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  1. #1

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
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    Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    I received the Garrett PRO-POINTER on Friday evening, used it after work on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday for a total of about 12 hours. First three words that come to mind....."I LIKE IT." It looks Garrett researched what is available out in the market place, worked on improvements and even went the extra mile to package it in a nice colorful/pictorial box with both instructions and explanations on it's applications.


    I have no less then 5 pinpointers of various makes and models at home presently, and about half of them still sort of work. They have split, cracked, gone out of tune permanently, quit beeping, quit vibrating and some only work on warm days. Turn down the temperature a few degree, and you might as well leave them at home, as they can't be tuned anymore. The ones that have to be tuned every time you turn them on have had their variable tuning knobs just plain wear out. Heck, I even built my own, tweaked it and it ran better then the others for about a year, but it eventually joined the rest in the "box" downstairs.

    So, what makes this machine so good? NO MORE TUNING, first of all. The electronics do this automatically. No knobs to wear out. No retuning as the batteries weaken, or changes with the outside temperatures. And when you turn it on and put that probe in a hole to find that hidden coin, a slight BEEP and vibration is IS GIVEN OFF. And both intensify as you maneuver the tip towards that target. This machine goes DEEP! It picks up coins at a distance of about 3 inches, which means that I can quickly find that exact center of the target in seconds, if I can't get it manually with the search coil. Sometimes coins are on a steep angle, and the metal detector coil has difficulty finding the center of the target. Not the PRO-POINTER. It reads the coin directly below. If I couldn't pinpoint that coin with my screwdriver within 10 seconds, out came the PRO-POINTER and within seconds I had the target nailed. Another great feature of this pinpointer, is that it easily tracks the shape and size of the target. A strong vibration plus a strong audio covering a distance of 4" or more means it's a larger then coin size object, so it stays in the ground. If the target is a larger coin like a half, and its in the hole somewhere, but difficult to pinpoint....no problem. The PRO-POINTER can be de-tuned, just like a regular metal detector to make it less sensitive to the target, so it will only sound off when you are right beside it. NO MORE SCRATCHING SILVER COINS.

    Ands it gets better yet......it doesn't interfere with the operation of metal detectors like some of the other electric pinpointers do. One particular model interferes with the operation of most of my detectors to the point where they almost become paralyzed. And......the output signal of the metal detector coil interferes with the automatic shutoff on the electronic pinpointer to the point where it won't shut off either. I actually have to remove the battery to shut it off........a great waste precious time towards metal detecting.


    Now I just walk around with a screwdriver and probe in my hand, and leave the digger in the bag. About 80% of my finds from sports fields and schools can now be removed with the screwdriver in my hand, which acts as both a probe and removal tool. No more digging holes using my digger to see where the target might be. And this is a real bonus for working well manicured grass, as you can pull targets out of the ground leaving no trace at all. A great way to increase my finds.

    And it was designed for the simplicity of the overall use. The 9 volt battery just "drops" in. No more of those cheap 9 volt battery clips to fight with. Simple turn on and go sequence saves a lot of time. You can either shut it off, or just leave it on and use as needed.

    Finally, an electronic pinpointer to replace all the rest I have in the "box" downstairs. It really is an improvement on what is available today. And it's built tough!


    I think Garrett has bragging Rites On This One. For further information, call a Garrett Dealer or call Garrett directly:


    Toll Free: 1-800-527-4011 (U.S.A. and some parts of Canada only)

    Email: sales@garrett.com



    John-Edmonton










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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  2. #2
    Charter Member
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    I will be getting one....................................==Jim==
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  3. #3
    fi
    Dec 2007
    Finland
    E-Trac/Pro-Pointer/Ace 250
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Great post John! Very useful information. Maybe I should buy one too...

    The only thing I'm wondering is why the garrett girls weren't there with you this time, testing that strongly vibrating pinpointer...

