Minelab Explorer II

Price: $1200
Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.33
Based on 97 reviews
Helpful Tips: 3
Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.40
Avg. Ease of use: 4 stars4.00
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The Plastic Spastic

December 31, 2004
Great machine (if you can get over having it back at the repair shop most of the time).

Like a Ferrari, looks great, but the maintenance costs would be horrific if it weren't for the fact that Minelab repair free of charge even out of warranty.

If you've had an XLT or DFX and don't reckon they're as good, you're setting them up wrong. Sure the Explorer is deep, but what use is that when you can't use it half the time?

It's WAY overpriced too, but then again most machines are ;-{

Overall Rating 1 star

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Explorer II

October 15, 2004
I HAVE METAL DETECTED FOR MANY YEARS NOW WITH VARIOUS MACHINES AND THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE ROLLS ROYCE IF THERE ARE HAMMERED COINS OR GOLD THIS IS THE FELLA FOR THE JOB BELEIVE ME I KNOW

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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EXII

September 29, 2004
The Ex II is a good machine not a great machine it very heavy and you have to move very slow. I took it to the old hunted out spot with a few friends and there detectors nothing was found. If you are a good detectorist and you use any of the high end detectors you will find whats in the ground, when a person say's "I found coins my old machine missed". Especially the Whites, Garrett 1500, Fisher, Troy etc. users they were just mediocre detectorists who did not know how to use there detectors properly to beging with and because of the high price of the EXII they concentrated on the area a little more to justify the purchase with there EXII.

I traded mine for a DFX its lighter, just as deep, and faster than an over exagerated EXII we have hunted with over 30 minelab users and none has found more coins or deeper than we have. save $200.00 and buy a DFX.

Overall Rating 1 star

5247

Explorer II Metal Detector

September 19, 2004
The Explorer II is by far the finest all-around Detector on the Planet! I have used a number of detectors over the Years and The E-II is still pulling targets out of the ground That I and others have pounded for many Years This Detector is a Masterwork in the field of metal sensing Technology
THANKS MINELAB
ps. the learning curve isnt as bad as some make it out to be and after a few months You can easily master this machine However I do recommend getting a copy of The Andy Sabisch Book Mastering The Minelab Explorer XS+S it will provide You with quick cut to the chase programming instructions to start making quality finds from DAY_ONE!

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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Explorer II

April 26, 2004
I had a xlt for years and loved it. After going over areas that I pounded with the xlt, and I am pulling way more out from way deeper then the xlt. This machine is increadable!!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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Minelab Explorer II

April 07, 2004
I found this machine to be very user friendly. It does overload you with info at first but you soon learn to listen and look while using it. Depth is great and pin pointing is dead on. The tubular pole and internal cable are also a very nice feature.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

131

Minelab Explorer II

March 03, 2004
This is the best detector out there bar none! Target ID is the best in the market. Since learning to use this machine, I dig very little trash. There is a great selection of coils from Sunray, Coiltek, Detech and Minelab. The X1 probe is the bomb. Depth is almost unbelievable.

Downside, the learning curve on this detector is steep. A lot of research or proper tutoring by an experienced user is needed to get the most of it. Thats why it only get 4 stars.

I have had this detector for almost a year and I think I have only tapped 80% of its capabilities. I would not even consider buying another detector unless I already had one of these.

Overall Rating 4 stars

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