Repair

Coils under X-Ray. Has somebody run out of tin? ))

Does a coil have a booster inside or not? Only the good old X-ray can give the most accurate answer to this question. How exciting it is to look at these radiographs! Some manufacturers don’t even try to solder the wires inside the coil – they connect these ones by twisting them together (no one can see it anyway). Or maybe they are simply run out of tin? Continue reading

Makro Multi Kruzer & MarsMD shaft. Improvement

Here’s an idea… You can buy the detector’s control box only, having your own rest of parts or using the alternative options. Doing so, you save up to 3 times its price! The Makro Multi Kruzer, Makro Kruzer and Makro Gold Kruzer housings can be mounted on the MarsMD shaft. And it’s up to you to decide whether such a solution is better or not. Take a look at the photos: Continue reading

Minelab Equinox improvements (shaft). You think it will help?

Metal detector manufacturers don’t give a toss about your problems. Your arm is getting tired too quickly, and you think the problem lies in the shaft? Not a bit of it! It’s because of your arm that is too long, and we didn’t bargain for its being of not the right size. As a matter of fact, it took Garrett many years to supply their machine with the camlocks. And it’s of no consideration that it’s been a long time since the competitors provided their devices with such locks. And it doesn’t really matter that the shaft of the expensive – costing more than $1,000 back at the time – detector wobbles at each sweep. It’s your purchase, isn’t it? So, from now on that’s your funeral! Let’s take a look at a few improvements for the Minelab Equinox 600/800. In your opinion, might it work for this machine? Continue reading

Opening the Makro / Nokta wireless headphones

Here’s a photo report of disassembling the Makro and Nokta wireless headphones. These are compatible with the Makro Racer 1, Makro Racer 2 (with a dongle to be inserted into the control box) and Nokta Impact 1, Nokta Impact 2 machines (without a dongle). Plus, a teardown of the dongle used in the Racer detectors. Continue reading

DIY Carbon Minelab Equinox Shaft

The idea of a metal detector initially consisting of a control box only and having the rest of parts of its owner’s own preferences arises more and more often. That’s the way it is going to be in the future – you’ll purchase a control box, shaft and coil separately. Here’s an interesting option of a carbon shaft for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 machines: made with one’s own hands, easy to assemble, no special tools or skills needed. Not at an ultra low cost but not higher than the carbon itself. Continue reading