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Fisher F-19
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Options Fisher F-19 Fisher F-70
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $650
Manufactured in 2014 2008
Battery Type 9V 4 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb 2.9
Operating frequency 19 kHz 13 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Visual ID 8 Segment Numeric
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • Custom
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.83 4.26
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 4.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.83 3.75
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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

Thumbs up! 56
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Most helpful review for Fisher F-70

The Fisher F 70 is awesome
I've owned many detectors in my 19 years of metal detecting. I still own my first which is a White's Eagle Spectrum. The Spectrum is still a very viable, deep machine that I enjoy using.

I wanted to upgrade to a more modern technology. I was looking at the Minelab E-trac and a friend had just got one along with the Fisher F-70.

We were doing air and ground tests with both machines and the $649 Fisher F-70 was about the equal to the $1600 Minelab.

In air tests, the F-70 was beating the E-trac by 2 inches and in the ground, the F-70 hit every coin up to 14 inches down just as the E-trac did.

I did notice that the F-70 was able to hit coins on edge better. The F-70 was a better machine for covering more ground than the E-trac.

On ID'ing, the E-trac is better due to more information about the target being given with the technology involved.

The best things about the F-70.....
Very light. Easy to swing. Easy to use and adjust for ground conditions. Excellent ergonomics.
Good to excellent depth. Large numbers easy to read on the screen. The price is right. Top of line bells and whistles in a machine that is very fast on recovery. Battery life (4 AA batteries) is around 40 hours. Quite a few coils available to adjust the F-70 to your hunting styles.
Deep and somewhat accurate.

After a few hours of use, it felt like an old friend. I was able to ID nickles from tabs with no problem. The F-70 is a coin killer. Quarters down to over 12 inches. Dimes to about 9. Halves and dollars down to over 14 inches.


F-70 faults.
Not many.
The screen can sometimes not be read easily due to sun glare.
No back light for early evening hunting.
Can be affected by RFI...can be jumpy at times.
Volume control is in an area that can rub against your side and would turn the volume down.
Does not come with Velcro strap for arm rest.
Can be affected by aftermarket pin pointers. My Vibraprobe 570 causes interference with the F-70 if too close to the machine. The Sunray probe would solve this.

There are several coils available for the F-70. The F-75 DD coil and the 3.5 x 6 Fisher coil are the two hot setups. The standard coil is also a great coil.

I would recommend the F-70 wholeheartedly. An awesome machine for the money. Deep, pretty accurate and light.

Steve from Cleveland, Ohio

Thumbs up! 92
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