Tesoro Silver uMax
Based on 60
Avg. Ease of use:
Super coin sniffer
August 11, 2007
Dear folks I've noticed some good reviews on this little machine. I noticed
one reviewer gave it three stars as it would not pick up a gold ring. I
need to point out this machine is a motion discriminator which means you
have to keep the coil moving to detect a coin or ring. When detecting use a
slow sweep speed and then slow down some more. This works for me. Take time
to know and learn your machine. My silver hasn't let me down yet. Its the
only machine I need.
Near pickwick dam, tennessee
Tesoro silver umax
August 07, 2007
my two boys gave the silver umax to me for christmas. i use it here in town
at the ball parks and city parks.it has great sensitivity and excellent
discrimation.it would be great for the beginner or seasoned professional
treasure hunter as well.i have no complaints about this machine.
T. glenn from
Hardin county, savannah,tn 38372
Tesoro silver umax
August 06, 2007
If you are entering the hobby of metal detecting this is a terrific
beginner model. it is moderately priced and can take on the big boys. i
think anyone would appreciate its ease of use. the only thing i would
change about it is the detector stand. it could be bigger.
Hardin county; tn usa
May 24, 2007
I love the Silver. It is definitely underrated. It looks good, sounds
good, discriminates well, and has good depth. This detector gets the job
done as well as most high end models, in my opinion. Don't dismiss this
one as a beginner model. I've been detecting for 10 years with many other
detectors and have every bit of confidence in this little powerhouse.
Ian Simons from
March 06, 2007
I have been detecting since 1982, for coins, beach, and relics. This is,
without doubt, the most user-friendly and fool-proof machine that I have
ever used. I recently hunted a Civil War campsite with overwhelming
results. It is wonderful in "trashy" areas, and can "snipe" out the good
targets. I had to turn the discrimination to 5 cent, and still dug a few
rusty shop-made nails, but found some great relics. Love it!
Richard Whitmore from
Disappointment with the Silver Micro Max
January 12, 2007
I read previous reviews in this and other forum and thought this would be a
great machine. Imagine my disapointment when I ran into the following.
1. Placing the skid plate on it caused it to chatter at any setting as if
it were over very mineralized soil.
2. Worse, it wouldn't regognize a gold ring on the surface in all metal
mode, yet it wouldn't discriminate against anything alluminum at any
discrimination setting. It had me digging pull tabs from 8 Inches down, but
North Carolina foothills
SILVER U MAX
March 14, 2006
Best detector out there for the money hands down. I have been detecting
many years and have used several different machines and the Tesoro's always
suprise me. I bought the silver u max at a bargin price and was amazed at
the performance. First of all the sensitivity is excellent, underated in
other forums. Second the discrimination is right on the mark. And last the
lightweight design and single battery . The whites prizam II will not come
close to this machine , nor the Ace 250. If you are on a budget and want to
stay around the $250.00 range , then you need a Tesoro silver u max ,
nothing in this price range is better.
First day out with this unit
landed a silver ring and lots of coins. The Garrett GTA 350 is compareable
, but not as sensitive , or depth capable . Detectors used in the past ,
Garrett , Whites , Bounty Hunter , Compass , and of course Tesoro. In
closing I would say that if you get familiar with this detector , then you
will find whatever you are looking for if it is there to begin with. I have
hunted with a partner with his Whites XLT and was not impressed with his
finds , but he was overwhelmed with my finds. Knowledge is power , get
familiar with your detector and your finds will be much more rewarding. Why
buy the hype with expensive machines , when you can run with the best of
them for a fraction?
July 19, 2005
I bought this detector for my son but decided to give it a test drive
myself at a local park which I had recently combed through with a whites xl
pro. I had "cleaned house" with my whites. I turned it on and set the
sensitivety at about 8 and used disc. mode, I found all sorts of coins and
a necklace in a area which I knew I had went over with the white's.
It is a great lil get it and go detetcor for the parks. its like taking
your sports car out for a ride from time to time without taking the
Cadillac and attracting attention.
February 10, 2005
Don't be fooled by what you read about this machine. Although it is often
advertised as an intro level machine, it is the one I find myself grabbing
most of the time I go out. I also own an Eldorado and a Fisher 1266, and
while I'm sure the Silver doesn't have quite the depth of those machines,
its ease of use and discrimination quality makes it hard to beat. And of
course a true lifetime warranty doesn't hurt. I have found so much good
stuff with this machine. And to think I bought it only to lend to friends
who wanted to go detecting. The only slight negative to the machine, and
it is slight, is the weight of the coil compared to the Eldorado. The
Eldorado coil is spoked, and thereby lighter and better balanced. The
Silver, due to the closed coil, is a little bottom heavy. But of course,
the whole unit only weights 2.5 pounds. And for less than $250, you can't
beat it. In my opinion, nothing out there for $400 is better.
John Samsky from
March 22, 2004
This is an excellent machine for the beginnner or the
experienced TH'er. Very good depth from a lower priced machine, with the
Tesoro descrimination that
has been famous for years. The Tesoro Silver is an excellent value in a
turn on and go machine. Lifetime
warrentee. My top machine for competition detector hunts.