salt test

Testing the Nokta Impact on chain (gold & salt beach)

Back in my days, the only test performed with a metal detector was the one on depth, and everything was clear after the first sweeps with a search coil. A modern approach to a detector is not as simple, including a wide variety: a recovery speed test, a test of how a unit emits false responses, a test on brick and gold, a salt water/beach test, a gold chain test, etc. You want to buy the device that really yields finds, don’t you? Or will any rod that makes a beeping sound and costs $25 be enough for you? Here’s an illustrative test showing how the Nokta Impact works on salt beach: how the machine reacts to a gold chain and whether or not it’s possible to miss such a find. Continue reading

Minelab Pro-Find 35 Salt Water Beach Test

While working with the Minelab Pro-Find 35 in saltwater it’s necessary to reduce sensitivity by using the +/- buttons. The junior Pro-Find 15 doesn’t have these ones, however. So, isn’t it possible to use the junior in saltwater? Certainly not. And this is primarily because of the fact that the probe should be able to withstand submersion. The Pro-Find 35 is submersible whereas the Pro-Find 15 isn’t. Here’s an interesting and useful test: how the Minelab Pro-Find 35 works in dry and wet sand, how it behaves when submerged in water, how buoyant it is. Continue reading

Comparison: Garrett AT MAX & Garrett AT PRO. Depth + salt test

It’s strange, very strange, when the manufacturer has to prove that its new machine is on par with an old one. But it’s difficult to prove it if the new detector looks and works similarly to the old one. For example, the manufacturer says that the new Garrett AT MAX provides greater detection depth than the old Garrett AT PRO. But is it true? Both devices actually come with identical coils. Or, as another example, according to Garrett, on salt beach (and in saltwater) will the Garrett AT MAX operate considerably better than the Garrett AT PRO. Here’s a salt beach test: to compare the Garrett AT MAX and Garrett AT PRO. Also, a depth test: how the machines react to salt sand and water. Continue reading

Quest Q40 Sea Salt Test (salt beach & sea)

Where can the Chinese get buyers for their Quest Q40? Those who are even remotely on the subject know that this manufacturer currently has a hard time. They passed off a coil made by another manufacturer as their own, they were sued for stealing technology, their tests on gold aren’t successful. Want to see how the Quest Q40 operates on the sea beach? Here’s how the unit reacts to salt and seawater, and how it detects finds in the sea sand. Continue reading

Deteknix Scuba Tector (NEW 2017). Depth test

Have you ever seen depth tests performed underwater? Using a pan spatula. It’s this nickname that has been given to a new product 2017 – the Deteknix Scuba Tector, underwater mini metal detector – by metal detectorists. Watch the first video showing the Deteknix Scuba Tector machine: how it works & a depth test. Continue reading

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