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February 4, 2016

Elenco Metal Detector

Elenco metal detector was specifically made for kids; essentially a toy but can detect very shallow metals. It is a basic metal detector, meant for hobby treasure hunt by beginner kids. It is so light (1.46 lbs.) enabling as young as 8 years old kids use it.

Elenco Metal Detector

Elenco Metal Detector

This metal detector being basically a toy; has very low efficiency in treasure hunting, but it helps the kids in the formative years develop creative thinking skills, patience, attention and instruction following skills.

Features of Elenco metal detector

Led display screen

This metal detector has a LED display screen making operation easy especially by beginner kids.

Adjustable sensitivity

It has an adjustable sensitivity which allows one to customize operation. The sensitivity can be kept high or low, depending on the preference of the user.

Beep alert

Has a beep alert. The metal detector gives a beep alert signal when a metallic object has been detected, hence the kid will most unlikely miss on a detected target.

Durable, appealing ABS body

This metal detector has an ABS body that makes it real durable. The metal detector also has a really neat appearance due to this body, which makes the kids love it. 

Lightweight

Elenco Metal Detector being used by a kid

Elenco Metal Detector being used by a kid

As logic would have it, metal detectors for kids should be light. Elenco metal detector is super lightweight as it is used by kids as young as 8 years old. It weigh 1.46 lbs.

Search coil

This metal detector has big enough search/sensing coil, to help your kid discover a few treasures while having fun.

This metal detector is inexpensive and easy to use metal detector, highly recommended for young kids whom you’d love to develop an important hobby as metal detecting. The useful skills your kid acquires through treasure hunting in the early formative stages are carried to adulthood.

Elenco Metal Detector is quite more efficient on sandy soils hence a good for metal detecting in beaches, which are characteristic of sand only.

This metal detector has extremely low battery consumption. It requires 9v batteries.

It also has a reasonable size for use by small kids. It measures 30×14.5×13. A kid will handle it with much ease.

On the flip side, this metal detector is really basic, meaning as the kid learns the basics using this metal detector, you will need to upgrade to a standard beginner metal detector. Again, this metal detector is by essence a toy that can detect shallow lying targets with enough conductivity to give an audible beep.

For very young beginner treasure hunters, this is the appropriate metal detector. It is however dangerous to give this metal detector to kids below 3 years as it has some small parts that can be swallowed.

February 4, 2016

Famous Trails Metal Detector Review

Successful treasure hunt has to always start with a good metal detector and there is no compromise for it. Metal detectors manufacture industry has grown over the years with various companies being dedicated to manufacturing the best metal detectors the world has had. Famous Trails is known to be a major player in the metal detectors industry, having a number metal detectors in the market that users find good.

Purchasing the right metal detector is half the success in treasure hunt. There should be no hurry while purchasing one. Do your research, and a thorough one before buying any metal detector. Having information on the metal detectors available in the market, their strengths and shortcoming will positively inform your decision while purchasing.

Famous Trails Metal Detectors Models

MD9400 The Ultimate Metal Detector

MD9400 The Ultimate Metal Detector

MD9400 The Ultimate Metal Detector

This is the latest metal detector from Famous Trails. MD94OO metal detector features;

  • 2 detection modes, making it possible to detect even small sized targets.
  • 4 operation modes
  • LCD screen for easy digitalized operation
  • Waterproof search coil hence it is suitable for treasure hunting in oceans, lakes, ponds and other water bodies
  • 5” maximum detection depth ability
  • Target ID that specifies the target; rings, nickel, dime, quarters etc.
  • High discrimination that distinguish target items from junk.
  • Easy slide battery pack
  • Operates on 12v DC or 8 AA rechargeable batteries.
  • Exclusive ATZ 37 processor.

The lower stem of this machine is made of fiberglass, making it light (6 lbs.) but stiff meaning it is easily portable.

MD94OO is not submersible, and hence should only be used on dry grounds. 

MD9300 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

MD9300 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

MD9300 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

MD9300 metal detector features motion-discriminate and all- metal mode, helping one to find any metallic target during treasure hunt including coins, jewelry and relics.

