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    us
    Aug 2010
    Boston, MA
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    Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    Opinions greatly appreciated, looking to get one during the holidays and avoid time digging useless and large holes.

  2. #2
    us
    Sep 2008
    KANSAS CITY METRO
    GARRETT AND TESORO
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I would have to say that Garrett did their homework on this one. I already have a Vibra Probe 580. It works and works well. But since I usually carry tools like that in my pocket on the right leg of my utility jeans, the Vibra Probe was a little too long for my liking. This past Saturday I was at the detector store in North Kansas City and dropped the money for the Garrett Pro-pointer. I have only used it about 6 hours. But I can tell you that the Vibra Probe is up for sale. The Pro Pointer fits my hand better, is easy to turn on/off. The battery setup is simple, no wires or clips, fits my pocket like I had hoped it would and works just great. You can use it to nose around in the dirt and find that target. It feels like it is built very sturdy and has a 24 month guarantee. But knowing Garret, they would probably repair/replace it even after that.

    My 2 cents.

    Bob

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2010
    Boston, MA
    46

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by RJGMC
    I would have to say that Garrett did their homework on this one. I already have a Vibra Probe 580. It works and works well. But since I usually carry tools like that in my pocket on the right leg of my utility jeans, the Vibra Probe was a little too long for my liking. This past Saturday I was at the detector store in North Kansas City and dropped the money for the Garrett Pro-pointer. I have only used it about 6 hours. But I can tell you that the Vibra Probe is up for sale. The Pro Pointer fits my hand better, is easy to turn on/off. The battery setup is simple, no wires or clips, fits my pocket like I had hoped it would and works just great. You can use it to nose around in the dirt and find that target. It feels like it is built very sturdy and has a 24 month guarantee. But knowing Garret, they would probably repair/replace it even after that.

    My 2 cents.

    Bob
    I was at a shop here in MA and they had the Garrett out on the table and it definitely fit well in the hand. I have NO detecting friends so I haven't the slightest clue how all this stuff works and what you need. I've always wanted a detector I and finally pulled the trigger this past weekend. Silver Umax, just teaching myself what is a real signal and what is not.

  4. #4
    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I have a Bullseye 4 Bullseye IIs, a Virbaprobe, two off-brand named ones, one made out of a nail finder, the on-board Sunray and the Garrett Propointer. The ONLY one I use is the ProPointer. It is that good.

    I cannot say enough about how great a device this thing is!!!!

    I am not employed by, nor do I have any financial interest in Garrett, which is a shame, because this thing is FANTASTIC!!!!

    Get one yesterday.
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    us
    Aug 2005
    new jersey
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I bought the Garrett Pro Pointer this past Friday and used it at the beach on saturday, and a park on sunday. Its the best I have ever used. Its sturdy too. You can get it dirty and it will not malfunction. I like the scrape bar on the probe and the fact you can use it to locate the item by scraping the dirt away, and pinpoint by using the tip. It emits beeps, solid tone and the tip of the machine is over the target. itermittent and your close. great product.

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2010
    Boston, MA
    46

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Jones
    I bought the Garrett Pro Pointer this past Friday and used it at the beach on saturday, and a park on sunday. Its the best I have ever used. Its sturdy too. You can get it dirty and it will not malfunction. I like the scrape bar on the probe and the fact you can use it to locate the item by scraping the dirt away, and pinpoint by using the tip. It emits beeps, solid tone and the tip of the machine is over the target. itermittent and your close. great product.
    I have to pull the trigger and get one. One of the challenges I have is with my detector cable, for some reason I just can't get the right wrap so that I end up with just enough slack at the top to connect to the box. Then what happens is the wire gets lose and the coil doesnt stay firm at the angle I like... this throws off my painpointing ability because it leads me to believe that the signal comes straight from the coil center... so if the coil is loose then the target would actually be closer to your feet following the coil centers angle.

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2006
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    Very simply - worth it!
    Not all who wander are lost - Some of us are simply confused. (Apologies to J.R.R. Tolkein's memory)

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  8. #8
    us
    Fortune Finder 73

    Sep 2010
    Blount County, TN
    Minelab X-Terra 705 & Garrett Pin Pointer
    11

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I do not go detecting without mine.... A definite buy in my opinion

  9. #9
    us
    DirtfisherGabe

    Nov 2008
    Knoxville , TN
    Ace 250, Whites Spectrum XLT
    53

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    This is definatly a great addition to anybody's detecting setup/gear. Very, very durable. Certainly worth the investment.

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I just bought the pro pointer after looking at other brands and being a bit (or a lot) disappointed in what I found.

    I took it out this past weekend to use with my new Compadre, which I'm going to make a more detailed post about under the "Tesoro" section later tonight.

    All I can say is that the pro pointer is an amazing device that is solidly built and makes my life as detectorist infinitely easier. I strongly recommend getting one of you can.

    It is the ultimate pinpointer and if you get no signal, you know you have a deep target. I had to start a few holes before the pro pointer could pick up a signal, but the limited range is completely expected. If I got signal on the surface, I knew I had a shallow target.

    It cuts down your retrieval time dramatically and is spot on accurate.

    Did I mention you should get one?

  11. #11
    Bev

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I have a question about the pinpoint by Garrett.
    Is the volume adjustable? I really like my Harbor Freight pinpointer for $15.00 but it's a little loud and people gawk at me. Is that the one that can have sound or be put on vibrate only?
    The switch let go on my Harbor Freight one but that thread on how to fix it worked like a charm but I'd like to upgrade and the volume thing, durability and accuracy would be the things I'd focus on next time around.
    Thank you for your help

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2008
    michigan
    Minelab E-trac, Whites Prizm iv
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I just got my pro pointer and look forward to using it today. I used to use a whites bullseye II and it was an ok pinpointer but I lost it. A detecting buddy has the pro-pointer and I have used it a few times and It worked great.

    Bev, the pro-pointer does not have an adjustable volume or a vibrate mode, which is the only downfall I can see with this tool.

  13. #13
    Bev

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    Huh. Ok Rookie2, It seems like the best value out there so it's probably #1 on my list for Santa even without the volume adjustment.

  14. #14
    mts
    mts is offline
    us
    May 2009
    Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Silver ÁMax, BH Tracker IV, Garrett ProPointer
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    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    No volume control but the speaker output is right where my thumb always goes. I tend to cover it up accidentally which greatly reduces the volume. So you can use your thumb or put a piece of tape over it if you find it to be too loud.

  15. #15
    Bev

    Re: Garrett Pro-Pinpointer - Worth It or Better Product Out There?

    I feel dumb, I used to tape over the speaker of the obnoxiously loud toys that people gave my kids when they were young! I can do this since on my Harbor one since it's time (again) to do the switch cleaning with alcohol.

    Thanks for the tip- You nailed it!

 

 
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