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Wall Stud Finer Trick - work with wood studs? - I see how this would work with aluminum studs, not sure about wood?
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It's best on wood studs... and actually would not work with aluminum since it is not magnetic. I think most those metal studs are zinc plated steel anyway... which would then work as well.
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Tiffin was having an impossible time finding the wall studs on a job site with a $70 stud finder. Then someone on the site recommended a big refrigerator magnet. When he needs to search for a wall stud, he wraps it in blue painter's tape, leaving a flap to use as a handle, and drags it along the wall. "When the magnet sticks the wall, you've found your stud," he says. "Then use a level and mark where you want to drill your hole."

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Tiffin was having an impossible time finding the wall studs on a job site with a $70 stud finder. Then someone on the site recommended a big refrigerator magnet. When he needs to search for a wall stud, he wraps it in blue painter's tape, leaving a flap to use as a handle, and drags it along the wall. "When the magnet sticks the wall, you've found your stud," he says. "Then use a level and mark where you want to drill your hole."
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