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  1. #41
    ca
    Oct 2007
    Newfoundland
    Currently own: Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Cortes, Vibraprobe 560, Vibradetector 720, Garrett ProPointer. Used: Whites Liberty2, Garrett Freedom3, Garrett GTA 1000, Fisher1266X,Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    The Vibraprobe 580 is a very good pinpointer!! Uses vibration only. Won't draw attention to yourself at a park like other pinpointers that use audio signals. It is waterproof to 30 feet. No switches to break and has automatic shutoff after a minute of not being used. Just tilt the pointer upward to activate it. Sensitive only at the tip rather than the entire shaft. Great features there!

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  3. #42

    Jun 2007
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    Garrett. Garrett. Garrett. And it has other uses. Electrician needed to tear into my plaster ceiling but forgot a stud finder. Out came my Propointer and the beams were located in seconds. Right when I bought the Propointer I tried it on my walls and against the Bullseye, Centec and Automax pinpointers I had. Only the Garrett could locate the nails in the stud. The other three couldn't even when I placed them right on the spot where the Propointer said the nail was. I figure I saved enough on the electrician bill to cover at least 1/2 the cost of the pinpointer.
    The harder you work, the luckier you get.

  4. #43
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???


    " Harborfreight has reports works at a cheep price but probe shaft breaks off. "

    Which of the others work better as pry bars?

    Grey
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  5. #44
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    Aug 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Earth
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    garrett pro pointer. $127 everywhere.
    2013 COUNT
    clad pennies: $5.29
    clad nickles: $3.55
    clad dimes: $27.90
    clad quarters: $52.25
    wheaties: 38
    silver: 43 merc, 41 merc, 36 merc, 44 merc, 54 qtr, 61 dime, 63 dime, 51 qtr, 59 dime
    other old coins: 1961 cinco, buffalo nickel, 1905 indian head
    gold jewlery: small 14kt ring w/3 diamonds
    silver jewelery: MEX925 cowboy boot pin
    latest interesting find : 1930's Kissproof USA mini lipstick
    best find of 2013: 2 musket balls from near a 1700's fort

  6. #45
    us
    Aug 2011
    Riverside CA
    Current: Minelab X Terra 505, Fisher F2, Fisher & Centech Pinpointers, Lesche. Owned: Tesoro Vaquero, & Compadre, Whites GMZ, Fisher New Gold Bug, BH Fortune Hunter
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1
    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. - Neil Peart
    Right on! As sung by Geddy Lee!
    "We all have the right to find people's lost items and claim them as our own"
    Peggy Hill

  7. #46
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    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    Garrets Propointer Have One Now!!! Looking for the Funds For One For Red!!!! Money is Tight!!! With the Recent Ticket I got For Driving On A Suspended License!!! Guess I Forgot to Pay for A Couple Of tickets!!! 2400.00 Worth!!! I will Find A way To Get Her Her Own!!! Chug Hunting Season Starts Soon Just Waiting For the Better Weather Go Away Rain NOW!!!
    We live to detect, we detect to live!

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  8. #47
    mikusek

    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    I have a Cen-Tech, a White's Bullseye II, and a Garrett.

    I like the ability to switch from sound to vibrate with the White's. Practically have to touch a zincoln to get a response, better on copper pennies and quarters, about half an inch, does well on dimes and nickles.

    But, The Cen-Tech has greater range, but quality poor by comparison to either of the others and it only has sound, very noisy, at least it can be heard. It will alert at around 1 1/2 - 2" on a single quarter, about 3" on several coins close together, about an inch on a copper penny, about a half inch on a zincoln. It is the least comfortable to use.

    The Garrett, my latest, is easily my favorite, much better range than either of the others, and the response intensifies as it gets closer to the object, not fond of having both vibrate and sound at the same time though, will have to tape over the speaker hole with thick electricians rubber tape. Alerts at about 2-3 inches on a quarter laying flat. It is the most comfortable to handle, and I would prefer a momentary switch instead of off/on, I think. Might change my mind on that, since it sounds an alert if left on. Want to figure out a way to tether it with some device that retracts the tether, like the old key chain devices. It would be nice if they all had a recessed eye for such an attachment. Also, the Garretts does not require balancing, it's automatic.

