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joblake326 07-08-2010 09:43 PM

invention feedback appreciated
Just to be clear: I'm not trying to use this forum to sell anything. All I'm looking for is honest feedback about my invention. I'm still in the process of deciding if I want to license it to a manufacturer or to just build them myself. So if you want to check out my video, go to my website at The StudTHUD. Let me know what you think: good or bad. I figure if anyone would be able to rate its potential it would the folks that come to these home repair websites.

granite-girl 07-09-2010 10:08 AM

I want one ! And jr. too !
Great video- really professional looking.

Launchpad 07-15-2010 07:17 PM

That is a great, and simple, invention. Those would save me a lot of time, money and cussing. Are they available for sale now?

joblake326 07-15-2010 09:57 PM

Hi Launchpad,
I'm still making them in my garage...looking to start manufacturing asap. I'm just trying to get a feel from folks like you as to the success I'm going to have selling them

Nestor_Kelebay 07-15-2010 10:30 PM

I've got a Pentium III with a 56K dial-up modem, so downloading video for me is like watching grass grow. Can someone describe this invention and why it's better than existing methods?

joblake326 07-16-2010 08:27 AM

Hi Nestor,
A 56K dial-up modem? How do you sleep at night? ; )

What follows is a sale pitch---so pardon the hype. But maybe it will kind of answer your question. If you want anymore info feel free to email directly:

Okay. Take a deep breath. Here it comes....
The StudTHUD® is a product that I started working on almost 2 years
ago. I do home repairs and was frustrated by all the fancy looking yet disappointing products that were on the market to find wall studs. I kept buying different ones with the hope that they'd finally get it right. But I soon concluded that the (electronic) technology used by all of these things, although they look good, would never allow you to know for sure what was on the other side of that wall. The market is simply flooded with these things.

So I set out to come up with a "better mouse trap", a non-electronic; i.e. magnetic stud finder that would eliminate the guess work that has become synonymous with ALL of these electronic devices. Folks just buy them because that's all there is. There are a few obscure simple magnetic ones out there but 95% of what you'll find in the stores are of the electronic variety....meaning that they can only make an educated guess at where there might be a stud.

I know this sounds self serving but the honest truth is that everyone who has tried my StudTHUD® has been blown away as to how simple it is compared to the competition. They all think that it's a winner. By their enthusiasm, they've been instrumental in keeping me motivated and have pushed me to get it patented and marketed so they can eventually buy one.

I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago because when you work on something day in and day out, the novelty wears off and it doesn't seem all that great. You'll see a couple of those people in my video. Their reactions are genuine.

As far as the stud finding market in general, there is definitely an equal interest between women and men. Before I got into this project, I didn't have any idea as to how many people not only know what a stud finder is but actually have one somewhere that they either don't like or can't understand.

A simple, easy to use and 100% accurate product like this, if
effectively marketed, will eventually render the competition obsolete.

Virtually everyone over the age of 16 knows what a stud finder is and each of these people will need to buy one sooner or later. As it stands now, they won't know what they are going to purchase until they go to the store and buy whatever is carried.

There is none that stands out above the rest. They all have the same lackluster reputation: they are an exercise in trial and error; a.k.a. frustration.

Not one of them can guarantee that when you drill a hole in the wall that there will really be a stud there.

"There's gotta be a better way!!!"

The StudTHUD® is the answer. In the future, when folks think about what they need to find a stud, they will think "StudTHUD®" and won't leave the store with anything else.

Just look at the reviews for what's currently out there and you'll see that folks are looking for a stud finder that finally lives up to its name.

I believe that the StudTHUD® will become the "Kleenex" or "Xerox" of the stud finder world.

Launchpad 07-16-2010 03:05 PM

I definitely want some. The one that marks the screw head is what I would buy a bucket full of. I rip so much drywall at work that knowing where I can dig out a screw head to pull full panels would be nothing short of a religious experience for me.

The other one wouldn't really do much for me, or replace my old stud finder when I'm doing a restoration project or some other renovation. I just need a little more accuracy then finding a screw or nail head in some areas.

BUT- I can definitely see a huge market for people looking for a cheap, easy way to hang pictures and the occasional shelf or two. My wife would love them! Plus they are just the right size to lose and make a guy run out to Wal- Mart or Home Depot to buy a few more. It's just a great idea that I wish I would have thought of so I could retire at the ripe old age of 35......

Seriously, as soon as you get enough of them ones that mark the screw heads together, I'm good for a couple of hundred bucks worth of them. Great idea.

Wuzzat? 07-16-2010 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by joblake326 (Post 46637)
a non-electronic; i.e. magnetic stud finder that would eliminate the guess work

Unless you have the resources of Zircon-like company this doesn't seem plausible.

joblake326 07-16-2010 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 46644)
Unless you have the resources of Zircon-like company this doesn't seem plausible.

Thanks for the negative feedback.

joblake326 07-16-2010 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by Launchpad (Post 46640)
Seriously, as soon as you get enough of them....Great idea.

Send me an email. Maybe I can send you something to eval.

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