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Hi all. Some chap threw out a 1265X. I rescued it from the bin men and sent it off to Dave at Pentechnic. They fixed it and its on its way back as good as new. Fantastic service all the way through. Anyway, anyone got any tips? Going to West Cumbria beaches at Allenby soon and hope to find somewhere around Gloucester (I am fairly new to the hobby). Thanks all, Keith.
You wont go far wrong with that machine mate, I tell you have quite a few detectors incl home brews and on certain sites in certain situations the 1265x comes into a machine of its own.
They just love damp soil after a a few days of constant rain, keep the disc 1=2 and 2=5 and you cant go wrong, although one tone machine lisen to the curves and end responces to each pass over the finds.
Dont walk away from the double hits as with alot of machines because its telling you your find is between nails etc, the reason for this is due to its fast recovery speed, unlike alot of top end digital machines, its giving you the raw data so its up to you wether you walk or dig.
When you get to know the machine forget second disc just roll with disc1 control ie: find hit,move disck between 3-4 lisening to the contour of the tone wether its snapping/spitting at you or curving or sharp, then deside what you want to do.
After alot of experience you will have a good idea what you have there before the spade hits the ground.
The pinpointer is the best on any machine I have ever used and if used correctly can tell you alot about the type and depth of it, combined with the imformation you already have can easily indicate wether its large iron or coin.
Far as gold its sensitive but keep in mind you need to keep your disks low and be prepared to dig plenty of junk, if the gold is there your 1265X will find it.
I am serious when I say due to my own personal tests that these detectors in certain circumstances will top the likes of your Etract, V3 Quattro etc but bare in mind like machines they are only as good as there user and keep in mind that your machine needs to be up to spec, more so with these and older machines due to component values changing.
Also far as my own experiences certain parts are not easy to obtain anymore for these machines although the last one in the workshop which had a on/off volume contol knackered we mangaged to obtain a few in thailand which was well engineered to suite the 1265x.
Battery holders have been giveing problems on these machines but very easy to obtain always replace with good quility build types to keep to the standards that the machine was designed.
Hope that helps a little
Hello Dave, very good of you to reply. Since my post I have moved on to an Etrac and have found many good items. I took the Fisher with me last W/E but did not have a chance to use it. I do intend to bring the 'ol' girl' back into play soon though. Kind regards, Keith.
Your welcome keith its nice to buy top of the range new but also makes a nice change to go back to the nearer basics golden oldies that pull up the goods.
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