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In-line filter for Minelab Equinox coil. A good thing?

The Minelab Equinox owners have come up with a suggestion – to add an in-line filter to the coil cable. This poses two questions at once: how can this filter help you increase the amount of good finds? And, if it really works, why don’t other machines have this thing yet? Dear expert metal detector users, please give us your opinions about the viability of this improvement to help our readers decide – whether or not they should put such dirt-cheap filters on their devices or, the other way around, should avoid wasting time on a fool’s errand. Continue reading

How to make a coil from electric kettle stand. It works!

Do you remember the hellish ACE machine that a real hoard was discovered by? It obviously had one thing missing, which is a search coil made from the stand for an electric kettle… Hold off on laughing, maybe you will cry later. So, if it’s possible to make a metal detector coil literally from trash, what do you pay your $150 or $200 for? Some people even have the hots for coils costing $1500. Aren’t they stupid, really? Buy a kettle with a $10 price tag, and you’ll be golden. You don’t know how to make a coil for your machine from a kettle? Look, it’s simple! Continue reading

Minelab Equinox Coil X-Ray. Is it really the half of machine?

Minelab called their Equinox coils ‘smart’, and basically these ones stand for the half of the detector itself. I need hardly say that such coil will cost a considerable amount, and you shouldn’t be surprised… It’s interesting, of course, what Minelab are saying but the truth can’t be hidden anyway. I just want to ask, “Really, are you serious about that, Minelab?” So let’s take a look at the cool pictures: an x-ray coil for the new Minelab Equinox. Continue reading

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

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