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RYOBI

Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan

  • Exceptionally accurate with 2-handed operation
  • LED indicator lights mark full width of wall studs
  • Auto Depth Scan determines drywall thickness
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Product Overview

  • Exceptionally accurate with 2-handed operation
  • LED indicator lights mark full width of wall studs
  • Auto Depth Scan determines drywall thickness
RYOBI introduces the Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan. The LED Whole Stud Detector is a great product for detecting whole studs behind your wall. The Multi LED’s allow you to see the entire stud and 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. With all these great features, the RYOBI LED Whole Stud Detector is the best solution for all your detecting needs. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, the Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan includes a AA battery and an operator's manual.
  • Detects whole studs behind your drywall
  • Auto Depth Scan Technology for accurate assessment of drywall thickness
  • Built-in stud markers
  • Multi LED’s for visibility of the entire stud
  • Detects materials (metal, wood, AC wire) behind your wall
  • 2 handed operation for optimized calibration
  • Center indicator LED ring will light up when center of stud is found
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes: (1) ESF5000 Whole Stud Detector, (1) AA battery, and operator's manual
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Exceptionally accurate with 2-handed operation
  • LED indicator lights mark full width of wall studs
  • Auto Depth Scan determines drywall thickness
Model #: ESF5000
Sku #: 1002078185
Internet #: 300038771

RYOBI introduces the Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan. The LED Whole Stud Detector is a great product for detecting whole studs behind your wall. The Multi LED’s allow you to see the entire stud and 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. With all these great features, the RYOBI LED Whole Stud Detector is the best solution for all your detecting needs. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, the Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan includes a AA battery and an operator's manual.

  • Detects whole studs behind your drywall
  • Auto Depth Scan Technology for accurate assessment of drywall thickness
  • Built-in stud markers
  • Multi LED’s for visibility of the entire stud
  • Detects materials (metal, wood, AC wire) behind your wall
  • 2 handed operation for optimized calibration
  • Center indicator LED ring will light up when center of stud is found
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes: (1) ESF5000 Whole Stud Detector, (1) AA battery, and operator's manual
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.77 in
Product Height (in.)
3.27 in
Product Width (in.)
6.09 in

Details

Audio alert
No
Batteries Included
Yes
Battery Type Required
AA
Detects metal
Yes
Detects voltage
Yes
Digital Display
No
Features
Electronic,Hand-Held,LED Display
Hand Tool Type
Stud Sensor
Laser level included
No
Maximum wall thickness (in.)
1.5
Number of Batteries Required
1
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.77 in
Product Height (in.)
3.27 in
Product Width (in.)
6.09 in

Details

Audio alert
No
Batteries Included
Yes
Battery Type Required
AA
Detects metal
Yes
Detects voltage
Yes
Digital Display
No
Features
Electronic,Hand-Held,LED Display
Hand Tool Type
Stud Sensor
Laser level included
No
Maximum wall thickness (in.)
1.5
Number of Batteries Required
1
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3

Questions & Answers

Will the Stud Detector find studs under lathe and plaster walls? Most of the older stud finders...

Will the Stud Detector find studs under lathe and plaster walls? Most of the older stud finders I have used in the past couldn't identify the stud under the lathes. Will this Whole Stud Detector be able to identify the studs behind the lathes?
Asked by: Jerome
I didn't have much luck at all. I have a textured plaster wall though too, which makes it even more difficult. It may work for you, or it may work if you are willing to search and verify several times for long periods of time. I can find a stud better and faster than that just tapping on the wall. It did find unshielded A/C lines accurately though.
Answered by: ehelldane
Date published: 2018-10-18

will this work on Fiberglas bathtub walls

will this work on Fiberglas bathtub walls
Asked by: frank
I'm getting very consistent identification of two studs behind the flat part of my fiberglass shower back wall, and they are the right distance apart. I haven't yet opened up to confirm. The AC detection is a little hard to interpret, though. I have a suspicion it's detecting the electronics in my kitchen range/oven on the other side of the wall, as well as wiring to two electrical outlets on the kitchen side of the wall.
Answered by: Bec
Date published: 2019-07-10

Can this be used to find floor joist through carpet?

