For those who occasionally hang heavy objects on the wall: photos, shelves, mirrors – a special tool stud finder is needed. After some time spent on researching similar instruments, we compiled our comparison list.
The most simple and inexpensive in our review was a stud locator Diamond Resource 10129-ST. Inside this device is a powerful neodymium magnet that can detect a metal beam in the wall or metal screws. When the facility finds metal in the wall, you will hear a tapping. This will serve as a signal where you need to put a mark on the wall. The plus of this device is that its operation does not require batteries. This tool cost 11$.
Another tool in this stud finder reviews is Zircon m40-FFP. It is also a very popular model and works fine for its price. This device perfectly finds not only beams in the wall, but also small nails. This is possible thanks to a special pinner mode. In this mode tool perfect detect small nails up to 4 inches deep. To operate the device requires a 9V battery, which is usually included in the kit. Price around 30$.
More devices from this company you can find on the website http://www.zircon.com/tools/
Third tool which I want to introduce to you is Franklin ProSensor 710. A very interesting model that will allow you to locate a stud in the wall in one motion and accurately enough. On stud finder placed 13 LEDs horizontally. When you are navigating the wall with a horizontal movement, the device will show you where the beam in the wall is on, including some LEDs. The tool works so simply that even a housewife can understand it. This stud finder has been sold since 2011 and has many positive reviews. In 2017 this cool tool cost 27$ that is very good, because previous price was almost 50$.