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    Pin Pointers : VLF vs PI

    Hi All !

    I was looking through my Nov., 2008 back-issue of Western & Eastern Treasures recently and came across the Field Test report on White's Pulse Scan TDI Metal Detector, by James A. McCulloch, beginning on page 60. It's a long report on an expensive machine (way too pricey for me ), so I had passed it up previously. However, I decided to start reading and my interest was aroused by the various comparisons, pro and con, between VLF and PI systems used in gold prospecting metal detectors.

    Well, I've been doing a little research lately on Pin Pointers, planning to buy a new one, and I'm wondering if the same comparisons and conclusions would be applicable to Pin Pointers and if this information would help me to make a decision on whether to go with a VLF or PI pin pointer. I'm primarily interested in finding gold jewelry and secondarily coins. Where I live here in S.W. Ohio, (Georgetown, East of Cincinnati) the soil is yellow clay with topsoil overburden and mineralization not bad.

    Your opinions please.

    Thank you,

    ToddB64
    Teknetics Gamma 6000,Tesoro Bandido II 然ax and Compadre,White's Classic II ,Garrett Ace 250 and Pro-Pointer AT, Treasure Products Vibra-Probe 570, Cen-Tech Pinpointer, Lesche Digger, Arkie Tabdog Hand Digger Replica, Detect USA RatphonesMax, Janster Coin Probe.

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    us
    Jan 2007
    Georgetown, Ohio, USA
    Teknetics Gamma 6000, Tesoro Bandido II 然ax and Compadre, White's Classic II, Garrett Ace 250
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    Metal Detecting

    Pin Pointers : VLF vs PI

    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View Post
    Garrett ProPointer AT or the Whites TRX will more than do the job for you. VLF or PI probably isn't an issue if you're looking for a pinpointer and aren't in crazy mineralization. Besides that, the higher end pinpointers will do a nice job of auto-tuning. For example, I had no problem with the Pro Pointer AT in salt water. That's pretty heavy mineralization.

    The Pro Pointer AT also has no problems weeding out tiny gold and silver (earring size has been no problem for me in bark or dirt). I strongly suspect Whites TRX will have the same great functionality. One thing I particularly LOVE about the Garrett is that it has three beeping modes for proximity. Slower beeps, faster beeps, and solid tone when touching (or really close for large objects). Makes pinpointing FAR easier than other devices that just have a beeping function. Can't ever tell when you're close or "there" with the others...

    Cheers,

    Skippy

    Thanks Skippy !

    Before reading the White's Field Test on the PulseScan TDI, I was interested in the Deteknix XPointer, regularly selling for $89.95. Reason being, I had watched the following youtube video and was impressed with the test results.

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    Having owned and used the Treasure Products, Inc. "Vibra-Probe" 570 pinpointer (a Pulse Induction unit.) consistently for over 8 years now and being happy with it, the Deteknix XPointer also PI with more up-to-date features at a very reasonable price and according to the above video is the better value compared to the Garrett ProPointer and White's TRX (Both VLF units.), were my reasons for interest in the XPointer.

    However, after reading the Field Test on the White's PulseScan TDI, comparing pros and cons of VLF vs PI, I became uncertain whether PI would be better for me in my local over VLF, assuming the information garnered from the Field Test pertaining to Metal Detectors would also be applicable to Pin Pointers.

    I hope this helps to clarify the context in which I'm asking for opinions.

    Thanks again !

    ToddB64
    Last edited by ToddB64; Mar 19, 2016 at 11:21 PM.
    Teknetics Gamma 6000,Tesoro Bandido II 然ax and Compadre,White's Classic II ,Garrett Ace 250 and Pro-Pointer AT, Treasure Products Vibra-Probe 570, Cen-Tech Pinpointer, Lesche Digger, Arkie Tabdog Hand Digger Replica, Detect USA RatphonesMax, Janster Coin Probe.

  3. #3
    us
    May 2010
    Northern Ohio
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    VLF pinpointers seemed to have gotten a little bit deeper over the last few years. My Pistol Probe (PI) used to be untouchable for depth, now my TRX goes just as deep.

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    us
    Jan 2007
    Georgetown, Ohio, USA
    Teknetics Gamma 6000, Tesoro Bandido II 然ax and Compadre, White's Classic II, Garrett Ace 250
    378
    58 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks Skippy SH13 and mrwilburino !

    ToddB64
    Teknetics Gamma 6000,Tesoro Bandido II 然ax and Compadre,White's Classic II ,Garrett Ace 250 and Pro-Pointer AT, Treasure Products Vibra-Probe 570, Cen-Tech Pinpointer, Lesche Digger, Arkie Tabdog Hand Digger Replica, Detect USA RatphonesMax, Janster Coin Probe.

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    us
    Nov 2013
    TN
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    Is there anyone out there that has a Carrot and something else and uses the something else? Seriously.
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  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher F-Pulse Pointer
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    Owned and lost several you mention (Vibra, Pro pointer) and recently bought the Fisher F-Pulse, a PI machine, because I work in/around salt water. The F-Pulse died after a month or so of use (about 60 hrs), but Fisher was great at sending a replacement. If you work around saltwater a PI Pointer is the way to go.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

 

 

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