder to anyone.
July 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DadD Good product
The stud finder works ok. It has a hard time telling the difference between studs and electrical lines under older lathe and plaster walls. But works well for newer sheetrock
October 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lensmanb You get what you pay for.
Bought this to replace a twenty year old Zircon that was inadequate in my newer home. Please spend an extra $30.00 and buy a good stud sensor. Many false readings, unable to locate studs near a corner, having to hold the button in all the time while using it I realized is a pain in the wrist.
March 24, 2014