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How to Create a DIY Stud Finder with MagnetPAL

As the name suggests, a stud finder detects studs you can’t see behind the surface of a wall. You have to know where those studs are so you can screw into them correctly. It’s extremely helpful when you’re redecorating or planning to hang something on your wall. However,

unless you’re an architect or an engineer, you might not have a traditional stud finder handy.

One stud finder could cost you around $20 each – it doesn’t sound like much, but consider how much use you can get out of it. If you’re planning to redecorate or attach something to your wall, but don’t want to spend money on a stud finder, you can use MagnetPAL instead. We created a step-by-step tutorial below to help you create your own stud finder using MagnetPAL.

STEP 1: PREPARE

List of what you’ll need : 

  • String
  • MagnetPAL

Gather the materials listed above. Make sure the string is durable. 

STEP 2 : LOOP IT

Loop your string around the handle of your MagnetPAL. Make sure it’s securely tied to the handle. 

STEP 3 : SEE IT IN ACTION

And voila! You’ve got yourself a stud finder, it’s that easy. Your MagnetPAL attracts nails and screws no matter how deep it is in your drywall or paneling. You can also use it as a metal detector when you’re trying to find a piece of metal.