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What probe are you using?

Discussion in 'Pinpointers' started by Rew, Apr 9, 2016.

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what probe

Poll closed Apr 29, 2016.
  1. M@rs

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Garrett

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Garrett Carrot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Minelab

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    0.0%
  5. Whites bullseye

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    0.0%
  6. whites TRX

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    0.0%
  7. Nokta

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. Makro

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  9. Vulcan 360

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Ringmoney

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    I bought one of the first Deteknix ones and it was a piece of shi?. It ate batteries, it was going through one every day out, sent it back to Tony Hunt where he said he changed out the board on it. It came bqck in the very same condition apart from the threads on the cap were wrung off it. It ended up in the scrap bucket after a few months, nothing but trouble with it. Same with my friends one. Maybe it was only the early ones but as they say once bitten, never again, went back to the gqrrett. In fact, i ran the garrett for 2 years after with 5he so called dead batteries that came out of the detecknix.
     
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    Sorry ring , I've been lucky I suppose , did use a Garrett carrot , it did the same as your deteknix. It's the luck thing . Fingers crossed lol :Good2:
     
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    Had to pimp my carrot up a little.

    Its not paint, but Apoxy resin glue ( mixed with a proper resin dye ) filled, applied with a needle head.
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    that was one fault I forgot about ring. thought it was just me. It doesn't like low voltage batteries like rechargeable alkalines which means it would only half use normal batteries. I fixed the problem with rechargeable 1.5v regulated li-ion AAs which stay at that voltage through discharge. Works well now. I'm with vinny about the luck of the draw, from what I have read and heard they all seem to have some sought of issues.
     
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    How did you manage to use the AA's, you would need 6 of them?
     
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    the wader can use 1x 9v or 2 AA batteries. They have just brought a new one out that runs on li-ion and is usb rechargeable .
     
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    Nice one, may be time to look at another one. In your post above you said it was sensitive to tiny nuggets, i did not try mine on small pickers but i did find it would not react to coke and small bits of foil, i wonder has things changed?
     
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    I have 0.7 gram which it picks up at about 5mm. this piece is hard to detect. A 0.5grm at around 10mm, and a 1.7grm bit 13mm. All gold detects differently. Some gold is hard to detect and some you can pick up at larger distances for some reason, so you cant use that as being the same with all bits. wont pick up coke but 3-5mm on small foil.
     
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    I totally understand on what you are saying about the detectability of natural gold pickers. I just tested my 0.3g picker on my Garrett carrot at 10mm, wish I had the Detecknix now to compare but I suspect most VLF pointers will be more sensitive than the Detecknix PI, in air that is. In mineralised ground would be a different story where the PI will come out on top.
     
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    The ability to pick up gold nuggets depends on effective (better for electromagnetic penetration) surface they have. If they are flat and even thin (like hammered coins), they could be easily picked up at great depths, but should they be compact like a water drop, it's a tricky thing to pick up them - that is a job for high frequency devices mostly
     
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    Am liking XP mi 6 pointer, have Garrett but it is ok in a pinch but would rather use Mi6 through headphones and XP remote.
     
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    Its been made wrong though, well I say wrong. Its made for left handed people.
    Also it turns the machine off when operating the probe which is a bad design fault.

    Trusty old Garrett is a good reliable choice.

    I want a Mars probe to try.
     
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    I am left handed .
     
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    I don't understand, how can you say a pointer is left or right handed?
     
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    If you hold it in your right hand, the logo is upside down, the scraper part is on top as well as the light. So if you use it with the light and scraper underneath, the button is on the other side.
    Its a left handed design.
     
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    I see what you are saying, muppets :Lol:
     

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