Minelab Pro-Find 25 Pinpointer

Price: $170
Avg. Score: 3 stars 3.40
Based on 5 reviews

Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.25
Avg. Ease of use: 3 stars3.25
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Embarrassing.

October 29, 2016
Bought new. Been facepalming ever since. I run a minelab detector but the pro find 25 is a really a very poor performer and disappointment. I've bought an 1st gen garrett propointer 2nd hand from a guy whilst my new profind goes back to minelab to check if it is a dud.

Don't get me wrong, my pro find DID kind of work, but it 'kind of worked' very slowly and had poor depth. The funny thing is is that the minelab profind blew the garrett away on air tests. I compared it to the Garrett before I bought the Garrett and was having second thoughts as the air tests on the minelab were better. However I had used a propointer before and knew they worked in the field. If your trying to recover baubels on a Christmas tree, as a blind man, then the profind will give you a better performance, no doubt. But if you use it to recover targets in the ground, ANY ground, then think again.

Minelab MUST go back to the drawing board on this. Not fit for purpose in my view. Minelab should be embarrassed for releasing this to market in its current form.

Overall Rating 1 star
Durability 4 stars
Ease of Use 1 star
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
20

Maybe third best?

August 23, 2016
I currently own both a "first gen" Garrett Pin-pointer and the waterproof AT Pro-pointer and was the prior owner of a Minelab Pro-Find 25. Here's my take on the three.

The Pro-Find 25 has more adjustment options than the first gen Garrett. Options such as sensitivity and silent mode as well as the lost mode. When it comes to putting these two down a hole the Garrett wins in my book. It's louder and has a stronger and more variable vibration, which is key in making a quick recovery.
The Minelab seems vague by comparison and I found myself not really knowing where the object was in the hole. The Minelab is more sensitive to smaller objects I give it that but I feel the Garrett wins in all the other categories.

The newest Pro-pointer known as the carrot takes it to another level altogether. It not only adds the water proof element to the mix, it has a sensitivity adjustment and silent mode along with lost recovery. The pro-pointer is also more sensitive than both of the others and it my choice of the best pin-pointer of the three. I can't say it's the best out there as I haven't tried the White's nor the Nokta units.

The Garrett Pro-pointer is the best one I have used in my 30 years of detecting. I sold my Minelab and am sticking with the Garrett units. Happy Hunting!

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 2 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 3 stars
Durability 4 stars
Ease of Use 4 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
20

Brand hype

July 25, 2015
I bought this pinpointer at the same time as a Garrett Pro. The Garrett blew it away. The Minelab regularly fails to lock into detect mode and has to be restarted. It is nowhere near as sensitive either. Yes, the minelab has extra functions... But in the field, the Garrett Pro is superior. Save yourself the extra money that Minelab costs and get a Garrett.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 3 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 3 stars
Durability 4 stars
Ease of Use 3 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
25

Great pinpointer

July 06, 2013
I got the Pro-Find 25 with my new E-Trac. I had never used one before, but it didn't take me long to get to love it! The Pro-Find is accurate, and gives a good, strong audible signal. Its depth range of about 2 1/2-3 inches is great for a pinpointer. The LED light really comes in handy, too.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 3 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 5 stars!
Durability 5 stars!
Ease of Use 5 stars!
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
60

Works great

March 24, 2013
I purchased the Minelab Pro-Find about two weeks ago and couldn't be happier. I had a Fisher F-point before, and it is nowhere near as sensitive or useful.

I have been searching a local park and pulling out coin after coin quickly and with far less digging than I have been used to. When I find a good target, all I need to do is make a hole just big enough for the end, and I can locate and pop out a coin quickly.

It is also sensitive enough to detect coins 1-3 inches from the surface. I've even gone back to spots where I dug holes and came up empty handed, and located the targets quickly. I haven't used any of the other high end pinpointers but I can definitely vouch for this one.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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