Based on 15
Avg. Ease of use:
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
August 02, 2006
In response to the person with the batteries getting stuck inside, all you
have to do is use your brain. I have had them get stuck also. All I did
was caught the bottom edge of the battery where the side of the battery is
crimped around the bottom with a knife and pulled it out. Then I tried
different brands of batteries and some fit tight and some drop right in and
out with no problem. I use a local pharmacy brand alkaline and have had
no problems since :)
A nice reliable performer
June 07, 2006
The 1225X is a bargain considering the depth it goes to. My best find is a
swedish copper "daler" from 1682, it was at depth of roughly 30 cm.
Discrimination was set at 6. Battery life is excellent. This unit compares
very favourably to the Garret 550Gtax. I have used the 1225X for 3 years,
and naturally dug alot of trash, since gold and some european coins are
dialed out if the discrimination is set above 4.
A good beginner and backup machine.
Only negative thing i have to say about this one is that is lacks a volume
control, and is somewhat sensitive to athmospheric discharges.
October 19, 2005
I have only used this unit a couple of times. First its very light and
well balance. Another test it passed I found coins in a an area that was
just combed with two other detectors. The controls are simple and easy to
use. Also the depth on the coins I found was very respectable, about 8
inches on one of the quarters that I retrieved. Finally I opened the
battery compartment and each battery would just drop right out in my hands
I then slide them back in and snapped the cover in place.
Save your money!!!
September 07, 2005
Battery doors fall off, batteries get stuck inside and will not come out
without sending the unit in for repair, customer service was
How this machine has survived is beyond me.
Fisher will never see another penny from me !!!