Sherlock Electronic Probe

Price: $80
Avg. Score: 5 stars! 4.60
Based on 5 reviews

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More than a year beeping

February 11, 2011
I have this pinpointer for more than a year now
pros:
sensitive, cheap, one 9v battery, lightweight, it has a led, light and sound signal response
cons:
Not waterproof, a bit fragile

Overall Rating 5 stars!

91

Good value and quick to use

June 08, 2007
My first pinpointer - excellent value (now very cheap on eBay - about 21 UK Pounds). Easy to use, easy to tune, good sensitivity. I use mine wrapped in two clear plastic bags tied with rubber bands to keep the mud and dust out. Minor grumble - I found the battery hard to fit, and the battery door wouldn't close fully, so I taped it with insulating tape. I suspect the alkaline battery I bought was manufactured slightly oversize. But so far I'm very pleased - even if the button fails after only a few months, I don't mind at that price. I'll simply buy another.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

93

Very good ... but not very sturdy

April 07, 2007
This was actually my favorite pinpointer. Unlike may others, it sensed around the tip of the probe, rather than just off the tip. It also sensed metal at a greater distance than more expensive pinpointers that I've bought. Unfortunately, as one other reviewer mentioned, the switch doesn't hold up very long. Mine lasted about 5 months.

Overall Rating 3 stars

70

Serves it's purpose well

September 22, 2006
I bought the Sherlock a few months ago for $40. It was my first pinpointer.
I then bought a treasuremate and
found it to be much more sensitive. So I carry them
both and find my self pulling out the Sherlock when
I get closer to the target to really nail it.
Unfortunately after only two short months the push
button switch is broke so now I have no more Sherlock:(
When it was working I think its a great little
pinpointer. The led light that shines right down
at what you pinpointing is invaluable. If I can find a cheaper pinpointer with a light I think I
will get it.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

32

Best Value In The Pinpointer World

August 19, 2005
I picked up one of these brand new for about $50 and its performance has amazed me so far. It is very small and compact and uses one 9-volt battery. I like the way it is constructed, and I like the impressive depth that it gets for a handheld pinpointer. It will detect nickels at 2 inches, but most other coins it goes about 1.5 inches, when you have it tuned right. It is pretty stable too. You press and hold the large push button in the center of the pinpointer to make it operate which is very convenient. A powerful led light will illuminate the area in front of the pinpointer when the button is pushed, making it valuable for night hunting.

This model does not vibrate, but it does beep loud and the indicator light changes color when going over metal items, which I prefer because you sometimes don't feel vibrations especially when wearing gloves. It is not waterproof though. I haven't used it in wet sand, but it maintains good depth in all the soils that I've used it in so far. But for me, the most important part is that I can use it next to my Explorer without having it act up (Can't say the same for the Bullseye II). I have owned and used the Merlin, BII, Automax, Falcon and Wizard, but this one beats them all in terms of depth and value. I haven't used the in-line probes which cost about three times as much, but the depth on this pinpointer is good enough for me. Plus, I am not forced to stick with one machine to use it. I might have just gotten a hot one but I hope all of them are the same cause I'm gonna get another one for my dad.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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