Whites Classic I
Based on 9
Avg. Ease of use:
October 31, 2013
My father gave me a coinmaster 1 a long time ago. I get it out once in a
while for something to do. I find coins just about every time I use it.The
sound is very strong on a coin.
I love to find out what is being
detected. It is fun to find things buried for years, dated things are best.
I found dog licenses one from 1946. Also,coins from 1940. You never know
what you will pull out of the ground. This low cost detector is a cheap way
to get excited and kill time.
Max Depth: 6 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user?
Jim Murphy from
Whites classic 1 or sl
July 17, 2011
OK, if you get a chance to grab a bargain on ebay for £50 approx get one
of these from the 1990s approx date what a belter absolute bargain basement
machine, has control box at the top of stem ..the one you want has control
box at the top like the xlt...in the usa some of the die hard detetorists
use this machine still.
Good whites usa build quality wont let you down and one control switch turn
it up until you hear a broken signal then go 4 coins. Set up real easy
chuck horseshoe on floor ..turn up switch till you here a broken signal and
check if it still picks them lovely coins.
Blast from the past real good cheap whites classic 1 or sl ...the sl you
cant change the 8 inch coil where on the classic 1 you can but both are
belter machines for the price.
Whites Classic I
April 16, 2011
My wife wanted to try detecting with me and I found a new in box whites
coinmaster classic I for about $90.
The recovery speed is pretty quick, depth in the clay we have around here
was surprisingly good, We pulled a mercury dime at 4 or 5" the second day
we used it, and simplicity of one knob is a big plus. The only downside I
see is you can't interchange the coil, as its hardwired.
I would more rate it a 4.5 do to not being able to interchange coils. Over
all a very well built light machine to use.
Cedar Rapids, IA
For the price......yes!
March 22, 2010
Okay, I bought this detector over 10 years ago and still use it. It is not
my primary, but it still gets used. For the price you pay for this detector
it is right on. I was hunting with this detector right along side guys that
had the high priced units and hit a honey hole of silver coins. It has a
discrimination knob that helps discriminate out unwanted items.
have a huge collection of coins that I found with this detector, so if you
are going to go coin shooting you WILL find coins. Great starter detector
and great to hang onto when you upgrade so the kids or a friend can use one
and hunt with you. I use mine to gain permission to hunt someones property.
I just tell them if I can hunt your property I will bring a detector for
you to use and hunt with me.
Barry N. from
Think before you post please
November 11, 2009
I don't get the post below mine. How can a person say, this is his first
and only detector and then judge it to others? I hold no weight with posts
such as these. This White's Detector is a well made and effective for
Reliable but Dated
August 27, 2007
This was my first, and so far only, metal detector. The Classic I is a very
simple, easy to use machine that would be ideal for an entry level
detectorist to pick-up-and-go. As another reviewer mention the battery life
for this machine is extraordinary. The drawback with this machine is that,
owing to its simplicity of discrimination, you'll be digging a lot of scrap
iron, pull tabs, and other unwanted junk. While the classic was good for
its day (I acquired mine ten years ago)there are now better beginner
detectors on the market (Garrett Ace 250, Whites Prizm series).
Whites cl sl ll
October 12, 2005
just writing this for the classic sl ll as there is no heading for this
machine,, i wonder why,, its a great machine, ive had my classic sl two,,
for a couple of years now and its just great, you have to take time out
with the discrimination in getting this set right,, i used a box with dirt
and coins in with junk and allsorts and just play at it,, it works,, once
set up mark your points and away you go,, quite deep to, ive found roman
coins the size of a dime at 9inches this machine can show others up no
problems,, happy hunting all....
Paul bates from
Yorkshire, England UK
Good For Entry level m/d
May 03, 2005
I got this detector as a gift. has been great. No mechanical problems.
Battery's last a lifetime in this machine. As it has no bells or whistles.
There ia a turn knob for a discriminator. You hunt for anything. Will get
lots of iron with tis machine. Looking to move up to a Garrett 250.
Anytown, AT 55555
Good first detector
January 27, 2005
I have been using the classic 1 for over a year and it is a pretty nice
detector for someone that wants to try the hobby out to see if they like
it. I have found lots of stuff with it. It doesn't have much depth at all
but does find coins, jewelry, relics. But if you're just starting out, I
would suggest getting a little better one like a classic id or idx pro, you
wont be disappointed.