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|Options||Fisher F-19||Garrett Grand Master Hunter CXIII|
|Battery Type||9V||6 C cells|
|Weight (Lbs.)||2.5 lb||3.8|
|Operating frequency||19 kHz||Adjustable|
|Target ID||Visual ID|
|Tone ID||Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination||Custom|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 5
|Avg. User Rating||4.83||3.80|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.67||4.50|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.83||4.50|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Fisher F-19Sleeper 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.
Ron from Phoenix
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Most helpful review for Garrett Grand Master Hunter CXIIINice detector
I bought one of these as my first detector. I was probably over my head with its complexity, but I learned a lot.
Garretts are bright green, and this one had a space age look, and it talked! I was always surrounded by kids. It taught me to use headphones.
I went whole hog and bought several coils, and the first time out with the biggest coil was overwhelming. It picked up everything and it was impossible to separate.
I think it was this detector that started the rumors that Garretts were toys, because of its bright green, toylike color, and its talking mode. But, it was and still is a first rate detector with a lot of useful features.
Two things I have noticed with Garretts detectors. They are easy to use, and have excellent discrimination with coins. If it says dime, its a dime, and so on.
The Grand Master Hunter CXIII was ahead of its time by a large margin, and other manufacturers could not compete, so they mocked it.
Brian in Baltimore from Maryland
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