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Good classic detector
June 16, 2013
I keep finding lots of iron with this, but it also gets ALL signals, such
as coins, etc. I think the discrimination range in this accepts iron more
than some current detectors, so relic hunters might like, it, and I'm sure
it's fine on gold and nickels.
It does seem to see everything and
anything in the soil, so I never think I won't see what I'm after, just
does get sometimes more signals than I need or want. It's quite sensitive,
and does go deep. It can see a dime I have in a test bed in my back yard at
8.5 inches deep.
The pinpoint is great, right on, and the machine has
a quality feel. I like how the batteries drop in and you don't have to use
clip on terminals, so no problem there.
The built in speaker is
nice and loud and audio signals are quick recovery speed and crisp
sounding. The coil is the same as the more expensive models, and I really
like it. It feels quality, as does everything on this machine. It looks and
I like the older fisher detectors better than the F
series, unless I could get a higher model, such as a F5 or above.
My only gripe is pretty small, that the knob on
discrimination/on/off is larger and easy to bump.
Great grab and
go detector for all around detecting and good on tot lots, etc. I grade
tough because I've had a LOT of detectors, including a Tesoro Vaquero,
which is like this but more modern and more pricey, but I still give this
one 4 of 5 stars, even if I'm picky and know my stuff.
Max Depth: 11 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user?
Find gold NOW!!
June 25, 2010
Great detector, easy to use and inexpensive too. You can find everything
you want with this detector and 1 hour of practice. To Joe in Essex
England, trust me turn down your discrimination to 2 or less and you will
find the gold!! You will dig a lot more junk on 2 disc but if you leave it
up on 4-5 someone right behind you will find what you miss. I am over 200
rings and counting so far and think this has to be the best hobby ever!!
Traverse City, Michigan
1225x is a REAL workhorse
June 05, 2010
I bought one of these machines new. I paid $150 shipped for it off of CL,
and I must tell you, it has been a real joy to use. I have found lots of
nice coins with it, and my first weekend out, I found two silver quarters.
Easy to handle, and the discrimination works really well once you get the
feel for it. Well made and goes deep!
If you find one of these and are in the market for a simple to operate
machine, buy it.
Haywood Camal from
Port Huron, MI
March 21, 2010
Please listen up, the fisher 1225x is a good little machine for the price
and it will find gold, discrim down to 2 sensitivity high as you can go,
now if you think you have a dirty great lump of iron just bang up the
discrim wait for the chatter walk away, if in doubt just dig crikes wot do
you want from a £100 machine. UK user and its a good back up machine.
November 23, 2009
I brought my machine from a friend who thought it was rubbish, I have to
disagree because I have found so much with it. I've found hammered coins,
silver romans, crotal bells, but no gold. I have my sensitivity on full and
my disc on 4 or 5, it does pick up a lot of iron but I think if you have
your disc up too much you have a chance of knocking out little coins.
Its a good all round machine for little money.
September 19, 2009
I got this metal detector(1225x) off ebay for 100bucks.
It is lightweight, very balanced and very sensitive.
I have a much more expensive mxt, I waved a speck of gold over it(the
1225x) and it responded quickly, my mxt did not pick it up. It will be my
gold hunting detector and my mxt will be for everything else.
Fred w brown from
Boiling springs sc
Great for coin hunting.
March 05, 2008
I purchased a Fisher 1225-X on Ebay about 3 months ago for about $150.
Since then, I've found about $20 in clad, a Civil War bullet, and one 14K
gold ring. The pinpointer is dead on and the depth reaching is more than
adequate. It only weights 3lbs, so I can usually swing about 3 hrs,
anything after that exhaustion kicks in. It's powered by two 9 volts, and I
normally average about 20 days of swinging between changes. Therefore, the
battery life is great.
The only problem I have with the 1225X is that you have to set the
discriminator down to 4 to pick up gold and silver. And that equates to
either digging a lot of trash to find the rings and quarters, or missing
the good targets if you dial a higher discriminator setting. So it's a give
or take situation. I?ve also noticed that atmospheric discharge will cause
the detector to act erratic. So beware of cloudy days.
However, if you?re a coin hunter, set the discriminator to 6, max the
sensitivity, and go hunting. At this setting for coins, it's usually dead
on about 95% of the time.
I highly recommend the 1225X for those new to detecting. As for me, I'm
sticking with Fisher, and plan to upgrade to the F2 sometime this year.
Hopefully my 17yr old son will inherit the 1225X.
Could be constructed better
September 18, 2007
The body construction of this unit is flimsy. The knobs on this detector
could have raised areas on them to set the detector better. The indication
marks are painted on. It could be much stronger and more sturdy like
tesoros silver umax.
September 10, 2007
I have had my Fisher 1225X for 2 years now and like all the Fishers I have
had in the past it is a great detector and priced right. The only problem I
have with it is the locking ring, they need to give you a few more when you
buy it. Just being plastic don't last too long.. Other then that a great
GRANBURY TEXAS USA
Overpriced bicep builder, not great quality
August 25, 2007
A wire in the coil broke after two months, so I missed a good part of a
season waiting for the unit to be repaired and returned to me. The cheap
plastic bolt holding the coil in place, well, doesn't. I had to buy a
support for it. The unit is poorly balanced, causing fatigue quickly. It
doesn't discriminate any better than much cheaper units. The no motion
pinpointing is nice, but no big deal.
Bruce Griffin from