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    Equinox 800 (Detect-Ed Carbon Shaft)
    Whites Dualfield
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  1. No worries mate, It's not a well advertised feature haha. Agreed, it seems like a primitive way to make something as these ears wear out quite quickly and this kind of wear is common across many many detectors!
  2. Hi guys and thank you so much Phrunt for the awesome review, I very much appreciate it mate, glad to hear you are happy! As the maker of the Detect-Ed shaft I just want to be clear that the lower shaft we make already has a spacer built in for washers so that even the standard Minelab washers will stick out 0.5mm further on each side than on the stock lower shaft. I always found that that the stock lower shaft would grind my coil ears down! The “coil-saver” washers were mainly designed for use with the stock lower shaft however, it became apparent that not all coils are equal and that some are tighter/looser than others so it seems to me that it’s improtant to be able to shim your washers for the preferred fitment 👍 Ed
  3. The hardness is 70 if that means anything haha, as for the drainage hole, it is just on the other side of the yoke 👍
  4. COIL SAVERS Hey guys, I just got these in, they are a really simple and worthwhile upgrade The “CoilSaver” washers serve to massively reduce coil ear and coil yoke wear by spacing them from each other to prevent them rubbing together (see photos) These also make your coil tighter on the shaft (no floppy coil) and reduce the chance of snapping your coil ears off as the bolt will not need to be overly tensioned. They come in a pack of eight with two thicknesses so you can mix and match them depending on the wear of your equipment. (Four washers requires per shaft making two full sets Red washer x4 (3mm) Black washer x4 (2mm) These are currently available at www.detect-Ed.com and we do ship international very affordable but our US dealers will surely have them soon 👍
  5. Ok no problem, Minelab are amazing with their warranty, I’ll update that email now and I appreciate your honesty. Ill do my best to get back to anyone as quickly as possible, sorry I let this one slip through the crack.
  6. Hi mate, sorry about that, the email notifications are setup for my old email which doesn’t alert me, my partner happened to be on the computer just now which is why I’m here. The difference for the user is purely aesthetic so the weight, dimensions and function are all the same for both models. To have a polished (smooth and not bumpy carbon) finish the Red requires much greater care and time and the quality control must be higher also to ensure the product is 100% hence the price difference. If in the future you need anything I’m very good with the email which is contactdetected@gmail.com but I’ll pay more attention to the notifications on from DP ? Cheers, Ed
  7. Hello all, as some of you may know, I’m a very keen water detectorist and the Equinox is my go to water hunting machine BUT, last year after about 40-50 hours of water detecting my Equinox did end up flooding from normal (not exceeding 3m) use. From what I have read, this doesn’t appear to be entirely unusual. My suggestion is a waterproof case for the machine that can still let you to do all the normal things with your Equinox whilst adding little weight. I understand this isn’t for everyone but can I get a show of hands for who would like something like this and what it would take for you to consider it? At this point the idea is purely just an idea but if there is enough perceived interest I may just make a handful ? Cheers, Ed
  8. An update on the journey and a look at the finished product! Wow, it was about this time last year that I first got to thinking about designing a shaft upgrade for my Equinox! It was initially because I was detecting in and out of the water frequently, alternating between the two environments. Each time that I'd get in-or-out I would disassemble and remove the middle rod from my stock shaft (to make it short enough for water use) then hide it on the beach... jump in the water, and then re-assemble it when I wanted to detect normally again. Hence, our first priority was improving usability for both land and sea detecting. We started out by making about 70 of the V1 design before we then got busy further investigating materials, parts and sampling Carbon Fiber. We made some great contacts and continued to further develop the design. I trialled and tweaked the no-wobble custom clamp system and we also made sure to focus on the little details that will give durability and longevity to our products!

Details like; tweaking the ideal low gloss finish (for better scratch resistance), sourcing materials and hardware that can handle corrosive, salty environments. We even focused on setting the rubber coil washers 0.5mm further out to increase friction on the rubber. This was to provide a solution to reduce coil-ear wear (and prevent the dreaded coil-ear snap) in turn minimising the torque needed on the coil bolt! This journey started on ‘Detector Prospector’ so I want to say thanks to Steve Herschbach for hosting this awesome forum and to the supportive fellow detectorists who have read on, commented and made suggestions! There is no doubt Detect-Ed would be in a different position today if it weren’t for you all! It’s been a long time coming but it’s my pleasure to share with you the finished product… There are many more plans for Detect-Ed’s future endeavours so please stay tuned! If there’s any questions, of course feel free to comment or PM me. Visit the website at: www.detect-ed.com GL&HH, Ed
  9. Hey Strick, Thanks for your reply and really glad to hear you like it! Yep just tighten the tension on the clamp and you shouldn't have a problem ??
  10. Wow, it was about this time last year that I first got to thinking about designing a shaft upgrade for my Equinox! It was initially because I was detecting in and out of the water frequently, alternating between the two environments. Each time that I'd get in-or-out I would disassemble and remove the middle rod from my stock shaft (to make it short enough for water use) then hide it on the beach... jump in the water, and then re-assemble it when I wanted to detect normally again. Hence, our first priority was improving usability for both land and sea detecting. We started out by making about 70 of the V1 design before we then got busy further investigating materials, parts and sampling Carbon Fiber. We made some great contacts and continued to further develop the design. I trialled and tweaked the no-wobble custom clamp system and we also made sure to focus on the little details that will give durability and longevity to our products!

Details like; tweaking the ideal low gloss finish (for better scratch resistance), sourcing materials and hardware that can handle corrosive, salty environments. We even focused on setting the rubber coil washers 0.5mm further out to increase friction on the rubber. This was to provide a solution to reduce coil-ear wear (and prevent the dreaded coil-ear snap) in turn minimizing the torque needed on the coil bolt! This journey started on ‘Detector Prospector’ so I want to say thanks to Steve Herschbach for hosting this awesome forum and to the supportive fellow detectorists who have read on, commented and made suggestions! There is no doubt Detect-Ed would be in a different position today if it weren’t for you all! It’s been a long time coming but it’s my pleasure to share with you the finished product… There are many more plans for Detect-Ed’s future endeavours so please stay tuned! If there’s any questions, of course feel free to comment or PM me www.detect-ed.com GL&HH, Ed
  11. Hey Darren, didn’t know you were on this forum! Did I mention to you I was going to name it after the red belly black snake!? Or coincident? Thanks for posting some pics mate ?
  12. The ETA is late - mid October and carbon has come in! Orders will be dispatched throughout the week! ? I also have another form of carbon with a red Kevlar weave through it that will soon appear on the site. thanks for your patience Guys ?
  13. Apparently there has been a fairly large range of lower rod sizes, at the moment I’m working on carbon shafts for the Equinox and have found some larger lower rods won’t fit! So my question to all of you is what is the OD of your lower rod? I used calipers on mine and it’s 19.5mm I very much appreciate your time in this ? thanks Ed
  14. Thanks! You’re right, possibly a couple layers of heatshrink for stress relief will help, the newer headphones will now have a 90 degree connector to help with that potential problem but it’s too early to know if it will be overstressed.
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