10 Best Stud Detectors Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best stud detectors that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good stud detectorss, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 stud detectors : Editor’s Pick

10 Best stud detectors Reviews:

1. Stud Finder Wall Scanner – 5 in 1 Stud Detector with Intelligent Microprocessor chip and HD LCD Display, Stud Sensor Beam Finders for the Center and Edge of Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Joist Pipe

Features :

  • Accurate and Rapid: The stud finder adopts an intelligent micro-sensor chip with the highest sensitivity which can accurately and quickly find edges and center of metal, studs, joists, pipes, live AC wire behind walls, floors and ceilings. Fast detection saves users time and effort, making the task completion easier. No matter professionals, homeowner and DIY enthusiasts, it must be an ultimate choice
  • 5 in 1 Multi-function Detection: The upgraded 5-in-1 mode provides users with more detection needs. 1/2 inch scan mode locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1/2 inch deep; medium scan locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1 inch deep; Deep scan locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs up to 1.5inch deep; Metal scan detects metal (Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal) up to 2.36 inch deep; AC scan detects live unshielded AC wires up to 2 inches deep
  • Digital LCD Display & Audio Alarm: This stud finder comes with large LCD display and sound alarm, which can detect the exact location of the objects. When find the objects, the LCD display will indicate the direction and the intensity of beeping tells whether you are more close to the target. This LCD also features back-lit function which can provides a clear appearance even in low light conditions, indicating detection mode, center pointing, low battery indication, ect
  • Easy to Use & Auto Calibration: Easy-to-read LCD display and ergonomic anti-slip handle provide users with comfort and convenience while scanning. The wall detector can be automatically calibrated anywhere on the wall to successfully find the center of studs in one step. This function provides maximum reliability to the user, greatly reduces errors in the application, and ensuring that most objects behind the wall can be detected
  • Wide Use: This stud detector quickly locates wood, metal and AC wires hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings of the house. It can work on different wall surfaces, such as lath, wallpaper wood flooring, acoustic ceiling, painted walls, etc. helping you avoid danger when mounting TVs, cabinets, garage racks, etc

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.2375

2. Stud Finder Wall Scanner – 6 in 1 Electronic Magnetic Stud Sensor Joist Drywall Wall Detector Beam Depth Finder Magnet Center Finding with LCD Display for Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Detection

Features :

  • ADVANCED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHER ACCURACY PLUS MAGNET DETECTION LEADING YOU TO LOCATE WOOD METAL STUD AC WIRES QUICKLY – A good stud finder needs a high accuracy and various use. This magnetic stud finder is an electronic Sensor Detector which can well locate studs/wood/AC wires in various wall structures. The MAGNET on the bottom could help confirm the exact metal position at your convenience. You would surely find great use with this magnetic stud scanner
  • UPGRATED 6 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTION GIVING YOU MORE DETECTING CHIOCE – Our wall scanner includes 5 scanning modes for woods, metals, AC wires and other objects in walls, ceilings etc. Stud modes with 3 depth types would give you a better experience for your different demands, with a detecting range up to 1.5 inches in drywall. Metal mode could detect steel pipes, rebar or copper bits deep up to 2.36 inches, while AC mode for live electrical lines up to 2 inches.
  • LARGE LCD SCREEN and EASY TO READ Displaying Stud Material with its Accurate Position – This digital stud scanner features a large LCD display together with clear sound warning when you are detecting. The LCD display presenting direction and intensity of beeping would indicate whether you are closer to the target. This quick and clear scanning with less time and efforts, could certainly make your project EASIER
  • AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION and SIMPLE TO USE – You can easily calibrate this scanner by moving it over the wall until the BEEP sounds and the screen contents disappear. This calibration before your each detection could ensure you more reliability and accuracy.
  • ERGONOMIC GRIP and SAFETY – The ergonomic and aerodynamic body design would give you more comfortable experience when you hold this scanner from any angle. This wall detector can quickly locate studs metals AC wires and avoid you from dangers while hanging pictures, installing TVs or redecorating garage shelves etc

Additional Info :

Color Silver
Item Dimensions
Height 6.53
Width 1.26
Length 2.92

3. Beam Finder Wall Scanner – Upgraded 5 In 1 Wall Stud Finder Detector Quickly Locates Wood, Metal, Studs, Pipes, Rebar, Joists, Live AC Wires – Large Clear LCD Display That’s Easily Readable

Features :

