How to Use a Stud Finder
Finding Wall Studs
You don't need x-ray vision to
find wall studs to hang pictures, cabinets, install
shelving or other wall mounted items. A wall stud
finder takes all the guess work out of finding wall
studs. Nothing is so annoying as to think that you
have found a stud but there really isn’t one where
you thought. Old style stud finders were of little
help and often left you wondering if there is even
a stud in the wall. That has all changed with the
Stanley 77-115 stud finder.
The new Stanley stud sensor
150 High-visibility LED indicates
precisely where the stud edge is located and the
multimode panel ensures accurate depth indication.
A unique speaker feature provides audible sound
when locating studs. The high-impact ABS case is
built for strength and durability.
The way the Stanley stud
finder detects ferrous and nonferrous metals, wood
studs, pipes and live electrical wires is by
emitting a signal into the wall surface material.
Its large backlit LCD display pinpoints the
object's center and a detection status indicator
lets you know if no object is found as you scan
across the wall.
How to use a stud finder:
To use the Stanley stud finder
simply turn it on and give it a few moments to warm
up and it’s ready to work. Slowly scan the wall
area where you want to hang an object and the
indicator will indicate exactly where the studs are
located. It will also indicate if there is an
electrical wire in the wall. This is very important
to avoid shorting out electrical circuits.
The Stanley 77-115 stud finder
cost approximately $15 which is a good price for
the value. They are many other stud finders on the
market that range from a few dollars to as high as
$60. They all work but not as well as the Stanley.
That is how to use a stud
finder and the Stanley is one of the best on the
market. If you are DIY homeowner you really should
have one of these stud finders in your DIY tool
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