Before hanging a picture, mounting your TV or installing a shelf in your home you need to ask yourself if you have a stud finder that can help you do this accurately and safely. You actually need a stud finder before doing any renovation work on your wall. Many people forget about this device, and only realize that they need it when a lot of damage has already been incurred. Some stud finders have existed since long ago, while there are some modern types which are also more advanced. Besides electronic and magnetic ones, there has been a recent introduction of ultrasound stud finders which works through sensing the density within the wall to provide very accurate results. Here is a run-down of some of the highly rated stud finders in 2017.
StudSensor HD800 Stud Finder
This finder features deepscan and metal scan modes as well as a wire-warning detection system. It is much lighter than its i520 counterpart, has 3 inches and 2 inches metal and wire scanning depths respectively. It also has a Spotlite pointer system which greatly reduces the time spent looking for studs.
Sharkk Basics Stud Finder
Most reviewers love the Shark Basic stud finder because of its unique technology that detects wood, metal as well as wiring cables. It does not cost much and is very easy to operate. The finder features three scanning modes and is ideal for any home search.
Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder
This model utilizes density detection technology to locate studs. Its generous length facilitates sensing of more than one stud at the same time. It displays the location of the studs on a visual screen so you do not have to guess their exact location. It is popular because of its accuracy and capability for use on hollow walls.
Zircon 68314 MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder
This is one of the most advanced multiscanners. It is able to calibrate itself basing on its surrounding and has a graph on its display to help you pinpoint the centre of detected studs. It also has an AC wire sensor that prevents damage to electric wires. These features together with a great performance make the scanner ideal for your business needs.
Precision Sensors Stud Finder
The Precision Sensor easily locates hidden studs and other objects within the wall. It has a larger sensor pad area than most stud finders and this increases accuracy of detecting wooden and metallic studs. It requires batteries to operate.
These are only a few of the many highly rated stud finders in 2017. You can use this list, together with some more options available at Stud Locator to make a decision. The bottom-line is for you to look into each model for what makes your work easier.