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[Amazon Canada] Franklin Stud Finder 49.99

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[Amazon Canada] Franklin Stud Finder 49.99

Franklin Stud Finder 710 at historical low on Amazon.ca. Very highly rated - 4.5 stars with 3000 reviews on the US site.

CanadianTire also has this for same price.
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Willing to try this one, given the good reviews and ongoing disappointments with those cheaper generic Chinese knockoffs or even my previous Stanley branded ones from Crappy Tire. Thanks OP
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This has been very useful for me in DIY projects. Great tool. Good price.
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This Franklin studfinder is THE BEST stud finder I have ever used.
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Who needs a stud finder? I’m right here guys!
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JustBob wrote:
Jan 21st, 2018 2:01 pm
I was looking for a stud finder and saw this for $15.40, also 4.5 stars and more than 8,000 US reviews:

https://www.amazon.ca/CH-Hanson-03040-M ... NVQQG8FDKA

So, if stars/reviews are a good indication of quality, why would I buy the $50 item over this one? Does it also make coffee and smoothies? ;)
You could read about both on their web pages to learn of their features.

The CH-Hanson that you posted is basically just a magnet with levels. It is just looking for drywall screws or nails, not studs. So it MUST find a drywall screw for it to "work". The Franklin type detects a wood or metal stud by scanning changes in the drywall depth, so it doesn't even need drywall screws to be in the vicinity or at all. Two different tools.

You'd have a lot more work to do to ACCURATELY find studs (& their centers) with the CH-Hanson, especially on walls where screws are spaced far apart. The CH-Hanson also may be off the stud center mark or even off the stud, as if the person setting the drywall screws say hits the edge of the stud or even misses the stud, then your stud finding will be incorrect.

The Franklin type tells you were the edges of the stud & where the center of the stud are. The CH cannot do that, as it relies totally on the position of the drywall screws being correct, which they often are not. The CH-Hanson may be fine where drywall was installed by a pro but could be a nightmare for finding studs & screws installed by an inexperienced or horrible DIYer.
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Is this the same one Costco occasionally has for around 30-35$? Looks the same, maybe different color
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I wish they were a bit more digital but I guess I'm too techie. All the digital ones I checked on fakespot had like 90-100% fake reviews.
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daviiiiiid wrote:
Jan 21st, 2018 2:38 pm
Is this the same one Costco occasionally has for around 30-35$? Looks the same, maybe different color
Yeah this is same as Precision 5000 from Costco
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I have the Franklin and agree it's great. The only downside is that it does not detect wires ...so you may want to hold onto your old studfinders (that can detect live wires) and use it as a second pass after the franklin.
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I have the Franklin, works well, got it for $39.99 last year at CT...
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