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Fisher F-19
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Options Fisher F-19 Nautilus DMC 2BA
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $600
Manufactured in 2014
Battery Type 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb
Operating frequency 19 kHz
Display Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID Visual ID
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination
Search Modes
Ability to change coils Yes
Ground balance
Waterproof Coil only
Warranty 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
graph 1
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Avg. User Rating 4.83 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.83 4.50
Avg. Depth Rating
Depth value
Depth value

Most helpful review for Fisher F-19

Sleeper unit??
Have had my F19 now for a few months, and wow!! I really like this machine. I have had a number of detectors over the past few years, and find this is a keeper. Hits rock solid on good targets (for me, that means round targets, rings, coins and the such)... I am mostly a park jewelry hunter and find this machine gets the job done, very well! Runs nice and quiet, steady and solid... The Target ID, is amazing with this machine, at least mine is... I'm pretty impressed. Like others say, may not be the deepest, but not a slouch either... I'm always amazed at the depth I get with the stock coil. The V-Break makes it even more downright fun! I don't see a whole lot about the F19, not sure why... During research I heard there may have been some issues that some folks were having with the early model, but that you could send in to Fisher and they would rectify... But that the next batches had the fix...

All I know is that I could not be happier with the F19... Love the backlight as well... The ease of use, how balanced it is, the V-Break, the Tones, Disc, etc etc... For my needs... Pretty darn good and it earned itself a place in the stable of units I will not be selling. Just a lot of fun - heck even targets at depth the ID remained pretty solid! Being a jewelry hunter, I don't rely on target ID... But it is fun to have it and dig up things and see how or whether the machine was right or not... More often than not, this one is on the money. Is it perfect? Are any of them? Lol - Suits my needs to a T. One of my favorites, period. Have not tried it on the beach though so can't speak for that aspect.
Happy hunting!
Ron from Phoenix

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Most helpful review for Nautilus DMC 2BA

Fantastic Brass Machine!
I purchased a DMC IIBa about a month ago, and finally decided to give it a try yesterday. My regular machine is a White's DFX, and I think it's a great detector, but for some reason, I don't find a lot of brass with it. I heard that the Nautilus is great for finding brass objects, and that's what prompted me to buy one. Plus, I got a great deal on it off ebay.

I went digging near my home in Northern Virginia at the site of an early war Federal camp which I have searched dozens of times before. The finds are now few and far between, but it's close and there's always something I missed. Within minutes, I found a near perfect General Staff button, followed quickly by a N.Y. Coat button. I hunted for about an hour and a half, and my finds also included a bayonet scabbard tip, 2 plain eagle buttons, a .32 Smith & Wesson complete cartridge, a knapsack hook, and 7 dropped minies. All of the objects were 5" - 8" deep. There is no way in the world that I should have missed these objects in the past, but it convinced me that the Nautilus is truly a better deep seeking detector than my White's. It was also very stable, and I hunted with the power near maximum without any false signals or chatter. All in all, I may be selling my DFX in the near future! I don't see how anyone could build a better machine than the Nautilus.
Rocky M. from Fairfax, Virginia

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