  • Upgraded Design That’s More User Friendly: We gave our stud finder wall scanner a larger LCD display that can be easily viewed from any angle; The lightweight design and unique shape of this scanner allow you to get a firm, comfortable grip, so you can keep it perfectly still (essential for getting the best result)
  • No More Guessing Where To Make A Hole: Instead of tapping a hammer against the wall or, worse, just guessing where to make a hole, you can use our portable stud finders & scanners to find the proper place; We provide you with clear instructions, so you can put the stud finder right to work and avoid having your walls looking like Swiss cheese
  • It Locates More Than Just Wall Studs: Our professional wood stud finder comes equipped with 5 scanning modes – ½ inch, 1 inch and 1.5 inch scanning modes locate the center and edges of wood and metal studs; Metal Mode: steel pipes, rebar, copper bits and joists; AC scanning mode detects live, unshielded electrical wiring up to 2 inches deep
  • For Commercial Use & Many DIY Projects: Use or stud finders and pipe locators to hang pictures, art, shelves, or cabinets, mount a flat screen TV, and other home renovation projects on the walls or ceiling; The built in, automatic calibration provides unmatched reliability and accuracy every time
  • Premium Tools That Are Built To Last: Giant Viking tools are known for their affordability, quality and reliability. So reliable, that we back this Wall Stud Finder with a 3-year-replacement-warranty. If it lets you down, we’ll replace it. No questions asked.

4. Stud Finder Sensor Wall Scanner – 4 in 1 Electronic Stud Sensor Beam Finders Wall Detector Center Finding with LCD Display for Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Joist Detection

Features :

  • ➤The most accurate and higher safety – stud detector is specially designed! The most advanced sensor technology is used to accurately and quickly locate the metal pipes, fire lines, studs, wooden frames, steel bars and supporting beams hidden behind walls, floors and ceilings. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or DIY enthusiast, you can find a good use in this electronic screw scanner
  • ➤The wall scanner includes five different scanning modes, suitable for metal tubes, fire lines, studs, wooden frames, steel bars and brackets, as well as ceilings, deep embedded objects behind walls. The bolt mode can detect wooden beams and joists in the dry wall, up to 1.5 inches. Metal mode can detect up to 3 inches of pipe. Depth mode detects up to 3 inches of wood and metal components, while 85 to 240 volts of AC current can be used for up to 2 inches of voltage and live wire
  • ➤Auto-calibration and ergonomic grip, comfortable to use, before testing, please hold down the scan button for 1-2 seconds. Auto-calibration provides maximum reliability and accuracy for users. The ergonomic design of this wall stud detector enables it to be fixed from any angle
  • ➤LCD screen upgrade design, display the required stud material and the exact position of the stud – Digital stud scanner with large LCD display and loud warning, can detect the exact position of the object. When the material is found, the LCD display will beep to tell you if you are close to the target. Fast detection saves time and energy for users and makes task completion easier
  • ➤Professional Design with Top Quality – FOLAI has been dedicated to Research and develop stud finders for many years, and we have a professional team and mature productions process. This stud joist finder wall detector can quickly locate the metal wood AC wire that are hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings of your house, help you find the exact stud while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc

Additional Info :

Color Silver

5. Tavool Stud Finder Sensor Wall Scanner – 4 in 1 Electronic Stud Sensor Beam Finders Wall Detector Center Finding with LCD Display for Wood AC Wire Metal Studs Joist Detection

Features :

  • The Most Accurate Wall Scanner- Tavool specializes in stud finder for years and adopts the most Advance Sensors Technology for accurately & quickly locating studs wood metal AC wires! In all modes, this wall scanner always detect and indicate the Live AC Wire. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, you can find great use in this electronic stud scanner
  • 4 IN 1 Multiplication Plus Deep Detection – This digital wall scanner includes four different scanning modes for woods, beam, joist, metals, AC wires and deeply embedded objects behind floor, ceiling, wall. Stud mode detects wooden beams and joists in drywall up to 1.2 inches. Metal mode detects pipe , rebar, aluminum and copper up to 1.57 inches.Deep mode detects wood and metal parts located up to 1.77 inches while 85~240 volt AC current for voltage and live electrical lines up to 2.36 inches
  • Upgrade Design of LCD Screen – Displaying the Desired Stud Material As Well As the Precise Position of the Stud – The Tavool digital stud scanner features large LCD display together with the big sound to detect the accurate location of stud metal Ac wires. When find the material, the LCD display will indicate the direction and the intensity of sound tells whether you are more close to the target. The fast detection saves users time and efforts, making the task completion EASIER
  • Automatic Calibration and Ergonomic Grip for Comfortable Use – Turning on the stud finder and Completing Calibration. The automatic calibration before using provides users with maximum reliability and accuracy. Then put it on the wall. The wood beam finder will flash once it has picked up the edge of a stud.The ergonomic design of this wall stud finder makes it comfortable to hold from any angle
  • Professional Design with Top Quality – Tavool has been dedicated to Research and develop stud finders for many years, and we have a professional team and mature productions process. This stud joist finder wall detector can quickly locate the metal wood AC wire that are hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings of your house, help you find the exact stud while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc.

