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Dealer Sale Steve's Two-piece Carbon-fiber Lower Shafts For Garrett AT And Ace-series (both Black And Colored Options) Now Available!


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Hi all!

Premium-quality, carbon-fiber two-piece lower shafts are now available for Garrett's AT- and ACE-series detectors (as well as the GTI and GTAx), from Steve's Detector Rods.  The lower rod section is fully telescopic within the middle shaft, via one of my heavy-duty, clamp-type cam locks.  Similar to my Equinox shafts, the adjustment holes found on Garrett's stock "middle" shaft section (and the spring button pin on the lower rod) have been eliminated, which results in quick, easy insertion and adjustment of the lower rod, as well as unlimited options for adjustment length (as opposed to lengths being restricted by fixed button-hole locations).  The shafts also offer weight reduction -- with these being 20% lighter than the stock shaft (5 oz. vs. 6.1 oz.).  While these shafts have not uploaded to the website yet, special introductory pricing is as follows:

$70 shipped -- black two-piece carbon-fiber lower shaft

$80 shipped -- colored two-piece carbon-fiber lower shaft

The initial, trail batch of these shafts is now sold out (as of 2-4-20), but a large parts order has been placed, for a much larger production run.  If interested, please contact me (either via PM here on the forum, or via email at steve@stevesdetectorrods.com), as I'm currently compiling a wait list.

THANKS!

Steve

 

 

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How do those shafts work in the water? Is there a drain of some sorts?

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kac --

Let me begin by saying that drain holes are an optional inclusion; they are not "standard" on any of my shafts, but I am happy to include a drain hole at no extra charge, for any customer that wants one.  

With that said, due to there being no button holes in the shaft (all the way up to the connection point where my lower two sections connect to the upper "S" shaft section), then water infiltration into the shaft would be minimal, unless submerged all the way up to that upper connection point.  I produce my Equinox shafts the same way -- no button holes, and thus very little water infiltration unless submerged all the way to the arm cuff (where the cuff holes exist). 

While I am not a water hunter, many of my customers are, and very few have requested their shafts to be built with drain holes.  The vast majority do not (as most feel that it's just another place to let water INTO the shaft).  Of those who have chosen NOT to include a drain hole, none have reported any negatives to me, based on their choice not to include it.  They seem to like the shaft as is -- with no drain holes. 

If you prefer a drain hole, it's something that would typically be included on the bottom of the lowest shaft section, down near the plastic coil connection piece.  Again, I'm happy to include it for any customer who requests it, but most do not.  Further, if you purchased a shaft WITHOUT a drain hole, and then later decided you'd prefer one, sending the lower rod back to me, to have the drain hole drilled, would be no problem at all.  I'm pretty easy to work with!

Thanks for asking!

Steve

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I do a fair amount of water hunting with my AT and usually have the whole unit submersed. I just got my machine back from repairs. Got a ball park on price with drain holes?

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kac --

Understood.  A drain hole in the bottom of the lower rod would be no charge, so that introductory special pricing ($70 shipped for black, $80 shipped for a colored one) would still apply.


Thanks!

Steve

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Last question, can it handle the nel big coil ok? Coil is bit over 3 lbs but I only use it in the open areas and don't bang it around. Big issue I have with that coil besides the weight is I run the shaft short so it is easier to swing but it can sound off on the mid shaft. That shaft design looks like it would solve that issue nicely.

Thanks

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Thanks Steveg,

That's how you do customer service!!

**Detector, and accessories company's; pay attention!!👍👍

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kac --

Yes sir!  There is nothing about the shaft that would prevent it from being used with the big NEL coil.  If you are asking that question, with the thought of the lower rod possibly "twisting" or "turning," due to the lack of spring button pins and button holes, that is NOT a concern.  My cam locks are tension-adjustable; there's a small screw on the clamping lever that can be adjusted -- which alters the tension with which the cam lock clamps the lower rod in place.  In other words, any "turning" of the lower rod, relative to the middle shaft section, simply means that your clamping tension is set slightly too loose; a quarter turn or so tighter on the screw, and you'd be all set.

Thanks!

Steve

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I apologize for not seeing the price on top in the initial post. My Nel coil might be junk. Just tried it on my AT that I got back from repairs and am unable to gb the machine with that coil. Need to test the coil on my buddy's machine when he swings by. Need to confirm if the repairs were done ok or if it is just a coil issue before I get anymore upgrades.

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10 hours ago, Joe D. said:

Thanks Steveg,

That's how you do customer service!!

**Detector, and accessories company's; pay attention!!👍👍

Joe D. -- THANK YOU, sir, for the very kind words!  It is my goal to achieve 100% satisfaction with all customers, at all times, in all situations.

Thank you!

Steve

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