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Magnetic Stud Finder

  • Sticks to wall magnetically to show where nails exist in studs
  • Compact design ideal for portability or storage in a tool chest
  • Simple, battery-free design with no moving parts
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Product Overview

The StudBuddy® is The World's Simplest Stud Finder. The StudBuddy® stud finder hangs on the wall hands free for visual reference when hanging shelves, cabinets, paintings, mirrors, hooks, flat screen televisions and other heavy objects. The simple to use stud finder works with all drywall applications by locating nails and screws in wood and metal studs. No batteries, electronic or moving parts. Made in the USA. Having spent the last 40 years as a framer, carpenter, builder, designer and general contractor, The StudBuddy® creator felt there must be a simpler and more accurate way of locating framing studs. Many people get frustrated with using electronic stud finders, the tapping method, or drilling multiple holes to locate studs which can be costly to repair and repaint. Several years ago, while playing with strong neodymium magnets, The StudBuddy® inventor suddenly saw the ease of locating drywall nails and screws, and therefore, stud location.
  • The world's simplest stud finder - Made in the USA
  • Works with all drywall applications *Not intended for use on lath and plaster walls
  • Finds wood and metal studs behind drywall by locating nails and screws in the studs
  • No batteries required. Hangs on the wall hands free when studs are located
  • Hang shelves, cabinets, paintings, mirrors, hooks, televisions and more
  • The StudBuddy LLC supports Hire Heroes USA and National Breast Cancer Coalition

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Price
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Ratings
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Hand Tool TypeStud SensorStud SensorStud SensorStud Sensor
Battery Type Required9-volt 1CR2None, Manual Operation
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.96
Product Height (in.)
5.71
Product Width (in.)
1.08

Details

Audio alert
No
Batteries Included
No
Battery Type Required
None, Manual Operation
Detects metal
Yes
Detects voltage
No
Digital Display
No
Features
Hand-Held,Magnetic
Hand Tool Type
Stud Sensor
Laser level included
No
Maximum wall thickness (in.)
1
Number of Batteries Required
0
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime warranty

Questions & Answers

15Questions55Answers

Does it fully stick?

Asked by e46er February 2, 2020
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yes! you could easily leave it stuck to the nail and hammer/drill below or above it. It is a strong magnet.

Will it work ob plaster walls?

Asked by Joe February 1, 2020
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The details of the Studbuddy on the HD website indicate "Not intended for use o lath and plaster walls."

Does this find metal pipes?

Asked by Nikki January 9, 2020
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It won’t find anything. It is worthless I am returning it the first chance I get.

Will this work on plaster and lathe?

Asked by RJ September 5, 2019
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Well, RJ it is really just finding all things that magnets are attracted to. So if the lath is nailed (or screwed) to the studs, there's a good chance it will work. I usually start at an outlet; there is usually a stud on one side or the other. Then studs are spaced 16" or 24" apart, so you have a general idea where to look for the next one. I've done whole houses and found odd stud spacing, and also couldn't find some studs where they should have been. It doesn't mean there's no stud, it means the StudBuddy couldn't find a nail. Good Luck, and remember, you could use any old magnet, the StudBuddy is just wrapped conveniently for sliding along walls, and it's reasonably priced.

Will it stick on a ceiling or fall off?

Asked by SilverBullet August 27, 2019
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Did not try the ceiling/

Will this find a stud through exterior siding ?

Asked by WC January 26, 2019
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Did not try it outside,

will this product through a shear wall to locate studs?

Asked by ray January 3, 2019
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Yes

Does this find wood studs ?

Asked by Aris December 30, 2018
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no it finds nails, screws and any thing made of metal that magnets will stick to.

Will it work on plaster walls.

Asked by Mark December 1, 2018
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Yes. I have moved in an older home with layers of various wall coverings and have been successful.

Will this find metal studs? I assume so but want to be sure.

Asked by Chris October 4, 2018
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Yes. Now this is not a traditional stud finder mind you, it literally only has two magnets and that is it, there are no electronics involved at all. So the only way that it’ll find wood studs is if it finds the nails holding the drywall onto it. P.S. Keep away from your debit/credit cards and cell phones laptops and such or it’ll damage them.

