Newforce R1Price: $600
Based on 7 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
R for rocks and 1 for the best.
Looking forward to going out again once I get a rain cover for it, it is water proof I'm just over protective for sunny Scotland lol..I cant speak highly enough of C-SCOPE, THEY ARE AN ABSOLUTLEY BRILLIANT COMPANY WITH A1 CUSTOMER SERVICE, WELL DONE TO THEM FOR DEVELOPING THIS BRILLIANT MACHINE. I have already found a very large 15th century Fede ring worn over a glove, about ten hammered and loads more fot TT Scotland to examine.
Check out Staffs metal detecting test and you will see it goes 10 inches, very good as most on average only go 8".
Max Depth: 10 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Gerard Grant from Airdrie
Reecey from N Wales
If your looking for an upgrade steer well clear of the R1 and buy a minelab.
Bazza from north wales
My first, I made the right choice.
I thought that one, isn't for me. Turn the volume knob and it's turned on, press enter and again enter and you're searching (set manual on in settings and you only have to use the volume knob). Download the manual before buying from cscope.co.uk site.
On ebay I payed 466 euros for a new one, in the Netherlands they cost 1099 euros.
Battery consumption is very good, although I never use headphones.
It's heavy but well made, it is resistent to rain. Pin pointing is right in the center of the coil, but when I'm digging I use a Sherlock DTS-PRO pointer. I then don't have to pick up de R1 for a sweep.
It has a adjustable backlight for the LCD in steps.
Other detectors I was/am interested in are:
Garrett 1350-GTP and GTI-1500
5 stars for build quality, rain resistant, it actually does where it's made for, the programms in memory give stable readings, everything is adjustable if you choose for it.
Harrie from Emmen, The Netherlands
One of my favorite detectors
Sal from Ohio
So simple to use and avoids Iron
Pinpointing is spot on also as it gives you Audio discrimiation on pinpoint (to further reject iron) and you can place the coil centre directly over the target (unlike my Vaquro). Great for searching gardens or other sensitive areas as you can remove the smallest of turf to retrieve the target and leave the area looking pristine.
It is deep and sensitive and often detects items so small I can hardly see them.
I sometimes take non detectorists out with me to try the hobby and the R1 is the machine I give them whilst I use my Tesoro Vaquero. The reason being I just set the R1 up and tell them "it beeps, you pinpoint, you dig", its that simple as the machine itself does all the thinking for you.
Another bonus is that C Scope customer service is truly outstanding and helpful.
OK, so now the negatives........it is a heavy machine BUT it is well balanced with the battery box up under the elbow but in normal use the weight is not an issue, only when detecting up/down slopes do you notice it.The plus side of this extra weight is the R1 is well made and robust.
A much under rated machine In my opinion and it does the job it was intended to do and does it very well.
Pete D from Monmouth - Wales - GB
The ground radar type display has been very helpfull especially when also using a descent pair of earphones to listen for those elusive targets, Over the months i have learned to be able to reconize many targets just by there trace/peaks on the radar display,
So overall i can say that if you are willing to take the time to get to know the R1 it is a very capable detector, And i will be keeping mine as a back-up for my minelab quattro (Which by the way within 2 hours of turning the unit on had pointed me to my first 22 carrat gold ring, which was valued at around 280 UK pounds (May not be a huge find to some, But to me it is !!!))
Rav from South yorshire, UK