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  1. Nisaku is the top brand for stainless steel knives. 

    I have had mine for 5 years now, thousands of holes plugs dug with it. Never needed sharpening. This year I bought a brand new one of the same model. The only thing I did was reshape the handle to fit more comfortably in my hand. 


    And they make a mini green  version, these work so well when the ground is damp, might favorite. They do have a weakness, the blade after awhile breaks at the handle. The rule with these is not to use these little guys as prybars!!! These are sharp and remain sharp and will cut your hands like a razor knife.



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  2. Depending upon your computers hardware and software as well as the OS, it may take several updating attempts before your computers sees the Legend. It will generally take me 7 attempts before the updating process begins. Keep calm and take your time updating.

    I did not notice any issues when bench testing the Legend with the 1.07 update. It works just fine.

    Also, picked up a 6" coil, works excellent, very happy with the purchase.

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  3. People these days only know how to push buttons, watching TV screens and want the detector to do everything. The cellphone, computer -future generations.

    Those that want to hunt with raw power not digitally processed, with no need or wants of all the bells and whistles, just want to hunt and have more precise control adjustments will use an analog with knobs and switches.  They would rather hunt than play with the "fiddle sticks".

    DeepTech is giving Tesoro owners and others, another chance to own a modern day analog detector.


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  4. You will do fine with current 2.78.

    Myself and others like 2.77, because we like working the detecting into the noisy chattery zone. It's the fringe target depth area. basically your running the detector very hot, not suitable for many.


    Read more here 


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  5. It's not a wrap around.

    The composition of Canadian clad make it hard for many detectors to decide if its junk or good.

    Depending upon the year the composition was changed by the mint. Lots of the clad is now steel based with a chrome like plating. So the Id can bounce between numbers, maybe lock on to a particular number range. Or be seen as junk in the low iron range numbers. If the coin is on edge, will definitely be Id'd with a low iron range number.

    If your digging clad up here, you have to set up your disc to a min. setting that the clad will be accepted when lying flat. You can't hunt the same way here as you would in the US, you'll go away with empty pockets.

     Canadian clad give most detectors troubles when in disc mode!!!  Also, your disc range has to go low enough to accept tiny nails and such to register the edge coins.

    If you hunt in a true all metal mode, not an issue you'll pick them up.


    Canadian Clad coin composition thru the years http://www.saskatooncoinclub.ca/articles/02a_coin_specs.html

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  6. 7 hours ago, phrunt said:

    I wonder how many countries you actually get more for less, its looking to be very similar priced to the Nox everywhere except the USA.

    Even in the UK the price for the Nox 600 is 679 pounds with free wireless ML80 headphones.  I didn't look at multiple dealers as the first one I checked gave enough information.

    https://www.crawfordsmd.com/minelab-equinox-600?search=equinox 600

    The price guide for the Legend standard pack is surprise surprise 679 pounds.

    It seems only the US gets the cheap pricing from my research so far, lucky buggers.... maybe it's the market they're chasing the most ūüôā¬† In other countries dealers are going to have to put it on sale straight away to beat Nox pricing, and that's if dealers don't put the Nox's on sale too to combat it.

    Think part of it is lack of tarrifs, or very low custom and duty fees due to foreign trade deals with those having favorable country status.  

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  7. 22 minutes ago, phrunt said:

    Set the R&D costs aside as they get them back over time with sales of this and future models the Legend will cost similar to what the Simplex does to actually build in construction costs, they're making good money on the Simplex so they're making a lot of money on the Legend.  You only have to look at the Chinese clones and how cheap they can sell them to see what the actual production costs of detectors are where they can make and ship a high end Fisher model knock off for $100, I'm simply talking construction costs of the detectors, they're very low.  Nokta being made in Turkey and Minelab being made in Malaysia where production costs are very low...   What do you think a GPX 6000 costs to actually make? Very little, in the hundreds.

    It happens in a lot with various products, the higher the model is in specifications the more profit is made on it.   They put the Legend at a price they think gives it an edge, they could go a lot lower if they needed to and they'll do that with specials and promos in the future by throwing in coils or pinpointers and hats and other gear to try take more of the market share.

    The fights on now and we are at the interesting part, the manufacturers have put it out there what they have, let's now see how they respond to each other.

    The Chinese T2 knockoffs were costing them $30 each to produce. Orig. Quest wireless headphones from the Chinese manufacturer, found could buy the Transmitter and headphones for $12 per set. 

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