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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

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

Minelab Equinox shaft adapter. Another shaft

Not everybody likes the Minelab Equinox shaft – some aspect of its design is flawed. The owners complain about their arms getting tired too quickly and about the low-quality camlocks (the latter aren’t locking tight enough, thus there is a play in the shaft). But hereby you just can’t up and change your Minelab Equinox shaft. First, which item will you replace it with? Second, even if you select an appropriate option, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be able to mount your detector’s housing on it. However, there is a very simple, inexpensive and preserving your warranty rights, solution – to use an adapter. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 600/800 problems. Play in the shaft (twist locks)

If your detector requires a repair, the solution options to resolving the problem are much more important than the problem itself. All machines break down but different manufacturers provide different after-sales service and ensure different spare parts availability. However, the worst thing is when a new product breaks down: you haven’t had a chance to hunt with it, the parts aren’t available yet as well as there isn’t any knowledge how to solve this problem. You are virtually facing it alone. Here’s a video: the Minelab Equinox 600/800 camlock doesn’t fix the shaft. What would you suggest be done in this case? To duct tape it tightly and not to touch? Continue reading