Recommendation on the best metal stud drywall screws finder

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Old 12-17-15, 09:29 PM
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Recommendation on the best metal stud drywall screws finder

Which finder would be able to locate drywall screws used for the ceiling drywall ? The ceiling is not textured and the screws could be drilled 1/4" below the drywall sheet so I need a recommendation on which metal stud finder or just something that can locate the metal screws. So a metal stud or metal screw finder that is accurate and reliable in getting every screw.

We need to replace 1-2 sheets of drywall in the ceiling.

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Old 12-17-15, 09:48 PM
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Once you pull the drywall off, the screw locations will be pretty obvious. I think you are making it hard on yourself if you think you need to find the screws in order to pull a sheet down. Just rip it off.
 
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I agree, the screws would be covered with mud and difficult to remove anyway. Plus the perimeter of the board might have been nailed. As X said - it's not difficult to tear it down [messy maybe ]
 
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I find this to be the most reliable for finding metal studs and screws. http://www.amazon.com/CH-Hanson-0304...ic+stud+finder You can easily find metal studs even under 5/8" drywall.
 
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Thank you for the response. I'll definitely check that magnet stud finder out.
 
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Thanks everyone. Apparently I discovered an easy and cheap solution. Apparently earth magnets (also called neodymium grade n52 magnets) are the strongest in the world and the strength of their field should more than strong enough to detect drywall screws at a depth of 1/2" or less. The magnets are cheap too. Merry Christmas to All.
 
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Old 12-27-15, 06:29 AM
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That is the same magnets that are in the stud finder I posted. Glad you found a solution.
 
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