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  1. A few weeks ago I lost my Garrett Carrot AT when detecting down at a local river, I didn't realise it was lost until it was long gone, I tried for a couple of days to walk the same path to find it but never did so I decided I'd buy another one and some gadgets to prevent me losing it too. I have the standard belt holder for my Carrot but didn't like it, too high on my body for my Carrot to sit so it kept getting banged. I first tried my Minelab finds bag to look after it, it appears to have Carrot holders on the side of it but it doesn't fit well which makes it difficult to get in and out and has no clip for a lanyard. It sits really high on the bag too and gets in the way of my elbows. So I hunted around on Ebay and found a Chinese made finds bag for a good price and it had a clip and fits the Carrot much better, the bag has more features and better quality too I like it's drink bottle holder pouch. A zip up pocket for the important stuff and a big area for the junk with holes to let out the dirt. It was about $15 USD delivered. Then I stumbled across bike torch mounts so I bought a few of them thinking I'll mount my carrot on my shaft 😀 They worked fine but again, difficult to get it in and out but there was another model available that looked better. The top is firm rubber and lets you get the Carrot in and out easily and they're only about $1 USD each with free shipping to NZ. They hold stable and won't be lost like this, I don't notice the weight, some might... I can use a torch in them for night detecting too if I wish. And the best news bit of this story, I found my original lost Carrot today down at the river while testing my new T2, it's in that photo on my Equinox shaft after I got it back... lucky it's waterproof as it's been through a lot of rain and snow. If anyone has a better method of not losing a Pinpointer I'd be interested in hearing it.
  2. G'day, I need to buy a pinpointer ... its a toss up between the Minelab Pro-find and the Garrett pinpointer. My uneducated guess right off the top of my head is that they would have the same performance. Any advice on any possible advantages of one over the other? The advertising for the Minelab pinpointer says that it is a VLF. Is the Garrett also a VLF? Are there any PI pinpointers sold, by anyone? Regards, Rob (RKC)
  3. I sent my F-Pulse back for a full refund. It had to be defective and I just didn't like it. Not knocking something that didn't work because I have read many positive reviews and if Steve H says it's good I am sure it is. I am just not going to risk waiting for another one. Profind 35 here we come
  4. Since I compare the F-Pulse directly to the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT I have filed this report at the Metal Detector Advice & Comparisons Forum Short story - best pinpointer for my purposes I have ever used, and my new favorite. It was not a difficult decision!
  5. Two unique pulse induction pinpointers/detectors compared....
  6. My Profind 35 seems to sound off on nothing and seems to be getting worse. If I turn it on away from anything facing upward it will sound off if I turn it facing down. If I turn it on facing down it seems to be ok but will start sounding off sometimes sideways. I have cut the sensitivity to halfway but that makes no difference. I have a fresh 9v in it. Has anyone else run into this? (note it is a replacement unit, previous unit the speaker died but would run pretty stable)
  7. Hi guys, have any of you used a gold spear. If so....what are your thought on them? The fact they aren't around any more, or are they?, sort of suggests they weren't too popular. Thanks. Good luck out there JW
  8. A Quick Look at The Nokta / Makro Pulse Dive I was fortunate enough to field test a prototype of this amazing device and was immediately impressed by the Pulse Dive’s rugged, professional feel. The solid “heft” of the device made all other pinpointers I’ve tried feel like flimsy toys. It’s also a great, practical concept—a waterproof diving detector with a deep 5.5” (14 cm.) coil for that converts in a second to a regular pinpointer. The Pulse Dive features 5 levels of Sensitivity adjustment, selectable vibration, light and tone alert and can be paired with your headphones via a built-in wireless module. The production model features yellow detail for easy visibility underwater and comes in a sturdy case. The Pulse Dive kit includes covers for both coils, holster, lanyard, spare gaskets, charge cord and manual. There's also a second, louder endcap for land use. This is an extremely well-thought-out device—great not only as a deep, full featured standard pinpointer but also for quick area searches of dwellings, stone walls, enclosed spaces--and even as a security wand. My tests showed the Pulse Dive to have great sensitivity to small gold—even chains. It also had nice depth for coin hunting on land. Picture shows a ’32 cent and '38 nickel—my first two finds pinpointed with the Pulse Dive. A great addition to any serious inland or shoreline treasure hunter’s kit. cjc
  9. I'm thinking about upgrading my current pinpointer (Bounty Hunter, I think) to the Fisher F-Pulse. But reading about all the nasty problems is making me reconsider. Does anyone know for sure if the F-Pulse is working as it should? I know they released ones with new software, but did that fix all the problems?
  10. I'm considering the Minelab Pro-Find 15 and 35. It seems like the most important difference on a functional level is that the 15 has fixed sensitivity.To any of you Pro-Find users out there, is the adjustable sensitivity on the 35 important? If not, why not?Also, is the entire propointer a solid piece of plastic or is there a joint/seem where the black tip meets the yellow housing?
