Apr 17, 2012, 09:54 PM
Can anyone explain this?
Using a garrett pro pointer I found out if you take a nickle and put it on the side of the pointer just to were it sets it off and back it off till it stops beeping it will double the distance? Go figure
Apr 17, 2012 09:54 PM
Apr 17, 2012, 09:58 PM
Half Dead and Dynamite
There is an explanation for it but I can't remember what it is.
Some people have stated that this could "increase the depth" of the pinpointer which doesn't make any sense to me. How deep do you want the pinpointer to go?
Maybe it's time to stop not doing what you pretended you can do and can't, and start doing the thing that you can't do, but can no longer pretend that you can.
Apr 17, 2012, 10:02 PM
It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.
I never understood that either. I thought the purpose of a pinpointer was to get CLOSER to the object.
Originally Posted by WIT
Apr 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
I find it great for those objects at the 4 in level stops me digging a 10 in hole like I find in most parks ( I often find the coin the goof left behind in that hole) so getting close is not the greatest thing)
Originally Posted by Diggit
Apr 22, 2012, 11:33 PM
The purpose of a pin pointer is in the name "Pin Point" to zoom in or narrow the search area to a small area "point".
I did some posting on how to "Super-Tune" a Garrett Pro-Pointer back in 2008 well before videos on YouTube appeared.
"Gold" detectors are more sensitive to tiny gold pickers than a Pro-Pointer out of the box, so the purpose was to increase the sensitivity of the Pro-Pointer so it could be used as a pinpointer when prospecting and Gold panning................and it works really well.
A Pro-Pointer is a metal detector.
By increasing the sensitivity to small items the detection distance to coin size items also increased, just like increasing the sensitivity or gain on a normal size metal detector.
If you go Gold prospecting "Super-Tuning' is very handy to know...........if you go coin hunting it's not required.
It is simply a matter of using a tool as effectively as possible.
Apr 23, 2012, 11:48 AM
You can sensitize or desensitize a Pro-Pointer. To increase dpeth, slide a coin back from the tip until it stops alerting, it should almost double the depth.This is handy when you aren't getting a signal in the hole and want to know how much farther away you are from the target.
To desensitize it, hold as close to the target as you can, then turn it off and back on. This in effect ground balances the Propointer. Now it will only alert when you are right on the target. It's effective to use when you are looking for a very small target in a pile of dirt.
I've been told that sliding the coin causes the "pattern" to push outward from the tip.