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Thread: ANyone tried to make this coin popper?

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    ANyone tried to make this coin popper?

    Has anyone tried to make something similar to what this guy has? He sells them for $100.00 and I think I could probably make one for far less. I saw one fellow on youtube try to make a handheld one out of a caulking gun but it was just not ideal. Using one's weight to cut the plug is far more convenient\


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    I think they are good in theory but not that practical compared to just cutting a flap plug with a hand trowel. Not all pinpoints are dead on a I think this is more trouble than what it's worth.
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    I wouldnt like to carry that thing around myself ill stick with the lesche

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    Not for the deep stuff......but would probably work well for shallow targets if the ground was soft enough. Could be a real knee saver too. Doesn't look like there are any on ebay at the moment, though. They either sold out.......or didn't sell.

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    Yeah Mrwilburino the knee thing is why I am interested in it. I wouldn't use it everywhere but in fields I think it would work real good. If I made one I would make it slightly deeper. Looks like it would be a lot more cleaner, easier on the knees, faster target recovery as long as you pinpoint it right on and it would almost look like no one was there after you put the plug back in.

    It wouldn't work in hard, dry terrain. It would probably make scanning fields a lot faster so you can hit more targets.

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    Cutting a full plug though almost always results in the plug of grass dying and turning brown. I always use the trap door method and it seems to keep the grass alive.
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    Yeah I have heard about this but never seen any signs that its true. Not saying you are wrong because it makes sense. Maybe only use this in forgotten field where no one cares what the grass looks like. I see you use a whites 5900 di pro sl coinstriking. I rcently sold mine. It was a great machine but so dang big. I may get a 6000 pro xl in the future. did you pick that detector because you like it specifically or because you couldnt find a 6000 pro xl? just wondering

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    I have a sod plug cutter that I use on rare occasion, but it works perfectly when used properly. Many years ago I was a PGA greenskeeper, so I have cut many a plug.
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    Do you have to squat down and push it with your hand or can you step on it like this guy. Using your weight one time to cut the entire plug is a big plus to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay of MS View Post
    Yeah I have heard about this but never seen any signs that its true. Not saying you are wrong because it makes sense. Maybe only use this in forgotten field where no one cares what the grass looks like. I see you use a whites 5900 di pro sl coinstriking. I rcently sold mine. It was a great machine but so dang big. I may get a 6000 pro xl in the future. did you pick that detector because you like it specifically or because you couldnt find a 6000 pro xl? just wondering
    I got it on a trade, never used it much because I got the Eagle Spectrum around the same time and find it to be superior to the 5900 at least for me. I just sold the 5900 yesterday actually.
    Why do they call it "Taking a dump" when you're actually leaving one?

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    Lousy technique. First clod of dirt he tosses, drops a couple more pieces in the hole and drops the grass on top of a half full hole.

    You better be darn good at pinpointing with that thing and I agree, the only places for that would be a moist lawn type situation. I personally wouldn't walk around with both hands full the whole time. Like the conveniance of my trusty ww2 knife in my back pocket.

    Go to a hardware store and buy a bulb planter....they have em with long handles like that probably less than 20 bucks.

    Al
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    hmmmm bulb planter never heard of that. I will have to look into that. It looked to me that he put every bit of dirt back in that he removed. Not much more you can do than that unless you wanna bring extra dirt lol. thanks for the info
    Don't worry, be happy

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    Bond Garden Tools. Six dollars at the local discount store. Kinda large to be carrying around the local park. On the other hand, would come in handy for fighting off crackheads and homeless people.

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    I stand corrected. Looked like he tossed it...just waved it over the coil....my bad.

    Al

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay of MS View Post
    hmmmm bulb planter never heard of that. I will have to look into that. It looked to me that he put every bit of dirt back in that he removed. Not much more you can do than that unless you wanna bring extra dirt lol. thanks for the info
    I think...therefore I am.

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    Cutting a full plug though almost always results in the plug of grass dying and turning brown. I always use the trap door method and it seems to keep the grass alive.
    If the plug is deep (deeper than the roots) and C shaped, the grass will not die unless you're hunting in a drought.

    I've seen several very nice coins ruined with a popper. People just assume if it's an inch, it's clad. Not always.

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    Yeah I am sure one could damage rings or valuble coins if their pin pointing is off. I would use this for fast scans in fields to see what the field is producing. This would be my TV dinner technique instead of Thanksgiving when I don't have a lot of time to burn. Also If I have been detecting all day and I am worn out this would be a last ditch effort to stay in the field. It looks like it isn't that heavy.
    Last edited by Jay of MS; Apr 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM.
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    These are the same thing that is used on a golf course for making the holes and the grass won't die either. I can't tell you how many golf cup holes I have cut and replaced and the grass never dies. there is a small ring but that is from the use of the cup on the green. The cups get changed out every day on most golf courses. The tool for a golf course is prolly bigger but they are heavy and you have to work them a little more not sure of the dimensions of this one or its weight. It wouldn't work for me as I am still having trouble pin pointing.

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