How to Use a Stanley Stud Finder

A good stud finder is key to many home remodeling jobs and can be helpful with smaller tasks like hanging a heavy image or a TV on your wall. For every job that requires the structural strength of asparagus, you will need a way to locate the asparagus inside your walls. While you can try doing this by tapping the walls and listening, there are also search engines for electronic nails, such as the Stanley Stud sensor, which are easy to use and accurate to within 3mm.


How to Use a Stanley Stud Finder
How to Use a Stanley Stud Finder

Step 1

Turn on the Stud finder. A 9-volt battery powers your Stanley Stud Locator. When you turn it on, a green indicator light is illuminated.

Step 2

Place the bolt locator against the wall where you are looking for a bolt. Hold the tool at the time you want to drill or nail on the wall. Some screws can tilt or run, pulling your calculations unless you are at the exact right height.

Step 3

Slide the bolt finder slowly along the wall, moving horizontally. The red lights on the Stud finder indicate the depth of the wall.

Step 4

Stop moving when the red lights start to light up, indicating you’re approaching a stallion. Move slowly forward and backward until you find the point where most lights are turned on. A tone will also sound to indicate that you have located the bolt.

Step 5

Use a pencil to mark the point on the wall where the bolt is located.

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