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Fisher F44

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 309 Freq: 7.69 kHz Weight: 2.3 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Fisher F44 metal detector was introduced in 2015 and is still in production. It is a weatherproof 7.69 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting.

"The F44 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use manual ground balance detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. 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 make it easy to tune the F44 to the soil you are hunting in. Easily identify buried targets with the 9-Segment Target Categories and a 0-99 numeric Target-ID enhanced with 4-Tone Audio-ID System. Custom made allow users to set their own tones. Rain or shine the F44 excels when most detectors can't!" Source: Fisher 2016 catalog

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Fisher F44 metal detector

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Fisher F44 control panel

  • Fe-Tone® Adjustable Iron Audio
  • Ground Grab® Computerized Ground Balancing
  • Manual Ground Balance
  • 9-segment visual and Numerical Target-ID
  • Adjustable Sensitivity and Volume
  • Static Pinpoint Notch Discrimination System
  • Backlight for Low Light Conditions
  • 5 Modes of operation including All Metal Mode
  • Large 2-Digit Numeric Target-ID Numbers, 1-99
  • Iron Identifier Icon
  • Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings
  • Ultra-lightweight Only 2.3 lbs. Operational Weight
  • 7.69 kHz Operating Frequency
  • Operates on 2 AA Batteries
  • 11-Inch Triangulated Concentric Elliptical Searchcoil

Official F44 Product Page

Fisher F44 Instruction Manual

First Texas (Fisher) Metal Detector Forum

 



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Jeff McClendon

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

I finally got my hands on an F44. I was looking for an easy to use loaner for my family, that was not a beginner detector, that actually worked!,  and that would challenge them (and me too) for basic coin and jewelry detecting. My grown kids grew up with pretty crappy detectors whose brand name will go unmentioned here and they expect something much better but not so complicated that they won't have any fun when they visit me.

The F44 so far is meeting that need. It has plenty of quality features that work very well. It has respectable depth (as deep as my F19 and Omega 8000 with the same coil in discrimination mode) and has good, accurate target ID numbers down to about 4". No snickering please....... I hunt in 3 to 4 bar highly mineralized decomposing granite and volcanic ash clay with an incredible amount of natural iron particles of various sizes. My very expensive detectors don't go much past 6" with any accuracy! The F44 also has a very good All Metal mode along with a custom mode that can be adjusted to one's needs easily. It has VCO, bass, low, medium and high tones. The pinpointer works very well so far too. Coil selection is great with both concentric and DD coils available from FTP and lots of aftermarket coils. The weatherproofing of the control box is awesome. It is lightweight, well balanced and easy to swing even for the occasional user.

My only complaint is with the quality of the audio modulation. Really good headphones are a must with this detector especially for the medium and high tone signals.

Otherwise, the F44 is a very good, well designed and made detector. It feels very sturdy and of higher build quality compared to its close cousin the Land Ranger Pro. 

March 13 2019.

After having my Equinoxes for about a year I have sold most of my other detectors which didn't get any use. I kept my F44 however. It is so light-weight and actually has more stable target ID than a particular detector I used to own that costs $1000 more!. I picked up a simple 8" round concentric coil and a 5" sniper coil for the F44. The 8" round (greek series coil) works great on the F44 and makes pinpointing a breeze. It easily gets 9" of repeatable tone depth and 5" with usable target ID. It is much less chatty than the stock 11" DD, almost as deep and has better target ID. The little 5" DD round is fantastic in heavy trash and can easily hit 7" targets with good repeatable tones. I really enjoy using this detector for first-time hunts on new fields, purposely shallow hunts, bad weather hunts and tot lot hunts.

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Old Farm Hunter

  

Ive ben using this metal detector for over three years and have had very little problems with it

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