Tesoro Golden uMaxPrice: $500
Based on 12 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.00
Avg. Ease of use: 3.00
Tesoro golden umax
Max Depth: 7 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, it's too complic
Tony from Oklahoma
Golden umax is a sweet machine!
Wb from Al
Improved Tesoro Golden Micro-Max
This new Golden is much improved over the one that I reveiwed here in 2004. Five stars now.
Vareb from Virginia
Golden umax = Gold rings
It has its own language, learn it & it will preform for you.
I have found many gold rings with this machine.
Its my # 1 detector.
Wltdwiz from Arizona
Best Coin And Jewelry Detector Made
By notching them out, there's one less middle tone to listen to. I don't care to detect and dig modern zinc pennies and screw caps anyway.
When I start out searching a new area, I set the discrimination knob to the preset marker, turn the notch switch to "narrow notch" and turn the notch width knob completely to the right. At this setting, it will beep on very small thin gold rings, small mid-size gold jewelry, nickels, dimes, older copper pennies, quarters, half dollars, silver dollars and all kinds of silver jewelry. At this setting it notches out a lot of your older pull tabs, so you will not be annoyed with them beeping.
If you start digging too many screw caps, switch over to "wide notch" and that notches out both zinc pennies and screw caps and you won't hear them beep. If you start digging too many beaver tail pull tabs, turn the notch width knob to the 10:30 o'clock position and they're gone as well.
Anyway, you get the ideal that the Golden uMax will do a lot and help you find lots of good stuff. This is one of best coin and gold jewelry detectors made. It's super light weight, so you can swing it all day long. It has plenty of depth. To top it all off, the Golden comes with a lifetime warranty.
BTW, the newer Golden uMax detectors have the tones changed, so they can be distinguished more clearly. The old tones are fine with me.
Gerald from Germantown, TN, USA
Golden Umax a step up
LittleJohn from South Central, PA
Not so good !
The multiple tones are not really distinguishable, and the discriminator is not very effective.
Pascal from Bordeaux, FRANCE
I like it
I like the tones an option I wish they would allow you to select on the teyjon.
With this tesoro I can tell you when I am going to dig a silver coin by the warm tone it gives me.
The notch is nice to use too. I take some pulltabs I found for the day and can notch them out with good results. This machine has found me the most out of many machines I have used thru the years.
Greenmeanie from Ct
Just listen to the tones!
BRANDON MOORE from Newry Maine
Give it time, and it is a winner.
Solid targets have solid tones. For example -- I found that gold rings and targets similar in composition have somewhat of an ascending tone. But if it is a pulltab, it would be a descending tone on the backswing.
I've taken my golden on the beach alongside my buddy who had his Minelab Excalibur, and it kept right up with him. Why? Is it as deep as an excalibur? I'd say no. But, when you understand what the Golden is telling you, you'll dig plenty.
The notch setting takes some getting used to as well, and you'll need to practice with it for a while. With the narrow notch setting, I hunted a field that was used for rock concerts. It was littered in tabs and crushed pieces of aluminum. I dug three pulltabs that day, and lots of nickels.
Give this one some time, and you will see it's a keeper...
Maineiac from Southern Maine