Pin pointer quality and price

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Pin pointer quality and price

Post by paulb2180 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:23 pm

I have a Garrett pin-pointer which is great. A friend borrowed it to find some man hole covers in his gravel carpark, found them easily and has asked if I can get one for him. The trouble is, as he is only going to use it infrequently, £100+ seems a chunk of cash and I have seen some similar looking pointers on-line for a much lower price.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to lower priced options? If so has anyone compared the performance at each end the price scale.

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Re: Pin pointer quality and price

Post by Fusion » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:48 pm

If he's looking for large easy shallow targets like manhole covers, he would be better off with the 'wand' type security scanners. There's some very cheap ones listed on "Echo Bay".

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Re: Pin pointer quality and price

Post by Wessexlad » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:31 pm

The GP Pointer is pretty good, for me at least, although some people have had a bad time with them. About £29, money well spent.
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Re: Pin pointer quality and price

Post by oldartefact » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:53 pm

My advice would be to avoid the cheaper Exact copies that appear on the internet. If your mate is going to get a household name pointer, best get it from a regular dealer, or live with the consequences of a copy.
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Re: Pin pointer quality and price

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:03 pm

There are lots of cheap pointers that will do the job well for around £30. This topic might help...

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Re: Pin pointer quality and price

Post by Junior » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Instead of a pin pointer with limited depth how about a ......Cheapo detector from fleeee bay the ones that look like a Garrett. Could come in useful for the deeper buried stop cock / sewer covers. Never know u might find a few ££££ in the gravel too ::g

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