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Customer Reviews

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Virginia
So easy to use!
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I have used multiple stud finders in the past and have always found it confusing to actually pinpoint where studs are. It seems like they just beep randomly and never seem to beep in the same spot twice. I was a little skeptical of the studbuddy but it was actually incredibly simple to use. When it passes over a stud, it hangs on the wall making it incredibly obvious where to drill. I also found it worked equally well on drywall walls and wood paneling (another difficulty I had with other stud finders). Definitely recommend this. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Leesburg. IN
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I received the StudBuddy and it came at the most perfect time. My daughter just moved into her new home and needed everything hung up from pictures to bedroom shelves to bathroom vanities. The Studbuddy hangs on the wall handsfree when a stud is located, I loved that it didn't require batteries or leave marks on her walls. We even got to use it in the Garage to assist in hanging up their bicycles. I highly recommended ever household to have a Studbuddy. I know I will buying a few more for my family members. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Charlotte
Perfect stud finder!
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I got this a few weeks ago and am very glad that I did. It uses a magnet to find studs in all drywall and also detect nails and screws in wood and metal studs. I think this is the perfect tool to have in any household and would definitely recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Rowlett, TX
Love this studfinder!
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I can't say enough good things about The StudBuddy! It is such a simple, easy to use product. Slowly move back and forth over your wall, and when the magnets find nails in a stud, it will stick to the wall. It's a perfect tool for hanging pictures, shelving, or anything else on the wall. Everyone I know will be getting one of these from me for Christmas! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Tucson Az
Great Product
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The StudBuddy is such a great product and so easy to use..It works with magnets so no batteries are required..Just run StudBuddy over drywall and when it detects a nail or screw you can feel the magnetic pull and there's your stud..Studbuddy attaches to metal brackets..nails and screws and works with all drywall but is not intended for use with lath and plaster walls..Studbuddy is lightweight...easy to use and made in the USA...This is a great product and I recommend it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Michigan
Very easy to use!
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I received the Stud Buddy just in time for a remodel of our spare bedroom. The Stud Buddy arrived just when we needed to hang shelving and decorative items. This made it easy to locate the areas in which to hang these items. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Roseville, CA
Easy to Use
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The StudBuddy is a great tool to have on hand. I have always been interested in stud finders and how they work but have never purchased one since my dad always had one on hand to lent me. I was excited to learn about the StudBuddy and how it works. This stud finder really is the world’s simplest as it uses a strong magnet to find studs in your drywall. I simply slid the StudBuddy around the wall and when it stuck, I knew I had found a stud. There was no damage done to my walls at all while using this product. I love that you can let go of it and it stays there so you can grab any tools you need to further your project. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Iowa
LOVE this stud buddy!!
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This tiny little tool works so well!! The size is so perfect it fits in my tool bag so well and does not take up a ton of room like the one I previously used. So easy to use, simply slide along wall and it will magnetically find the stud! Would recommend this as it is so much easier to use that the stud scanning type. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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West Palm Beach
StudBuddy
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The easiest stud finder ever. Works great on drywall construction and easily detects nails too. Great tool to have around the house to readily hang all your frames and shelves. The magnetic in studbuddy is strong too. This tool just made my life easier [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Cincinnati Ohio
The World's Simplest Stud Finder
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The StudBuddy is quite simply the world's easiest stud finder! This small but powerful magnetic stud Finder works with all drywall construction. You simply place StudBuddy against the wall in a vertical position and slowly scan your wall back and forth in 24 inch sections while gradually moving up and down the wall. When Studbuddy sticks to the wall a nail or screw has been detected in the stud. The stud lies behind the drywall at all points above and below the StudBuddy! The StudBuddy requires no batteries and you can easily hang shelves, televisions, racks, hooks, etc. The StudBuddy can only be used on drywall not on lath or plaster walls is the only downside that I see. The StudBuddy is made in the USA. Another uniqueness of the StudBuddy is you can always find it in your tool chest or anything magnetic so it will not get lost in the bottom of your tool chest like so many other tools, you simply attach it to a magnetic item and voila you will always find this tool when you need it! My StudBuddy has easily become an essential tool for hanging anything heavy requiring a stud. I would recommend this tool to be part of everyone's tool chest since it is very versatile, small and an invaluable tool. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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