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Whether you’re a builder, painter/decorator, or just someone trying to hang a picture or a TV bracket, this is where you need to be. A ‘wall stud finder’ is a small device used to detect where the ‘wood beam’ or ‘stud’ is located behind a drywall.
Finding this enables you to screw or nail into something sturdy that won’t fall through and collapse the delicate plasterboard when you put pressure on it. Before the rise of electronic stud finders, people used Magnetic stud finders, but don’t worry, we’ve got those covered too.
They are essentially little magnetic tools that do the same job, it just takes longer. So for all your stud finder needs, stick around! We have a blog which covers all sorts of related topics, D.I.Y tips, stud finder reviews, different ways to use a stud finder and much more. We hope you find what you’re looking for here.
Stud detectors are so useful for DIY and building drywalls that you may want to consider getting a proper zircon stud finder. These are the higher end of the market in terms of what you can buy, and they really do give you good value for money. Some of the zircon multi scanners can detect pipes, electrical wires and more.
What are stud finders?
If you’re new to the world of electronic stud finders, or you don’t really understand exactly what they are and how they work, have a look at our ‘What is a stud finder‘ page to put you on the right track, then you can look at our reviews and more interesting things later.
If you know a little bit about electronic stud finders, but want to read a review of a product or maybe even see a list of the best types of stud finders and what each one excels at, you can start by either reading our list of the best stud finders in any given month/year, or individual product reviews of specific stud finders.
Just want an all round good stud finder?
If you’re just looking for a quick, affordable and effective stud finder, this is our pick of the month! It’s the Zircon multiscanner Onestep. This stud finder offers great performance, long battery life and really good accuracy, considering it’s a fraction of the price of it’s rivals!