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Pin-pointer, tip protector Required ?

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Hi all
Just grabbed myself a bargain Nokta Pointer off a guy who I think ordered it by mistake as he said it felt too chunky in the hand , I like it as I have big hands and it is brand new unused . I have a question ...I have noticed on you tube etc people often using them without the plastic tip protectors and I'm wondering if it's because it reduces effectiveness at all ?
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Hi. I've got one, they're great.

As for the protective cover - I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't use it... It would be like not having having your coil cover on.

Does NOT affect performance in any way.
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Roughwood wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 am
Hi. I've got one, they're great.

As for the protective cover - I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't use it... It would be like not having having your coil cover on.

Does NOT affect performance in any way.
::g
Thanks for that Roughwood , just goes to show how clueless I am at the moment ! But popping up questions on here seems a great tool and hopefully one day I will have more to contribute than just beginners questions about equipment . Cheers ...

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Metallica wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Roughwood wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 am
Hi. I've got one, they're great.

As for the protective cover - I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't use it... It would be like not having having your coil cover on.

Does NOT affect performance in any way.
::g
Thanks for that Roughwood , just goes to show how clueless I am at the moment ! But popping up questions on here seems a great tool and hopefully one day I will have more to contribute than just beginners questions about equipment . Cheers ...
still dirty from Saturday. the covers are worth using if you have them
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Blimey! I thought mine was dirty!

Metallica - you're welcome! At first, everyone asks things that later might seem obvious.
You'll find that folks are more than willing to help. Good luck with your detecting. ::g
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Post by Oxgirl36 »

My pin-pointer didn’t come with a tip protector. I used one once with a garrett and found it very annoying after a few trips. It still needs cleaning and pin-pointers are made of hard, tough plastic so don’t need protecting.

Well, unless you are going to use it as a digging tool (yes some people do!) x;
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I have a Nokta pin pointer to use with the Simplex.

That way I can keep the MI6 for my Xp Deus set=up.

Keep safe,

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Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:19 am
My pin-pointer didn’t come with a tip protector. I used one once with a garrett and found it very annoying after a few trips. It still needs cleaning and pin-pointers are made of hard, tough plastic so don’t need protecting.

Well, unless you are going to use it as a digging tool (yes some people do!) x;
I've actually worn two holes in my garrett pinpinter and have successfully filled them with epoxy resin glue (the araldite two pack type). Had to clean it thoroughly, make sure the surface was dry and then leave it for 24 hours after the filling bit. Works a treat too.

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Mancave-man wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:39 am
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:19 am
My pin-pointer didn’t come with a tip protector. I used one once with a garrett and found it very annoying after a few trips. It still needs cleaning and pin-pointers are made of hard, tough plastic so don’t need protecting.

Well, unless you are going to use it as a digging tool (yes some people do!) x;
I've actually worn two holes in my garrett pinpinter and have successfully filled them with epoxy resin glue (the araldite two pack type). Had to clean it thoroughly, make sure the surface was dry and then leave it for 24 hours after the filling bit. Works a treat too.

Well done on having one which has worked long enough to require body repairs. ::g
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Post by Saffron »

I have the Makro pinpointer (basically the same as the Nokta) and always use the cover, it just gives the tip of the pinpointer extra protection, and have noticed no difference in performance.

Same as with a coil cover it gives the "sensitive internals" extra protection.
As I said ages ago when somebody asked about coil covers, "If you accidently hit a stone hard what do you want to replace?. A £100+ coil or a £20 coil cover?".

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Post by Bors »

Originally they never came with or had covers available for them .
I must be using mine wrongly all these years. I`ve never found a need for a tip cover or worn a tip out. Surely the idea is , they are pinpointers ,not scrapers as I see lots using them for x;
All I do with mine is give a light rummage in the spoil heap brought onto the surface but some look like they`ve been used to gauge the soil away in holes as you`d use a knife in a hole .
If you need to use them for that, I think your pinpointing skills need sorting out. :))
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Post by Fusion »

I've worn through the casing of my original Garrett Propointer, I could see the shinier black potting resin showing through. I cut off the pointless 'sifter blade' so the tip was round, and glued on a 40mm length of heatshrink sleeving over the end. It works well, lasts over 6 months before I replace it, and it's been going for 4 years like that.
So YES, tip protectors are a good idea, but they don't need to be anything fancy to be effective.

I've had other people's Propointers in for repair, and they all had some tip wear. One was severe, I was expecting to see copper wires showing, but the heatshrink protector saved it, for a while, anyway.

( and no, I don't use it for 'digging' , but I do use it a lot, and when using it in a hole I definitely rub the tip in among the loose soil, and will lightly rub the hard soil to get maximum range. Do that enough, and it will wear, it's only plastic. )
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