Vibraprobe 560Price: $120
Avg. Score: 4.32
Based on 22 reviews
Based on 22 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
December 15, 2004I like this probe, as you can see the person before more explains its use. Just some thoughts on its performance. I dont like the way the battery is held in. Its a screw top that you screw in and a rubber stopper gets large to fit the inside and stay in.
I had the problem of the screw getting stuck, so it would pop out every once in a while, until i lost it. But it is used for underwater. So I just use duct tape on top, I dont need it for underwater.
The other thing I dont care about it is that I have to be about 1/4-1/2 from the metal to have it go off.Sounds like a good thing but I think it should be around and inch, because we all know that sometimes we mess up pin pointing with our detectors. I think it would be easier. - David
Driveway from Connecticut
Use feel to know where the target is
November 23, 2004Uses a 9v battery. Point the tip upwards to turn it on. It turns off automatically after one minute of not detecting any metal. No switches to break, n oexternally moving parts. Comfortable to use and strong from probing in packed soil
Find the general location with your MD, cut a slice in the grasss and probe with this. When you are within an inch of your target, it vibrates in your hand. The closer you get, the faster it vibrates. Reach in with your other hand and pull out your coin, ring, etc.
TOTALLY waterproof and submersible. Don't be afraid to drop this in the water.
It has an auto shut off after one minute of not detecting metal so when I am probing a lot of soil, I reset the time-out by pointing it at something metal like my shoelace eyelet, metal shovel (when using one) or a metal part on my MD.
When battery is going out, it will tend to act squirrely but that is well over 30 hours of use.
1 year warranty, great communication from the manufacturer.
Best price is via DJSdetectors.com, $20 cheaper than street price.
You don't need to see any blinky lights or hear any sounds to know where your target is. Go by feel. Move along to your next target.
Dan from West Michigan, USA