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Profinder 5000 stud finder at Costco $35 (renamed Franklin prosensor 710)

dssl 163 102 June 26, 2014 at 06:31 AM in Tools (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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I was in Costco yesterday in Austin TX and they had a bunch of these stud sensors:

http://precisionstudsensors.com/p...r_5000.php

Except for the color this is identical to.

http://www.amazon.com/ProSensor-7...tud+finder

I was looking at the mostly identical pdf files for the two products and I noticed that the Costco version claimed to have a 1 year warranty but had no address or phone number. While in the Franklin PDF had an address and phone number for the warranty. I called that phone number from the Franklin PDF and they told me that if I had any problems I could return the Costco version to Costco, and reluctantly confirmed that it was an identical product.



A bit expensive even at 35 bucks , but seems like a great tool to have.

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#3
That's a great deal. Where are you located?
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#4
Definitely a good deal! I got one of these sensors a few years ago, and it's by far the most helpful, informative, and convenient type I've used. Still on original batteries, so they last a good while. Highly recommended.
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Yeah where are you located OP? I've had that in my amazon cart for a year now waiting for a price drop (which has never come). $35 is a great deal.
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I got one the other day at the Sacramento, CA Costco. I'm not sure if it is made by Franklin Sensors but the packaging shows Precision Sensors Professional Stud Finder ProFinder 5000. The website is http://precisionstudsensors.com/p...r_5000.php. A search for them doesn't show much so I'm guessing its a new company and product based off of the Franklin Prosensor
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I am located in Austin TX. Hopefully they will have them at all the stores.
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#8
Can it find the stud even if it's behind a plastered wall?
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Quote from DeeLnyc View Post :
Can it find the stud even if it's behind a plastered wall?
Really?
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Any ladies, don't waste your money on this, just come over to my place. Oh yeah.
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Quote from DeeLnyc View Post :
Can it find the stud even if it's behind a plastered wall?
From the pdf:

Lath and Plaster
Irregularities in plaster thickness and variations in
construction materials can make it difficult to
locate studs behind lath and plaster walls. Also,
if the plaster has a mesh reinforcement, the stud
finder may not be able to detect through the
metal mesh. Although many users have success
with the ProFinder 5000 on lath and plaster
walls, there is no guarantee the ProFinder 5000
will work on all lath and plaster walls.
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Quote from imjedi76 View Post :
I got one the other day at the Sacramento, CA Costco. I'm not sure if it is made by Franklin Sensors but the packaging shows Precision Sensors Professional Stud Finder ProFinder 5000. The website is http://precisionstudsensors.com/p...r_5000.php. A search for them doesn't show much so I'm guessing its a new company and product based off of the Franklin Prosensor
How well does it work? On the interior of walls that are exterior walls of my house, I have not found a stud sensor that works.
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#13
Saw it at my Costco in San Jose, CA as well. See picture for details.
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Quote from imjedi76 View Post :
I got one the other day at the Sacramento, CA Costco. I'm not sure if it is made by Franklin Sensors but the packaging shows Precision Sensors Professional Stud Finder ProFinder 5000. The website is http://precisionstudsensors.com/p...r_5000.php. A search for them doesn't show much so I'm guessing its a new company and product based off of the Franklin Prosensor
The manual on the website lists the following patents:
8,476,912 [google.com]
8,593,163 [google.com]
8,669,772 [google.com]

Also the phone number precisionstudsensors.com is the same as the Franklin Sensors support number (208) 830-8111.

All show Franklin sensors as the assignee. My guess is they made a new brand to sell at Costco so they are not competing with themselves at other retailers.
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Last edited by poorgrad June 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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No stock in Columbus OH, but will keep an eye out for it, thanks.
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