  11. If you've read some of my posts, you know I hate 9V batteries. I finally finished a working prototype of a 9V voltage booster so I can use a rechargeable LiPo in my Pro-Find 35. Here are a few pics: Based on indoor testing, the performance exceeds the stock 9V battery. If you want to learn more, check out my blog post: https://gadgetsoftheoutdoors.blogspot.com/2019/05/discussion-getting-rid-of-9v-batteries.html I was hoping to use loose AAA cells for this, but it would require permanent modification of the end cap and I'm not ready to do that yet.
  12. Anyone had the problem of their pro-find 35 losing its bleeping audio? Still got the vibrations and hence some resonance sound, but its as if ive gone deaf, which evidently i haven't. Is this serious? Thanks, Andy.
  13. Dear Valued Members, We are proud to announce our new PulseDive Scuba Detector and Pointer that features our patented design! With the PulseDive, a user can transform their Scuba Detector into a Pinpointer and vice versa in a matter of seconds! PulseDive is a very competitive and great product not only with its design, but also with its price point at $189 for the 2-in-1 set that comes in a fancy, water resistant, hard-shell carrying case and other accessories including a security lanyard! Why should you pay for a scuba detector and a pinpointer separately when you can get them both with the PulseDive. However, if all you want is the wireless enabled waterproof pinpointer only you can have that also for only $119! Nokta / Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Comba PulseDive Features: IP68 - Waterproof up to 60m (200ft.) Pulse Induction - This powerful technology allows for very stable operation in saltwater or in any type of soil. Built-in Wireless Module - Compatible with Nokta Makro 2.4 GHz Green Edition Wireless Headphones. Rechargeable - 1650 mAh LiPO battery charges in less than 2 hours. Detection Alerts & Indicators - 1.Audio Only 2. Vibration Only 3. Audio & Vibration & LED Indicator in addition to any of the above. LED Flashlight - Easily see your target at night or when hunting underwater. Rapid Retune - Ensures stable operation of the device with the push of one button. Dive Mode - Provides easier operation under water by locking the keys and preventing them to be pressed by water pressure while deep diving. Lost Alarm - After 5 minutes of inactivity, the device emits an audible alarm and LED starts flashing. Replaceable Hard-Shell Case - The replaceable pointer coil comes with a hard-shell protection case to prevent wear of the detection tip. PACKAGE CONTENTS PulseDive Set is available in 2 colors: Black or Yellow. Water Resistant & Durable Hard-Shell Carrying Case Pointer Coil Scuba Coil Cover Black or Yellow Replaceable Hard-Shell Case Battery Compartment Cover (For land use) Belt Holster Security Lanyard USB Charging Cable Coil Connector Dust Protection Cap PulseDive 2-in-1 set is available in 2 colors: Yellow and Black. PulseDive is also available as a pinpointer only! https://www.noktadetectors.com/metal-detector/pulsedive-scuba-detector-pointer-2-in-1-set/ Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you! Nokta/Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Specifications Nokta/Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Package Contents
  14. I still have the first and only pinpointer I ever bought. A black Garrett ProPointer that still seems to work as well as it ever did. My question is whether I should upgrade or just keep using it, and if yes then what to get? I like to hunt fresh drops in turf with just a pinpointer and screwdriver for recovery tools. I intend to spend more time doing that this year and wonder if a more sensitive/stronger/better pinpointer might get me a better recovery rate. Currently I do not know what it does not find, and whether or not something else would be better. I know very little about pinpointers, have never used them much. Of course that is why one has lasted me so long. Searching the web, and even this forum, reveals a lot of different options and opinions. It would be nice to find one immune to emi and bad ground and hit small gold at over an inch. Sensitivity to small is the most important thing, checking some of my finds it seems apparent that my current pinpointer needs to be almost touching some of the really small things to indicate. That may be as well as any of them do for all I know. Anyone have thoughts?
  15. After 5 trouble free years my original Garret Pro-pointer II (the black one) finally stopped working properly. I replaced it with an AT Pro-pointer (the orange one). I like it but the battery life is not as good. The factory installed battery was not alkaline so I wasn’t surprised when that died quickly. I replaced it with a fresh alkaline and it died in about a month. Has anyone else noticed poor battery life on the AT Pro-Pointer? Joe Garrett Pro-Pointer II Pinpointer for Metal Detectors Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Pinpointer for Metal Detectors
  16. Hey all, When researching pinpointers, I watch these folks doing air tests with the ruler laid out in front of it and they move the target toward the the tip by hand to get a distance reading. Now, your DD detector coils, and probably others, will detect the minerals in your hand/skin. Won't the pinpointers? Or is it not enough to throw off the reading of a target in these air tests done by hand?
