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10-09-2011 02:50 PM

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Good morning, I have read the couple reviews about metall detectors but would like to take a poll overall who likes which one and what to stay away from.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 06:27 PM

For my uses, this one from Harbor Freight works just fine.

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 08:12 PM

what did the reviews recommend?

-- PaulMayer,

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 08:23 PM

Farmer does this unit need calibration like the wizard III?

Paul, I only found 2 reviews I figured that had to be more styles and maybe something newer has come along.

Here’s a link to one that sounds best to me. the calibration issue is the only thing which gives me pause.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 10:12 PM

I have the Little Wizard 2. It works, it’s not expensive.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 11:53 PM

The HF unit does not need calibration. Just install the battery, turn on the switch and you’re ready to go.

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 10:08 AM

Hi Pat,

I agree, you don’t need anything to elaborate, just a wand that will give a “bleep” when it goes over metal.

I used to do a lot of my work with reclaimed pine from demolished buildings etc, mine (wand wizard) saved me a few thicknesser and jointer blades for sure. Mine runs off a 9v battery, cheap and cheerful

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 02:24 PM

I also use the little wizard 2 for a few years now and have been quite satisfied with its performance. So far I haven’t had any incidents with my machinery in connection with the use of the little wizard 2.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#8 posted 10-10-2011 03:11 PM

HF model for me. Works fine.

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 10-10-2011 03:54 PM

And to think, I have been using a saw blade all this time to find the spikes – works well. I will have to look into these tools.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 03:03 AM

Now a lot of people come from different places have a great interest in metal detecting, especially for the gold. And this can also be a reason that why the “gold rush” once was really hot. And since that moment large amounts of people paid a lot of energy and time of hunting for treasure. Now with the development of the technology and advanced science, the metal detector for gold have come into the market to help people when they are hunting for the metal materials and goods and it can really be a good assistant to help people with treasure hunting.

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 05:46 PM

I just have a cheap one I found online for about $25.00 It has kept my tools safe for several years. Runs on one 9v battery and needs no calibration.

-- .. heyoka ..

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#12 posted 11-21-2013 06:00 PM

Post #11 looks and smells like spam. Post #10 is too and it’s been there a year. A year-old thread resurrected from the dead, stilted english, and a link that makes no sense. The original thread was about metal detectors for finding nails in wood, not metal detecting for gold.
And while I’m slinging the S word around, that guy’s only other post is also questionable.

Please don’t think I’m just throwing the S word around haphazardly. I’m just cynical by nature and I find it odd when a newcomer pops up, and his first (and second) post is to dig up a thread that hasn’t been touched in over 12 months. And he feels the need to add something to that conversation that isn’t quite on topic, and whaddya know he’s got a link.
I could be wrong, I often am, but that’s just the way I am.

EDIT: The post 11 I was talking about is now gone. Nothing to see here, just move along…

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