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Fisher F44
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Options Fisher F44 Golden Mask 4
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $400 $500
Manufactured in 2015
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 4.00
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88 4.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 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 Golden Mask 4

Giant killer, and then some!
Golden Mask machines built in Bulgaria, a very high quality machine and easily one of the best performing machines I have ever owned in over 30 years, its like a Silver Sabre plus on steroids, very aggressive even on the smallest targets and at real depth, its as deep as it gets, my own is fitted with an 8 x 6 S.E.F.Coil and the depth is like any 10 inch coil for depth you can find, but hits the tiny, low conductors that others just cant find.

The disc. Is also deep, and on two tone it makes no mistakes even if the iron is quite large, you still get the low tone for iron.

Build quality is first class, the arm cup and top tube is aluminium and coated with a very hard textured coating, possibly epoxy, the intermediate tube and bottom tube is made from wrapped carbon-fibre, very tough and very light, makes the machine light and easy to use for hours, who offers this in U.S.A.?, you have a tone from high to a lower tone,(your choice),the disc. Knocks out iron or indicates iron with low tone ( there is an iron-red block on 2), this is as high as I need to go to totally indicate iron, sensitivity, even on zero, gets a depth of around 7 inches on an English penny (iron clad )giving a positive/negative, so you know its a target worth investigating, ( I use this on zero at the beach in salt wet, a little chatter but you know when you hit a good target ), but at 9 or 10 ( if you can get there)very sparky, will pick up coins in air at 15 inches plus depending on size and conductivity, and this is an 8 x 6 coil?

In any ones book this is a workhorse of a machine and was built to give the fastest recovery speed possible, which incidentally sounds like a machine gun when separating iron from good targets, I have a whites MXT pro, with a 12 x 10 S.E.F. Coil which I love and rate highly, but I know the GM 4 (at 18 kz )is more productive on iron infested Roman sites, and £ for £ its a giant killer and for 1/10th the price of a 3030.

So if you don't work underwater, then buy one, but whatever you use, this machine will make you wish you still had your old silver sabre.

To reiterate, technology has changed, and with low noise technology. This guy gives you a chance at restoring your confidence in a type of machine that you were always familiar with, yeah, just try it ,I aint lyin !,,L.B.
Lordbaltimore from England

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