The ESF5001 RYOBI LED Whole Stud Detector is a great option for stud finding. The Multi LEDs allow you to see the entire stud, not just an edge or center. It uses Auto Depth Scan, technology designed to determine the thickness of your drywall so you can accurately assess what is behind it. With its material detection capabilities, you will always know when you are over metals (non-ferrous), wood, and AC wire, saving you some trouble. This unit can also be used with 1 hand. With all these great features, mounting your TV, hanging pictures, or whatever has you searching for studs, the RYOBI LED Whole Stud Detector is the right tool for the job. California residents: see Proposition 65 information.
Detects whole studs behind your drywall
Auto depth scan technology for accurate assessment of drywall thickness
Built-in stud markers
Multi LEDs for visibility of the entire stud
Detects materials (metal, wood, AC wire) behind your wall
1 handed operation for ease of use
Center indicator LED ring will light up when center of stud is found
Includes: whole stud detector, 1 AA battery and owners manual
Just bought it at Home Depot. It wasn’t consistent with the stud location. I used it on a wall I had replaced and I know where the studs are. The wall also had no electric. This item was never accurate. It’s indications were between 13” and 20”. And it kept showing an AC detection. Where it would indicate a stud center. It would actual be on one side of the stud, not the center. Of the 9 studs in the wall it accurately found one.
5 people found this helpful
May 16, 2018
Was able to find the studs I needed to put up overhead storage, was very important to hit the st...
Was able to find the studs I needed to put up overhead storage, was very important to hit the studs right in the center. Would of given it a 5, but for some reason it twice told me there was a stud and there was none at all. Still not sure why it did that. Other than those two times it was right on the mark.
5 people found this helpful
Mar 17, 2018
"Exceptionally accurate" it is not. Try "exceptionally non-ergonomic" and "exceptionally slow to ...
"Exceptionally accurate" it is not.
Try "exceptionally non-ergonomic" and "exceptionally slow to calibrate" and maybe even "exceptionally poor at detecting studs".
I purchased this hoping that it would be a nice upgrade over my Zircon for easily finding the center of a stud. It turns out that it is uncomfortable to hold (I wish I'd listened to the other reviews about the hamburger grip), and that it also just doesn't detect studs for me in an older house. My Zircon e50 (pretty darn cheap) has only minor problems with stud detection in my house, but this thing looks more like KITT from Knight Rider, lights blinking back and forth as if the stud was moving through my wall, trying to dance and dodge out of my way.
I'm sure this thing works fine on brand new drywall, but don't even bother if your house wasn't built this century. I'm returning this same-day.
The only feature that appears to work perfectly is AC detection. I actually really like the clear and obnoxious indicator warning you not to drive a long screw straight into mains voltage.
9 people found this helpful
Sep 11, 2021
Might have thrown $40 in the garbage - this thing has no idea where studs are and guesses poorer than me.
Customer review from homedepot.ca
Sep 1, 2021
This device can not make up its mind where the...
This device can not make up its mind where the stud is. I think it is junk. VooDoo ... But, I am challenged with stud finders anyway. I think they all are mystical. Get a strong magnet ... find the nails that go into the studs.
Aug 31, 2021
Aug 27, 2021
Simple use to find the "center" of a stud. Also...
Simple use to find the "center" of a stud. Also works on metal studs.
Aug 27, 2021
I have missed the stud way too many times have...
I have missed the stud way too many times have debated to return product
by M 10e
Aug 27, 2021
I wish it were always on. If you release the...
I wish it were always on. If you release the button while sliding it left or right you have to start all over,,,,,get aggravating after two-three trys. Other than that it works fi e
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