Automax Precision v2
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February 20, 2008
Unit works,,,,OK but, I also had the pointer break in half. I epoxied it
and its still in use. It does its job, but is still very weak in
Joe L. from
October 09, 2007
The electronics work great but if you actually use this it will break.
After super-gluing the pointer back together it has not broken again. Only
used as a backup and for detecting buds that don't have a pointer when we
go together. My Treasure Mate is far superior.
It amazes me that Kellyco puts there name on it.
Bring your super glue into the field with you,,,,you will need it!
Great Performance-Bad Quality
July 19, 2007
I got a Automax with a Kellyco detector several years back. I had the
original rocker switch and it broke the third time out, but Kellyco
replaced it with the new slide type switch. This switch is more durable and
has not failed me. This handheld pinpointer has more range than the others
I have tried and the length is appreciated if you use one of the deep
seeking detectors available. Here is the problem. The shaft is made in
sections and out of the three automax pinpointers that I have currently,
all have broke at the first joint. I have fixed them all myself with a
three inch section of plastic pipe that I split and epoxied over the break.
I would never pay the price Kellyco asks for this new, but I buy them used
or like new over the internet. One tip to get the maximum range is to turn
the sensitivity knob until it starts beeping and just barely and I mean
barely turn it back. Sometimes it will give a short beep when you stick the
probe in the hole, but don't fret, this is normal. I have to adjust mine
every time I dig a new hole, but this is common to all handhelds that I
R.L. Johnson from
July 15, 2007
Went back to using my Automax Precision V4 after toying with the Vibraprobe
560. The Automax detects deeper and is so sensitive it rings out on the
smallest sliver of foil.
Along with an On/Off switch, the Automax also has a sensitivity knob for
various ground conditions.
The Automax is large, solid and slips nicely into my tool pouch with its
I actually received a 2nd Automax free with my 2nd detector purchase. Can't
Ventura county, CA
Al Rasor in central CA.
June 26, 2007
My buddy receieved an Automax V4 free from Kellyco Detectors with the
purchase of his Garrett ACE 250. He soon suffered a stroke, sold the 250 to
another friend of mine, but gave me the pinpointer. It's long, bulky, and
doesn't detect very deep but, finds the "can't see um" coins in loose dirt
that I may have given up on without it.
Al Rasor from
Central Coast California
Better than Whites
March 19, 2007
I bought and used a whites bulleyes that thing was terrible you have to be
right on it, the coin, etc, for it to pick up. Plus it falsed all the time.
This unit is much better, has much
better range and it does not false all the time,
only complaint is it is to long but I can live with that. to have a unit
that picks up much deeper and does not false all the time.
Damon abernathy from
March 11, 2007
Love this pin pointer, it came free with my GTP 1350, its big, but it will
get down in the hole or in the water due to the long probe, where others
could not, like the $100 whites, I would have missed some of my best finds
without it, and would have spent too much time looking for those small
tricky items without it, the vibrate is great for not making a lot of noise
too, it inspired a friend to purchase the whites and he is sorry he spent
so much for that, and without the depth of the V2
Bob Saget from
Not worth a second look
September 30, 2006
This pinpointer came free with my detector. It's cheaply made, both the
plastic shell and switches feel brittle. The only reason I felt it
warranted 2 stars was due to the fact that it did function, albeit
The retail cost of this detector is $140 and this is largely a joke. This
detector has a sensitively knob that can only be used through 1/3 of it's
range. Any setting in the other 2/3's and it vibrates (or squeals)
non-stop. It's airtest range is about 1 inch. I've seen this pinpointer
fail to notify the user of a coin 1/2" below loose dirt. This is almost
unusable even with judicious pinpointing with your main detector
This item is huge, roughly 22" long. It won't sit calmly on your belt
until needed, it will dislodge and hit the ground as you kneel. This
non-feature is the best indicator that it was designed by a person that has
never spent a single day metal detecting.
It's size and price are ridiculous, I would be appalled if I'd paid for
this item. *If* this item were $20 and 8" long, it would be OK. One inch
range is poor, I imagine those that think this range is good haven't used a
Sun Ray X-1 ($180) or a White's Bullseye II ($99). If this device is the
only pinpointer that a person has ever used, then they may think this is an
acceptable device. I hope a new user doesn't make this mistake, there are
better pinpointers out there.
Boise, ID, USA
V2 the only useful Pinpointer if you use it
June 05, 2006
Hi All my fellow TH'ers
Having used other pinpointers the Automax V2 is better in several ways;
first you can use the vibrate mode (which is what I use), you can use the
audio mode but it eats up batteries and disturbs other TH'ers in your
group, 3rd you can locate the smallest of metal items with ease.
I use a large canvas bag to carry away all my targets and carry my V2 in it
as well. As some TH'ers have found it is not easy to carry this pinpointer
around due to its length.
One of the shortcomings of the V2 is the fact that if you bump it on the
ground or in a hole it will give a false signal. If you but the adjusting
knob it will need to be adjusted again.
Overall this is the best pinpointer I have used and have located many items
Thanks for reading.
PS: Remember; Don't leave it in the ground!
Dave (Digger Dave) Mork from
Sterling, VA USA
Ok but too big!
February 13, 2006
I wish it was smaller! Also my vibrate went out right after I bought mine.
I don't use that feature anyway, but would be nice to have. It targets ok
and does the job, but it's size really bothers me and if you clip it on
your belt, it's so big I cant bend over...so I just carry it in the same
hand with my digger. My next pinpointer will be small enough to put in my
pouch. I wish I would have spent the extra money for a whites or other
small unit. But it will get you by if you get a good deal on one go for it
until you can do better!