I often am surprised to discover that many
contractors are unaware of several "gadget"
tools to which I've become accustomed in
renovations. So I've decided to deviate from my
usual columns to talk about what have become
my invaluable (albeit somewhat odd) working
Because tools often go by different names in
my Canadian homeland, I won't get into
brand names. But all of them are readily
available south of the border.
Electronic Stud Finders
Let's start with finding studs. The old
magnetic stud finders are useless—but you
already know that. Two electronic types do
work quite well, however.
One is simply a specialized metal detector
that hunts out nail heads or pipes and costs $20