Bounty Hunter Pinpointer
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Sherlock Electronic Probe $80
September 16, 2011
This is an inexpensive pinpointer....and it shows. Sensitivity is not good
& the battery cover sucks. Avoid if you can help it. Spend your money on a
June 24, 2011
If it was possible to rate this product negative stars, I would have.
It's ok.....Just ok
May 29, 2011
I purchased it for 42$ so I guess I can't expect miracles. It does what
it's suppose to do which is pinpoint. The unit is fragile and flimsy. The
battery cover comes off too easily.
When you are going through a plug, the dial (Rotating Button) tends to turn
if it rubs against the side of your plug so the sensitivity goes up or down
(usually up and then it starts ringing for nothing) letting you think you
found your target. You then have to turn the dial back and continue
I tried it in really wet and muddy water and the unit is not water proof so
you have to be careful not to get the dial or battery compartment wet.
Like I said, it does what it's suppose to do so if you can't afford a
better one then go ahead. But if your budget allows you to get a better one
then bye all means go for it.
Montreal, Qc, Canada
Did not care for it
May 21, 2011
I had one of these pin-pointers and found it pretty much not worth my time.
You had to touch the item before it would make a sound. By that time I
really did not need the pinpointer any more.
Trent N. from
My first pinpointer,
August 14, 2010
It seems really flimsy, and the battery cover is easily dislodged, but it
does what its supposed to if the sensitivity is finely adjusted. Being new
to MD it has helped me find my target. I'd say its worth the inexpensive
Not what I hoped for
July 10, 2010
I got this with a Quickdraw II, I certainly wouldn't purchase it for the
$50 they charge. It has to be almost physically touching the object before
it goes off. That doesn't help locating a target.
What I want from a pin pointer is once I've dug a plug, I wave the pin
pointer over the plug and around the hole to zero in on the target. This
pointer won't do that. Save your money on this one.
Retured Guy from
The word is pinpointer
June 20, 2010
Remember folks it is only to pin-point where the target is at. Meaning an
inch or two is more than enough to say where it is.
Poke or wave the probe of the pinpointer around the plug-no beep then check
any loose dirt you may have out of the hole still no beep then circle the
hole as you lower the probe down the hole there it is beeping 2-3 inches
down at about 10 o'clock on the side of the wall you just missed your
target by a 3/4 of an inch, damn that has happen to all of us one time or
Good Price, Good Choice
March 04, 2010
I purchased my pinpointer with my first metal detector. I was SURE I wasnt
finding my targets because of the pinpointer so I purchased another one.
The second one would vibrate 2-3 inches away... and not just straight ahead
so I didnt know where to pull more dirt from. Frustrated... I went back to
this pinpointer and discovered if you turn the knob to just where the tone
stops when you turn it on, the pinpointer will locate your target 2" away
anyway. Adjusting after first target and zeroing by turning the knob a
little more really helps a lot! Its like two pinpointers for the price of
Gold Country, California
Sensitivity too low or non existent
January 22, 2010
I have the Fisher model pinpointer. It came with my F2. The
on/off/sensitivity knob is in an awkward place. The biggest complaint is
that it is not very sensitive. When you turn it on, the tone/vibrations
stay on until you turn the knob 3/4 of the way down, but once you do that,
you have to be within a 1/4 inch away from the target to have it hit. When
you are in the dirt, you have to actually touch the target to find it. We
use it while in low visibility areas, but for me, its not worth the battery
I have to put in it.
Secondly, the battery door does fall off easily, but that is easy to fix
with some electrical tape.
If anyone has a way to fix this or if there is a trick to get more depth
out of it...please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter B. from
$20 or less
December 09, 2009
I received mine for $15.95 with the purchase of a new detector, so I don't
feel too bad about it. It does work. Air testing with it set as sensitive
as usable, these are the results: 7/8" nickel; 3/4" quarter; 5/8" penny;
5/8" dime. You really do need to almost find the target before it tells you
you're getting close.
The small size is great, but I agree with what others have said about the
control placement and the battery cover coming off if you push on it. Also
the vibration really is too weak.
If you can get it for free or pay less then 20 bucks for it, it will due
until you can afford to purchase a better one. Otherwise avoid it.