10 Best Stud Finders -Reviews & Buying Guide

Buying the best stud finders is pretty simple, but choosing the right one for you isn’t necessarily easy, especially when considering just how many options are out there. To help you out, we did all the research out there, considering the various types, quality, and features available. During the analysis of this product, we considered all the important factors. Keep reading to learn more about the research factors and our top 10 picks of stud finders so you can easily buy one.

10 Best stud finders to Buy This Year

Our team members have a strong background in the stud finders industry. We began this study by considering the most important aspects of an stud finders. To rate each product, our research regime puts each stud finders through multi-point performance analysis. We subjected each stud finders to over 10 individual metrics research to find the best stud finders out there.

Our research of stud finders covers these metrics:

  • Product Quality
  • The design
  • Materials used to build
  • The price of stud finders
  • Strength and durability
  • Characteristics of the product
  • Products value for money
  • Products versatility
  • Is it user-friendly?
  • Products functionality
  • User Feedback
  • Size and weight
  • Warranty policy, and many more.

The most important metric for stud finders is product quality. We believe this is the most important thing to get the best stud finders, so we give it a higher weighting than other test metrics. In addition to the experience of our researchers and user feedback, we also utilize information from our extensive product research to compare each stud finders performance.

1. Franklin Sensors FS710PRO ProSensor 710+ Professional Stud Finder with 13-Sensors for the Highest Accuracy Detects Wood & Metal Studs with Incredible Speed, Yellow

Features :

  • ACCURATE: More sensors = More accuracy. The ProSensor 710+ has 13 sensors. Conventional stud finders have 1 or 2 sensors. With more sensors, Franklin Sensors stud finders are the market’s most accurate and best stud finders. The ProSensor 710+ has a max detection depth of 1.6″. The precision LEDs are spaced every 1/2″ and track the location of studs while displaying the center and edges simultaneously.
  • EASY: One mode finds it all! It finds wood studs, metal studs and the ProSensor 710+ stud finder auto-selects the most accurate mode for changes in material or depth. No toggling between standard-scan and deep-scan. Also, with Franklin Sensors stud finders, no calibration is required. Just press and hold the button to begin your scan. Additionally, you can start over a stud, unlike other stud sensors that give false readings. It is undoubtedly the most intuitive stud finder on the market.
  • SHOWS THE CENTER AND EDGES OF STUDS SIMULTANEOUSLY: The ProSensor 710+ saves you time by showing you more of what is behind the wall. It displays the center and edges of studs simultaneously, shows double studs and irregular configurations found in older homes that other stud finders cannot detect.
  • DURABLE: Designed for all users from homeowners to DIY enthusiasts to professionals, the ProSensor 710+ stud finder is accurate and durable. It saves you time while still being tough enough to withstand being dropped off a ladder or tossed into a toolbox.
  • EXTRA FEATURES: Integrated Ruler and bubble level

Additional Info :

Color Yellow
Item Dimensions
Height 2.7
Width 3
Length 7.5
Weight 0.4

2. Stud Finder Wall Scanner – 5 in 1 Stud Detector with Intelligent Microprocessor chip and HD LCD Display, Stud Sensor Beam Finders for the Center and Edge of Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Joist Pipe

Features :

  • Accurate and Rapid: The stud finder adopts an intelligent micro-sensor chip with the highest sensitivity which can accurately and quickly find edges and center of metal, studs, joists, pipes, and live AC wire behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Fast detection saves users time and effort, making task completion easier. No matter professionals, homeowner,s and DIY enthusiasts, it must be an ultimate choice
  • 5 in 1 Multi-function Detection: The upgraded 5-in-1 mode provides users with more detection needs. 1/2 inch scan mode locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1/2 inch deep; medium scan locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1 inch deep; Deep scan locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1.5inch deep; Metal scan detects metal (Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal) up to 2.36 inch deep; AC scan detects live unshielded AC wires up to 2 inches deep
  • LCD display and sound alarm, which can detect the exact location of the objects. When find the objects, the LCD display will indicate the direction and the intensity of beeping tells whether you are more close to the target. This LCD also features back-lit function which can provides a clear appearance even in low light conditions, indicating detection mode, center pointing, low battery indication, ect
  • Easy to Use & Auto Calibration: Easy-to-read LCD display and ergonomic anti-slip handle provide users with comfort and convenience while scanning. The wall detector can be automatically calibrated anywhere on the wall to successfully find the center of studs in one step. This function provides maximum reliability to the user, greatly reduces errors in the application, and ensuring that most objects behind the wall can be detected
  • Wide Use: Are you looking for tool gifts for your husband, dad, or grandpa? This stud finder will be a gift ideal for men. This stud detector quickly locates wood, metal, and AC wires hidden in the walls, floors, and ceilings of the house. Helping you avoid danger when mounting TVs, cabinets, garage racks, etc. This stud finder would be great value gifts set as Fathers Day Gifts, Anniversary Gifts, Christmas Gifts, Birthday Gifts for Men Him Husband Boyfriend!

