Tesoro Silver Sabre uMax
Based on 3 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Silver sabre umax
Max Depth: 9 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Tony from Oklahoma
Silver sabre umax
On my first outing I was really impressed at the way it eliminated all the rubbish and gave really clear two way signals on the good targets. I was lucky enough to find a Roman Silver siliqua of Valens in lovely condition and am very satisfied with my purchase. It is an excellent detector on the ancient trashy sites of England and excels where detectors with target ID cannot cope.
Gary from York england
Tesoro Silver Sabre uMax detector, with 8rc coil.
I bought this new back in July 2001 (almost 10 years ago). This Silver Sabre uMax came with a 8 inch stock coil(8RC brown coil)/ donut coil. It found me my only Silver Dollar : a 1921 S (San Francisco Mint) Morgan Dollar at a depth of: 10 inches! This Silver Morgan Dollar is 90% silver and weighs just over 3/4 of an ounce, a whopper of a coin!
I like the pinpoint button on this detector. This Tesoro loves finding gold jewelry too! Last year this detector found me gold 5 times.. 1- 14kt (yellow) gold cross, a 14kt gold bracelet, a women's 10kt (yellow) gold ring with diamonds & a pink amathyst stone on it. Then it found a man's 10 kt (white) gold college ring, and it found a man's 10kt (yellow) gold high school ring! If you want to get gold, you have to run your disc. (discrimination ) settings low and dig through the trash to get these treasures!
Next in the same hole/ divot as the 14kt gold cross, it plucked out a 1927 "P" Mercury dime (90% silver), a 1944 "P" war-time Jefferson Nickel (35% silver), and a 1935 "P" Wheat cent. Then in a different park in the dark this Silver Sabre umax pulled up 3 old coins: a 1900 Indian Head Cent, 1911 "D" Barber Dime (90% silver), "Full Liberty" condition, and a 1895 Indian Head Cent. Then in a different park it pulled up a 1905 Indian Head Cent and an old 1901 "O" (New Orleans Mint) Barber Dime (90% silver).
Next this detector plucked out a 1936 "S" (San Francisco Mint) Mercury Dime (90% silver) in the same divot/ hole with a old rusted nail 2 inches in length! My disc. was set high in the silver range, and my Tesoro never heard the trashy tone of the rusted nail! How many other detectors must've passed up this Mercury Dime, because their detector heard the trashy tone of the rusted nail??
This detector also found me my 1st Buffalo nickel (date unknown), this Buffalo nickel was found at a depth of 9 inches, and surrounded by 40 pulltabs! Nickels tend to run in the mid-range on the discrimination. Nickels still beep loud up to a disc. of 4 or 5 on this disc. dial on this detector!
So if you run your disc. too high , then you hear a thrashy/broken tone, and you assume it's junk, and then you don't dig this, you'll miss all of your nickels!
This Tesoro, like all Tesoro metal detectors, this Silver Sabre uMax does very well in trashy parks, where pull-tabs, bottlecaps, cans, nails, etc. are mixed in with the good targets (coins,jewelry,etc.).
This has a factory pre-set "ground balance", which means you can't adjust the ground balance on this detector. If you're detecting in a park, or other site where the ground is very "mineralized" (black sand, or black dirt,etc.) this detector might have some trouble, the older sites can sometimes be like this, and also there might be a lot of metal trash present (pulltabs, bottlecaps, cans, nails,etc.).
Plus Tesoro's life-time warranty can't be beat!
This detector is very lightweight, weighing around 2.5 pounds, and runs on only 1- 9 volt battery! For better performance use "Alkaline batteries" (Duracell or Energizer alkaline batteries). Also I use stereo headphones (1/4 inch plug type), which plugs into the headohone jack on the back of this detector.
I find that headphones help me listen to the sounds better, and I can also hear the fainter tones , which are usually deeper targets.
Plus the headphones can eliminate background noises, in the area you're metal detecting.
In summary this is a turn-on and-go metal detector, very lightweight, and easy to use. I find that my alkaline 9-volt battery lasts me about 20- 30 hours of use.
Dan from Minnesota