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I decided to give this 5 stars…
since it is one of the 1st products that does exactly what is claims it will do! I have used other stud-finders in the past and you really need to know what you are doing to read one. Honestly, I don’t. So, I thought that for the reasonable investment I would give it a shot. The toggle snaps to attention as soon as you cross over the metal fastener and it hangs there, leaving both hands free to mark your ‘X’. This is a must have for all those ladies who are DIYers! That doesn’t mean the guys can’t use it as well! I honestly don’t see how this little must have can be anything but a success!
This little gadget is amazing…
My daughter’s house has lath and plaster. The deep scan stud finders could never find the studs. I bought this for her. When she saw the simple looking little Studpop, she was highly skeptical. Well, I was able to find her studs right away. After about 30 seconds she also got the touch. It’s such a simple solution, it’s amazing no one thought of it a long time ago.
Worked for me on plaster & concrete board…
This was a simple product that works well – my favorite kind! We have thick old
walls that have plaster over what seems like concrete board and were concerned
that a stud finder wouldn’t work. This works perfectly and has a tiny footprint
(a little bigger than a quarter).
Small, simple, functional and easy to use…
This lightweight device stays on the wall right above the stud nail\screw. My respect to the guys who invented it!
This stud finder is a great invention…
for drywall, but the real test is whether it would work for my 85-year-old textured lathe and plaster walls. None of the pricey electronic stud finders that I have tried work reliably on lathe and plaster because they try to find the stud by looking for changes in underlying density that the plaster routinely masks. Both drywall and lathe are secured to the studs by nails so the key issue is whether this device has a strong enough magnet to reliably detect the smaller more distant nails used to secure the lathe to the studs. I went to the hallway — pop, mark, pop, mark, pop, mark, pop, mark; all the marks were 16″ apart (the standard distance between studs). To the kitchen: pop, mark, pop, mark; again 16″ apart. [Hint: Mark the center of the range in which the device stands up and keep in mind that not all the lathe nails are centered on the stud.] This inventor did what he said and my hat is off to him. Another reviewer claimed a problem with lathe and plaster. Chances are that he didn’t use it properly to zero in on the stud nail, or less likely it has a defective magnet. If you have lathe and plaster walls, this device will work well on them.
Works! Simple! …
I was looking for a magnetic stud finder like my dad used to have – just a
simple magnet that pivoted like a compass needle. This works even better than
what my dad had. My 1920’s plaster walls no longer hold any secrets. I tossed it to
my spouse and she had no trouble using it, too. Simple. Effective.
I had a battery operated stud finder for years…
but it was never reliable and it seemed like the battery was always dead when I needed it. This Studpop works great.
I have purchased other stud finders…
but the Studpop is by far the most effective and easiest-to-use of them all. I use it on walls constructed of sheet rock and in older builders on walls constructed of lath and plaster. The device is very convenient: compact, lightweight, easy to carry around. There is no worry about batteries, beeping, or inaccuracy. It is simple to use as well accurate. The price is right as well!
This stud finder is so simple…
but it is so awesome! I have used electronic stud finders in the past and they never seem to be right. As soon as I received this product I placed it on the wall. Within less then 10 seconds I found the stud!
It is perfect!
I bought it based on the description and it works…
exactly as described! And I love that you can leave it on the wall once the stud (nail) is found. Well worth the price! I highly recommend this product.
It did the trick where my electronic stud finder has historically failed…
I was looking for ceiling joists in my garage, which have been notoriously hard to find. Electronic stud finders just don’t work there for some reason. I had no problem finding them with the studpop. It was also nice that I could leave it hanging from the ceiling while I gathered my tools. I honestly don’t think I’ll use an another stud finder again without confirming with the studpop. Great product!
I was originally going to purchase a battery operated stud finder…
with all of the bells and whistles to add to my arsenal of tools but, once I came across this little gem I knew I had to try it. It doesn’t rely on batteries, instead, it uses an impressively strong magnet to find the metal fasteners used to secure drywall to the studs. When you pass the studpop over a place on the walls or ceiling that has one of these metal fasteners, the magnet that’s attached to the center pendulum is naturally attracted to the metal fastener and makes the center assembly stand at attention notifying the user that a stud is present in this spot. This product is, in my opinion, something that most anyone can understand how to use within minutes with no instructions (they do give you instructions). Shortly after I had received my Studpop and trying it myself, I handed it to my wife and asked her to find a stud with no instructions. Needless to say, she found a stud within 10 seconds and actually took her hand off of it and hung her keys on it. We were both impressed. She, now, wants one for herself to hang pictures and such around the house. I would recommend this product to anyone that has ever had the want or need for a stud finder.
