Studpop is a new USA-made magnetic stud finder that works surprisingly well. It is small enough to fit in a pocket, and durable enough to survive rough and tough handling.
Studpop can sense ferromagnetic nails and screws through up to 1/2″ plaster, sheetrock, tile, and lathe. We tested the Studpop and found its 1/2″ depth-sensing claim to be accurate.
When scanning across a wall, the Studpop lollipop-shaped indicator *pops* up to a 90° angle. It provides audible, visual, and tactile indication whenever it is positioned directly over a screw or nail head.
Overall, we found the Studpop to be quick and easy to use. It’s no substitute for an electronic stud finder, but it seems like a great go-to tool for quick sensing or verification tasks.
The plastic surface that glides across the wall feels like it could be a little rough on delicate surfaces, but that’s nothing a small strip of tape can’t fix.
Priced at $10, the Studpop is also nicely priced for DIYers who don’t necessarily want to spend $20+ on an electronic stud finder just to hang a shelf every now and then.
Here is a quick video from Studpop that shows how it works:
Thank you to Studpop for providing the review sample unconditionally. Review samples are typically given away, donated, or retained for benchmark and comparison purposes.