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Thread: Velcro Arm Strap For Metal Detector

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    Feb 2017
    Kentucky
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    Velcro Arm Strap For Metal Detector

    Does anyone know a good source to buy the Velcro nylon arm strap that goes through the two slots in the butt piece of our metal detectors? I have a Fisher F22 which did not come with a strap and, I see that many detectors do not come with them these days. I do not see them offered in the accessories listings of Fisher, nor several other brands I looked up. I think the straps would be generic and not specific to one model or manufacturer and I could cut it to length if it were too long.

    Very curious that most detectors no longer come with these...in the old days, they all used to if I remember correctly.

    Thank you,

    Bill
    Detectorist

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    Mar 2016
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    Could try this, different brand, but might fit:

    Whites Metal Detector Arm Cup Strap Black 521-0011-1 | eBay

    If not, could maybe try rigging something from an old blood pressure cuff?

    I got rid of mine years ago, I slipped and fell and had I not got my hand out, I either would of sprained the crap out of my arm, or bent up my detector.

    I don't like feeling "chained" to it. They are also a pain if you have long sleeves or a jacket on.
    Last edited by Detecto; Mar 20, 2017 at 05:49 PM.
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    Machines nowadays are much better balanced so there really is no need for them. Either way good luck on your search.

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    Nov 2013
    TN
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    Agree with fishstick but just search on generic Velcro on ebay/amazon/wherever; theres tons of it out there in all sizes and colors.
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    The only detector I ever needed a velcro strap for was my Whites Classic ID II. The XP Deus is ultra light and it came with one, but I keep it loose, since it's not needed. Does your F22 not rest under your forearm when you swing it? Less is best.
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    Feb 2017
    Kentucky
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    The only detector I ever needed a velcro strap for was my Whites Classic ID II. The XP Deus is ultra light and it came with one, but I keep it loose, since it's not needed. Does your F22 not rest under your forearm when you swing it? Less is best.
    It sort of does but, my forearms are pretty big I suppose and with no shirt on it just fits into the cuff, but with longe sleeves or a jacket, forget it. I am not fat, I am 6' and 190 pounds...I guess they make those cuffs small to save weight maybe?

    Bill
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    Feb 2017
    Kentucky
    Fisher F22 Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Detecto View Post
    Could try this, different brand, but might fit:

    Whites Metal Detector Arm Cup Strap Black 521-0011-1 | eBay

    If not, could maybe try rigging something from an old blood pressure cuff?

    I got rid of mine years ago, I slipped and fell and had I not got my hand out, I either would of sprained the crap out of my arm, or bent up my detector.

    I don't like feeling "chained" to it. They are also a pain if you have long sleeves or a jacket on.
    Thank you very much! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. My arm does not fit all the way into the cuff so maybe this will help lock it in. I may just cut the foam and put in some spacers to make it wider (It is in 2 pieces but held together by the foam) because I am sure I will be wearing a long sleeve shirt or a jacket and that will make it even worse.

    I appreciate you fast and very useful reply.

    Bill
    Detectorist

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    i dislike being attached to my detector for frequent digging, but here are a few options:

    I use this first one to hold a Polaroid Cube + camera to a R/C airplane. Top end Velcro that isn't "rough" on the hook part but is super strong.

    TowerHobbies.com | Venom Battery Mount Strap Ties (3)

    TowerHobbies.com | Traxxas Battery Straps Spartan (4)
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    Mar 2016
    Hawkeye State - Area 515
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    I like using a strap. I feel it's easier to control, less wear on the wrist, and more close to an extension of my body..

    I've re-sewn my Whites strap twice as the velcro wears out. For the last month I've been using one of these cam locks. This makes velcro armstraps crap in comparison. Cinch it down with one hand and it does not move. Quick flip and tug then your arm is out. Loving it.

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    Feb 2017
    Kentucky
    Fisher F22 Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    Metal Detecting
    Deft Tones:

    Hmmm...I kind of like the idea of a quick release type of set-up. As one of the fellows mentioned above...it is good at times to be able to get free...FAST! This might be the best of both world's. I thank you for suggesting it.

    Bill
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    I had one of those padded tendonitis velcro straps that I had used on mine I got from Walgreens that worked perfectly. Nice and comfortable and fairly heavy duty.
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  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2017
    Kentucky
    Fisher F22 Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    98
    117 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Detecto View Post
    Could try this, different brand, but might fit:

    Whites Metal Detector Arm Cup Strap Black 521-0011-1 | eBay

    If not, could maybe try rigging something from an old blood pressure cuff?

    I got rid of mine years ago, I slipped and fell and had I not got my hand out, I either would of sprained the crap out of my arm, or bent up my detector.

    I don't like feeling "chained" to it. They are also a pain if you have long sleeves or a jacket on.
    I ordered this very one...thanks again.

    Bill
    Detectorist

 

 

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