PRECISION STUD LOCATOR
The Precision CD Stud Locator system is used to align and position studs accurately on sheet metal. Using this system, studs can be positioned within plus or minus ten-thousandths of an inch.
Custom templates can be made from aluminum with holes punched where the studs need to be for each project. The spacer that fits around the collet chuck ensures that the stud is in the correct location and the tripod ensures that the stud is aligned properly.
The holes in the template as shown in the above picture have 2" spacings from hole to hole. The diameter of the CD stud is .246. The theoretical dimension from the outside of the two studs is 2.246. As shown above the studs measured are well within the +-.010 typical precision sheet metal tolerances.