Asked by: Redinator
Yes you can. Since I have purchased the stud finder I don’t have to find things the old way my father showed me. Knocking on walls with your knuckles or tapped mg lightly with a hammer. Now I don’t have extra mistakes to fix. Sorry I’m not able to send a snap shot of the project.
Answered by: Grizzlybear
Date published: 2018-09-14

will this unit locate studs behind bathroom ceramic tiles?

will this unit locate studs behind bathroom ceramic tiles?
Asked by: Ray
Sorry i took so long to get back to you. It will detect electrical but the stud finding is suspect. I would not want to stake my life or reputation on its ability to see through ceramic.
Answered by: RyobiNut
Date published: 2018-02-26
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Customer Reviews

Whole Stud Detector with Auto Depth Scan is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 306.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't know if I got a dud, or what, but this thing is terrible. Right off the bat, it has two b... I don't know if I got a dud, or what, but this thing is terrible. Right off the bat, it has two buttons that both must be depressed constantly for it to work . This is a pain for overhead use. Secondly, and most importantly, this thing could not find a stud to save it's life. I tried it on multiple walls, on ceilings, all over the place, and it would not consistently find a stud. Even if it did find a stud, if I went past it and came back, the stud would no longer be there. Also, if there is an an electrical wire ANYWHERE NEAR the area where you are working, the AC alarm stays on, so it is impossible to detect where it actually is. trusted this thing one time. I found a ceiling joist, marked the center with the button, making a dimple in the ceiling. When I drilled, I didn't even nick the joist. Nothing but air. This thing is going back to the store.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I brought it and it made me missed while attempting screw to the stud not the drywall alone. so I... I brought it and it made me missed while attempting screw to the stud not the drywall alone. so I use old fashion way magnet and it show different location from what this product shows.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like others have said, the two buttons are difficult to... Like others have said, the two buttons are difficult to use, otherwise happy with it.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Awesome, powerfull light great awesome pro Great Awesome, powerfull light great awesome product
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This thing is awful. Like the other reviewer said, there are two buttons on the bottom of the de... This thing is awful. Like the other reviewer said, there are two buttons on the bottom of the device, one on each side, that have to be pressed up to operate the unit. You essentially hold it like you would a sandwich or hamburger. If your hands are not to the sides against the wall and are more on top of the unit you will trigger the AC detector. It's incredibly sensitive. If your hands are too far over the top you will trigger the sensors for the stud detector. It's also incredibly sensitive. In fact, the image of the person holding the unit would most definitely set off the AC Detector and most likely the pointer fingers would interfere with the stud detection. The center button basically marks the wall where you press it, and is probably the best feature of the unit, however, since it's so inaccurate it's useless.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I honestly have no idea what the designer of the product was thinking. In order to use this detec... I honestly have no idea what the designer of the product was thinking. In order to use this detector you have to use two hands! Why would you design a stud detector that requires two hands to operate? This is among the most stupid design I have ever seen. To activate, there are two switches that have to be pushed at the same time and held for the detector to work. Not to mention, the marker (a button you push) can't really be pushed without removing a hand from one of the two required switches to operate the detector. What about safety? Sure, it detects electrical wires that are near, but I sure would like to be able to hang onto a ladder or other securing object with one hand and operate the detector with the other. Not with the Ryobi ESF5000. Sorry Ryobi. I can only give this unit 1 star. Bad design. Make it so I can use one hand in place of having to use both. This needs to go back to the design board.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have used many stud finder over the years and this one was only average in my opinion. I found ... I have used many stud finder over the years and this one was only average in my opinion. I found the design and information on the package intriguing enough to purchase one to find out if it was worth it. Cost wise it is a good buy for what it does. The indicator lights are easy to follow and the center punch button is nice to have. It did a good job of letting me know where electrical was for the most part. The main issue I had was that the glide pads on the back of the unit seem to be far to small for the uses I may need it for; Going over smooth/semi smooth surfaces (like knockdown texture) it ran along the wall pretty good however the moment I hit a place where a patch was, made by someone who knew little about matching textures thus turning it into semi rough area, the unit no longer glided along the wall. I tried several different areas and received the same results. This product, in my opinion, is a basic home owner tool and would never do the job needed for a professional to do their job quickly and correctly.
Date published: 2017-03-14
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