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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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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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 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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#11 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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