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Pin pointer ?

Post by newbie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:55 pm

Im about to buy an XP DEUS in the next few days , do i need to buy a Pin Pointer as well ?



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Re: Pinpointer

Post by Tetra73 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:09 pm

I don't go out detecting without my Pro Pointer it's not a Garrett but a cheaper copy saves loads of time when digging

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Re: Pinpointer

Post by pengles » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi newbie
Wow, if the Deus is your first detector, well done, and perhaps a bit of a steep learning curve. Most of us start on Garrets or similar, but your budget is obviously OK. I've used the GP pointer for nearly two years now ( a cheaper Garrett copy) and it's been fantastic. However, if you have the budget, you buy what you think is appropriate. All I would advise in the detecting world is don't think you can run before you can walk. Good Hunting.
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Re: Pinpointer

Post by Kefyn » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:28 pm

If you have the xp I would seriously consider the MI-6 pointer. I upgraded from the Garrett and it was well worth the extra money. It's a far superior pointer in my opinion (no false signals) and will connect to the headphones of your machine.

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Phil2401 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:52 pm

The Deus is pretty accurate at pinpointing, but as you will soon discover - you can dig out the target and spend ages sifting through the clod / soil and not see what it is you've dug - a pinpointer will save a lot of wasted time.

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by peteh » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Definitively get a pin pointer, it will speed up recovery especially when it gets muddy :D
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Mancave-man » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:02 am

peteh wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Definitively get a pin pointer, it will speed up recovery especially when it gets muddy :D
Have to agree, get a pinpointer.

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Swany » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:24 am

Definitely, I would struggle without one, I know a few guy's that grab handfuls of earth and pass over the coil, but the pinpointer is better IMO ::g
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Koala » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:35 pm

newbie wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Im about to buy an XP DEUS in the next few days , do i need to buy a Pin Pointer as well ?
is it essential: no

does it make life easier: absolutely

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Shaneb3 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:20 pm

I've got to admit that when I started detecting a year ago I really didn't see the need for a pinpointer. But after having owned one for the last month or so I wouldn't be without it. Most of my finds are deep in heavy clay and flint so I use mine for finding the target in the hole so I can carefully extract it with a knife.

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:27 pm

Hiya
Still not got one ....
Can find the stuff quick enough.
There are a few holes where i wish i had one :D
Good luck ::g
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Swany » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:48 am

Another good reason for a pinpointer, depending on what pinpointer you have, I was using the whites trx (excellent depth) until it gave up the ghost and now the garret carrot (not quite as deep), when I get a target I use the pinpointer to scan the area before digging, it's amazing how many targets the pointer can pick up, no big holes, neat extraction and on to the next ::g
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by shaggybfc » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:47 am

I recently bought the Deus, and foolishly didn't take the opportunity of adding the MI6 pinpointer to my order for £113 (after the 10% discount)... Doh

I thought I'd stick with the el-cheapo GP-pointer, tricked with a penny taped to the side. It serves a purpose, but does struggle with depth and smaller / thinner finds (great on iron though)

Christmas soon, so I 'may' get one, I've been dropping enough hints at home recently.... will probably still get socks and toiletries :D
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by principia » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:56 am

Buying a Deus, I should go for the MI-6 or 4 pointer......
Maybee also buying a Deus case? Nice to put in all your Deus material....
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by f8met » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:02 am

I still don't get why people think depth is a major factor on pin pointers. It is more for finding items in the side or bottom of holes and the tiny bits out of the hole or the targets in the sticky stuff. Though there is a difference between and inch and having to touch the items like some of the early cheap pointers.

I would not be without my pointer although the majority of the time I wave the clod over the coil if I get it out of the hole first time. If I don't then it is useful for finding which side of the hole it is in or if it is still in the bottom.

Good luck with the Deus and hopefully you will have a good permission to learn it on.
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by mrix » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:08 am

f8met wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:02 am
I still don't get why people think depth is a major factor on pin pointers. It is more for finding items in the side or bottom of holes and the tiny bits out of the hole or the targets in the sticky stuff.
Exactly ::g I always have the sensitivity set to low which makes it far easier to locate targets quickly.

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by SuperRed » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:06 am

It is like most things really: you can still get by without one, but once you have one you wouldn't want to be without it. Cordless headphones also fall into that category... I definitely wouldn't want to be without either now.
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:17 pm

If you can afford it then the Mi6 pinpointer is absolutely worth having. Unlike the Mi4 it connects wirelessly to your headphones. They are robust, rechargeable and waterproof and personally i wouldn't buy another type as a Deus owner!

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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by Easylife » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:26 am

My Garrett carrot is faultless but would equally have the MI6. Pinpointers really come into their own on deeper targets which may have been thrown off by nearby iron. They tell you exactly where in the sidewall the target is which makes for a speedy recovery rather than digging a massive crater. ::g
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by jondurandsilver » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 am

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I would invest in a carrot or definitely a waterproof pin pointer because my last standard pro pointer suffered from moisture inside.
They are great for finding those 1/4 cuts which many machines have left behind in the past.

I use a deus lite and it has been fantastic on Gary's hot programme.
I started with an old laser power.
The deus is lightweight and telescopic and for me it's all in the ear and I can now judge depth and what kind of metal is underneath the coil a lot of the time.
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Re: Pinpointer

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm

Tetra73 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:09 pm
I don't go out detecting without my Pro Pointer it's not a Garrett but a cheaper copy saves loads of time when digging
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Re: Pin pointer ?

Post by BowRoadBoy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Had a Garret Pro II and then moved to the MI-6 when I started using a Deus. Love the fact that it interfaces with both the remote and headphones. Nice and easy to adjust sensitivity, waterproof and rechargeable - what's not to like! :))

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