Its main features that lead to its efficiency are:

  • Multi tone discrimination for distinguishing between different targets; dimes, rings, quarters among others
  • Accuracy trigger that ensures easy targeting of objects
  • 5” Waterproof search coil
  • Easy to slide battery pack
  • Padded arm supporting handle

The metal detector operates on 12v DC or 8AA batteries.

MD9200 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

MD9200 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

MD9200 ‘The Professional’ metal detector

This metal detector has LCD display with volume, discrimination and volume buttons. It features;

  • Multi tone discrimination that specifies the target.
  • Waterproof search coil.
  • Padded arm supporting handle
  • Detachable battery pack that waist-mounts for easy carrying.
  • 2 9-volt batteries.

 

MD9100 ‘The Weekender’ metal detector

MD9100 ‘The Weekender’ metal detector

MD9100 ‘The Weekender’ metal detector

This detector detects all types of metals but can operate on notch mode that eliminates some metals. It has a multi tone discrimination mode that tells the exact target; US coins, rings among other items using distinct audio tones.

It has a LCD screen that displays the depth of the target and battery level monitor.

It also features a waterproof search coil, a padded arm rest and requires 2 9-volt batteries to operate.

 

 

 

 

 

CM572 Discriminator Metal Detector

CM572 Discriminator Metal Detector

CM572 Discriminator Metal Detector

This Famous Trail CM572 metal detector is VLF detector that features;

  • 3 distinctive alerts for different ferrous and non- ferrous metals.  It can discriminate iron/steel from silver/gold.
  • VLF operation mechanism hence cab detect even small pieces of targets
  • 200mm waterproof search coil
  • Meter and pointer that indicates ferrous and non-ferrous items
  • Ground balancing mechanism to prevent false signals due to ground mineralization
  • Adjustable metal shaft and a padded arm rest

MD7012 Discriminator gold series metal detector

MD7012 Discriminator gold series metal detector

MD7012 Discriminator gold series metal detector

MD7012 is a VLF metal detector meaning it can detect even tiny targets.

It features 3 distinctive alerts for different types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals

It has 200mm waterproof search coil, has a battery test switch and ground control tunes to minimize occurrence of false signals.

Has 1/8 ‘headphone pack, view meter and pointer light indicator for different metals and has an adjustable metal shaft with padded arm supporting handle.

It operates with 3 9volts batteries.

MD7010 Treasure Hunter Style Gold Series Metal Detector

It has a ferrous and non-ferrous discriminator that distinguishes silver/gold from iron/steel.

It features 170mm waterproof search coil, adjustable sensitivity control and volume control knobs.

CM570 Treasure Hunter Style Metal Detector.

It has a battery level indicator and operates on 6 AA batteries.

This metal detector uses three 9- volt batteries.

CM570 Treasure Hunter Style

CM570 Treasure Hunter Style

CM570 Treasure Hunter Style

Has ferrous and non-ferrous discriminator and hence can differentiate iron/steel for silver/gold.

It has a volume control, a headphone jack and one touch auto-tune.

It features 70mm waterproof search coil and adjustable sensitivity control.

It has a battery test switch and works with 6 AA batteries.

MD3006 metal detector

MD3006 metal detector

MD3006 metal detector

MD3006 is super sensitive differentiation metal detector, working with VLF of 15 kHz. It has the following features;

  • High sensitivity and can find objects as deep as 1.5 meters deep.
  • Super sensitive differentiation
  • 20 cm waterproof search coil
  • Adjustable sensitivity depending on the target and purpose for search
  • Adjustable shaft with an arm rest
  • Non-ferrous metal green indicator
  • Ferrous metal red indicator
  • Discriminator
  • Ground control to limit effects of mineralization
  • Mode selector
  • Volume control
  • Headphone jack
  • Sensitivity adjuster

MD3006 metal detector weighs 2.2 kg hence it is easily portable.

