Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400)

Item no: 20887 | 076174474008
$3.99
40  Estimated 
-+



FREE Pickup at your local Ace! Find my Ace. (details)
to-done LIST
?

at Your Local Ace

Ship to home is available. Leaves warehouse in 1 to 7 bus. days. (details)
STORE AVAILABILITY: Your neighborhood Ace stocks thousands of products in the quantities you need. Check with your local Ace for availability. (find your local Ace)
  • Size:1-3/8"x1-3/8"x1-1/4"
  • Magnet finds stud nails
  • Groove aids marking


This item can be shipped to your home. Or pickup this item at your local Ace Store for FREE*.

*Items shipped from our warehouse to stores in Alaska and Hawaii will receive a 70% shipping discount.

30-Day Return Guarantee

We want you to be fully satisfied with every item that you purchase from www.acehardware.com. If you are not satisfied with an item that you have purchased (excluding Gift Cards and gas-powered outdoor equipment*), you may return the item up to thirty days after the original purchase date to receive a store credit (less shipping, handling and other charges). We recommend that you make returns of online purchases to an Ace retail store near you which will issue your store credit. If you do not have an Ace retail store near you, please contact a Customer Service Specialist by calling 1-866-290-5334 for complete return instructions. Please refer to our Return Instructions for more information about returning a purchase.

The item must be returned in good condition, in original boxes (whenever possible), and with all paperwork, parts and accessories to insure full credit. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer directly.

*Gas-Powered Outdoor Equipment cannot be returned once gas or oil has been put in it, even if the Equipment has been drained of these materials.

What people are saying

sort by:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400)
 
2.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

 
4.0

Works great!

By CP

from Clinton il

About Me Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Efficient
  • Quiet
  • Sharp Detail

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400):

      The stud finder did require some patience however once it located the nail, it reacted immediately and accurately. I was able to easily locate the studs along an entire wall in order to install a stair handrail.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Buy A Better One

      By Ronbo

      from Carefree,AZ

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

        Comments about Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400):

        Don't waste your money...spend a few dollars more for accuracy. This item is not useful and should be used on a very limited basis!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not the best!

        By Jay

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Inaccurate

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Minor Projects

        Comments about Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400):

        This litte trinket did not find one nail behind my wall...I am able to see one of my studs behind my wall since there is one whole in it where I placed a conduit. I ran this product up and down that stud with no reaction from the stud finder. I'm pretty sure my drywall wasn't superglued to the stud!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't under estimate

        By Mike

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Ergonomic Design
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Minor Projects

        Comments about Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400):

        My home was built in the 20s with plaster on wood lath. For me, it helps to have a general idea where a stud is before I try and use any stud finder tools. I try knocking on the wall (deep/hollow sounds mean no stud) and measuring out from doors/corners/outlets (studs should be every ~16"). Once I have a good guess, I use a finder to precisely identify studs/nail heads.

        For plaster, I found my electronic stud finder fairly useless (Zircon i65, which supposedly scans "thicker" walls). So, I decided to give both the Stanley and C.H. Hanson magnetic finders a try. I bought the Stanley locally and ended up finishing my project while waiting for the C.H. Hanson finder to be delivered.

        Now that I have the Hanson, it clearly has a stronger magnet. This makes it easy to find studs quickly with no prior guessing involved. But, I do not feel it is very precise. I find it ambiguous to about 1/4".

        The Stanley finder takes a bit more time to locate nails, but by design you know exactly where the nail is. I use it to locate a few nails and then approximate the stud location. This works best when the finder is held completely level such that the slightest force can cause the magnet to move from one side to another. Basically, you're trying to get the nail to pull the magnet in an unexpected direction.

        The Stanley level is great. The C.H. Hanson might save some time and work better on extremely thick walls. But, you will probably want the Stanley for precision anyway. You can buy both for less than most electronics stud finders!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By Mary

        from Delta, CO

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Minor Projects

        Comments about Stanley® Magnetic Stud Finder (47-400):

        Barely works in my house. Only detects nails/screws that are backing out of studs making a visible bump. It is just as accurate to knock on the wall and listen for a change in sound to find the stud.

        Displaying reviews 1-5

        Back to top

        © 2015 Ace Hardware Corporation. Ace Hardware Corporation and Ace Hardware Corporation logo are registered trademarks of Ace Hardware Corporation
        HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99% of hacker crime.

        Add Item to To-Done List

        To use this feature you must be signed-in to your account, please sign in now. If you do not have an account, please create an account to participate.

        Ace Rewards

        Ace Rewards is a free and rewarding membership program that lets you earn rewards with every purchase you make! Join now.