Automax Precision v2
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Good for $14.95 not $149
February 05, 2006
At $14.95 with the purchase of my Sov GT it's a good deal. It works fine
with 1" or so depth for coins. It has both tone and vibrate plus a red LED.
The unit is on the large side and the build quality is a little cheesy, but
it will work until you can get something better.
Basic performance with many features
January 08, 2006
The Automax V2 has a surprising number of usefull features with a few
negatives.I like the long probe very much for searching deep holes and it
slips through loose soil easily enough.It has three modes for signaling
presence of a target.These include sound,vibration,and a red LED light-a
simple sliding switch lets you choose.The Automax V2 has a sensitivity dial
for tuning to different soils.Battery life is amazingly good and I have had
no problems with dirt clogged controls.Depth of detection is adequate in my
opinion but I wish it were a bit more.It does 1 1/2" in air on a dime but
varies with soil conditions.The unit is long and bulky, which is another
drawback,but it has a handle and a belt clip.One can accidentaly switch it
on by bumping against the sliding switch.Construction is solid and reliable
but $140 seems a little high.It is often available for much less as part of
a package with a detector purchase which is how I got mine.
Joe Romano from
A nearly perfect pinpointer
November 04, 2005
The AutoMax V2 works well for me. It has good depth (1+ inches) on most
coins and more for larger targets. It it also sensitive along a wide area
from the tip so it can be scanned horizontally to cover a fairly wide area.
You can choose either vibrating mode or audible beep mode. For me, the
only negative is it's large size but I can live with that.
I usually find targets quickly with the V2 and that's what counts.
Bob D from
Works as well as any other, but why is it so Big?
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 Automax - An inch of detection
depth is all I'm looking for when the target isn't in the hole. A couple
controls to mess with, but its easy to calibrate.
It'd be better if it had a metal point on the probe, like the Tinytec.
Instead of just a flat plastic tip.
Not small enough to carry in your pocket. Too big if you ask me. My first
impression was, "why is this thing so big?" Unfortunately, it doesn't come
with a holder. I carried it in a backpack for the short time that I owned
It does feel solid / well built.
Did I mention its BIG?!
The Perfect Pinpointer
March 31, 2005
This pinpointer is excellent in its
Performance. It help me find small jewelry such as
ear rings which falls through the 1/2" mesh screen of my scooper.
When I first got it, my family was
amazed at how well it worked. It was able to find
nails in our wood table.