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Options Fisher F-19 Tesoro Vaquero
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $550
Manufactured in 2014 2004
Battery Type 9V 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb 2.2
Operating frequency 19 kHz 14 KHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Visual ID Audio
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination Single Tone
Search Modes
  • Disc.
  • All Metal
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 4.38
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 3.79
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 Vaquero

Best Tesoro ever
It is more stable than a Tejon and gets the same depth.

If you don't have a Tejon and want a new Tesoro i would buy a Vaquero.I just like the fact that it's more stable, uses just 1 9 volt battery, has frequency shift and gets the same depth than the more expensive Tejon.
But some may still like the Tejon better since it has a Slow Auto-Tune All Metal AND a FAST Auto-Tune All Metal Mode; Dual Disc and longer Battery life.
I didn't like the battery doors on the Tejon.They gave me the feeling that i have to send the detector in for repair after a few battery changes.Otherwise the performance of the Tejon i had was great.
The Tejon and the Vaquero/Cibola aren't much more deeper than an Eldorado on higher conductive targets like dimes and pennys (About 1 to 2 inch).But they will go much deeper (about 4 inch) than an Eldorado on low conductive targets like nickels and goldrings.
For now i think the power vs price of a Vaquero/Cibola is hard to beat.

I didn't super tune sweet spot test, i did it the way the airtest is described in the manual.I think 13 inch on a nickel and about 10 on a dime is great.
I believe you can get more out of that detector by super tune sweet spot airtesting but i didn't do it to compare it to other
Tesoros under same air test conditions.

Did some more air testing today with the 5.75 coil.
Disc was between iron and 5c, sens at max.

Dime 9 inch , Nickel 10 inch with a 5.75 coil !!!!!!!!!

That's what my Eldorado gets with its 9x8 standard coil.
I am glad i bought that coil with my Vaquero.
I am impressed.There is no detector in the price range that can beat that new Tesoro.This is the detector i wanted, thanks Tesoro.

HH,
Andy



Andy,NM from New Mexico

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