Ryobi Whole Stud Detector ESF5002

  • By Javier
  • May 31, 2022
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Ryobi has announced a new stud finder which they call the Whole Stud Detector and it’s model # ESF5002. It is Expected to be available in Home Depot stores on July 2022.

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Ryobi’s new stud finder aptly named the whole stud detector works similarly to a traditional stud finder but instead of an LCD display, it has 5 LED’s on the face of the unit near the top and works similarly to Franklin Sensors stud finders in that the lights light up to show you how much of the stud is behind the sensor. If you are at the edge of a stud, only one or a few lights will light up and when all light up, it means you are centered over a stud. There are also two arrows near the LED’s to help you find studs as well. When you are completely over a stud and centered, a center button lights up green to also indicate you are centered. This button helps you to mark the center location of the stud on the wall. It does so without the need for a pencil and is actually a sharp point that leaves an imprint on the wall to mark it as a small dot.

While it displays a stud in a similar fashion as a Franklin Sensors stud finder, the experience is not equal though. What I mean by this is that Ryobi’s whole stud detector functions more like a traditional stud finder in the sense that you still have to place on the wall first and power on and calibrate each time you use it before you can detect a stud. This is how stud finders typically worked in the past however what’s great about Franklin Sensors stud finders is that they don’t require any calibration before use and you don’t have to press the button after wall placement, you can press at any time with a Franklin Sensor. Also Franklin Sensors have a very wide area and have more LED’s to find studs whereas Ryobi’s model has a smaller detection area, however in their defense, it’s wide enough to detect an entire stud so it should be fine. Ryobi’s stud finder can also potentially detect deeper into a wall as theirs is rated for up to 1-1/2″ wall thickness.

Expect it in July 2022 for $29.97 and it includes 2 AAA batteries required to run it.

  • Wood and metal material detection
  • Multiple LED’s light up to indicate the full width of the stud
  • Easy to use one-handed operation
  • Built-in stud marker to conveniently mark the center of the stud
  • Auto Depth Scan Technology is designed to determine the thickness of the wall up to 1-1/2″ thick
  • Includes: (1) Whole Stud Detector, (2) AAA batteries and operator’s manual
  • 3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • This tool¬†will be available exclusively in select Home Depot stores and on HomeDepot.com


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