Garrett ACE 150

To all Garrett AT MAX, AT PRO, AT GOLD owners (+ ACE ones)

It’s an open secret that the Garrett AT MAX housing is an absolutely exact copy of the Garrett AT PRO and Garrett AT Gold. So it means that problems with mounting the detector control box on its shaft have moved to the new machine as well. Here’s a simple solution for how to prevent a situation when the plastic housing may crack and fall off the shaft. This problem also often occurs to all Garrett ACE owners, including those who have new modifications. Keep in mind this option, maybe it will come in useful with other machines too (not only made by Garrett). 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

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