LED Whole Stud Detector

Model: #ESF5000

2.4 | 18 Reviews
The RYOBI LED Whole Stud Detector is a great product for detecting whole studs behind your wall. The multi LED’s allows you to see the entire stud and not just an edge or center. It uses Auto Deep Scan, technology designed to determine the thickness of your drywall so you can accurately assess what is behind it. With its material detection capabilities, you will always know when you are over metals (non-ferrous), wood, and AC wire. With all these great features, the RYOBI LED Whole Detector is the best solution for all your detecting needs.
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  • Detects whole studs behind your drywall
  • Auto Deep Scan for accurate assessment of drywall thickness
  • Built-In Stud Markers
  • Multi LED’s for visibility of the entire stud
  • Detects materials (metal, wood, AC wire) behind your wall
  • Includes: Whole Stud Detector, 1 AA Battery, and Owner’s Manual


  • Whole Stud Detector
  • 1 AA Battery
  • Owner’s Manual


LED Whole Stud Detector
LED Whole Stud Detector is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I purchased this at Home Depot and if I still had the packaging I would be returning it. This stud finder does a terrible job at its sole function...finding studs. It alerts in places where studs do not exist and does not alert where studs do exist. Also, AC detection is useless. It think my entire wall has hot wires running through it, which is certainly not the case. I will not buy anything else Ryobi. If they can’t get something as simple as this down then why trust them with anything else?
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't find studs Bought this stud finder at home depot, tried it out, and didn't work! It did not find any studs at all. All I want is a stud finder that works :(
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this thing sucks i bought stud finder to replace a (brand name) stud finder because i liked the center indication marker function. Wow what a mistake, first job i did with this stud finder was a nightmare! Had to use my hammer to bang wall to find stud, quite simply did not do its job on standard 1/2 inch drywall. This thing went strait in the garbage bin 49 dollars down the drain. Last time i buy something by ryobi. completely unimpressed!
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Complete Garbage As seen on every other review mine will be the same. This thing is garbage. Does not detect studs accurately at all and the AC warning stays on constantly even on the most empty walls. This was a total waste of money.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does work as described I have had this item about a year. Bought it due to positive experience with 18v and 40 v tools. It replaced my 20+ year old Craftsman that fell off ladder and broke. This item would be returned if I had the packaging. Like in many other reviews it indicates AC in every wall even though with no wiring. It indicates studs where there are no studs or a stud is indicated but the same area a few inches higher or lower does not indicate a stud. Reverted back to just tapping and listening. Takes a little longer but far more accurate.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Run away from this stud finder This is one of the most finicky stud finders I’ve ever used. It did a decent job of finding studs but is hard to hold. If you regrip the thing while moving it, then you have to recalibrate. It always told me there were electrical wires in the area— I knew there weren’t any because I put up the dry wall and knew where there were wires. Then it stopped working. When I calibrate it, it just flashes continually. Never stops until you take your hands off. I changed batteries thinking that would solve the problem. Same issue with a fresh better. I’ve had it a month and of course can’t find the receipt. So I have a non-functioning piece of junk. I own a Ryobi mower and it’s great. This thing doesn’t meet the same standard. They’re expensive so save your money and buy any other brand.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product As reviewed previously. Finds ghost studs, says AC is everywhere and doesn’t find real studs. I would take it back if it wasn’t in pieces in my garage. Last dime ryobi will EVER get from me. It’s a stud finder for crying out loud. Get it right.
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I purchased this product a few months ago and it works a lot better than I thought. It took me a little while to get familiar with this product, but once figuring it out it became very easy to find the studs.
Date published: 2019-07-21
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