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CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder

Price: 10.24

If you are looking for an affordable and hands-free stud finder, look no further. The CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder is small but powerful and easily fits into your pocket or tool belt. This compact, battery-free magnetic stud finder features a two position level and soft grip for comfortable use. With a 1-inch scan depth, this stud finder can help you find the most secure spot to mount whatever it is you need to stay in place. The C.H. Hanson Company was founded in 1866 by a Civil War veteran and entrepreneur and has been making tools for each generation since.

Top Product Features

  • Small, compact design
  • High-powered magnets for hands-free use
  • Built in two-way level
  • Affordable and reliable

Product Reviews

  • Sometimes the simplest ways are the best ways, and the CH Hanson magnetic stud finder is proof of that. Never runs out of power. Very attractive entry-level price point. Basic bubble level also included. Strong magnetic attraction to stud nails, few false readings. Only a simple "S" sweeping motion required." –
  • This basic magnetic stud finder is highly portable and reliable: it requires no batteries, can easily be slipped into your pocket and features a two-way level to make marking easier. Also its one of the most accurate stud finder tools. Ergonomic grips make prolonged use more comfortable and the powerful magnet facilitates hands-free marking and measuring." –
  • This one is best suited for a single, small project. It’s cheap enough to be nearly disposable, and you’ll find it gives you an advantage over the tap-and-pray method you’d have to use without it. Small and compact, easily fits in pocket; uses powerful rare earth magnets to pinpoint the exact location of screws or nails in a stud and allows hands free use; 2 way level for ease of marking; soft grip for easy grabbing and gentle touch, no batteries required." –
  • This magnetic stud finder also very cheap and works using neodymium magnets. It has two magnets. It is made possible to determine the framing stud behind the wall more accurately. This stud finder tool is quite good in the hand, making it easy to use. The main thing that sets it apart from the competition is the availability of 2-way bubble level." –
  • You can carry the finder in the pocket of your shirt or trousers while many other competing products only allow carrying attached to your wrists or in a tool pocket on a belt. In this regard, the small size of the tool offers an additional benefit of keeping your tool pocket free and you can put another tool there. However, the main advantage of this stud finder by CH Hanson is its power independent design." –
  • Its simplicity is its greatest asset. The CH Hanson fits in your pocket and utilizes two powerful magnets that seek out your wall studs without fail. It is hard to argue with the accuracy of a magnet. Tie a string around the device and sweep it across the wall - the magnet will naturally pull it to the stud nails. This method will even allow the device to work through thick plaster. 2 way level for ease of marking No need for batteries." --
  • The CH Hanson 03040 comes at a remarkable price for its effectiveness. In addition to detecting studs, it can sense screws and nails hidden in your walls with no false positives. Plus, the powerful magnet allows it to hang hands-free above an ideal mark. Polarized pull adds feel to sensing. Penetrates sheetrock. Built-in bubble level." –