Coil cover. To use or not ?

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Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by fishypaul » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm

I have a coil cover for my AT Pro but never use it,
Nobody in my club uses them, Do they protect the coil enough to extend its life ?



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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Tetra73 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm

always use one on my nel tornado on the ace 250 always a chance you could damage the bottom of the coil from a stone without it

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Bors » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm

I`d say it Depends on the type of ground you search. If its rocky or gravely type ground ,and your a surface rubber ,then yes it will be of benefit to have one on , but if your a clay or soft soil "skimmer", then I can`t see it being a dire necessity. Personally I always use a coil cover out of pure habit. But when push comes to shove ,its a personal choice.

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Easylife » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:36 am

It's protection insurance for your coil, so a no brainer without affecting performance at all. ::g
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:07 pm

The coil is an expensive thing to replace - the coil protector does what it says on the tin and protects the sensitive base. The question you might want to ask yourself is why would I not want to use it? It ain’t heavy ::g
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by BlackBridgeBoy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:07 pm
The coil is an expensive thing to replace - the coil protector does what it says on the tin and protects the sensitive base. The question you might want to ask yourself is why would I not want to use it? It ain’t heavy ::g

He ain't heavy, he's my cover.
Really worthwhile to protect the Coil.!
Just remember to remove it now and then, and clean out all the grit that will get in there - it can affect the coil's performance.
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Post by Hairyhands » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Always use a coil cover. Why wouldn't you. I don't get that

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by oldartefact » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 pm

fishypaul wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
I have a coil cover for my AT Pro but never use it,
Nobody in my club uses them, Do they protect the coil enough to extend its life ?
Seems odd ... In the year or so I used my AT Pro I wore out two coil covers, but it was on very tough ground. Given that their function is added protection I would definitely use one. Its a bit like seat belts .. you dont need them, unless you get into a crash.
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Steve_T » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:46 pm

If your using your coil correctly as close to the ground as possible then the answer is YES

The bottom of my coil cover needs replacing now, if I didn't have one I would need a new coil without doubt, I'd rather spend £20 for a cover than £300 for a new coil

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Post by Me and my boy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:48 pm

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Saffron » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 pm

I always use a coil cover.

Look at this this way -
Accidentally hit a coil hard against a stone that you did not see and damage it, cost of replacement £100 - £200
Accidentally hit a coil with cover hard against a stone that you did not see and damage the cover, cost of replacement cover £10 - £20.

Even some thing as simple as if you eventually decided you wanted to sell the detector; if you do not use a cover the coil is bound to be scratched and buyer might wonder what other damage it had suffered, use a cover and the coil will look in better condition and show the buyer you take care of the detector.

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Hairyhands » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 pm

I wouldn't join your club!!! No one uses coil covers! Is this a joke

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by BlackBridgeBoy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Hairyhands wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 pm
I wouldn't join your club!!! No one uses coil covers! Is this a joke

I'd love to hear why you think that it's a joke and that, in your opinion, no-one uses coil covers?
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Hairyhands » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:08 pm

I mean no one in that club uses coil covers! Cannot see why you wouldn't use one. Just daft

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Saffron » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 pm

fishypaul wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
I have a coil cover for my AT Pro but never use it,
Nobody in my club uses them, Do they protect the coil enough to extend its life ?

fishypaul, by far the vast majority of detectorists that I know use coil covers, for the reasons listed above.

Additionally as you can also see the majority of responders also use coil covers.

Therefore it does seem VERY stange that you say "Nobody in my club uses them", can you explain why this is. Is there anything unique about where you detect?, or a very strange club rule!?.

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by fishypaul » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Saffron wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 pm
fishypaul wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
I have a coil cover for my AT Pro but never use it,
Nobody in my club uses them, Do they protect the coil enough to extend its life ?

fishypaul, by far the vast majority of detectorists that I know use coil covers, for the reasons listed above.

Additionally as you can also see the majority of responders also use coil covers.

Therefore it does seem VERY stange that you say "Nobody in my club uses them", can you explain why this is. Is there anything unique about where you detect?, or a very strange club rule!?.

Evan
Thanks for all your replies,
I must admit I have not seen any of my club mates using a coil cover,
But this has got me thinking,I will ask the question at our next club meeting

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by oldartefact » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45 pm

fishypaul wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Saffron wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 pm
fishypaul wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
I have a coil cover for my AT Pro but never use it,
Nobody in my club uses them, Do they protect the coil enough to extend its life ?

fishypaul, by far the vast majority of detectorists that I know use coil covers, for the reasons listed above.

Additionally as you can also see the majority of responders also use coil covers.

Therefore it does seem VERY stange that you say "Nobody in my club uses them", can you explain why this is. Is there anything unique about where you detect?, or a very strange club rule!?.

Evan
Thanks for all your replies,
I must admit I have not seen any of my club mates using a coil cover,
But this has got me thinking,I will ask the question at our next club meeting
It may well be that you just haven't noticed them... when the coil covers are fitted they blend in very well.
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:51 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45 pm

It may well be that you just haven't noticed them... when the coil covers are fitted they blend in very well.
Completely agree OA, that was exactly what I was thinking ::g
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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Saffron » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:52 pm

That sounds much more likely than EVERYBODY not using coil covers. u;@ u;@ u;@

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Bors » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 pm

I suspect that not using a coil cover is initially an East European trend, I think Minelab also had resin filled coils but did supply coil covers for them.
When the likes of Golden Mask detectors first hit the UK scene, they tended not to have Coil covers. I think Blisstool was another detector that initially didn`t come with a Coil cover ,and seemed quite "amused" that we crazy Eeeeengleesh wanted Coil covers for the Coils, to which they relied , " why do you want a Coil cover the Coil is resin filled so you don`t need a Coil cover, but we insisted that Coil covers were needed so they started making them.
I think you`ll find other coil makers such as "Mars" also have Resin filled Coils but now make Coil covers because they know we "like" coil covers .
As I`ve already stated, I`ve always used Coil covers because I always have had one on, and not to wouldn`t seem right somehow I suppose. It would be like going detecting without my spade,
(and I`ve done that before now too) rl;

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Re: Coil cover. To use or not ?

Post by Spooky » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am

Agree with hairyhands and the majority... why on earth would you NOT use a coil cover... why would you actually take it off if its supplied.. does not make any sense at all. ;;z ={~#
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