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!
Related references: the hoard found with a hellish ACE (highly recommended for those who haven’t seen that horror yet). A coil for Minelab’s unit pricing at $1,500. Also, a $12,000 metal detector made from trash and sticks.