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.2375

3. CRAFTSMAN Stud Finder, 3/4-Inch Depth (CMHT77633)

Features :

  • WORKS ON WALLPAPER & FABRIC: The stud finder has a depth range of 3/4-inch through drywall and works on surfaces covered in wallpaper and fabric
  • LOCATE STUD EDGES: The stud finder wall scanner has the edge detection to locate Stud Edges of Both Wood and Metal Stud
  • DURABILITY: The wood/metal stud finder has Shock-Resistant & Water-Resistant body for durability and long life

4. Franklin Sensors ProSensor M210 Professional Stud Finder with 13-Sensors for the Highest Accuracy Detects Wood & Metal Studs with Incredible Speed, Yellow

Features :

  • ACCURATE: More sensors = More accuracy. The ProSensor M210 has 13 sensors and 21 Enhanced Precision LEDs. Conventional stud finders have 1 or 2 sensors. With more sensors, Franklin Sensors stud finders are the market’s most precise and best stud finders. The M210 has a max detection depth of 1.7″. The enhanced precision LEDs track the exact location of studs while displaying the center and edges simultaneously.
  • EASY: One mode finds it all! It finds wood beams metal studs, pipes, live electrical wires, and the M210 stud finder auto-selects the most accurate mode for changes in material or depth. No toggling between standard-scan and deep-scan. Also, no calibration is required. Just press and hold the button to begin your scan. Additionally, you can start over a stud, unlike other stud sensors that give false readings. It is undoubtedly the most intuitive stud finder on the market
  • SHOWS THE CENTER AND EDGES OF STUDS SIMULTANEOUSLY: The M210 saves you time by showing you more of what is behind the wall. It displays the center and edges of studs simultaneously, shows double studs and irregular configurations found in older homes that other stud finders cannot detect.
  • DURABLE: Designed for all users from homeowners to DIY enthusiasts to professionals, the M210 stud finder is accurate and durable. It saves you time while still being tough enough to withstand being dropped off a ladder or tossed into a toolbox.
  • EXTRA FEATURES: Live Electrical Warning, Built-In Bubble Level and Convenient Pencil Caddy

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2.5
Width 8
Length 9
Weight 12.3

5. The StudBuddy Magnetic Stud Finder

Features :

  • The world’s simplest stud finder. Works with all drywall construction. Made in the USA.
  • NOT INTENDED FOR USE ON LATH & PLASTER WALLS.
  • Drywall is hung to wood or metal studs using screws or nails. The StudBuddy utilizes super-strong neodymium magnets to detect those screw/nail heads as you run the stud finder across your wall. When a screw or nail head is detected, The StudBuddy “sticks” to the wall, pointing you to the exact location of these studs.
  • There are no batteries or moving parts to worry about. The StudBuddy is always ready to work!
  • Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand and constructed of plastic that won’t mar or scratch your walls.
  • Perfect for hanging cabinets, paintings, televisions, mirrors and anything else that requires sturdy mounting to wood/metal studs.
  • The StudBuddy is proudly manufactured in the USA.
  • Our company supports Hire Heroes USA and the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Additional Info :

Color Orange
Item Dimensions
Height 1.25
Width 1
Length 5.75
Weight 0.1

6. Stud Finder Wall Scanner Detector – 5 in 1 Electronic Wall Wood Metal Stud Finder Edge Center Beam Finders Stud Sensor with LCD Display for Live AC Wire Pipe Metal Wood Studs Joist Drywall Detection

Features :

