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  1. I used to rent equipment. Diamond blades only cut with the tip. It is necessary to remove the debris so the metal arount the tip doesn't get worn away and the tip flies off. Solid rock stays away from the shaft. Gravel will fall against it and ruin it. Let alone the fact that gravel moves. Bits only cut by wearing away the material. Gravel moves too much.
  2. Yep, If they had killed them, someone would eventually find out. Placerville CA is called Hangtown. They didn't take to kindly to those types back then.
  3. I hope they catch the SOB that killed Jed and took his gold! Hangin's too good fer him!
  4. So I asked the company that sells this NEL coil to please exchange for a working coil. They said they would. Then they offered a refund. I knew they wouldn't find a coil that worked. So, I went with the SP35. I also got the water proof headphones. I'll get both next week. Meanwhile, they still list the coils for sale for the Simplex+ !! What the heck. Well, if anyone reading this can save themselves the hassle from buying one then I'll be glad. No NEL coils work with the Simplex+. None. Buy somethimg esle. The Detech has a contract with Notka/Makro. They are supposed to work.
  5. What in the world was he thinking?! Jed must have never spent time in the Mountains in winter. And, like you said, a barking dog does a great job for early warning and even makes bears and critters scatter quick! Heck, I'd have at least 2 dogs. Maybe he didn't trust everone on the crew and only said he was staying so he would be the last one out. Then, with everyone gone, he could go get his gold and split. Someone must have somehow followed him. I think he said the gold wasn't far off the road. Maybe he parked his car on the roadside and was found? I guess we'll never know!
  6. Thanks Geotech, What is the lift off effect? Is that when the target disappears when lifting? Thanks for this explanation. I prefer to use the tip to pinpoint. Sometimes find on deeper targets the middle is where the stock coil pinpoints. If I understand correctly, the straight middle construction will give a consistent depth until the tip. For me, that would be ideal. I could therefore, find a target and pull back until the target disappears. The tip would be the pinpoint area, not the middle. I really would prefer this to having a little more depth in the middle. It frustrates me when I think I'm pinpointing on the tip and really, it's in the center. I dig and then pull out the pinpointer. Then I find the target. I would value consistent coverage over one area of depth. So, I looking at the SP35 coil, it too has the straight middle construction. Notice the coil partially shown on the right. It has the wider middle construction and you can see the difference. This confirms my suspicion of the detection area shape if I am understanding you correctly. Thanks, now I'm looking forward to putting this coil to the test. I need something like a broom, a nice even coverage where I feel I'm not missing something unless I overlap all the way to the deepest point of detection. I think that since the sides are not straight as well, there is probably still a curve to the deepest detection area. I'm sure I'm compromising a little depth in the middle, however, the functionality would be better for pinpointing and less need to overlap. We shall see! Once I get it, Ill check it out. TG
  7. I've decided to go with the SP35 after looking at the center construction. The coil is rated at 13.5x12.5. However, they did not do the same thing as the stock coil where the wires cross. So, instead of just 2 inches of coverage center line. It is actually 4" more. Thats about 30% more coverage. And, I noticed that the Notka SP28 original coil had much a better connection. I'm going with Notka/Makro because it's the closest to the Thunder design. And, it is made by the same company as the Simplex+. I will have a real warranty and I trust the build Notka/Makro puts into their products. So, the middle shape maximized the coverage over the stock build style. And, it is actually less expensive too. Here's a shot of them side by side.
  8. I found out today that NEL jumped the gun making coils for the Simplex+. I guess I'll wait for the Detech 15" which I heard is coming out soon. I asked Dilek if Notka/Makro had authorized NEL to make coils for the Simplex+. Here's her response. Dear Tim, The only company we cooperated with is Detech is Bulgaria for 3rd party coils for the Simplex+. NEL has not approached us for any collaboration and thus cannot product coils for the Simplex (or at least coils that would properly work) as they would need to board and the software from us. Hope this helps. Regards, Dilek Gonulay Director, Sales & Marketing A Sıvatyolu Cd. Sakız Sk. No:4 Sancaktepe ISTANBUL T +90 (541) 860 45 96 | W noktadetectors.com
  9. Yes Steve, having fun with this is what I'm all about. It's my get outside excuse. I know you have the knowledge. It helped me to understand what's happening with the coil. I appreciate it!
  10. I just uderstood another thing from one of the topics you linked Steve. The coils are transformers not antennae. So, the coils must overlap in order to be able to tell when the current from the target reaches equilibrium. I wonder then if it really matters, the small difference between the two middle shapes. Equilibrium for any target is in the middle. I'm sure there's so much more to it. That's what makes this interesting.
  11. I re-read your post Steve. I think what you said is sinking in. I wondered why on a swing in one direction I would get a good number and the other direction I would get something completely wrong. It's the receiving coil side getting it right. That really clears up that question. The target must have been a little deep. Also you mentioned getting coils that do different things or it makes no sense. That is what I'm trying to do. I feel like I'm waving a tiny coil with the 11". The Thunder increases my coverage by 50%. I like that. Also, it's way lighter than the GR40 I was swinging. So, I think I can get more enjoyable time in and cover way more ground. I guess my original question was simply because of the odd straight style of the Thunder. I'm seeing what you are saying though. Its design probably won't matter much. And, it may just be the look that is different and not the performance. This is all actually ok with me. I just wanted a larger coil for the Simplex+. It's always fun to ponder some of the different builds and just ask questions about it. Some forums have lots of folks who speculate and guess. Here though, I can rely on guys with the actual knowledge to share. Thanks again Steve.
  12. Makro Gold Racer GR40 is rated at 15.5" long and has a 14.5" center. And weighs 766grm. Nel Thunder is rated at 14.5" and has no "V" in each end to shorten the center weighs 570. I will test both when I get them. I know, 2 different detectors. I'm only trying to see if there is a difference in the width and shape of the detection area. I really like how much lighter the Thunder is for the same coverage.
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