detectors repair

White’s TM-808 teardown. In pictures: coil repair

A deep seeking White’s TM-808 is one of the most well-liked machines among deep holes lovers. The detector has definitely gained its popularity due to its low price. However, the TM-808 breaks down just like any other metal detectors, even a bit more often. And it’s the coils where the unit’s problems begin with. Here’s a pictorial report of the ones that were opened to be repaired. I wish you all happy hunting without breakage! 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

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