Whites CoinmasterPrice: $180
Based on 18 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.20
Avg. Ease of use: 4.50
It's not the detector, it's the detectorist. We have a DFX and a Coinmaster. We've found more rings and jewelry with the Coinmaster because it's lighter and quicker to use.
Dave from San Jose CA
Waste of cash
My friend has a 50 dollar detector with no screen, his works just the same if not better than mine. There is nothing wrong with my machine, which makes me question the quality of white’s electronics. I would never recommend this to anyone. The detector costs somewhere around 180 dollars.
If you decide to return it (like me) you will have to pay for shipping and an additional 20 percent restocking fee. At first I thought I should keep it and live with the lack of quality, but then I figured it was better to lose 20 percent, than 100. Since you only have 30 days to decide it makes me wonder if the whole thing is a money sucking scam. If you are a rookie to this hobby I would recommend that you take a good look at this review before you consider purchasing the white’s coinmaster medal detector. I would rate this detector 5 of 10.
bob from wilson wisconsin
Good Detector for the money.:
Upon trying the Coinmaster out in that spot, it only needed the sensitivity dropped two or three notches to handle the EMI with ease and while it only found coins down to five inches, that is all the deeper I've ever found any coins at that site no matter what detector I used.
Some people say they have trouble pin-pointing the Coinmaster, but I suspect that is because they don't use a hand held pin-pointer and there is a secret to properly pinpointing with the Coinmaster. First is cut way back on your sensitivity when having trouble pin-pointing. Then "X" the spot with the coil, very carefully listening to where you get the highest sound from each direction. With practice your target should be located inside the inner edge of the inner circle of your coil, especially if also using a hand held pin-pointer.
If wondering if a target is trash or a penny, try notching out everything except the last disc. notch, then when you have a target jumping back and forth between your highest trash setting and lowest penny setting, try notching out your highest trash setting. If you are still getting a penny reading, chances are it really is a penny. When getting a dime or quarter signal, try lowering your sensitivity reading when pin-pointing to also determine the size of your target as some trash depending on their metal content will read just like a dime or quarter except for it's size.
All of this will take time to learn, so give yourself a chance to learn the in's and out's of the Coinmaster. The one feature I don't like about the Coinmaster is being unable to notch "in" just nickels, while notching "out" everything else on each side of it. I did try air testing the Coinmaster on a very small child's 10 karat gold ring and it was hitting on the ring at 7" which is outstanding and it rang up exactly where it should have at the "Foil and Ring" setting or just below the nickel setting.
Overall I'd give the Coinmaster a (5) star rating as an entry level detector because of how well it worked in a very difficult location.
Russ from Northern PA
Mike from Easton maryland
Mr Haynes from UK
Jack from NJ
Rikko from Ohio
Great detector at the price
DaveMill from Silicon Valley, CA