  17. The new XP MI-4 pinpointer is equipped with the same MI-6 features without the Deus radio connection. The MI-4 is offered at a competitive price and packed with features compared to other pin point probes in this price range : Rechargeable lithium battery Waterproof up 6 meters 2 audio modes (Pitch / Pulse) 6 programs and 3 levels of sensitivity LED , vibration , Loudspeaker ON/OFF Rotating holster Ergonomic rubber hand grip 2 year-warranty Made in France MI-4 at XP website
  18. I normally run my pin pointers on vibrate only. At some point in the past 3 months I managed to change my TRX to beep and vibrate. When I got tired of it I found my instructions to change it back to Vibrate only and low and behold, the current option is the only option it will give me. When I try to cycle through the target response options it only cycles through the beep and vibrate mode. Will not cycle through all the options. I thought it might be low batteries but a battery change out made no difference. I've never submerged it so water wouldn't be a issue. Any ideas? Guess I'll have to cough up some money and send it off to Whites to get fixed. Bummed me out, I can tell you. I had to leave it at home and start using my Tek-Point which I don't like to use for jewelry hunting as it isn't as sensitive as the TRX on the small gold items. HH Mike
  19. The hardest thing about the Fisher F-Pulse pinpointer was just getting one. Like everything else these days delays seem to be the norm. I just got back from a road trip however and was happy to find my new F-Pulse waiting for me. I suppose these days it is important to note I bought this myself from a regular dealer. This is going to be the simplest review I have ever done. I like a pinpointer that is waterproof. Check. I like a pinpointer that can be operated with one hand. The F-Pulse has a large side button operated with my thumb. Check. I like a pinpointer that can operate silently in vibrate mode so as to not attract attention. Check. I like a pinpointer I can operate with my eyes closed. The F-Pulse turns on with a quick push of the button, and gives a short confirmation vibration. Hold the button a little longer, and it vibrates again to indicate it has turned off. Check. All that means I can consider the F-Pulse because I don't even look at pinpointers that can't get through the initial checklist. Bonus round - can run off AA batteries. Check. This is actually great because I now can finally eliminate 9 V batteries from my detecting world. Everything else I have is rechargeable or uses AA batteries. At this point it is just a depth thing and sometimes that can be a toss-up. However the F-Pulse being a PI unit made it an unfair battle, and the F-Pulse blew my Garrett Carrot away easily. Like by a solid inch or more on a nickel or a gold ring buried in very mineralized soil. The vibration mode has a much better modulation from weak to full giving a better feel for target depth. The Carrot ramps up a little too quickly in that regard. The F-Pulse feels good in my hand, and the screw in metal battery plug lends an extra aura of toughness compared to the all too common plastic screw cap. The LED I am sure is adequate because I almost never use them anyway. I should mention that the Teknetics Tek-Point is the exact same unit except green in color. I went with the Fisher because red is more visible should I be looking for it, and I like the allusion to pulse induction in the F-Pulse name. The Tek-Point does offer another color option however for those that do not like red. Though this is not fire engine red so much as a dark red and looks better in real life than in pictures. Really, there is nothing more to say other than as of now the Fisher F-Pulse is the best pinpointer for my purposes that I have ever used. For me the F-Pulse wins by a mile and the Garrett Carrot gets relegated to backup position. The backup for it gets sold. That's how it works around here! Shout out to Carl Moreland at First Texas who if I am not wrong was the prime mover on this project. Home run Carl - congratulations to you and the rest of the team! P.S. Some early specification lists and even the outside of the box say waterproof to ten feet but that was later reduced to six feet. Not an issue for me at all but just wanted to point that out in case people see conflicting information in that regard, like the early color flyer below.
  20. I have a Garrett carrot and I have noticed in some videos that people using them turn them on while touching the turf or sand before using them to find their target. I know why this is done, but is it really necessary? I was wondering how many of you, on this forum, do this?
  21. I need a pointer and frankly I don't want to make a mistake this costly, or waste any more time than I have already digging without one. I'm hoping someone here has tried a few with their Equinox and can suggest a good tool to pair with it. I blow serious time in holes right now and it's all the color of shaded dirt. Can anyone suggest which pointers they have used with their Equinox 800 that they know don't cause the Equinox any trouble. I really like the Nox but I know she's sensitive. That is unless you tell me none are an issue with this detector. I will need a water safe unit I'm sure this question has been asked that I haven't found besides those presenting pointer comparisons. Those are helpful, but I'm looking for Nox 800 specific pairing here. Would love a few opinions to help me decide. Thank you in advance for your short or long tales or experience.
  22. Found this item on Amazon. It might be good for dunking sub-IP68 pinpointers, or as an added level of protection to IP68s. I'm going to buy one just for the heck of it. What do you guys think?
  23. Hi fellow detectorists! I am completely a novice to Metal detecting. This is my current setup: Minelab Equinox 600 and a trenching shovel from Home Depot. After roughly 15 hours of use without a pin pointer, I have come to the conclusion I NEED A PIN POINTER. As of today 17APR18 I purchased the FISHER F-PULSE and was curious present day, how those of you that use this pin pointer how it’s function is to a newbie like myself. I have have read several forum discussions by Steve, calcobra, geotech and many more. Thank you all for your indirect quantifiable background experience that has helped me immensely! Sorry for this long post I just know you all are the subject matter experts when it comes to this new hobby I’ve ventured into. Oh by the way, I’m looking for fellow metal detectorists in the NC area. Thank you all????
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