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I have an old house built in the early 30's. The conventional stud finders are useless on plaster. The more sophisticated ones are more expensive in the $50 range.

What would be the best unit to consider?

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Why do you want to locate the studs? To mount something heavy or to hang a picture or similar? –  Rand Apr 29 at 22:42
    
Yes, exactly that. –  mmcglynn Apr 30 at 22:50

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