How do I use my Stanley IntelliSensor plus?

How do I use my Stanley IntelliSensor plus?


  1. Slide the IntelliSensor™ unit slowly across the surface in a straight line. As it moves closer to the stud, red LEDs will go on.
  2. Use the handy pencil hole marker on the IntelliSensor™ unit to mark the stud edge.
  3. Double check stud location by coming from the opposite direction. Make additional markings.

Are stud finders any good?

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the majority of stud finders I tested were accurate and dependable. The ones that weren’t didn’t make this list. The following stud finders detect anything from steel fasteners to live wires and pipes. Some even detect double-stud construction.

What does AC mean on a stud finder?

AC Scan is a dedicated Scan mode on certain MultiScanner ® tools that enables the user to narrow the location of live AC (using the interactive calibration technique). With AC Scan, the display changes to indicate when the tool is moving towards or away from the live electricity.

Do you nail into a stud?

Whether fastening a framed picture, mirror, shelf, or curtain rod to a wall, it’s always best to screw or nail directly into a wall stud. Unfortunately, studs are seldom, if ever, positioned exactly where you need them, but that’s okay. Those with pointed tips can be hammered into the wall.

How do you find a stud without a tool?

How to Find a Wall Stud Without a Stud Finder

  1. Shine a flashlight at a steep angle against the wall.
  2. Examine the baseboard for nails or outlets.
  3. Measure 16 inches from the first stud you find to approximate the location of the next one.
  4. Drive a small nail into the wall where you believe you have found a stud.

What does the red light mean on a stud finder?

Step 4. Stop moving when the red lights begin to light up, indicating that you are approaching a stud. Move slowly back and forth until you have found the point at which most of the lights are lit. A tone will also sound to indicate that you have located the stud.