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Vibra probe and vibra tector
June 16, 2007
Both the vibra tector and vibra probe are rugged and built well, but lack
any depth. I realize that its for pinpointing, but come on! a little more
depth is needed. Both units don't detect all metals. Hey if my detector
says its there then if I touch a probe to it...it should go off.
Construction good electronics bad. I should have read some of the reviews
here first before buying.
Orange, CA USA
Vibra Probe, very well built, works well, but....
December 30, 2006
I used the Vibra probe for months. Its everything it says it is. Well
built, and most of all reliable. Its not very powerful, but there is just
enough detecton depth for pinpointing.
Now the but. The automatic shut off caused me problems. When on, the probe
would interfere with my detector signal. Not a problem when I'm
pinpointing, but it takes a while for it to shut off, and when I get back
to detecting, its signal causes my machine problems. I use the Exp.SE. I
also find it irritating when it turns itself on while in the back of my
car, and buzzes me all the way home.
Gerry S. from
My day was shot
August 22, 2006
I've owned my vibra probe for about four years and have nothing negative to
say about it. I've heard some comments about depth, but I say, if you're
good with your machine, you are already within an inch or two. Today, I was
hunting the drawn down lake of an old girls' camp. I could not wait. It's
been there since the turn of the century. After my first dig, a gold Mother
of Jesus medallion, my vibra probe began to malfunction. My second dig, it
totally crapped out on me. Needless to say, my day was done. So, the
bottom line is, no vibra probe, no detecting. As a final note, I just
ordered a new one. Happy hunting.
Pocono Pines Pennsylvania
March 02, 2006
Received probe from USA. I live in Australia and there is nothing as good
as this pinpointer Down Under!
Solid build and accurate! Making this probe Waterproof leaves the others
behind. The only drawback I would say is I would prefer a depth of 2 to 3
inches instead of 1.
Overall very happy and a must have item!
David Cooper from
Built like a tank.
January 28, 2006
Used all the others, until they broke. Either the case or the switches.
This one is built solid. No switches to break. Auto on/off so it's easy to
use. Pinpoints at about 1 inch which I feel is just right. I can not hunt
without this probe!
David S. from
Big, but good!
December 13, 2005
The size of it was a suprise, as it is large. It's a great unit! Saves me
a lot of digging time, and helps me find more targets and gives more
swinging time. No more empty holes.
Handy size and rugged but too many negatives for me
November 04, 2005
I like the Vibra-Probe's size and ruggedness and waterproof construction
but I found too many negatives.
The cross-talk with my main detectors was very annoying and it has no
manual switch to turn it off.
And, the depth seems, well... net so hot. One inch at best on a fresh
battery and less as the battery quickly depletes. Most of the time it's
about 1/2 inch which is not enough for quick pinpointing for me. The
Vibra-Probe also does not detect all metals. It can't detect my metal
watch band, for example. Yet, other pinpointers can.
I would say the Vibra-Probe would be a good choice for wet work. But, I
would choose another pinpointer for normal everyday use.
Bob D from
Vibra-Probe. Now can't live without it!
September 13, 2005
I bought a Vibra-probe and once I started using it I was hooked. Easy to
use. No adjustments. I'm no longer sifting and searching. Instead I just
poke around and within seconds find the target. It's sturdy and well made,
and I now can't hunt without it. Great product and made in the USA.
Tommy T. from
Tried a bunch. Sticking with this one
July 02, 2005
I've had a couple Wizards, the Tinytec, Automax, and the Treasuremate. I
now have the Vibraprobe 560 and I'm keeping it. I'd say the Wizard is a
best buy at around $15. Other than the Treasuremate, all these pinpointers
work the same /equally well. The treasure mate was a little more
complicated to me (too sensitive). The Vibraprobe - An inch of detection
depth is all I'm looking for when the target isn't in the hole. No
controls to mess with, just point it up and go. turns off by itself /
waterproof..........I'm all set.
Lots of good features but little depth
April 22, 2005
Positives: Simple to use no switches to mess with, floats, PI so works in
salt water as well as land and fresh water beaches, vibration only so as
not to attract unwanted attention, pulses become stronger as it gets closer
to target, only vibrates when tip is pointed at target (not when the side
is near the target).
Negatives: Simply lacks depth. An inch or just slightly more is the best
you are going to get with this.
I bought one as my first pinpointer and liked it a lot then. Since then
I've gotten used to other pinpointers that go a lot deeper (3" typically)
such as the Treasure Mate and the Sunray X-1 probe. Now I find that an inch
just doesn't cut it when pinpointing for me anymore. It's a great probe, I
just want more power.
Ed Erdman from
Janesville, WI. USA