  • 2022 NEWEST UPGRADED STUD FINDER MODEL- More Accurate and Consistent than 95% Stud Finder on the Market-After testing the accuracy and reliability of 25+ different options, Povlen stud finder are the best stud finder for most situations. It has the big improvement of the inter sensors, and the performance of this stud detector is excellent, finding the studs quickly, accurately, and repeatedly. it works efficiently and displays the edges and center of a stud, wood, metal, live AC wire
  • DURABILITY&5 SCANNING MODE that go as deep as 2 inches-This Povlen wood/metal stud finder has High-Quality sensors and Shock-Resistant & Dust-Resistant body for durability and long life. This wall stud finder features five scanning modes to accommodate various wall material thicknesses:3 depth stud modes,detecting up to 1.5 inches(38 mm) deep in drywall; Metal mode could detect various metal materials deep up to 2.36 inches; and AC mode detects live AC wires up to 2 inches.
  • DURABILITY&5 SCANNING MODE that go as deep as 2 inches-This Povlen wood/metal stud finder has High-Quality sensors and Shock-Resistant & Dust-Resistant body for durability and long life. This wall stud finder features five scanning modes to accommodate various wall material thicknesses:3 depth stud modes,detecting up to 1.5 inches(38 mm) deep in drywall; Metal mode could detect various metal materials deep up to 2.36 inches; and AC mode detects live AC wires up to 2 inches.
  • NEVER MISS A STUD & NEVER WORRY DRILLING INTO LIVE WIRES-This Povlen stud finder is designed to locate both wood and metal studs while avoiding AC electrical wires.This studs finder Indicates the live AC wire in all modes to keep you away from AC wires and avoid you from drilling into electrical wires. And Povlen stud finder is highly accurate for detecting a range of materials, even materials found in thicker walls.
  • EASY to USE and RELIABLE – Developing the reliable stud finder with laser level is our goal to help you avoid the detecting hazard. The two-button design is very easy to use. The button on the left is ON/OFF to open or close the wall finder, and the other on the right is scanning mode switch. With the help of this stud finder, you can quickly locate wood, metal and AC wires hidden in the walls or ceilings of the house to help you avoid potential serious issues when you install TVs, cabinets etc.

Additional Info :

Color Black

7. Franklin Sensors ProSensor M150 Professional Stud Finder with 9-Sensors for The Highest Accuracy Detects Wood & Metal Studs with Incredible Speed, Yellow

Features :

  • ACCURATE: More sensors = More accuracy. The ProSensor M150 has 9 sensors and 15 Enhanced Precision LEDs. Conventional stud finders have 1 or 2 sensors. With more sensors, Franklin Sensors stud finders are the market’s most precise and best stud finders. The M150 has a max detection depth of 1.5″. The enhanced precision LEDs track the exact location of studs while displaying the center and edges simultaneously.
  • EASY: One mode finds it all! It finds wood beams metal studs, pipes, live electrical wires, and the M150 stud finder auto-selects the most accurate mode for changes in material or depth. No toggling between standard-scan and deep-scan. Also, no calibration is required. Just press and hold the button to begin your scan. Additionally, you can start over a stud, unlike other stud sensors that give false readings. It is undoubtedly the most intuitive stud finder on the market.
  • SHOWS THE CENTER AND EDGES OF STUDS SIMULTANEOUSLY: The M150 saves you time by showing you more of what is behind the wall. It displays the center and edges of studs simultaneously, shows double studs and irregular configurations found in older homes that other stud finders cannot detect.
  • DURABLE: Designed for all users from homeowners to DIY enthusiasts to professionals, the M150 stud finder is accurate and durable. It saves you time while still being tough enough to withstand being dropped off a ladder or tossed into a toolbox.
  • EXTRA FEATURES: Live Electrical Warning

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2
Width 3
Length 5.5
Weight 7.5

8. Tavool Stud Finder Sensor Wall Scanner – 4 in 1 Electronic Stud Sensor Beam Finders Wall Detector Center Finding with LCD Display for Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Joist Detection

Features :

