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|Options||Nokta Velox One||Tesoro Outlaw|
|Battery Type||Li-ion Pack||9V|
|Operating frequency||17.5 kHz.||10.6 kHz.|
|Tone ID||3 Tones||Single Tone|
|Ability to change coils||Yes|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 1
|Avg. User Rating||5.00||5.00|
|Avg. Durability Rating||5.00||5.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||5.00||4.67|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Nokta Velox OneNokta velox one
I have found the Velox One to be just what I was looking for in a metal detector. I find it well balanced and a pleasure to swing. It performs well, looks good and simple to set up the controls. Ground balancing is easy, after a few seconds of switching on I have it running silent.
The signals are good and clear, its easy to distinguish between the low iron grunt and the good signal of a possible good find. The Velox does have three tones but I only listen for the iron grunt, any signal but that low iron grunt I dig it.
Depth wise, well, some Velox videos show tremendous depths, I haven't found this. Bearing in mind when a company selling their detectors they set up perfect ground conditions to show depths, so, in perfect ground conditions I think it would find those depths. Most depth I've been finding goodies is around 10 inches. Maybe I'm not walking over anything deeper as I have dug iron over a foot deep. Around 10 inches is a good depth. There again, it all depends on the ground conditions.
Weight, its a tiny bit heavier than what I have been used to, but I can go 8 hours without any discomfort, if I'm feeling weak I always have my detecting harness. The recovery speed is how they advertise it, very fast indeed, no problem detecting iron contaminated areas.
The battery life is as they say. I have been detecting two 8 hour day sessions with no need to recharge the battery. The settings I mostly use if ground conditions allow are: Sensitivity 9. Iron Disc FS. Ground Balance 6. Iron OFF. Signal Audio 2.
My honest opinion, in my experience using the Velox One, everything I had seen and read about it is true. I find it a great machine. As I said above, I've yet to get those great depths they talk about, but it is deep enough to be up amongst all the other machines for the price and most important for me its not complicated. Really its an easy switch on and go machine. I'm enjoying it and have no plans to get rid of it.
Dave from Devon, UK
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Most helpful review for Tesoro OutlawLove the outlaw
I've been using the Tesoro Outlaw for just over 3 weeks now and based on my location, I have been working hard to get as much search time in as possible before the snow starts flying. Let me make it clear that I have had minimal experience with a real MD though I have studied it for some time and have a good grip on the physics involved.
On arrival, the MD was very well packaged and much to my surprise, my dealer threw in a volume controlled set of headphones and a geologist's loupe. (Thanks Middlesex Detectors). Assembling everything was really easy and I thought the engineering that has gone into the device was extremely well though out. Each of the three coils came with it's own lower pole assembly and velcro strap to keep the cables in place when you are not using them. Battery included was a nice touch as well. The manual recommends using the velcro on your detector shaft and indeed, there are three straps to accommodate each disc. All told I had all the coils ready to go and the main detector assembly in place within 20 minutes.
Prior to receiving the detector, I created a test bed in my backyard with clad, silver, copper coins as well as aluminum tabs and some assorted junk materials I've been collecting for some time. So far I have only worked with the 8" coil and I love it. This thing really likes silver and I was able to detect buried silver coins down to about 9" in disc mode. All metal mode gives me an extra 1. 5", in my soil conditions which seems to be relatively non-mineralized.
I don't have a pin-pointer yet (hello Garrett PP, coming soon) so I have been relying on the MD for everything. To date I have been relying on a single location not too far from my home that has a lot of junk but also a lot of coins. In the summer it is rarely used but in the winter it is filled with hundreds of kids and their parents all sledding down this hill. No one seems to use velcro pockets because I have I have found close to $30 in coins in the last 21 days. The deepest coins have been around 6".
It only takes a little while to get to recognize the sounds associated with coins and keeping my thumb on the disc mode while scanning gives me a pretty tight understanding of what kind of a coin to expect. There is a double beep with coins that are close to the surface which is a big help.
I am still learning to master the sensitivity, threshold and disc settings but so far this unit has completely exceeded my expectations. Next up will be to start testing the big DD coil.
Tee1up from Saskatoon
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