What is my StudSensor Telling Me?

A customer called our 800 service line recently and asked, “I’ve owned my StudSensor for a long time, but I only use it occasionally. When the StudSensor beeps, is it on the edge or the center of a stud?” Great question.  No matter how long a customer has owned his or her Zircon StudSensor, we’re here to help.

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For years, Zircon StudSensors were only designed to find the edge of a stud. By locating both the left and right edges, you could find the stud center. Those particular stud finders are called edge finders. The edge finder model, owned by this customer, was no longer made and was a few years old.

I explained that Zircon now manufactures a new class of StudSensors called “center finders”. The center finding StudSensors will show you when you hit the stud edge and beep when you’re over the center.  Whether you’re mapping out a single stud or many studs in a room, this can be a big time saver.

The customer asked me if the new Zircon center finding StudSensors were better at finding studs than his edge finder. I advised that both types will do the job; however, the center finding tools have unique new features, and they also have the latest sensitivity and accuracy technologies.  You remember the old adage, “Build a better mouse trap”.  That applies to the new center finding scanners.  However, the Zircon edge finding scanners have also been updated with many of Zircon’s latest features and technological advances. Both the edge and center finding StudSensors work very well, but just in different ways.

The customer was very happy with his current StudSensor.  It has served him well and was one of his favorite tools. I urged him to put a fresh battery in the tool when he needed it and to store it without the battery installed.  When the customer is ready for a new Zircon StudSensor, he’ll have some new options to choose from, complete with added tech-friendly features.

Tom is a user experience expert and Customer Service Manager at Zircon. He provides personalized training, education and service to high tech and hardware tool customers worldwide. All with a smile, to boot!