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Options Fisher F-19 Tesoro Tejon
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $700
Manufactured in 2014 2003
Battery Type 9V 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb 2.98
Operating frequency 19 kHz 17.2 - 17.6 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Visual ID Audio
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination
Search Modes
  • Disc. Silent Search
  • Slow Auto-Tune A/M
  • Alt. Disc. Silent Search
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.83 4.49
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.83 4.25
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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

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Most helpful review for Tesoro Tejon

Why I Came Back To The Tesoro Tejon
I'm on my third new Tesoro Tejon now. I sold the other two due to believing negative comments I read on the various forums.

Beware of anything you read about any detector! Yes, that includes here.

When I think of all the time and money I wasted jumping from one new super brand to the other it makes me very sad.

Today we have tones and meters and all sorts of big talk about frequencies and all the rest. But the bottom line is finds.

With the Tejon I find everything worth finding at a site. I have completely covered sites with the Tejon and when I rehunted them with the latest super machines I found nothing more worth digging.

As a commenter below implied, the Tejon is a nearly perfect detector for coins, jewelry, and relics.

It has depth like I never found in any of those expensive hot-shot brands and models I bought because some know-it-all convinced me it was vastly superior to any other brand or model.

Most of those other very popular “super deep” brands are so noisy and jumpy they'll frustrate you beyond belief and rob you of finds.

Everybody today is talking tones. I found them to be just as misleading as meter readings can be. Targets masked or buried deep often do not sound or read as they do in air tests. Ground masking can and often does change the whole picture.

So today I hear they now have color TV detectors! My! That should prove entertaining.

Then there are the “it ain't like it used ta be” guys. You know, the older Tesoros were much better. I tried those and while good they don't compare to Tesoro's latest models. Do people really think Tesoro would quit making a better machine in favor of an inferior one?

As for me I like finds. Give me the Tejon and you use what you like best.
Coinshooter48 from MI U.S.A.

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