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    Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    I'm a detector lover. I mean I like trying out new machines almost as much as digging loot.

    I recently saw this ad on ebay offering new detectors BUY-IT-NOW for $29.99.

    It wasn't advertised as a kids toy and something within said give it a try. So I bought it and about one week later it was on my doorstep. Total cost with shipping was $39.99.

    This is a todays find post so I won't do a REVIEW of the detector here. If there's much interest I may do that in the proper section.

    I went out to the unpaved portion of an old driveway near our house and turned my new toy on. The used battery I found in the house registered "low." Oh well, I didn't have much time so I hit the drive anyway. Just a few days ago there was 7 inches of snow in this location.

    It was cold a rainy so I covered the machine with plastic wrap.

    In the picture you'll see my finds. The deepest penny was 2 1/2 inches with a loud signal. The ground in this location is filled with rusty nails, etc. Every target I dug was a find--no false signals. The machine pinpointed and discriminated perfectly.

    The two stones you see were found while hunting. These are Michigan State stones (Petoskey Stones) worth about 50 cents each.

    The coil of copper tubing was found 3 1/4 inches deep under thick sod in the yard.

    Total time hunting: 17 minutes.

    HH
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    How many tones does it have? can you tell a coin from trash?

    It wouldn't take long to pay for itself if it works ok.

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    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Good deal,

    hh

    lonewolfe

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    Oct 2005
    Central Minnesota
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Cool stones, I did a little research and wouldn't mind finding one of those for my collectoin.

    http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents...ge_Handout.Pdf

    Is it a Jacket on or Jacket off day?

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Good deal. Yeah, it probably will not get real deep but that is a rock bottom price. Wonder how long it will hold up?
    I once bought the cheapest AM/FM Cassette deck for my '77 Toyota Corolla. That thing outlasted 3-4 of the other units that my brothers had and they cost twice as much.

    Sounds like this is not your second detector... 3rd or 4th? Everyone has to have at least two.

    Bob
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

  6. #6
    ZumbroKid

    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    By the looks of the signals you dug, if you get in the right spot you will get something real nice. Is that Garret green?

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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    These detectors are being sold on ebay at this time under: Metal Detector, NOVIGEAR Target Shooter

    It's just a Chinese made unit and doesn't have any connection with Garrett. I need to try it more with a good battery to know its full potential.

    At this stage of the game I'd say it will detect a dime at about 3 1/2 to 4" max., and a quarter at maybe 5 inches. One would need to use headphones to pick up the subtle increase in tone.

    It uses only one tone as far as I can tell. I haven't even had time to read the manual yet.

    The meter is only a sensitivity meter--no target ID.

    The one thing I really like about this machine is its ability to reject iron/foil and yet pick up everything from rings to coins.

    When I get time I'll do more testing and post the whole thing elsewhere.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    If your satified, that all that counts... HH Art...

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    rvbvetter

    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    ? ? ? ? ? Who's to say, that with todays detectors easily going to 10 inches.
    ? That there won't be a market open up for machines specifictly designed for and better suited for intermediate depths.
    ? ? ? ?May sound silly.
    ? ? ? But how many out there pass over the 3 and 4 inch signals, to get to what they assume are the better and deeper signals?? ? ? ? ? ? ?HH

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    Treasures4Me2Find

    Nov 2005
    Murphy, N.C.
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Sounds like it works, and does a good job. As long as it find the coinage, might turn out to be a pretty good deal. Just need to see how it works in the long run. Keep us posted. Good luck with it.

    Ken

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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Thanks for the comments.

    I just did this for fun as I normally use top-of-the-line machines such as Whites, Fisher, Minelab, etc. These are my main hunting weapons.

    I just like to sort of goof-off once in a while and see what's out there for beginners.

    I did put a new battery in the detector this evening and it greatly increased its depth. It air tests at about 6 inches on a penny. That's not bad for a $30 machine! Heck, a good digging tool cost that much.

    I think this unit may also have a practical use besides just being a "toy" detector for some kid. While the stuff I found isn't very impressive, it is noteworthy to mention that I totally hunted this exact same area with a Minelab Excalibur before I used the "toy." I didn't detect a thing with the Minelab.

    The reason for this being the 10 inch search coil. The "toy" has a 6 1/2 inch coil. The smaller coil enabled me to work between the large amount of trash in that ground. I mean that site is loaded with nasty old nails, rusted bolts, chunks of deep large iron, etc. This is a very old drive dating in use back to the 1880's. The Minelabs great depth actually works against it in this situation. This is what rvbvetter mentioned in the post above.

    Extra Note: A couple of my finds were about 2 1/2 inches deep. In past years, I've found Indian Cents at that depth in this area while using high priced units.

    HH
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Zeb, thanks for the additional info. You know a smaller coil for my DFX will run me over $100. Sounds like this would be a good "trashy parks" machine. Very tempting.....

    Bob
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

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    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    You're welcome, Bob.

    One thing to remember with this detector is you need headphones and you must hunt VERY slowly.

    This is NOT an all-round machine. But, for a child's Christmas gift, you could do worse.

    This same company has another model they're selling for just $15 more that may be a much better buy. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know.

    Anyway, I'll have fun next spring trying this little "buzz box" after I've covered a trashy area with some mega power machine.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    us
    Coin Hunter

    Nov 2005
    Wichita, Ks ~ USA
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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    Those are cool stones and thanks to Wetgreenie for the history lesson on the stones. Never heard of them before they sre look neat after they are polished up.
    Good finds.
    Happy hunitn.
    Rob
    [move]Keep on keepin on...........[/move]

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    Re: Cold Day Digs $30 Detector

    I have a novi gear metal detector and read ur post its one my grandfather gave me i recently picked up metal detecting as a hobbie but cant seem to find any info on this green metal detector it is identical to yours didnt know if u had any info about it or how to use and program the dials the tunning and disrimination i had a manual but lost it a couple years ago you can respond back to this if ud like with any information would help thank you!!!
    Todd Small

 

 
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