Tesoro Sand SharkPrice: $679
Based on 24 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.17
Avg. Ease of use: 4.17
DARK DIGGER from Ny
You have to get used to the pi but you can tell if it is junk or the good stuff with practice. I have the 8 " coil.
Steven lewis from Appleton ,wi
Tesoro Sand Shark Owner
On a PI machine using mostly in wet sand and in water you dig everything anyway so there is no need for discrimination.
I have dug a medium pocket knife at 2ft deep, this seems untrue but entirely possible. The response when detected was very audible.
The nice thing with a PI machine such as the Sand Shark if you get a signal keep digging there is a target there, just keep going until you reach it.
Highly recommend this unit, and I have thirty five years in metal detecting.
Larry starr from Fresno calif
Simply the best.
I hunt typically 4 days per week. Many of my hunting pals use the excal. The Tesoro Sand Shark outperforms them with regularity. It is deeper than the Excal, even with the 8" coil.
It is super sensitive and does find the small gold that the excal, and most of the rest, can't.
There is no discrimination on this machine. It is a straight PI machine. You will dig trash and iron. Just like the rest do. Excal will null on iron which is nice, but now that the Bobbi pins are made of non-iron material, that feature is now worthless.
Do yourself and your wallet a favor. Get this unit. You'll not be disappointed and you'll have the finest PI machine on the market.
Did I mention the lifetime warranty? LIFETIME!
DewGuru from Gulf Coast, Florida
Tesoro "Sand Shark" detector
A suggestion to the seller:
Put a sticker in with each sold unit [with their printed business name, web site, and particulars.] When on-lookers see me finding valuables, their going to ask questions(?) Turn the Tesoro over...show them the sticker. This is where you can get yours!
Dana Parandes from Mystic, CT
Elixir from Florida
As I detect in NY + NJ the real water detecting period is from June through the beginning of sept. yet, despite starting my salt water detecting on 9/25 I have done fairly good during this ?off season.? My experience with the sand shark is all positive. It has fine depth, is easy enough to pinpoint with, and has very good battery life.
4/28/07 - 2.2g silver earing (lake) cibola
5/7/07 - 6.5g 14k ring - 15point diamond (salt) cibola
7/9/07 - .9g 14k ring (dry beach sand) cibola
7/27/07 - 1.1g 10k ring zircon - 2tiny diamonds (dry beach sand) cibola
9/25/07 - 6.5g 14k ring - 6small diamonds (salt) shark
9/26/07 - 18.4g 14k bracelet (salt) shark
9/26/07 - 3.2g silver ring (salt) shark
9/26/07 - .9g 14k earing (salt) shark
10/6/07 - 1.7g 14k ring (salt) shark
10/6/07 - .7g 10k earing (lake) shark
10/7/07 - 1.6g silver earing (lake) shark
10/7/07 - 1.7g silver earing (lake) shark
10/14/07 - 7.3g stainless ring (salt) shark
10/15/07 - 2.3g 10k ring (salt) shark
10/19/07 - 7.6g 10k ring 10diamonds-3points each=30points (salt) shark
10/21/07 - 17g little guy silver (salt) shark
10/29/07 - 10.6g silver spinner ring (salt) shark
11/4 /07 - 2.1g 14 k œ ct diamond ring (salt) shark
11/23/07 - 15.6g silver + gold ring (salt) shark
Donald from Nyc
Sand Shark RULES! Best PI detector out there!
I bought a PI detector because of the badly mineralized beaches in my neck of the woods. I tried using my buddy's M6, which supposedly handles mineralization well, but I could not get a readable signal with it. I knew the only detector that would work would be a PI.
I bought a Surfmaster and had some success with it. I was finding coins at about the 3-4 inch range. I found one silver ring at about 5 inches once. However, I didn't like the balance of it. I decided to try out the Sand Shark and it was the best decision I've made in a long time.
The Sand Shark is the first PI detector with microcircuit technology. No more "timing" the detector over the ground and missing target spots. The Sand Shark remains constant during the entire sweeping process. Best of all... it's DEEP! I consistently find treasure at 8 inches and deeper. I found a gold ring at about 11 or 12 inches! No BS (I actually measured it.) In badly mineralized soil, this kind of depth is incredible.
The Lifetime warranty is also a BIG plus for the Sand Shark. The Surfmaster only had a 2 year warranty from Whites. Tesoro really stands by their products. I'm very happy with the Sand Shark. I couldn't recommend it more if you are looking for a straight up beach hunter.
If you plan on doing a mix of land and beach hunting, check out the Tiger Shark. It gets good depth on the beach as well, but the Sand Shark outperforms it because it is more specialized.
Thank you Tesoro!
Jake from Norcal from Northern California, USA
Francesco from Italy
Steve from Indiana