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White's TDI SL Special Edition

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $1049 Freq: Pulse Weight: 3.3 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: No

The White's TDI SL Special Edition metal detector was introduced in 2018 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. The last variant was called the TDI SL High-Q, the same detector described here but with a new White’s manufactured coil. The SL is a pulse induction (PI) metal detector aimed primarily at relics, gold prospecting, and beach detecting. The TDI SL Special Edition is a variant of the White's TDI SL and according to White's available for a limited time only.

"The TDI SL Metal Detector has pulse induction power that provides unbeatable depth and sensitivity in its price range. And now the deal is even better. More than a new paint job, this Special Edition features key changes to the TDI platform aimed at serious prospectors. First and foremost, this detector ships with an 8 x 12″ Miner John Designs Folded Mono search coil. This choice was made to give gold prospectors better depth on large nuggets, but also increased sensitivity to small specimen gold that other pulse machines might miss. We also swapped the intermediate and lower shafts to create a streamlined “straight shaft” configuration preferred by gold hunters. Finally, to top it all off we revamped the control box with a desert tan paint scheme ideal for hot environments. This package is offered for a limited time and at a discounted price. And best of all the detector and coil are Made in America. The rechargeable NIMH battery lasts up to 6 hours, and a backup AA battery back will power all-day exploration. At a weight of only 3.3 lbs, and rugged metal construction, this Special Edition TDI SL is ready for serious prospecting. Are you?" Source: White's website

White's TDI SL Special Edition metal detector

White's TDI SL Special Edition control panel

  • SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION MODEL - Featuring desert tan control box and a post grip straight shaft plus Miner John coil
  • FULL-CONTROL GROUND BALANCE - Quickly balance out the iron mineralization of hot rocks, black sand and other tough grounds
  • ADJUSTABLE PULSE DELAY - Settings from 10 microseconds (best for finding gold nuggets) to 25 microseconds (for relic, coin and beach hunting)
  • VARIABLE AUDIO - Select with Ground Balance “ON”.
  • 3-WAY TARGET CONDUCTIVITY SELECTOR - Allows variable audio to hear either only low conductive targets like most gold nuggets, or high-conductive targets like silver coins and large relics, or both. Unique ability to aid in identifying trash
  • THRESHOLD CONTROL - Accurately adjust the audio to hear the smaller, deeper signals
  • FREQUENCY CONTROL - Adjustable for hunting near power lines, microwave or other interference
  • GAIN CONTROL - Maximizes sensitivity and depth
  • NIMH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - Up to 6 hours of hunting. Backup “AA” pack included.
  • MINER JOHN 8" x 12" Folded Mono search coil
  • TWO-YEAR Parts and Labor Warranty

Official White's TDI SL Special Edition Product Page

White's TDI SL Owner's Manual

White's Pulsescan TDI - Steve's Review

White's Metal Detector Forum


Edited by Steve Herschbach

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This was my first PI machine.  I was looking for a lightweight, affordable PI, and the TDI SL was high on my list.  When I saw the SE model I researched the Miner John's folded mono coil it came with and really liked what I read about it.  I contacted Digger Bob (Comstock Metal Detectors in Paradise CA) and met with him twice prior to purchasing.  I am really happy with this detector, it is so easy to use that I was detecting within 5 minutes my first time out with it.  It sees targets deep enough that I bought a bigger pick lol and it also found me my first detected gold nugget.  I'm working in Northern CA, steep and brushy with soil mineralization's all over the place.  The weight, maneuverability and the ability to deal with high soil mineralization/hot rocks has made this my "go to" detector.  

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  “only for a limited time “(no Joke)..  

    After finding the need for a P.I. In my toolbox for some time, I was finally ready to purchase one ... I went to the website to do my Final comparisons and, just like that....Whites was gone..... Sheesh... There is definitely a void to be filled here...Regardless, That Machine looks pretty cool.... 


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