Detectors & Equipment Reviews

Teknetics T2 SE detector – initial impressions

If you follow my blog you’ve possibly read my articles on the T2 Classic. When I say Classic I’m not sure that’s correct. This was one of the original T2’s and although it had some age on it I knew the whole life of the detector and in reality it had less than 20 hours of use on it. The T2 had always been stored properly without batteries and in a warm, dry place.  My reason for wanting the T2 is I was needing something here in Texas for parks. I wanted a VDI screen to quickly help let me…

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A trend in digging tools and shovels

A trend in digging tools and shovels I remember several years back when one of the metal detector manufactures came out with a new hand digger. Not long after it was on the market, one of my good customers who was very loyal to this particular brand, called me up and had to have one. I explained to him that I wouldn’t chance spending my money on something that is so brand new when Predator tools makes the best tools available. Being brand loyal he had to have one so I got one ordered and got it to him when…

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Predator tools model 75C digging tool review

  I thought when I got the model 85 digging tool years back that it was the best hand digging tool ever made. I have really abused it hard over the years and it has taken everything I could throw at it from cutting through nasty roots, prying and even kicking on it to budge rocks. I actually got the model 85 for Christmas many years back and it got put on the shelf for a while because first, I thought I was happy with my digging tools and second, It didn’t have much of an edge on it and…

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Tesoro Outlaw metal detector review

  Several months back I did a review on the Tesoro Outlaw that was from memory that I actually had done a few years back. Now that I have one and just got back from an Ohio trip to metal detect and visit family I thought I would do another article/review on the Outlaw. This trip was more about the Tesoro Tejon but I only had the 10×12 coil for it so I would use the Outlaw with a smaller coil when the iron debris was excessive. My first time out I took it to a field site where an…

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Tesoro Tejon metal detector review

Just a few months ago I traded a metal detector I had for a Tesoro Tejon with a 12×10 wide scan coil. With only a few hours on the Tejon I packed up and was off to Ohio for metal detecting and family time. I really wanted to put some time in on the Tejon and learn it in the setting I’m most comfortable with which is relic hunting. My favorite thing to do is overlay old maps and find where houses once were that is nothing but a farm field now.   I arrived in Ohio and was disappointed…

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Whites close to announcing new metal detector

  What an exciting few weeks it has been in the metal detecting world. The AT Max’s have been getting shipped out to customers, this past weekend Minelab announced two new metal detectors, the Equinox 600/800 and two new pin pointers, the 15 and 35 with the 35 having Iron Ferrous tone ID! Last night, just a few hours before I went live on my podcast, all metal mode, someone alerted me to a post by Dominique Ivy Da Silva showing a mysterious new Whites metal detector in the back ground. Not much to see but Whites fans were able…

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Review of the Tesoro Tiger Shark water detector

Moving from Ohio to Texas I quickly realized if I was going to do much metal detecting in the summer this fat guy was going to take up some water hunting. I’ve had the Tesoro Tiger shark for a few months now and although I am not an expert with it by any means I feel like I am ready to write a review or at least my first one.  A little back ground Until this year I had never done much water hunting. I had been out the past few summers at least a few times with a CTX…

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The Minelab Equinox is coming!

With Minelab announcing their new metal detector September 16th at Detectival the rumors are running rampant! It is always exciting times when a manufacture announces a new metal detector! I have read so many different things and at this point the only thing I am fairly sure of is it will be called the Equinox due to a patent that Minelab applied for in November of 2016. I doubt that any of the rumors floating around are coming from any reliable source. Yes, there are some people out there who know what it is and I’m sure field use probably…

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Stealth 920iX X-treme sand scoop review

A few years ago I got into water hunting a little after the weather warmed up and I could no longer relic hunt in the fields and woods. I purchased an aluminum scoop for around a hundred dollars and it seemed to work ok in the dry sand where I was mostly hunting. Present day, I have a Tesoro tiger shark and Sand shark on loan to me from Tesoro. Excited to get out and hit some of the swimming holes at the local lakes, I grabbed my scoop and both machines and headed out. I found myself quickly disappointed!…

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Tesoro Outlaw metal detector review

 About eight years back I would talk to someone in Virginia, on a regular basis, who was a relic hunter. He swore by his Tesoro metal detector (I can’t recall which model) and had some amazing finds to back up his claims at how great of a machine it was. Although I have been metal detecting for over twenty years even way back then most machines had a screen giving you some kind of indication of what you’re digging. That being said I couldn’t really see how I could ever have a need for a machine that looked so simple…

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