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    Aug 2007
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    Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    Has anybody used or own the Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer? What is your opinion of it?
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    its kind of bulky but works well, thinking of getting another
    where's the good stuff

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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    I have one too, nice sturdy pinpointer, I just don't use it anymore now that I have my sunray probe.
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    Mar 2007
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    Ditch it. Get a Sunray in-line probe instead. Why have a detached gizmo you have to carry and fiddle with, that is so weak that you practically have to be touching the target before it beeps? With an in-line Sunray probe, youre depth is 2 to 3", sound comes through your headphones, and it clips quick and easy to your shaft when not in use.

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    Dec 2006
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer


    I'm a little confused about inline probes that will detect an object 3 to 4 inches away . I don't
    have any problem pinpointing in the center of my detector coil . Now , seeing that dirty coin in
    the side of my hole , in my plug or in the loose dirt in the bottom of my hole can be a problem .
    If a pinpointer picked up an object 3 or 4 inches away I still wouldn't know if the object was in
    the edge of the hole or the loose dirt at the bottom of the hole or 3 or 4 inches in what direction .
    Someone educate me about this . Thanks

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    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    Hillbilly, yes, if a probe were TOO sensitive, then you couldn't tell which direction the signal was coming from. Part of the problem is that your saying the inline probes get 3" to 4". That's an exaggeration, for starters. It's more like 2" to 3" on a coin-sized object. But in any case, you learn quickly to POINT the thing in such a way, wiggle it all around your hole, and immediately tell which direction the signal is coming from, based on strength of signal, where it get strongest in the direction you point from (so that only the tip is contacting the sides of the hole). Yes, when you first get it, you'll be fooled a few times because you get signals from objects brushing the sides of your probe (stuck to the side of a hole, making you think you have to dig deeper, merely 'cuz your probe keeps getting a beep). But with a few practice holes, you'll get that licked in no time, and know to hold and wiggle it.

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    the main reason i don't get an in line probe is because of the added weight. my explorer is already heavy and the idea of adding even more weight to it doesn't appeal to me. i guess i will still lug around a separate probe.
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA
    Hillbilly, yes, if a probe were TOO sensitive, then you couldn't tell which direction the signal was coming from. Part of the problem is that your saying the inline probes get 3" to 4". That's an exaggeration, for starters. It's more like 2" to 3" on a coin-sized object. But in any case, you learn quickly to POINT the thing in such a way, wiggle it all around your hole, and immediately tell which direction the signal is coming from, based on strength of signal, where it get strongest in the direction you point from (so that only the tip is contacting the sides of the hole). Yes, when you first get it, you'll be fooled a few times because you get signals from objects brushing the sides of your probe (stuck to the side of a hole, making you think you have to dig deeper, merely 'cuz your probe keeps getting a beep). But with a few practice holes, you'll get that licked in no time, and know to hold and wiggle it.
    Tom has a good point. . . there have been many times when I wished I had that extra inch-or-two (no pun ) that an in-line probe has. With the probe I'm using now, I have to be within 3/4" of my target. . . which works great when your target is in a pile of wet mud on a ground-cloth but, if the target is still in the hole, it can be much more time-consuming to find. Just my opinion.

  9. #9
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    Aug 2007
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    Re: Tinytec Ultraluxe pinpointer

    Hillbilly, I don't know what type of detector you are using, however, with my MXT and the DX-1 probe I can hold the pinpoint trigger on the machine to desensitize the tip. This helps tremendously, otherwise I was having trouble figuring out where the item was. Clicking the trigger a couple of times and holding it in really reduces the probes, 'power' and makes it much, much easier to pinpoint.
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