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  1. detectingMO Published on Feb 25, 2017 Quick run through of MI-6 pointer setup and integration with the Deus Metal Detector.
  2. I need a pointer and frankly I don't want to make a mistake this costly, or waste any more time than I have already digging without one. I'm hoping someone here has tried a few with their Equinox and can suggest a good tool to pair with it. I blow serious time in holes right now and it's all the color of shaded dirt. Can anyone suggest which pointers they have used with their Equinox 800 that they know don't cause the Equinox any trouble. I really like the Nox but I know she's sensitive. That is unless you tell me none are an issue with this detector. I will need a water safe unit I'm sure this question has been asked that I haven't found besides those presenting pointer comparisons. Those are helpful, but I'm looking for Nox 800 specific pairing here. Would love a few opinions to help me decide. Thank you in advance for your short or long tales or experience.
  3. I just got my Tek-Point. I've been working with the TRX for the last year or so, so the bar was set pretty high for me. I like a lot of range and that has been the most important factor for me. I've wanted a second pinpointer for a while, and preferably Pulse Induction. I tried everything Garret has to offer and wasn't happy. I was tending toward the Gold Digger Land or Sea for quite a while and still would like to give it a go someday. I liked the 20ft waterproof rating as I'll often use my pinpointer for extended periods under water. Ultimately I couldn't resist the range I was seeing from the Tek/Pulse. In my soil it runs neck and neck with the TRX, with the TRX picking up on items just slightly out of the Teks reach. But when I experiment with higher mineralization levels I have to back the TRX down where the Tek remains stable. I still prefer tip only detection, but the 360 detection comes in handy in plugs that aren't trash mixed with target. I like that it's smaller than the TRX by at least an inch and the LED is capable of far more output than the TRX, which is a huge plus since I like to do night hunts as well. I would say great job. It's easily my first or second favorite, I haven't made up my mind yet, but this pinpointer brought FTP into the top tier for sure. The only things I would like to see from pinpointers in the future is wireless adaptation of the primary machine's disc settings, ability to link up with wireless headphones, and maybe a small LCD on them or ability to send info back to the machine. Many possibilities for the future of these little devices.
  4. Published on Jun 5, 2018 By Fisher Metal Detectors
  5. I received the 35 barely used from a member here at a great price. On arrival, I tested it against my Garrett Carrot, and find it much easier to use, with better adjustment ease, as well as being capable of deeper activation on coins. The non-ferrous capability is phenomenal, and it is designed not to affect your detector while riding on your belt. Speaking of belts...the one thing I really DON'T like is the very narrow and tight belt loop on the holster. I would have much preferred the Molle-capable snap and velcro style of the Garrett. Someone wasn't thinking at Minelab. It won't fit on any wide belt. I may have it modified with a velcro fold-over and snap. All in all, a fantastic new Pinpointer, and I think my Garrett will end up in my son's or wife's MD equipment...at least for now!
  6. The hardest thing about the Fisher F-Pulse pinpointer was just getting one. Like everything else these days delays seem to be the norm. I just got back from a road trip however and was happy to find my new F-Pulse waiting for me. I suppose these days it is important to note I bought this myself from a regular dealer. This is going to be the simplest review I have ever done. I like a pinpointer that is waterproof. Check. I like a pinpointer that can be operated with one hand. The F-Pulse has a large side button operated with my thumb. Check. I like a pinpointer that can operate silently in vibrate mode so as to not attract attention. Check. I like a pinpointer I can operate with my eyes closed. The F-Pulse turns on with a quick push of the button, and gives a short confirmation vibration. Hold the button a little longer, and it vibrates again to indicate it has turned off. Check. All that means I can consider the F-Pulse because I don't even look at pinpointers that can't get through the initial checklist. Bonus round - can run off AA batteries. Check. This is actually great because I now can finally eliminate 9 V batteries from my detecting world. Everything else I have is rechargeable or uses AA batteries. At this point it is just a depth thing and sometimes that can be a toss-up. However the F-Pulse being a PI unit made it an unfair battle, and the F-Pulse blew my Garrett Carrot away easily. Like by a solid inch or more on a nickel or a gold ring buried in very mineralized soil. The vibration mode has a much better modulation from weak to full giving a better feel for target depth. The Carrot ramps up a little too quickly in that regard. The F-Pulse feels good in my hand, and the screw in metal battery plug lends an extra aura of toughness compared to the all too common plastic screw cap. The LED I am sure is adequate because I almost never use them anyway. I should mention that the Teknetics Tek-Point is the exact same unit except green in color. I went with the Fisher because red is more visible should I be looking for it, and I like the allusion to pulse induction in the F-Pulse name. The Tek-Point does offer another color option however for those that do not like red. Though this is not fire engine red so much as a dark red and looks better in real life than in pictures. Really, there is nothing more to say other than as of now the Fisher F-Pulse is the best pinpointer for my purposes that I have ever used. For me the F-Pulse wins by a mile and the Garrett Carrot gets relegated to backup position. The backup for it gets sold. That's how it works around here! Shout out to Carl Moreland at First Texas who if I am not wrong was the prime mover on this project. Home run Carl - congratulations to you and the rest of the team! P.S. Some early specification lists and even the outside of the box say waterproof to ten feet but that was later reduced to six feet. Not an issue for me at all but just wanted to point that out in case people see conflicting information in that regard, like the early color flyer below.
  7. Since I compare the F-Pulse directly to the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT I have filed this report at the Metal Detector Advice & Comparisons Forum Short story - best pinpointer for my purposes I have ever used, and my new favorite. It was not a difficult decision!
  8. Thinking about using PlastiDip for protecting the tip of my pinpointers and extending their life. Anyone tried that? Looking for experience and views. Cheers
  9. Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk Instructional Video - Basic features and functions of the fully wireless Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk pinpointer are demonstrated. Sections include: wireless syncing; a tip on factory reset; adjusting detection and sensitivity settings; lost pinpointer alarm; retuning the Pro-Pointer to find targets faster or to overcome environmental challenges; battery replacement; and general care. Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk Owner's Manual
  10. From http://www.minelab.com/customer-care/product-notices?article=321022 Minelab PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers assist in accurately locating targets at the point of extraction where a metal detector coil cannot fit. This results in smaller holes, less environmental disruption and faster target recovery time. The PRO-FIND 15 offers essential core pinpointer features and is designed for simplicity and ease of use. The PRO-FIND 35 provides premium level functionality in a fully waterproof design for the serious detectorist. Both models use VLF transmission and incorporate Minelab’s unique Detector Interference Free (DIF) technology. More details are available on the PRO-FIND Series web pages: PRO-FIND 15 PRO-FIND 35 Download the new PRO-FIND Series brochure here. Download the new PRO-FIND Series Getting Started Guide here. Read the Treasure Talk Blog "The new PRO-FIND 35 hits the spot!" by Mark Williams here. More blogs to follow soon. Further product details and product availability will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the new PRO-FIND Series Introduction video here:
  11. Ridge Runner

