Zircon Press Release

Zircon StudSensor EDGE Gives users an "edge" on Home Improvement Projects

A Complete Ergonomic Redesign of Zircon's Most Popular Tool

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 21, 2009 — New for 2009, Zircon introduces the StudSensor EDGE, a new stud finder that finds wood or metal studs up to 3/4 inch deep behind drywall. A complete redesign of Zircon's most popular tool, the EDGE is easier and more comfortable to use than ever before.

The design is modeled specifically to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand. Its new patent-pending pinch grip provides a secure hold in either hand and at any angle, providing a new level of ease, comfort and utility to the user.

"Zircon introduced the world's first electronic stud finder almost three decades ago, and always led the industry with innovative technology," says President John Stauss. "But the EDGE is something different - the forerunner of a new generation of high-tech hand tools that emphasize the 'hand' as well as the technology inside. These new tools custom fit the technology to the user, as well as the task at hand. On the job, when it counts, there's nothing else like it."

There are also important new upgrades "under the hood." StudSensor EDGE features a newly redesigned SpotLite® Pointer System and audio alert to clearly identify the stud edge. It also addresses the most common user error with its over-the-stud indicator that alerts users if scanning begins over a stud.

Perfect for the decorator or do-it-yourselfer, StudSensor EDGE is the answer when securing anything to a wall. Whether users are hanging items like pictures or shelves, or securing heavy bookcases or furniture, StudSensor EDGE helps users anchor their projects sturdily and securely to wall studs.

At a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $9.99, StudSensor EDGE is competitively priced, perfect for today's economy in which every penny must work hard for consumers who are handling their own household repairs and home improvement projects. The tool is available online and at hardware and home centers nationwide.

About Zircon Corporation
Silicon Valley-based Zircon, in business for more than 30 years, remains a privately-owned enterprise. Zircon is dedicated to delivering innovative, easy-to-use technology to the world's toolboxes. Since 1975, the company has used patented technology to design, develop, manufacture, and market one-of-a-kind hand tools that perform critical, everyday jobs, saving users time and money. Zircon's products include the StudSensor family, the original and best-selling line of stud and joist finders and the OneStep® line of scanners with patented CenterVision® technology, as well as measuring and leveling tools for almost every job. For more information about Zircon's family of products, call 1-800-245-9265 or visit the web site at www.zircon.com.

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