    The White's has the best LED light, followed by the Cen-Tech, trailed by the Garrett Pro. That's my 2 cents worth on the probes I have used.

  9. #48
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    Mark

    Nov 2011
    Oklahoma
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    I put electrical tape over my ProPointer speaker hole, not only to dampen the sound, but also to protect the speaker hole from mud/dirt/water. If you leave your headphones on (as I do), even just one layer makes it quieter than I prefer. I took it off that day and run it like it is.
    Dig it up.....you'll always wonder what is was if you don't!

  10. #49
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    Jan 2012
    san antonio
    whites dfx, whites beach hunter 300
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    sunray dx-1, used the bullseye before that, the dx is my favorite.

  11. #50
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    Re: Which Pinpointer to chose???

    Centek has a mod somewhere on this board to add a vibrator.
    Still doesn't work well as a pry bar. But is cheap.
    I like the (?) that increases noise/vibes the closer you get.
    Just can't afford one right now.

    Grey

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  12. #51
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    Apr 2012
    Kalamazoo, MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1 View Post
    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. - Neil Peart
    What a host of holy horrors...

  13. #52
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    Apr 2011
    Pennsylvania
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    OMG another pinpointer thread & I missed it........Can you say Propointer!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

  14. #53
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    Jun 2007
    Southern Vermont
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    I'm still using the Vibra Probe that I purchased used about 6 years ago. I'm sure that much better ones are available now, but I'm so used to the Vibra Probe, I don't think I'd be happy with anything else. There are no switches..you simply point it up in the air to turn it on and it turns off automatically after about a minute of inactivity. This is great because there's no moving parts to get sand and dirt in and It's completely waterproof. I find that it's got pretty decent depth as well. I've been considering upgrading to an inline unit (is it the Sunray?), but the Vibraprobe has been such a workhorse, that I may just buy another one.

    On this subject, does anyone know if the inline probes mess with your detectors operation? I just worry that there are too many electronic doohickeys too close together. What do the techies say on this?
    I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death

  15. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by donj
    I have both the garretts and the whites bullseye II i prefer the whites a little more for a reason most will find petty, on the garretts you have to push the button to turn the pointer off after you locate your target on the whites just take your finger off the button. both are tough and well made, worth the money in time saved looking for items you've detected. Don
    Both the Garret's? I thought garret just had the propointer?

  16. #55

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    I wanted to start a new thread to give a great big shout out to Whites and to Garretts on their excellant customer service but since u guys r on the topic.....I had the Whites Bulls Eye and was completely satisfied with it but was inactive a few years so on the shelf it sat. The bug bit me again a couple of months ago so i dust off my mxt and the Bulls eye but only the pinpointer light comes on no beep. Oh misery! Off to Barbees md shop in Burlington NC ( nice guy ) he doesn't sell my bullseye any more......ok.....a Garretts Propointer....ok....I love it ,works great until I have too much gear in my arms loading up and the holster turns upside down. I swear it's a good thing there r no bridges in walking distance of the house! I box them suckers up usps. Back to Burlington yet another Propointer life is good. About 4 days later, Fedex pulls up with with a new Bullseye 2. I wasn't expecting Whites to do that,WOW! Two days later brand new Propointer shows up the same way,WOW!

  17. #56
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    Pistol Probe is going to be the strongest, Garrett is real good choice but if your going to be in any water definetly go with vibra probe 580 or even the quatic 2 if you dont think its to big

  18. #57

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    If u get the propointer keep it in the box it came in. The holster that came with it is great but if u get it turned upside down it will fall out. Thats how I ended up with 2 of em. The box also acts as an insulator if left in a hot car. Your dog has to chew thru the box before he gets to the real money. Once your gear is on then holster it.Reverse when u get back to your car. When it beeps back off an inch...turn it off then back on then you'll be dead on target. Hold your thumb over the beeper port for almost silent operation.

  19. #58
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    Garrett Pro Pointer. It is the best in my opinion.
    You can't find it unless you look first...

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    garrett pro pointer 2 thumbs up...

  21. #60
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    I've got the Garrett propointer and I really like it.

    My wife really likes it too and.... saaay wait-a-minute... she don't even metal detect...


    oh-oh
    There is no right way to do something wrong.

 

 
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