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|Options||Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer||Automax Precision v4|
|Target ID||Vibration and light|
|Search Modes||All metal|
|Ability to change coils|
|Number of Reviews|| 2
|Avg. User Rating||5.00||2.00|
|Avg. Durability Rating||5.00||1.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||5.00||2.00|
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Most helpful review for Vibra-Quatic 2 PinpointerVibra-quatic 2
I will post my review here since this is the Vibraprobe 580's bigger brother. After reading all the reviews for the 580, this is what I consider to be the performance for the Vibra-Quatic 2 in a saltwater environment. First of all, the 2" tip seemed large at first, but after using it, it seems to be fine considering it requires some movement (a slow sweep speed) over the target. The tip does not get in the way of finding the object, even the smallest of ones such as ear rings, 3mm lead split shot, or the same size piece of aluminum foil or can slaw.
The sensitivity is very good, I got 1/2" on the above very small targets. That's acceptable, if it falls through the sand scoop, it's going to be close to the surface. The tip is durable and can be pushed around in the sand until the target is identified. 1 1/2" on a dime, 2" on a quarter, and up to 4" on larger objects. That's all the depth I need in a pinpointer. It does not turn off automatically like the 580, but I prefer that as it is easy to turn off when you are done.
I use it while hunting underwater with my Excalibur II, and since most targets are recovered just from pinpointing with my detector, the Vibra-Quatic only comes out when a very small object needs to be located. Super long battery life, even using NiMH rechargeables. I am very happy with it, with no complaints whatsoever.
Suncoast Kid from Florida, USA
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Most helpful review for Automax Precision v4Jedi precision pointer. hehe
The Automax v4 is a most clutzy pinpointer. It is long and extremely awkward as well as an un balanced device. If you carry it and have long arms you'll be able to draw it from your belt. A lengthy rigid round shaft of almost 12 inches topped with a housing for the controls, speaker, battery housing. Then another 5 inch long handle.
Overall a device that June could fend off Darth Vader in a pinch. If you can get this ungainly thing into the hole where you are seeking the coin target it's length is difficult to deal with. Your trying to pinpoint with nearly two feet of pinpointer. The electronics are less than sensitive and you will need to zero it out before use.
The battery condition causes a drift so a fresh nine volt is a must. You can select speaker or vibrate dor indication, not both. When set up you might getneed to get within an inch of the search object before thus things will chime off of vibrate. Sensitivity sucks!
I think this thing needs a major redesign and shrinking. The circuit is mediocre and I never use mine.
EJ Cox from PA
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