"Custom" Equinox Counter Weight

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Aug 13, 2017
Milwaukee WI
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-Minelab Equinox 800 with 11" and 6" coils - Garett ACE 250 - Garett AT Pinpointer-
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So I was just curious about a counter weight for my Equinox so I "made" one. I'm a mechanic and have lots of tools. I took a deep well 12mm 1/2 inch drive socket from Harbor Freight. Fits nicely in the end of the shaft. Then added a few extensions and secured it with electrical tape. I did have to move the control box forward a little. I did have to drill a new hole to make it work. So far I love the way it feels. It obviously added some weight but my wrist and forearm feel so much better after a hunt. Let me know what you think. Sure beats dropping 200 bucks on a carbon fiber shaft with the counter balance.



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Jan 11, 2023
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Makro Simplex+
Necessity is is the mother of invention. Looks like you did a nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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