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Tom Slick

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    Mesa, AZ
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    Minelab Equinox 800, XP Deus & ORX, Makro Racer 2, White's DFX x 3 w/ BigFoot coil, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Mr. Bill Mod IDX Pro

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  1. The Bigfoot with the thin cable was made for the 6.59 kHz detectors like the Eagle, Spectrum, XLT, 6000 Di Pro, and the Classics. The later version with the heavier cable was made for the DFX, M6, and MXT. ( It will also work but a little wonky on the V3i) There is much less demand for the earlier BigFoot so it won't fetch nearly as much on the secondary market. Probably looking at $150 - $200 for a good condition earlier model and $400-$500 for the DFX model.
  2. The handle or grip is shaped like the 1980's Whites hip mount kit handles. More of an oval shape. I slaughtered the silver back then. I wonder if the grip shape had anything to do with it. If so, the Manticore should do great hauling in the silver. 🙂
  3. I recommend having an extra lower rod for each of your extra coils to help insure you don't lose the rubber washers while switching coils. make switching between coils much quicker and easier also. Another thing to be careful of is only using enough tension on the coil bolts to keep the coil from flopping around. Its not necessary to crank down on the coil bolt.
  4. Thanks Steve but I'm sure they wouldn't cover it now that I've glued new tabs in place. I guess it's been less than two years but as I get older it's hard to tell time. 🙂. Besides I discovered them being cracked and broken the night before I was headed out to use it again. I had it fixed in about 30 minutes and its stronger than a new coil so I'm good to go. Maybe I should sell repair kits, two tabs and a can of black ABS cement 😁
  5. When I say the tabs broke on my Coiltek, they broke just like the second photo above posted by Phrunt. They both cracked out at the hole. I'm usually very careful about not using my detector to aid in getting up and I'm very careful to make sure I don't attach the coil to the rod stressing them in or out. I'm not upset about it, S*** happens. I figure I'm very fortunate that it's only ever happened to me twice in all the years and as often as I detect. I have repaired my buddy's Nox 11" coil ears though.
  6. I've had the Coiltek coil since they first came out about two years or so ago. I haven't taken it off since, until a week ago due to the tabs or ears cracking and breaking. I repaired it by attaching two pieces of 1/8" ABS plastic using black ABS cement. The tabs or ears are now much thicker than before. In 45 years of detecting, this is only the second coil that I've had the ears break on me. The other was a Macro Racer coil back when they first came out. Makro actually had me do a long term reliability test on their Racer 2 coil. Anyways, I think you'll really like your new Coiltek coil. Tom
  7. "The ear is the only way to distinguish a good target from the trash." I would argue it's the eye. We're talking gold verses trash, we're not discussing music. 🙂
  8. Looks like the top is a railroad spike hammer and the second item is the mechanism for a hand crank ice cream maker. Large iron can be some really nice items.
  9. Nel and CORS Labs coils have the same parent company. The CORS coils should still be available.
  10. I know somebody is making a new 18" BigFoot style coil for multiple detectors but I'm having trouble find out who. I'd like to see some reports of performance, etc. A little help please. Thanks Tom
  11. 1. Equinox Super Pro 1000 Plus 2. Deus 3 3. Racer 3 Professional 4. Apex 17 5. Whites Treasure Master Classic III IDX Eagle Vision
  12. I'd sure never want to buy any of his used detectors "hundreds and hundreds of times with the Simplex" In 45 years of detecting, I've never found a need to drop or throw a detector. Just sayin'
  13. Excellent video! Thanks for taking the time to put it together. I've had all your test detectors with the exception of the Apex. I love the Deus with the two HF coils in the iron but the Racer 2 with that OOR coil (and the 3X6 Snake) is really tough to beat in the worst iron infested sites.
  14. I've never had to do a factory reset switching coils on my Nox 800. The Id's remain the same no matter which coil I use, 11, 5x10 or the 6". Maybe I got a good one.
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