Garrett Pro PointerPrice: $150
Based on 38 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.38
Avg. Ease of use: 4.25
Best Handheld Made
R.L. Johnson from Northeast Ohio
Best you can get!
R. L. King from WV
Pro Pointer is the best handheld bar none
Gregg from So. California
Joe from Pa
It comes with its own holster which holds the Pro-pointer securely and is ruggedly built. The Pro-pointer itself is built the same way, strong, compact, light weight and meant to give you years of trouble free use.
Depth wise it will air test a penny out to about 1 1/2 inches and is very good at finding your target as its osculating tone will rapidly increase in volume the closer you get to the target.
It is also water resistance and can be made 100% waterproof by covering up the two tiny little speaker holes with "Plumber's Goop" which also helps quiet it down. I have found that the LED light is barely bright enough to use in low light conditions and the Pro-pointer won't hit on very small gold, but for everyday use it works just great and is a wonderful little pinpointer!
Oh, by the way you will get several months or more use out of one 9 volt battery, but carry a spare as it will give out without much advance warning... Good hunting!
Russ from Northern PA
Surpasses all other hand-held pinpointers!!
The Garrett Propointer has shortened this process even more with it's scraping blade, which is also sensitive to metals. Push the button to activate your propointer after removing the plug and sweep the blade around the perimeter of the hole or the top of the dirt pile. When the Propointer beeps, simply slide the pinpointer back until the target is at the tip! This feature alone makes it worth the investment, but it is also more durable than other "button activated" brands of pinpointers.
That other leading brand push button pinpointer failed the first time mud got into the button mechanism, but not the Garrett! I have completely submersed the Propointer in wet mud and it still works. I have had it so long, the tip is wearing down and the button is wearing off, but it still works like a charm!
Another great feature of the Propointer is the on/off switch which allows you to switch it off to avoid EMI "chatter" with your detector. No more waiting 60 seconds for the auto-off feature found on some other pinpointers.
The LED flashlight has helped out when detecting after dusk and is a nice bonus.
It always fits right into the included belt holster, no more going back to look for the dropped pinpointer!
I never go detecting without my Garrett Propointer at my side!
Neil in West Jersey from Philadelphia area
A Great Pinpointer
Scott from Florida
Jason G from Hampton VA