Small and well-designed…
works right out of the package with no batteries or complicated instructions. I drilled straight into a stud to hang a clothes hook instead of the usual drill, cuss, find a drywall anchor, drill, hammer, hang. Colors are random but bright so you can find it in the tool drawer. I’m buying more as gifts.
I know I sound like I am related to the company…
but I am not. Just a user. The thing that makes this little wonder work so well is the super strong magnet used that can find steel and iron nails and screws if IT JUST GETS CLOSE to it. No more looking for batteries to make it work. In fact the magnet is SO strong I leave it on my wall in the kitchen where I can find it quickly. I used it today to locate a wooden stud (actually the nail, remember) in 10 seconds, stuck one of those sharp curved wire penetrators that forms a hanger and I had a hanger installed in another 15 seconds and hung the picture in less than a minute all together. I used the studpop to find the stud so I could move over 6 inches and shove the hanger through my drywall in the living room. Just TRY to do that with the $40 electronic stud funders. No don’t try, buy a studpop instead and pocket the $30. The magnet should last longer than I will… No batteries needed remember. Easy to use. No buttons to push. No manual to use.
I bought this because I needed a magnetic stud finder in the house…
Those electronic ones don’t sit well with me and they scuff up my walls. My father has a magnetic stud finder from Stanley that has a couple other things but it’s bulkiness makes it sometimes confusing where the stud is. So when I bought this item, I was very happy with the foot print. It’s a very easy to use item and it finds studs relatively quickly and accurately, once again because the footprint is not overbearing leaving you guessing where the stud is.
“Pretty cool little tool that I will use often.” dad, February 5, 2014
“Very accurate and easy to use. Personally I find it 100x easier than the electronic stud finders” Shark, February 2, 2014
“Cool tool, hope the inventor makes a zillion bucks.” Fred Hogbristle, January 29, 2014
“This is a great product. So easy to use my kids are now searching out studs 🙂 It is great since I don’t have to mark up the wall I just find the stud and leave the studpop on the wall while I figure out where the others are and where exactly I want to place the items I am putting up. FANTASTIC and so simple and fast and no batteries needed. Will be buying more most definitely.” Heather M Arzberger, January 17, 2014
“The product works great! Just what I needed!” Stephen M., January 17, 2014
“This little gadget is amazing. My daughter’s house has lath and plaster. The deep scan stud finders could never find the studs. I bought this for her. When she saw the simple looking little Studpop, she was highly skeptical. Well, I was able to find her studs right away. After about 30 seconds she also got the touch. It’s such a simple solution, it’s amazing no one thought of it a long time ago.” barry donahue, January 17, 2014
“The studpop works great. I really like the way it will stay on the wall once you’ve found the stud.” Matt M, December 29, 2013
“I couldn’t have asked for a better transaction. The seller answered all of the questions that I had about the product in a very timely manner. The product itself works much better than I expected and is made from quality materials.” neight, December 22, 2013
“It works very well!” Richard Bergquist, February 8, 2014
“Arrived just as described. Works great!” Otis, February 8, 2014
“Great product that really works! Excellent service by seller!” Amazon Fan, February 8, 2014
“Very pleased with service and item!” Daniel J., February 6, 2014
“Works greaat” bernard gaus, February 6, 2014
“Excellent item! I was going to purchase one of those expensive laser stud finders but I have to say I’m surprised! This little thing did the job just fine. And it was a whole lot cheaper… A note for the seller though, you should have the option to choose what color item you want. Mine came in yellow and I positively HATE the color yellow…I won’t knock off any stars for it. = )” NappyKitten, February 6, 2014
“As described and on time.” Cut and Run, February 5, 2014
“My husband loved it. He was really impressed by how easily it could find the exact right spot. He shows all of his buddies his cool new gadget.” Julie, February 5, 2014
“Unique product that works. Good service” walkerj, February 20, 2014
“works great” Donald Lewis, February 20, 2014
“Item was as described and arrived on time. I would have liked the option to pick the color of my StudPop, but that is an inconsequential detail as long as the product works (which it does!)” Amie, February 17, 2014
“Excellent.” Robert D., February 15, 2014
“Arrived on time and in perfect condition. Exactly as advertised.” ryguy75, February 15, 2014
“Perfect! Even works through cement board…which my electronic devices could not.” Bruunzweki, February 9, 2014
“They shipped item very fast. I am impressed at the rapid shipment. Thanks. Wonderful stud funder. The best I have used.” PopPop, February 9, 2014