Fisher 1270Price: $550
Based on 5 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 2.00
1270 a killer
Max Depth: 12 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, it's too complic
1270 from Holland
Fisher 1270 Gits-R-Done Here in bad ground!!
This 1270 has iron disc. and it works great! I am going to areas that iron would drive me nuts and now popping out minnie ball after minnie ball!!
Your old relic sites will be like new again with this 1270!! And in my red clay ground I am getting up to 10" on minnie balls!! I haven't done much coin hunting with it but I am sure it will find coins many other detectors missed!! I call the 1270 my depth demon! And it will definitely be my primary relic detector! Like the title says it Gits-R-Done!! Get you a 1270 and you to will Git-R-Done!!
Morgan from N.Georgia
You want deep here it is!
I've learned spitty signals is usually junk or one way is actually discing out but when that sweet tone comes in and you can't disc it out and is a short signal dig! Pinpointing is kind of tricky, seems to run wide and sometimes you got to play at all angles to get an idea, also I've learned if your pinpointing put the sens all the way down, this will narrow the margin quite a bit.
I'm finding stuff now that my tesoro's had never touched before and shocked what I've been finding, the depth is awesome I would take on a tesoro tejon or a f-75 any day of the week and there many more features to this machine than what I run it at, to give you an idea on depth using the 8" stock coil got a gold heart locket close to 10" easily heard and the size is maybe 1" x 1" by eighth inch thick, have air tested to the ten inch coil and will air test a mason jar lid 31" no bull.
OK for downers, on this machine its heavy 3.5 lbs takes a while to get use to, disc could be a little better, has a love affair with square nails and pinpoint is wide on searching coins makes it a little difficult to peg your target but other than this and if you can overcome these obstacles then there is nothing you can't find.
Audio on this superb I would recommend to a detectorist that has a experience with this type of machine, would not recommend to a novice, I think they would get discouraged quickly!
Brandon Moore from West Paris Maine
Coinhunter from the netherlands
Peter from Netherlands europa
1270 ...for relics only???
I'll address a few of the more important features only.
Sensitivity control...This is a true sensitivity control in that it does not alter the front end gain in the receive circuit. The 1270 is running at maximum gain at all times. Fisher call this type of control an audio blanker, some refer to it as a threshold level control. Adjusting the sensitivity sets how strong of a signal it takes to cause an audio response in the headphones or speaker. Strong target signals are not lost even with the control set to minimum.
What is a strong signal?... A 6" deep silver dime on edge is easily heard with the control set to minimum. If you hunt in heavy trash that gives you an idea of where you should be setting the control for maximum benefit. I find a setting of 3-4 combined with raising the coil a couple inches off the ground gives excellent results in heavy iron. If you are a coil scrubber don't be afraid to set it to minimum!
Deep target response...here's where you gotta spend some time on the machine. While easily understood after digging a few of them, deep targets may not sound like a good response to a newcomer, they sound similar to a target near the disc setting.. ie: partially disced out. Similar but not exactly, the key is the fainter audio response they give. If unsure remove a couple inches of soil to allow the detector a little better read on the target. Learn this and you will be digging DEEP targets.
Frequency:.. the 8.2 Khz frequency combined with the amount of built in gain gives excellent performance on lower conductivity targets. If you are a beach hunter (fresh water or dry sand) be ready to dig deep for rings with this one. The CZ's take a second seat to it when it comes to finding gold jewelry. Earring backs and small BB size lead are no problem for the 1270. They give a strong response at very good depths. The 1270 is not just for relic hunters!
What about iron??..I always run in iron disc set between 6-8 depending on the site and what I'm after. The 1270 will give a good response to large iron at those settings. Harness rings, plow points, horseshoes sound good as they do on most machines, but the usual tricks allow you to ID them accurately. For coin hunting the 1270 performs great at nickel accept levels. Depth on dimes is on par with the better machines.
Ground balance:..While the 1270 offers an all metal mode with adjustable GB the disc mode is factory preset. However, using the stock 8" coil the 1270 is one of a very few machines that will handle iron mineralized ground and see deeper targets giving a non-ferrous indication. You know where I mean. ; ' )
This got longer than I expected... LOL
Theres more to this machine but I'll end it by saying the 1270 has more applications than just relic hunting. Construction sites, demos, sidewalk replacements ect., anywhere you want to dig it all the 1270 is high on my list.
Tom from Michigan