Hey! This time it’s about metal detecting!!! One of my favorite things to do it metal detect. So I thought I would share a bit about that.
My first detector I found on Ebay, the Whites Coinmaster it cost about $140ish dollars used. Now I think you can buy it around $100 used.
When I was looking for a detector I wanted the screen to point out the object I found, so I finally found one I liked. Soon to realize that the detector wasn’t as specific as I imagined. You see, the metal detector sends electrical pulses into the ground, then if you swing over a metal object, the object will reflect those pulses back to the detector, making a beeping sound.
Say you’ve found a nail, that nail is really magnetic, so the pulse that the detector receives is gonna tell the detector it’s most likely a junk metal. (Because coins and jewelry aren’t usually magnetic.) I thought that metal in the ground was always very identifiable, on the contraire it’s not easy for the detector to decide. So that results in the little arrow (That tells you what you’ve found) jumping around alot. Making it very hard to decide if you want to dig the hole or not, possibly leaving behind an artifact or jewelry.
But with alot of patience and experimenting you get to know the detector. (Surprisingly well). It was a great beginner’s detector, but leaves much to be desired.
I was watching a metal detecting show called ‘Diggers’ and saw their equipment. Amongst alot of cool stuff I saw a pinpointer. Which I came to buy, the garrett pro pinpointer, it was $120 and it came with a holster and a digger’s pouch.
This little item is magnificent! Though it is expensive, it’s highly durable and is water resistant. There are other pinpointers out there but they just didn’t have the quality this one did. I can’t tell you how many times I probably would have given up on a hole if it hadn’t been for this little guy. Sometimes you just can’t see the coin, the metal is super tiny, or your hole is off a inch or two, just push the button and swing that thing around, it detects really well, some tiny objects though have to be very close to it. I can’t say how much this guy helped me, I use it every hole I dig. Although one thing is if you have the extra money I would get the waterproof one, so then you can use it underwater, since some detectors have waterproof coils. The pouch is very useful aswell. It has an adjustable belt already attached. The holster for the pinpointer is moveable.
I have just upgraded and got the Garrett Ace 400, it has awesome features, audio target ID, and number target ID. That is just some of the features, I will be doing a more thorough review on it later.
I love this detector, it is very good at identifying targets. Sill I have alot to learn from this detector.
This one cost about $360, it’s definitely worth it. I really like the Iron audio it has, so I can tell if the item has junk metal in it or next to it. It’s pinpointer button has a bit to get to know. When something is close to the surface (An inch or less) it’s hard to get the exact spot. That’s where the Garrett Pro Pinpointer comes in handy, it will usually detect that item.
That’s Just about it! Thanks for reading I will be doing more posts about metal detecting.
PS: My next upgrade would be prolly the Garrett AT pro. (AT Stands for all terrain)