Fisher 1270

Fisher 1270 Price: $550
Avg. Score: 5 stars! 4.67
Based on 6 reviews

Avg. Durability: 5 stars!5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 2 stars2.00
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Goes deep

March 17, 2020
This isnt made for a beginner good detector once u understood its language will tell you whats under the coil, its accurate except the pinpoint mode, pain in the aand and small reveal = don't crank up the disc too high, keep it 4/5 ish.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 10 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 5 stars!
Durability 5 stars!
Ease of Use 2 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, it's too complic

1270 a killer

May 23, 2018
I'm still using the 1270x on medieval farm fields deepest/hardest target I found with it : hammered silver henry penny at 12+ inch with the factory spidercoil goes deeper then you want to go in some cases has a big learning curve, not for beginners.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 12 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 4 stars
Durability 5 stars!
Ease of Use 2 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, it's too complic

Fisher 1270 Gits-R-Done Here in bad ground!!

April 11, 2012
Guys, I have to admit I have found the best beep and dig machine in the world and it's the 1270! I have tried a ton of other detectors and even used the 1266x many years and I loved that detector!! The only problem that it gave me was it's love of iron!!
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!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


You want deep here it is!

April 24, 2010
Hello again and have to tell you this is a awesome machine, once you get yourself familiarized with it the dual disc works really good in the iron disc mode then using the normal as secondary running about 5 just keeping in the nickel range and sensitivity run about 4-5 and you'll get 6 to 8" coins easily.

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!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Coinhunter from the netherlands

November 02, 2009
The 1270 is a very sentesife machine, in heavy iron ground I work most of the time with a 5 inch coil, so the 1270 gets more time to recover himself in disc mode. Its not an easy machine when but you know it you will find a lot of coins and small things. Discrimination maximal on 4 and iron disc maximal on 7 now you will find everything above small iron. The 1270 is not a very quite machine and gives very sharp signals, I like this machine, you keep working whit the 1270, not for people how don't like to dig for nothing sometimes.

Overall Rating 4 stars


1270 ...for relics only???

December 08, 2004
Having owned a 1270 since they were introduced, I feel it is time to write a review on Fishers relic machine. I can't believe the 1270 has not been reviewed by anyone as yet. LOL

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'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.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


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