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Fisher F44
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Options Fisher F44 Headhunter Pirate Pro
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $400 $450
Manufactured in 2015 2009
Battery Type 2 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.3
Operating frequency 7.8kHz.
Display Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID 9-Segment viisual and numerical
Tone ID Adjustable Iron Audio
Search Modes
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
  • Artifact
  • Custom
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes
Ground balance Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB
Waterproof Weatherproof, waterproofcoil
Warranty 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 3.50 3.00
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75
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Most helpful review for Fisher F44

Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.

Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.

This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.

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Most helpful review for Headhunter Pirate Pro

Low quality for a high price
This machine is basically a repackaged Fisher 1280 machine. It detects well when it works. Do not confuse this with the Dectector pro products of yester year that were made with quality in mind. This machine has lots of design flaws. Mainly the headphones are uncomfortable, the wires easily break. I heard a rattle inside of mine, taking it out of the box for the first time. Opened it up and it was a screw that came out and was bouncing around. Never again will I be tricked by this company. Also beware that the propoganda machine runs strong on this brand. They have many forums that are manipulated to make their product appear like good machines.

In a nut shell, these things are a Hokie design.
Andrew from USA

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