Garrett ACE 150

Coils for Garrett ACE & their distinctive features in practice

After all my years of metal detecting experience, I regret only one thing – I spent a lot of time on hunting with a Garrett 6.5×9 ACE PROformance coil. Not only time was lost, the crucial thing is that I left a good deal of artifacts behind. Even though I happened to come to some spots where nobody had hunted before – nevertheless, I missed my chance. Continue reading

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

Chinese-made parts for Garrett metal detectors

In 2013 the problem of Chinese metal detector counterfeits was particularly relevant. Minelab, Coiltek and Teknetics are among those manufacturers who suffer, and it’s only Garrett that is not highlighted in the news. However, this situation won’t last long, it’s just a matter of time. And when this moment comes, Garrett will start to groan as Chinese will take everything – both the pinpointers and renowned Garrett ACE devices. Continue reading