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  Average Rating = 4.31 / 5

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8 of 33 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Dale Bland
User Experience:
Newbie
Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008
User Rating:
**


LIKE LOOKING FOR CIVIL WAR ITEMS, COINS, JEWELRY, ETC. DONT OWN ONE BUT HAVE USED A FRIENDS EVERY NOW AND THEN
Dale Bland
Clayton, Nc

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50 of 52 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Steven Higbee
User Experience:
7+ years
Submitted on:
Mar 18, 2008
User Rating:
*****


I have been detecting for 42 years and the White's Classic 4 ID is my third detector. As new detectors became available I try to stay with the latest ones, however when the old technology works I keep the detector. I spend most of my time searching for coins, and jewelry in my local parks, and school yards. I am a Realtor and always ask my listing clients if I may detect their property and offer them one of my detectors to use themselves. On weekends I detect abandoned old houses or commercial buildings. That's where I find older coins and many collectible relics.

I have found thousands of coins. Some are valuable, most are common but a few had dates that made them worth far more then their face value. I stopped counting all the rings I found but one ring alone paid for this metal detector. Last summer I found a beautiful wedding set with a marquee diamond in the center with three round brilliants on each side of the marquee. the setting was fourteen carat yellow gold. That ring appraised for thirty five hundred dollars. My daughter also uses this detector as it is the easiest for her (turn on and go).

I would recommend this detector because it is very easy to use for beginners as well as even experienced treasure hunters. This is the lightest detector I own. It is always good advice to buy the best you can afford so you are not frustrated with some of the cheap "TOYS" being sold in sporting good stores and department stores.
Steven Higbee
Santa Rosa, Ca

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30 of 33 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Leon Lloyd
User Experience:
7+ years
Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008
User Rating:
*****


I started using White's metal detectors 20+ years ago.

I have been able to find many coins and rings. I even found a diamond solitaire engagement ring once. I also like metal detecting for anything. I love the surprise when the detector sounds off and I dig up whatever is there. I found the Whites easy to use, with a little practice. I hope to be able to upgrade to a newer model in the future, when I retire from working. I think that I will have more time then. One time, during the winter, I lost the battery holder for the detector. I called up Whites and asked them how much a new one would be and if they were available. They said that they were and sent me one without cost. Now that's a company that I will deal with again and again.
Leon Lloyd
South Jordan, Utah

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24 of 26 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
David Kwiatkowski
User Experience:
7+ years
Submitted on:
Mar 18, 2008
User Rating:
****


I currently own a White’s Coinmaster 2D that I purchased back in the early 1970s. This is my back-up unit even though I have owned more expensive units (Whites Classic 4 ID) they did not offer any real big advantages over the 2D. This detector is very easy to set up and use and has served me well for all of these years. It is easy to adjust the discriminator to eliminate unwanted junk (pull tabs, tinfoil, etc.) The weight of this unit is easy to handle but the addition of an armrest (like on the new units) would help eliminate fatigue when using the unit for more than an hour or so. I have found a lot of coins and other things using metal detectors. I now use this 2D mainly for locating spent cartridge cases on my personal shooting range. With the cost of metals increasing almost daily this use has recovered the cost of the detector many times over. I have sold my others because I want to get a Gold Master.

My most memorable finds are a ring that a friend of my sister had lost in my parent’s yard. This ring had been out there for about ten years and when my sister told me about it I went to the car and got my Whites and found it in about thirty minutes. It was down about six inches but gave a strong signal.

I carry the White’s in the car all the time, for those times when you see an area you just have to check out. That is what happened with another memorable find, a sleeve button from a World War One army uniform. While driving around on an old military base I found an old railroad station and just had to check it out. I found the button in the crack between two concrete slabs; add to that a few old coins that were also found and I had a very good hunt.

Another, was when a friend and I were deer hunting and he thought his wedding ring went out with the dishwater. It took me about two hours to find it, and saved him from the wrath of his better half. I got a nice steak dinner for that one.

I could go on and on with stories about using my metal detectors, but space is limited. The bottom line is I cannot imagine not having a metal detector. I have decided to go prospecting for gold in the western states and will be purchasing a new model for that purpose. Wish me luck, because I’m out of here.


David Kwiatkowski
Higbee, Mo

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23 of 25 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Kathy Russell
User Experience:
7+ years
Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008
User Rating:
*****


I've been metal detecting for close to 20 years. I purchased a Whites Classic 4 ID a number of years ago. It was very reasonably priced, and at that time went metal detecting about twice a month. Once I starting using the Classic, I'd get out whenever I could.

At one time, I lived near one of the largest preserved Civil War battlefields. I found numerous items around my home every time I took it out. The Whites Classic was perfect for me. It was very easy to use and understand. It is light weight enough for me to use for hours, even with my disabilities that affect my strength. I could dig anything that set it off.

I'm very rough on metal detectors, and the Classic put up with all the bumps. This includes dropping it more than a few times. One time I found an old map, a reading magnifying glass, and a perfect Confederate amulet. I have found enough old bullets to fill almost ten coffee cans, parts of horses' bridles, belt buckles, buttons and hundreds of old coins. My oldest coin I found was an 1868 silver dollar, but the magnifying glass was so exciting. I dragged that metal detector back and forth over 350 acres.

I have taken it to the beach many times, and found it very easy to discriminate different minerals. I'm fairly mechanically challenged, but was able to adjust the controls and understand the settings very easily. It was great tuning out all the pop tops and metal "trash.” I think my favorite find at the beach was a gold and diamond ring.
I now live in the Shenandoah Valley, a beautiful place full of history. I've just barely scratched the surface here. I think the Classic is a wonderful detector for anyone to start with. Even though I've been detecting for years, the Classic has never let me down. The Whites Classic 4 ID just like a good friend.

Kathy Russell
Linden, Va

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