  • The Most Accurate Wall Scanner- Tavool specializes in stud finder for years and adopts the most Advance Sensors Technology for accurately & quickly locating studs wood metal AC wires! In all modes, this wall scanner always detect and indicate the Live AC Wire. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, you can find great use in this electronic stud scanner
  • 4 IN 1 Multiplication Plus Deep Detection – This digital wall scanner includes four different scanning modes for woods, beam, joist, metals, AC wires and deeply embedded objects behind floor, ceiling, wall. Stud mode detects wooden beams and joists in drywall up to 1.2 inches. Metal mode detects pipe , rebar, aluminum and copper up to 1.57 inches.Deep mode detects wood and metal parts located up to 1.77 inches while 85~240 volt AC current for voltage and live electrical lines up to 2.36 inches
  • Upgrade Design of LCD Screen – Displaying the Desired Stud Material As Well As the Precise Position of the Stud – The Tavool digital stud scanner features large LCD display together with the big sound to detect the accurate location of stud metal Ac wires. When find the material, the LCD display will indicate the direction and the intensity of sound tells whether you are more close to the target. The fast detection saves users time and efforts, making the task completion EASIER
  • Automatic Calibration and Ergonomic Grip for Comfortable Use – Turning on the stud finder and Completing Calibration. The automatic calibration before using provides users with maximum reliability and accuracy. Then put it on the wall. The wood beam finder will flash once it has picked up the edge of a stud.The ergonomic design of this wall stud finder makes it comfortable to hold from any angle
  • Professional Design with Top Quality – Tavool has been dedicated to Research and develop stud finders for many years, and we have a professional team and mature productions process. This stud joist finder wall detector can quickly locate the metal wood AC wire that are hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings of your house, help you find the exact stud while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc.

Additional Info :

Color Silver
Item Dimensions
Height 1.1
Width 2.75
Length 6.49
Weight 0.34

9. Stud Finder Wall Scanner – 4 in 1 Electric Wood Detector, Sensor Wall Scanner with LCD Display, Beam Finder Center Finding & Sound Warning for Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Detection (Black)

Features :

  • Safe and Reliable. VIVREAL is committed to developing the reliable stud finder and helping you detect the hazard. No more worries about the annoying little things during decoration with the help of this stud finder. VIVREAL stud finder can help you find the edges and center of the objects easily and quickly. This wall scanner can detect the Live AC Wire in all modes. Our advanced technology enables accuracy detection to protect you from danger.
  • Four Scanning Modes. VIVREAL stud finder provides four scanning modes. Depending on the tasks you have, you can switch to the desired mode. The stud scan is used for finding and locating the center and edges of wood or metal studs up to 3/4 in (19mm) deep; Deep mode can be used for scanning walls for 1 1/(2 ) in (38mm) deep; Metal mode locates and detects metal (such as 1/2 inch rebar) up to 2 1/(4 )in (60mm) deep; and AC scan locates live AC wires up to 2 in (51mm) deep.
  • Graphical LCD Display.This multiple-function wall scanner detector has a graphical LCD display, which indicates many cues during detection, such as detection mode, signal strength, automatic calibration, battery indication with maximum readability. The low battery Indicator icon displays when the battery level is getting low, reminds you to replace a brand new 9-volt battery in time.
  • Sound Waring.VIVREAL beam finder offers the beep alert. When you detect an object, it would beep continually. The loud sound warning together with the LCD screen helps detect the accurate location of the objects. Then a peck shape will display on the graphical screen. You can use the pencil to point to the location of the object. The audible and visible cues reliably keep users informed when an object, such as metal, studs, AC live wiring is found.
  • Simple and Fast.The stud finder wall scanner can quickly find the edges and center of metal studs, pipes, rebar, joists behind walls, floors, and ceilings as well as the live AC wires. Fast detection saves users time and efforts, making the task easier. The button on the middle of the body is used for selecting from four scanning modes. The other button on the left side is to help you easily read the information on LCD screen and quickly detect the objects behind.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.1
Width 2.75
Length 6.49
Weight 0.34

10. Mecurate Stud Finder Wall Scanner Sensor – 5 in 1 Electronic Stud with LCD Display & Audio Alarm for Wood AC Live Wire Metal Studs Detection Joist Pipe

Features :

