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Fisher F19 Ltd

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 499 Freq: 19 kHz Weight: 2.6 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Fisher F19 Ltd metal detector was introduced in 2014 and is still in production. The F19 Ltd models are camouflage paint versions while the standard F19 has Fisher's standard black and gold colors. There is no difference between the units electronically. The F19 Ltd is a 19 khz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The F19 Ltd is a variant of the 19 kHz Fisher Gold Bug Pro and so it also is very good at gold prospecting.

"The F19 is the best relic hunting machine ever! Fe-Tone® adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets. GROUND-GRAB® Computerized Ground Balancing and Manual Ground Balance making it easy to tune the F19 to the soil you are hunting in. Get your F19 and find what everyone else has left behind!" Source: Fisher 2016 catalog

Fisher F19 Ltd metal detectors

Fisher F19 Ltd control panel

  • FeTone, Adjustable Iron Audio
  • Enhanced V-Break, Tone Discrimination System
  • Notch Window with Adjustable Notch Width
  • Backlit Display (Backlight)
  • Computerized GROUND GRAB, One Touch Ground Balance with Manual Override
  • Unmatched Target Separation in Iron & Trash
  • Continuous Ground Condition Readout: Ground Phase value indicates type of mineralization / Fe304 graphic indicates amount of mineralization
  • Ground balance all the way to salt
  • Static All Metal Pinpoint with Depth Indicator
  • 19 kHz Operating Frequency
  • 10-Inch Waterproof DD Searchcoil
  • Ultra-Lightweight, only 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg.)

Official Fisher F19 Ltd Product Page

Fisher F19 Ltd Owner's Manual

Fisher F19 Data & Reviews

First Texas (Fisher) Metal Detector Forum


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Steve Herschbach

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a duplicate of the review I left for the standard F19. The F19 Ltd is exactly the same detector except offered with a camo paint scheme. I prfer the plain black and gold color scheme myself so lean F19. Other than that however they operate and perform identically and I would use either from that standpoint.

I am a Fisher Gold Bug Pro fan. The machine is lightweight, easy to use, and very effective for what it is designed for. However, the Gold Bug Pro is somewhat feature limited and the F19 adds some extra capability that many people would welcome - things like a meter backlight or ferrous volume setting, for instance. The main thing however is that if you want the 10" x 5.5" elliptical coil for the Gold Bug Pro you have to get it as an accessory coil, or buy a two coil package. It is odd to this day that the Gold Bug Pro, a machine aimed at gold prospectors, is not available with the 10" elliptical coil as the stock coil.

For this reason I aim people who want that coil at the F19 because you can get it stock with that coil. You get all the 19 kHz performance of the Gold Bug Pro, plus extra features, by getting the F19, and for about the same price as a Gold Bug Pro two coil package.

Either way, this 19 khz model in all its flavors is a very solid performer on low conductors like gold and small targets like ear rings or small gold nuggets. The 19 khz platform is a little weak on silver coins but still does very well as a coin hunter. The main thing I like is the light weight, solid performance, and very simple operation. The 19 kHz circuit is also one of the best I have used for ignoring electrical interference in areas where other machines may have issues.

Finally, do note that the Fisher F19 is the same unit electronically as the Teknetics G2+. The only real difference is the rod and grip assembly and the coil that comes stock. The F19 has the classic "S" rod handle, while the G2+ has a modified "S" rod with pistol grip design some people may prefer. 

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