6 function metal detector from HFPrice: $40
Based on 1 reviews
Avg. Durability: 2.00
Avg. Ease of use: 3.00
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It does find metal...
In short order I found some trash with which I was able to fine tune the discrimination and sensitivity. ;) In the space of 40 minutes I dug a quarter, nine pennies, a Disney trading pin and some trash that was iffy on the machine.
I've now moved on to bigger and better detectors, but this little job stays in the car for when the 7 year old wants to swing a coil.
Pros: Light, cheap, will find metal. You can get this detector and a Harbor Freight (Centech) pin pointer for $60 if you have the coupons. Together, they will find the odd coin.
Cons: Light, cheap, no idea what you're digging until you dig it. The detector shaft (and locking collar) is very flimsy. Probably won't convince someone to take up detecting. If you are looking for a 'first' detector, get a Fisher F2 (two coil set with F-pointer). If you want something to locate those keys you lost in the front yard, get this.
Max Depth: 5 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
Ernie McCoy from Vine Grove, KY