Tesoro Tejon Metal Detector Reviews
Number of Reviews: 36
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Hot and deep detector
Super deep detector and very sensitive to tiny targets. I found the Tejon very similar to the Vaquero to operate, but suggest you ground balance the Tejon in disc mode with the trigger held back. This lets you ground balance with a fast retune mode and makes it a snap to ground balance. Make sure you have a good digger cause you are gonna need it with the Tejon...
Max Depth: 10 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Roger from Midwest
Tejon goes Deep !
I have been detecting for 32 years and have owned other name brand detectors, but this Tejon really impresses me. The only problem I have experienced is the threshold goes ballistic once in a while even though I ground balanced it and put it a barely audible threshold setting. If I give it a minute or two it calms down a bit and goes back to normal threshold mode. But, I can live with it as this machine is so sensitive and punches down deep missing nothing if the coil is over it!
If it just had Lobos auto tracking it would be an excellent nugget detector. I bench tested the Tejon with lead pellets and bbs and got readings at 10 inches!! For the first time buyer realize there is a small learning curve, but its worth the effort!!
Fred from Mariposa
My first month with the tejon was good 22 cw bullets, 3 cw buttons, 6 silver dimes, and a 52 franklin half, and that was worked out spots and it just keeps getting better.
If you want pure power and depth go with the tesoro tejon. After awhile the you will be able to tell what your digging before you dig just from the tone.
Darkwing from Alabama
Tejon is very unstable, you either like it or hate it!
Had to send it back and now have the Tesoro Cibola. The Cibola is very stable and gets just as deep, according to Vince at Tesoro.
Rick Rogers from New Orleans
Love my tejon
Slow down take your time, sometimes the items are so deep the discrimanter has made me think it was trash but after pulling a 5 to 8 inch plug out of the ground I can quickly realize that its not trash at all. After one year it has produced over 200 bullets, 2 fuses, 7 cannon ball frags and lots of coins and a few buttons. I am not bragging on my behalf only the machines. It finds the treasure I just do the dirty work.
Mike from Richmond VA
Why I Came Back To The Tesoro Tejon
Beware of anything you read about any detector! Yes, that includes here.
When I think of all the time and money I wasted jumping from one new super brand to the other it makes me very sad.
Today we have tones and meters and all sorts of big talk about frequencies and all the rest. But the bottom line is finds.
With the Tejon I find everything worth finding at a site. I have completely covered sites with the Tejon and when I rehunted them with the latest super machines I found nothing more worth digging.
As a commenter below implied, the Tejon is a nearly perfect detector for coins, jewelry, and relics.
It has depth like I never found in any of those expensive hot-shot brands and models I bought because some know-it-all convinced me it was vastly superior to any other brand or model.
Most of those other very popular “super deep” brands are so noisy and jumpy they'll frustrate you beyond belief and rob you of finds.
Everybody today is talking tones. I found them to be just as misleading as meter readings can be. Targets masked or buried deep often do not sound or read as they do in air tests. Ground masking can and often does change the whole picture.
So today I hear they now have color TV detectors! My! That should prove entertaining.
Then there are the “it ain't like it used ta be” guys. You know, the older Tesoros were much better. I tried those and while good they don't compare to Tesoro's latest models. Do people really think Tesoro would quit making a better machine in favor of an inferior one?
As for me I like finds. Give me the Tejon and you use what you like best.
Coinshooter48 from MI U.S.A.
This Tejon Rocks!
VaRelics from Va Beach, VA
Very Solid Perfomer!
Can it be used for coin hunting? Of course! Probably not the best detector for this purpose, but it can be used effectively with a little practice. I give Tesoro two thumbs up on this little machine!
Scott G. from Southwest Missouri
Funny Name - Serious Depth!
Now all that power is complemented useful features. The toggle dual disc. is an absolute joy to use. This feature alone makes this a must have detector. You can tell a wealth of information by setting the dual disc. in certain ways. You can also adjust the tone of the detector, which is kind of neat but not necessary. The ground balance is tricky at first, but once used to it - it's quick work.
The 5.75" coil gets nearly the same depth as the stock coil and is a must have. The 8" coil is a take it or leave it for me. Now for a couple of negatives: your headphone cord WILL knock your ground balance knob around and cause you fits in the field. You will dig a few rusty square nails (remember they could be coins) Also, people will disagree with me, but mine seems to lose power with weak batteries - no kidding I can't explain it.
If you dig old deep stuff, get one. These things go used for dirt cheap. Best value out there on a used detector. I'm a Tejon lifer as this is about as perfect a machine as I have seen. Until I see something better - this is a legend in my book.
Ian Simons from Michigan
Tejon handles the bad ground in OZ
I originally purchased the Tejon for coin shooting & ghost town hunting due to its super fast retune speed an dual disc, it has excellent disc performance in trashy sites and seeks extremely deep it can find small targets that my X terra 70 cant ! Awesome allrounder, lightweight extreme depth you've won my vote Tesoro.
Jim Tolmi from Bendigo Victoria Australia