  • 【Accurate】A fully self-calibration before using according to different walls which provides users with maximum reliability and accuracy, it can quickly locate metal, wood or AC wires hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings, helping you find the exact location while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc.
  • 【Multi-functional】 The stud finder has 5 scanning modes for distinct application, including 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ scanning mode for wood, metal scanning mode, AC scanning mode and buzzer mode. 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ scanning mode to locate the center and edge of woods, beam, joist, metals or deeply embedded objects; Metal scanning mode to detect ferrous and non-ferrous metal ; AC scan detects unshielded 80 to 240 AC voltage.
  • 【Easy to use】The stud finder has audible warnings and noticeable moving direction arrow on the LCD display. The signal bar on the LCD display alerts you to the distance and direction of the approaching object, and a beep sounds to determine the location.This LCD display is also backlit which can provide clear display even in low light conditions.
  • 【Packed for convenience】9V battery, dustproof bag and user manual are included in the stud finder package, our user manual has sufficient operation method, detailed instruction and common issues for the stud finder while scanning the walls, it is greatly helped with using and accurate measurement.
  • 【Warranty】Mecurate stud finder has been under the research and development for over 20 years with abundant experience, products are providing 12 months warranty and life time support, be free to have new item for replacement.

Additional Info :

Color Orange

Things to Look Before Buying stud finders

There are a few factors to consider before purchasing stud finders. First, you need to buy only what is beneficial for you. Second, the product quality should be more than satisfactory. Third, the price should be affordable. There are so many options available on the market, each of which has different features. Some are made from high-quality materials, while some are just not good enough to be used for a long time. It is very important to get the best one for your needs.

The following will help you know what to look for when buying stud finders:

  • Quality of the product: Check the material used for making it. The material should be strong and durable enough to last long.
  • How much will it last: Once you have bought something, it might not be easy to replace it with a new one when something goes wrong with the old one. So, ensure the product is durable enough to last longer than expected.
  • Its brand reputation: It’s important to consider buying from a reputed brand, as they usually offer better quality products at reasonable prices than other brands.
  • User’s review: Read user reviews before buying any product online. This will help you decide whether or not it’s worth your money and time.

Here are a few more considerations that you need to know:

Design

The design of your stud finders is also important because it helps make it easy to work with and looks attractive and appealing to the eye.  It should be attractive and eye-catching. If it is not attractive, then there is no use in buying that thing. You need to look at every minute detail while checking it out. If you get a design that does not match your taste or preference, it can ruin the overall needs rather than what you want it to be. It is therefore important that when looking for designs for your new stud finders, choose one that matches your taste and your needs so that they complement each other well instead of clashing with each other or, even worse, ruin your needs completely!

What features do you need?

The product’s features are the second thing you must consider when buying stud finders. This can be tricky because many different types of products with different features are available in the market today. Therefore, if you want something specific in your product, make sure it has those features before making any purchase. If possible, try out each product before buying one so that you can see whether or not it meets all your requirements or not!

Quality

When buying stud finders, quality is extremely important. You want something that will last and not break after using it a few times. It won’t be worth your money and time if you buy something that breaks easily or doesn’t work well. So, research what brands have good products with high-quality materials that can handle heavy use without breaking down easily.

Price of the product

The fourth thing to consider when buying stud finders is its price. Of course, you must be careful because buying something too expensive can be hard on your budget. However, if it’s too cheap, there might be something wrong with it, or they could sell fake products. Be sure to look up prices before making any purchases to ensure it’s within your budget!

Your budget

You need to know how much money you want to spend on stud finders before going out and shopping for it. This is because different prices mean that different options are available to you. You can only get what you can afford, so set a realistic budget and stick with it. If your budget is high enough, go ahead and buy the most expensive option available, but if not, try to find one that will fit your budget constraints while still performing well enough for your needs.

Durability

The durability of the stud finders can be affected by the materials used to make it and how well it is constructed. If you want your stud finders to last for a long time, then make sure it is built using good quality materials. The material should also withstand wear and tear, so it doesn’t break easily.

Brand

Next up is brand reputation. Some brands have been around for many years and have proven trustworthy, reliable, and consistent in their manufacturing processes over time. Suppose you buy stud finders from a popular brand. In that case, chances are you will get good service if there’s ever an issue with your purchase because they know how important their reputation is among consumers looking for quality products at affordable prices. They want to keep it that way!

Check for warranties and guarantees

When you buy stud finders, you should check for any warranties or guarantees that come with the item. Some companies provide warranties for their products, while others give customers refunds if they’re not satisfied with their purchase within 30 days. This way, if you buy a defective product or there’s an issue with it after using it for some time, there are ways to get something done without spending more money on something else.

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