Additional Info :

Color Silver
Item Dimensions
Height 1.1
Width 2.75
Length 6.49
Weight 0.34

6. Stud Finder Wall Scanner Wood and Metal Detector Sensor for 3/4 inch Thickness Wall (ST100)

Features :

  • Light Indicator and Audio Alarm: ST100B stud finder is equipped with 4 level-flash-light, light up every time a stud edge is approached or be located, in the meanwhile, the beeping will let you know you stop move once you find the edge of wood or metal behind the wall
  • Affordable and Accuracy: No more modes you need to learn, just keep it simple. Holding the button, it beeps right away for 2 seconds (it’s calibrating), hold it over a non-stud area. When it’s done, now you can slide it around to detect (keep holding button) until you find the edge of a stud
  • Why You Need eOUTIL Stud Finder: eOUTIL stud detector quickly locates wood, metal and joist hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings of the house. It can work on different wall surfaces, such as lath, wallpaper wood flooring, acoustic ceiling, painted walls, etc. helping you avoid danger when installing TVs, cabinets, garage racks, etc. 3/4 Inches Deep Detection for Wood and Metal
  • Electrical stud finder: eOUTIL stud finders actively detect differences in wall density to find studs. It uses with a 9v 6F22 battery (Not included) as a power source
  • Specification: 5.5 x 2.9 x 1.2 inches; 3.6 oz weight

Additional Info :

Color ST100
Item Dimensions
Height 0.9842519675
Width 2.9527559025
Length 5.511811018

7. Stud Finder Wall Scanner – Upgrade 5 in 1 Stud Sensor Wall Detector Wood Beam Drywall Joist Pipe Live AC Wire Metal Studs Locator Best Electronic Wall Detector Edge Center Finding with LCD Display

Features :

  • Advanced with the Latest Technology & More Accurate than Standard Stud Finders- this stud finder wall scanner is launched after testing and upgrades for years. This wall detector adopts the most Advanced Sensor Technology for higher accuracy & efficiency on wood stud metal AC wire detection. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, you can find great use with this electronic stud scanner
  • 5 SCANNING MODES UP TO 60MM DEPTH -Our stud locator has multi-functions and can quickly and easily locate wood metal studs joists beams metal pipe rebar and live AC wire behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Stud Scan Mode scans through one layer of drywall up to 0.5 in.(12mm) and 1 in . (25mm) thick,and Deep Scan Mode for 2 layers of drywall up to 1.5 in. (38 mm) deep. Deep Scan Mode ensures a higher sensitivity when there are extra layers of wallboard.
  • Upgraded Design of LCD Screen – Displaying the Desired Stud Material As Well As Its Precise Position – This digital stud scanner features large LCD display together with clear sound to detect the accurate location of stud metal AC wires. The direction and intensity on the LCD display would indicate whether you are closer to the target. This quick detection could save your time and efforts, making your project EASIER.
  • Automatic Calibration and Ergonomic Grip for Comfortable Use -A fully calibration before using provides users with maximum reliability and accuracy.And the ergonomic design of this wall stud finder makes it comfortable to hold from any angle.
  • Professional Design with Top Quality -Our Product Team has been dedicated to research and develop stud finders for many years, and we have professional technology and mature production process. This stud joist beam finder wall detector can quickly locate metal wood AC wires hidden in the walls, floors and ceilings, helping you find the exact stud while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2
Width 4
Length 7
Weight 8.5

8. Tavool Stud Finder Wall Scanner – 5 in 1 Electronic Stud Sensor Wall Detector, Edge Center Finders with LCD Display for Wood Beams Joists AC Wires Metal Detection (Silver)

Features :

