The Studpop Magnetic Stud Finder nails it every time


One of the inherent talents that I have is the ability to be a handyman. For years I have worked on small fixes around the house, all the way up to bigger projects like constructing rooms in houses, including the framing, installing insulation, installing drywall, and hanging doors. I have a decent collection of hand tools, and power tools, so that I am always at the ready for the normal and infamous “honey do” list. I no longer regularly search the internet for tools, but I do get emails from companies that make tools and from time to time, I will take a closer look rather than just delete them after a glance.

Today I received just such an email, and I was intrigued to see the Studpop Magnetic Stud Finder. It is a simple but unique stud finder that unlike the stud finders that I own, it does not use batteries. It has a built-in popper that works with its built-in magnet to pop out whenever it detects a metal stud. The manufacturer claims that it works on sheetrock, plaster, tile, and lath. All you have to do when looking for a wall stud is to slide it along the wall just like you would an electronic stud finder. It is just that simple.

If you are intrigued by this design and would like to purchase one, you head over to Amazon and pick one up for $10.95.

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8 thoughts on “The Studpop Magnetic Stud Finder nails it every time”




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    1. Hi Jerome,
      This is only a news story and not a review, so I do not own the item nor have I tried it for myself. According to the information on the Amazon link: “Unique popper indicates when it finds the metal”, and it “Works on sheetrock, plaster, lath, tile.”

      If I ever get to review one, I will let you know.

  2. Magnetic stud finders do not detect wooden studs, but they can detect metallic items (nails or screws) that are in the stud. If you know where to sweep this to find the nails securing your wallboard to the stud, you can find a stud, but you could spend a while looking. Probably better off sticking with a normal electronic stud finder that is a little less finicky.

    1. Hi Ross,
      Yes!! I think the previous question was about the ability for this device to detect the wooden studs via the screws or nails that would leave a trail.
      I do agree with you that this device has great limitations.

    2. Electronic stud finders are neither “normal” nor “less finicky”. If they weren’t so flakey, I would never have invented the ‘PoP. Anyone can find a stud using a StudPoP in less than 10 seconds.
      Just sayin’

      1. Haven’t had a problem with my stud finder, running strong after 15 years and never flaked on me yet. But of course, I don’t buy crap tools and could totally see trying to compare a magnet-based studfinder to a cheap chinese electronic unit that fails after 2 uses.

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