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Coil repair with 3D printer (new ears)

What breaks most often on a metal detector coil? It’s the coil lugs and a cable strain relief. Both problems are really hard to solve. And if you aren’t handy enough to repair your coil or there isn’t any service centre nearby, then its days are numbered. Although as far as the coil lugs is concerned, there is an alternative option: find a 3D printer and print the new ears for your coil. Continue reading

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

A strange MD accessory

I am reproached for having laughed at a pinpointer with a loupe – kinda ‘people went out of their way to make such a thing, so if you don’t like it, don’t meddle’…

It’s all the same to me who is taking money out of your pockets and how, but it’s up to me to decide when and with whom I should laugh. Recently I have come across a strange metal detecting accessory. Is this one useful? Continue reading

Nel’s Russian Roulette (proved true). Video

No ground balance, copper coins displaying and sounding like iron, loose fitting on the shaft… Nel coils have quite enough problems. And are still getting the new ones. Namely the latest problem (2016) – coils compatibility with different Garrett ACE models – has been proved true. Sellers nicknamed this effect “Nel’s Russian Roulette”. Continue reading

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