Metal Detector Reviews Total # Reviews = 8
Average Rating = 4.75 / 5
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74 of 76 people found this review helpful:
6 months to 2 years
Mar 18, 2008
I bought my Garrett Infinium LS ten months ago and I use it every chance I get. Unfortunately I still must earn a living so I have not detected as much as I'd like to.
Most of my detecting has been on the Atlantic coastline (beaches). I have coil searched in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Florida. My best find to date is a 10 carat London Blue Topaz set in a 14K white gold ring surrounded by smaller diamonds of various size. I've also found roughly three dollars worth of modern coins and lots and lots of pull tabs and aluminum cans and bottle tops galore.
I've been using the LS with the larger search coil it comes with. I'd like to get a smaller coil to try on the LS, but as of yet, have not. I've received signals from different objects at depths of up to two feet on the beach. I've had some problems adjusting frequency when detecting close to electrical lines/power lines.I have been able to somewhat lessen interference but for the most part, have not been able to completely eliminate it.
Discriminating between aluminum and precious metals has also been frustrating.As with most detectors,it takes a lot of practice to discern the slight differences in target sounds. The search coil shaft is a little wobbly with the larger search coil it comes with.The batteries do last a good while,though and it is a comfort to know the entire device is waterproof to a depth of two hundred feet. I carry several spare nylon nuts/bolts/washers which hold the adjustable shaft together, as I have had a few loosen and get lost in the field.
All in all, I am satisfied with the detector. My biggest problem is not having the time to get out there and search. Good luck and keep on sweepin'!!!
West Chester, Pa
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