MD3005 Treasure Hunter Metal Detector

MD3005 Treasure Hunter Metal Detector

MD3005 Treasure Hunter Metal Detector

The famous Trails MD3OO5 metal detector is best suitable for beginners, who do not have much experience in treasure hunting. It is used for finding coins, jewelry and relics on the ground. This machine is not waterproof but its search coil is waterproof; that doesn’t mean it can be used in water.

It has an adjustable shaft making it really efficient even by kids. It also has adjustable sensitivity and good enough discrimination to distinguish junk from target.

It also has ferrous and non-ferrous metals discriminator enabling it to discriminate iron/steel from other non- ferrous containing metals like gold, silver, and platinum among others.

This metal detector has ground control, limiting occurrence of false signals due heavy mineralization of the soil.

Despite being cheap, Famous Trails Metal Detectors perform some quite good work in treasure hunting, but you can’t basically compare them to some high and mid-range metal detectors in the market.

February 2, 2016

Best metal Detectors

Having access to the best metal detectors is a requirement in most facilities, mainly because of security reasons. Since iron age, metal  items can be found in almost every installation you will find today. Various metals are used in construction works, in manufacturing of many essential products. Metals are so essential that it is almost impossible to imagine a life without them. The importance of metals and the dangers associated with metals come in equal measures. This is why we need metals detectors.

The AT PRO is a high range detector fully waterproof up to 2 meters. With its high frequency of 15 kHz, the detector is ideal for research of any target on any terrain. Multitone (3 colors), it allows sound discrimination according to the metallic nature of the detected target. Its screen allows accurate target identification via an index matching conductivity as well as an indication of the depth in centimeters cursor. Meanwhile, it provides a precise localization of the target.

Highlights

  • Waterproof up to 2 m
  • High frequency of 15 KHz
  • Precise location anywhere

Features

  • Frequency 15 KHz
  • Multi-tone 3 tones or monotone
  • 3 modes of discrimination pre-established
  • Adjustable Discrimination (custom mode)
  • Precise location of the target with his pinpoint without scanning the disk
  • Sensitivity adjustment
  • Hard DD 22 x 28 cm submersible
  • Identification of sound and visual target
  • Submersible up to 2 m
  • 4 LR6 1.5 V for 35 hours of battery life
  • Control box with large LCD display indicating the nature of the conductivity of the target and its depth (in cm)
  • Cane into two parts with locking adjustable length.

Scope of delivery

  • Metal detector
  • Garrett Headphone audio
  • Carrying Garrett
  • Protects hard-DD Garrett 22 x 28 cm
  • Cover case.

Why rent a metal detector?
There are several reasons that may lead to consider renting a metal detector. The first is the desire to detect a family treasure hidden on his property. In this case, renting a metal detector is not the best solution, because hidden treasures requires both the use of professional equipment that is not available for rent, as ground radar or pulse induction (only available devices called “leisure”), and a great experience to set up and use the equipment. Indeed, the detection in and around homes is one that poses, by far, the most technical difficulties due to electromagnetic interference and many metal surface pollution that will make masking the larger but more deeply buried targets. In this case, the best thing to do is go directly to our team of professional treasure researchers, it will save you time and unnecessary expenses especially you.

Discover detection
The second is to learn about detection, without investing a lot of money upfront. The rental is with this in mind a good choice, because it allows time for a weekend and inexpensively, browse fields and forest making his first metal finds. IT must then consider renting a mid-end device with good brand, a device called “leisure”. The models that I recommend are: Tesoro silver saber, Garrett ace 250, Garrett EUROACE, Minelab Xterra 305 and XP ADX 150. They already have an excellent performance for the detection of single currency, while fairly simple to set up and use. Avoid renting a metal detector top-notch, as you’d lost in the settings and the result would be to turn away quickly detection. When choosing a device, it must give priority to those who have a good ability to remove ferrous metals, what is called discrimination. In the context of the detection of leisure, rather than power, it is the right ferrous discrimination that should be preferred. Another important aspect to consider is the weight of the device, especially if you intend to introduce young children to detect.