  • GREAT ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY -Tavool stud finder is professionally designed and equipped with UPGRADED SENSOR CHIPS. It senses changes in density behind the wall and help locate the stud center and edge with GREAT ACCURACY. Take it home, and make your DIY project easier!
  • 5 SCANNING MODES UP TO 60MM DEPTH – Our stud locator with multi-functions could quickly and easily locate wood studs metal pipes and live AC wires behind walls, floors, and ceilings. This scanner features stud modes with 3 depth types,detecting up to 1.5 inches(38 mm) deep in drywall; Metal mode could detect various metal materials deep up to 2.36 inches; and AC mode detects live AC wires up to 2 inches.
  • NEVER WORRY DRILLING INTO LIVE WIRES – WireWarning Detection works up to 2 inches(51mm) deep,and would ALWAYS ON while you are scanning in StudScan/DeepScan/MetalScan Modes.This would keep you away from AC wires and avoid you from drilling into water pipe or electrical wires. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, you would find great use with it.
  • DIGITAL LCD DISPLAY & CLEAR SOUND WARNING – Helps you Find the Exact Stud Center and Edges Easily Quickly – This digital stud detector features large LCD display together with clear sound warning,and could help you find the exact stud center and edges Easily,Quickly and Accurately, saving you more time and effort!
  • WHY WE RECOMMEND THIS STUD FINDER: Going through years of in-depth research on stud finders, designed with mature product process by professional teams, our stud finder would give you top quality and great accuracy, and provide multi-functions to meet all your practical needs on various wall structures.

Additional Info :

Color Silver
Item Dimensions
Height 1.45
Width 3.1
Length 7.3
Weight 0.59

9. Stud Finder Wall Scanner, 5 in 1 Multi Function Electronic Stud Sensor With Digital LCD Display & Sound Warning, Center Finding Stud Detector for Studs/Wood/Metal/Live AC Wires

Features :

  • YOUR GOOD HELPER – The stud wall scanner can quickly locate the metal nails, tubes, steel bars, and the beams on the walls, floors, and ceilings, as well as the edges and centers of the AC wires, help you avoid hazards while installing TVs, cabinets, garage shelves etc. Whether you are a professional, homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, the fast detection of this stud/wood finder can save much of your time and efforts
  • 5 in 1 Stud Finder Deep Detection – The stud finder & scanner provides five scanning modes in total for detection, includes 1/2″, 1″ and 1-1/2″ scanning mode to locate the center and edge of woods, beam, joist, metals or deeply embedded objects; Metal scanning mode to detect ferrous and non-ferrous metal up to a depth of 2.36 inches; AC scan detects unshielded 80 to 240 AC voltage lines up to 2 inches.
  • LARGER LCD SCREEN – The digital wall scanner features large LCD display together with the big sound warning to detect the accurate location of the objects. Informative graphic display guarantee you know what’s behind the wall before you take on the job, avoiding troubles and hazards
  • CALIBRATION BEFORE USE – Place the stud detector against the wall, then turn on the stud finder and press the scan button to start calibration, the calibration is completed until the BEEP sound and screen shows disappear. The calibration before using provides users with maximum reliability and accuracy.(NOTE: It’s important to wait for calibration to complete within 2-3 seconds every time before moving the scanner)
  • No Risk Purchase – 1 x Stud Finder, 1 x 9V Battery, 1 x User Manual; Please contact us if you have any questions for the stud locator under normal use in one year, we will fix it for you within 24 hours

Additional Info :

Color Silver+Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.2
Width 2.2
Length 6.5

10. Franklin Sensors FS710PROProSensor 710+ Professional Stud Finder with Built-in Bubble Level & Ruler,Yellow

Features :

  • Color : Yellow
  • 2 Aa Batteries Required.
  • Item Package Weight: 10.4 Ounces
  • Power Source Type: Battery Powered

Additional Info :

Color Yellow
Item Dimensions
Height 2.7
Width 3
Length 7.5
Weight 0.4

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select stud detectors

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to stud detectors, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best stud detectors for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their stud detectors!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to stud detectors. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a stud detectors, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a stud detectors that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the stud detectors and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their stud detectors online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online stud detectors the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the stud detectors for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online stud detectors are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of stud detectors

Before even thinking about all the different stud detectors available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these stud detectorss will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these stud detectors will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer stud detectors every few months. This is because they know that people want the better stud detectors. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good stud detectors tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.