Repair

Cheap shaft locks (for different detectors). Photos

Why do the cheap machines from Fisher and Teknetics have the twist locks on their shafts whereas the super popular Garrett ACE units don’t? One year after buying an ACE device, its owner will hear a perceptible rattle in the shaft. This rattle doesn’t affect detection quality anyhow and, sure thing, doesn’t have any bearing on the number of your finds recovered. But still it does exist and not everyone is willing to put up with it. The problem can be solved by adding a simple lock, and nothing needs to be changed. Continue reading

18650 Rechargeable Battery for GTI 1500/2500 GTP 1350

How to insert the rechargeable batteries into the metal detector is a topic of interest that is really useful for those who are a little bit handy. Believe me, in five years a metal detector without rechargeable battery will be like a cell phone with batteries nowadays. Charging a rechargeable battery is cheaper and easier than buying the ordinary ones. Here’s a photo report: rechargeable batteries in the Garrett 1350 battery compartment (the same thing goes for the Garrett GTI 1500 and Garrett GTI 2500 detectors). Continue reading

Garrett AT PRO/Gold armrests interchangeable with Garrett ACE

Take notice: the Garrett ACE (all models) and Garrett AT PRO / Garrett AT Gold have interchangeable armrests. For example, you can use a bright Garrett ACE 250 armrest instead of the black Garrett AT PRO one. It’s very convenient! You won’t tread on a bright colored armrest while digging up a hole as it can be seen perfectly against dark soil background. Plus, the Garrett ACE / AT armrests can be adjusted – only 2 positions, but still – for different user arm lengths. Continue reading