  4. #4

    Nov 2005
    70

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Can anyone provide comparison of a Automax Precision V4 that I recently purchased with the Garrett? I have not tested the Automax out yet. Thanks, RuffandTuff.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2007
    South Carolina
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Must be fairly new...not listed on their website yet. I have the whites bullseye and it beats me feeling around in the dirt but still only detects maybe 1/2 inch or so. Maybe an inch on a good day.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    6,612
    1351 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    I can not find the Garrett pinpointer for sale any were...........................................Jim
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2008
    Central MA
    Minelab Sovereign GT
    477
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    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by SC_hunter
    Must be fairly new...not listed on their website yet. I have the whites bullseye and it beats me feeling around in the dirt but still only detects maybe 1/2 inch or so. Maybe an inch on a good day.
    Can't you use your Lidar to pinpoint?

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2007
    South Carolina
    Whites V3i,Whites XLT,Ace 250 and BH Tracker IV and Others.....
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by radarwill
    Quote Originally Posted by SC_hunter
    Must be fairly new...not listed on their website yet. I have the whites bullseye and it beats me feeling around in the dirt but still only detects maybe 1/2 inch or so. Maybe an inch on a good day.
    Can't you use your Lidar to pinpoint?
    Ok, I'm not a smart man, but I did look up what a Lidar was..Light Detection and Ranging?? Sounds like if it hit the dirt it would bounce back a signal of the dirt and not specifically the object? You might have to explain this one to me radarwil

  9. #9
    us
    "WP"

    May 2005
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    White's IDX Pro, Vibraprobe 570, Minelab Explorer XS w/ Sunray X-1 Probe & Sunray Stealth X-12 DD Coil
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Hey, VERY good write-up!
    Definitely looks to be a good device. I am wondering though, since you have the Vibraprobe on the right, is it still working? If not, what's wrong with it? Also, what temperatures have you put your pinpointers under while detecting. Just curious... thanks!!

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

  10. #10

    Oct 2005
    93

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer-To SC Hunter

    I field tested the proto a couple of months ago and have been playing with a copy of the production model for a week or more now. They are being shipped to dealers and the release date is the first of September. There may be specials and or discounts so keep your eye peeled. It's a really dandy gadget and well worth a try. One can whip it out of the handy holster supplied like a six gun and shoot your target and you can leave it on your belt when you get in your car to visit another site. It only weighs a mere 7 ozs and is ergonomically handy and appealing and it's tough as nails.

    Don't know if John mentioned it but the PP is microprocessor controlled, maintains maximum sensitivity, with no tuning or adjustments needed. An alkaline battery will last 30 hours, carbon and rechargeables less. And it has a sifting blade. It can be submerged up to just below the speaker and can be used in the rain and washed off under a running faucet. If I repeat something John already stated he can spank me. HA.

    Bill

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2008
    Central MA
    Minelab Sovereign GT
    477
    4 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by SC_hunter
    Quote Originally Posted by radarwill
    Quote Originally Posted by SC_hunter
    Must be fairly new...not listed on their website yet. I have the whites bullseye and it beats me feeling around in the dirt but still only detects maybe 1/2 inch or so. Maybe an inch on a good day.
    Can't you use your Lidar to pinpoint?
    Ok, I'm not a smart man, but I did look up what a Lidar was..Light Detection and Ranging?? Sounds like if it hit the dirt it would bounce back a signal of the dirt and not specifically the object? You might have to explain this one to me radarwil
    Fainthearted attempt at humor based on your occupation.

  12. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Cullman, AL
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    Is it for sale now?
    Work hard,&nbsp; play hard!

  13. #13
    us
    Jun 2007
    georgia
    garrett 1500-ace 250-garrett ads groudhog deepseeker
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    Re: Here's A Review On Garrett's New Pin Pointer

    It is for sale now. I talked to the people at garrett. Kellyco has it to.
    KYLE DISMUKE

 

 

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