    Pro Find 35 Can’t Swim

    A friend took his Pro Find for a little water detecting for the first time. The trouble started when his pinpointer started acting up but then went dead . At first he was thinking the battery went dead but knew better when water came running out of the battery compartment. He looked the case over good and he could see a hair line crack on one side in the seam . He told me after this happen and looking at it again one could see the seam wasn’t fused good together. I guess you could call a factory defect and wouldn’t been known until maybe never if it didn’t go swimming. Thanks for warranty we get . Chuck
  12. Looking for a Pro-Find 35 in stock...along with a lot of other people! Dealers monitoring this forum could help if you'd post when you have stock! Cheers!
  13. Hi fellow detectorists! I am completely a novice to Metal detecting. This is my current setup: Minelab Equinox 600 and a trenching shovel from Home Depot. After roughly 15 hours of use without a pin pointer, I have come to the conclusion I NEED A PIN POINTER. As of today 17APR18 I purchased the FISHER F-PULSE and was curious present day, how those of you that use this pin pointer how it’s function is to a newbie like myself. I have have read several forum discussions by Steve, calcobra, geotech and many more. Thank you all for your indirect quantifiable background experience that has helped me immensely! Sorry for this long post I just know you all are the subject matter experts when it comes to this new hobby I’ve ventured into. Oh by the way, I’m looking for fellow metal detectorists in the NC area. Thank you all🙂🇺🇸🙂
  14. Steve Herschbach

    New XP Mi4 Pinpointer

    The new XP MI-4 pinpointer is equipped with the same MI-6 features without the Deus radio connection. The MI-4 is offered at a competitive price and packed with features compared to other pin point probes in this price range : Rechargeable lithium battery Waterproof up 6 meters 2 audio modes (Pitch / Pulse) 6 programs and 3 levels of sensitivity LED , vibration , Loudspeaker ON/OFF Rotating holster Ergonomic rubber hand grip 2 year-warranty Made in France MI-4 at XP website
  15. My Garrett Carrot is on the fritz.. random signals, not deep, or it beeps on everything. So its still under warranty and I'm going to send it back, but in the mean time I need another one. I'm not real sure I need a water proof one. I rarely hunt in the pouring down rain. I'm looking for one that is sensitive, simple to use and will last. I have heard the XP version has too many adjustments so that one is out (Even though I have a deus)
  16. Fisher is releasing a new pinpointer for metal detecting, the new Fisher F-Pulse. The name implies it is a pulse induction pinpointer? The screw in plug in the end implies AA batteries and that the unit is probably waterproof, but with no other information to go on right now these are all guesses. No word on price yet either.
  17. This is my first post after lurking for many months. Steve, you have a way with words and a level of civility that verges on saintly. I have learned a great deal reading your posts, specifically about the Equinox, and I hope to glean more from this excellent forum in the future. Thanks to others who also contribute excellent content. While I don't have much to share, I thought I would at least post a "tip" for a common problem we have. Here is a link to a video describing a way to keep the Garrett Carrot's tip from wearing through for not much money.
  18. Of the Pin Pointers on the market what do consider the best and why?? Thanks Bill
  19. http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=258999
  20. Note poster Geotech's comments. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,144349
  21. Carl I know you're not working for ML, but as an expert on simultaneous multi frequency technology you likely know a few things about the Equinox technologies. As Sunray will never do it, and ML Is challenged just to get machines out, let alone accessories, how complicated would it be to build a 3rd party inline probe for the Equinox ?
  22. So... the 800 will be my very first detector. Ultimately I want to be a nugget hunter, but I'm starting as a coin and relic hunter to get a feel for the job and it's routines. Those factors in mind, whats the best pointer that's gonna be with me through it all?
  23. Just announced yet another new pinpointer, this time from Teknetics. Since Teknetics is owned by First Texas as is Fisher I would have to assume we will see a Fisher version of this also. Looks to be a fairly standard implementation - side button, LED tucked up front. However, instead of a end cap that screws off to install batteries the Tek-Point has a screw in plug - must use a couple AA batteries? I am guessing waterproof also just based on appearance but I could be wrong.