If you’ve ever listened to our podcast All Metal Mode you know on more than one occasion Bob and I have been one of the manufactures to come out with a two tone pinpointer. One for ferrous objects and another tone for non-ferrous objects. There are some truly great pinpointers on the market but there is nothing worse than chasing a nail with a pinpointer. Best case scenario you’ve wasted extra time that could have been used to find more targets to dig. Worst case scenario you just scratched a great find!
With all the buzz around Minelab announcing their new Equinox line, the 600 and 800 I barely noticed they had also released two new pinpointers. Even once I realized it I paid very little attention because I never thought my prayers would be answered! This afternoon Jesse Pritchard shared a video on facebook of Chuck Smalley at Detectival doing a video of the new Equinox detectors and the pinpointers. Jesse noticed that the Pro-find 35 had on the box “now with ferrous tone id” I couldn’t see it so he even added a picture to his group page “Rock River History Hunters Research Recovery” and tagged me in it.
As if the announcement of the Equinox wasn’t enough Minelab came out with a pinpointer with ferrous tone as well? I have to admit I am very impressed with what’s coming out of Minelab. I know we still have to wait and see what these new metal detectors and pinpointers are capable of and I don’t want to jump the gun but it seems like Minelab wanted to prove why they are one of the top manufactures in the industry.
So for now I am going to sit back and try to remain calm until the 2 new Equinox metal detectors and the pro-find 15 and 35 hit the market but I think it’s going to be hard to do!