12 years ago, I began my journey to invent a new kind of stud finder… something that I would want to use.
My goal was to come up with something that was super easy to use and accurate.
This obviously meant no batteries and no calibration. But more importantly, my new “mouse trap” had to give the user an immediate, unambiguous indication as to where the stud was. No more second guessing and false positives.
I needed to put an end to the frustration that people associated with stud finders.
Fast forward to today in 2020, I’ve sold over 100,000 StudPoPs on the internet. 95 out of 100 of customers agree that StudPoP is the most accurate and easiest to use stud finder of any kind… magnetic or electronic.
We all know that there’s a ton of misinformation on the internet about almost any subject. Here are some of the more common misconceptions about stud finders…especially the ones that claim that magnetic stud finders are a “poor man’s” stud finder. Read the reviews. 9 out of 10 StudPoP users say that it is way better than their electronic stud finder.
I know. They're "metal finders." I hear this one all the time. Truth is, there’s really no such thing as a stud finder that is actually able to find wood. The electronic ones are looking for density changes in the wall which they use to figure out what “looks like” a stud---but it could just as easily be a drain pipe. They’re not looking for actual wood anymore than a magnet is. But the big advantage of a magnet is that it is looking for something meaningful; i.e. a screw or a nail that is actually connected to or pointing to an actual stud. A magnet will (almost) never “tell” you there’s a stud where there isn’t one. If you find a screw, then it is very likely that it is screwed into something…most likely a stud. You're not going to find a metal fastener that's screwed into a pipe. It'll be screwed into something structural.
On the other hand, the electronic stud finders are notorious for giving false readings, telling you it's found a stud---until you drill a hole and find out that it's something that "looks" like a stud.
Don't be fooled by all the hype.
While the overall accuracy of electronic stud finders is very good on hollow walled sheetrock, as soon as the wall becomes denser and thicker, the accuracy goes down. It's sort of like removing your glasses. Edges look blurry. Likewise these stud finders can't "see" the studs clearly and will indicate that the edges are offset from their true location. Chances are that you'll never know this because you'll still hit the stud---and just "think" that you're in the center : (
But the StudPoP's popper will ALWAYS lift up directly over the heads of the metal fasteners. It is not affected by wall thickness or density. This is the StudPoP® difference. It is unlike anything else that's out there.
So don't be fooled by their supposed "edge finding technology". It has no meaningful value beyond simple sheetrock.
The StudPoP® always knows exactly where the screw or nail is.