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Post by motorcycleparamedic » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:53 pm

Can anyone recommend a real good pin-pointer for me as mine has stopped vibrating for some reason.
I want one that reliable etc etc

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by cookertron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:15 pm

Which did you use before?

Personally I use the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT (orange) which I've been using for about 2 years. It has done really well to be honest plus it has the added bonus of being bright orange so if you wander off without it you can locate it really quickly.

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by motorcycleparamedic » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:26 pm

Hi Ant,
Mines the Minelab Pro-Pointer 25 ! went to use the other day and the vibrate wouldn't work ! its been stored in my garage for a year (not used since last summer)
Bleeps ok, but doesn't vibrate !
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by tcawood » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 pm

I use one of the Chinese ones on Ebay, usually sold as GP Pointer for about £30, no complaints with mine and for that price if I have any issues then I can replace easily...
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by Davethepaint » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:58 pm

Have to agree tcawood mine works fine too £30 of fleabay delivered.

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by hreed » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:24 pm

I cant rate the pi xpointer by deteknix enough especially after being out with other people who have spent twice as much and more on pin pointers that get out performed by the much cheaper xpointer. Saying that i do hear there a few people that have had issues with them eating batteries although i have had mine for a year now used plenty of times normally kept in the boot of my car in the same condition it was last used in (covered in mud or wet) still going strong on the original battery it came with ::g

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by tigtog » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:28 pm

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by ju.mobile » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:31 pm

Would second the xpointer recommendation. I have both the xpointer and the Garrett II. Purchased the xpointer after the Garrett went in for repair. I would agree that it eats batteries but that is dependent on the level of power/sensitivity.

Has all the usual failings in that it can't detect foil, but beyond that I stick some silicon in the speaker and around the light for cheap waterproofing.

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by Mud Max » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:36 am

tcawood wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 pm
I use one of the Chinese ones on Ebay, usually sold as GP Pointer for about £30, no complaints with mine and for that price if I have any issues then I can replace easily...

I have the Garrett carrot, excellent pointer, but thinking of getting one of those GPs for when the mrs comes out.
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by cheatedcheetah » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:43 am

Hi Guys

I have both the xpointer and the GP pointer and both are great, no problems and the cheaper GP Pointer is within a midges doodah of the xpointer sensitivity wise on most metals !

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by beaubrummell » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 am

Everyone will have a different opinion. I love the Deteknix Xpointer Wader Li pinpointer. It's great having a lithium battery you can charge via the built in USB cable, so no more 9v batteries and wondering whether it's falsing because of the battery going flat or not being seated right in the unit etc etc. It's never let me down once.
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by Ollie K » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:17 am

Good luck in your choice- I've got two of the black Garrets that both false like mad, even though I've had one tinkered with to reduce falsing. I've also got a macro one and that's better, but still falses, even though they're not meant to. I'm looking at getting the Deus one next- it's pricey but I just want something that blumming works properly!
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by the-roman » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:36 am

Deteknix xpointer for me. I found the Garrett pointer only lasted just over a year. had the xpointer for about 4 years now with no problems ::g just my opinion as a user of these pointers of course. ::g
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by WillP » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am

Ollie,

Are you able to elaborate on how your pin pointer was 'tinkered' with and are they easy to get apart?

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Re: Pin pointer

Post by Ollie K » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:57 pm

WillP wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am
Ollie,

Are you able to elaborate on how your pin pointer was 'tinkered' with and are they easy to get apart?

Thanks.
I sent it off to someone and they put some insulation around the wires, as apparently that's one of the main reasons they play up. It worked for a bit but it's started playing up again.
They are easy to get apart, I think, but you have to careful not to break the on/off switch.
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by coal digger » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:11 pm

motorcycleparamedic wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Can anyone recommend a real good pin-pointer for me as mine has stopped vibrating for some reason.
I want one that reliable etc etc

Thanks peeps
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by motorcycleparamedic » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:04 pm

SWALL !!! get in their !!! excellent sarnies matey...Elmwood for breakfast too ?????
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Re: Pin pointer

Post by francis » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:14 am

Have an xpointer and am about to give up on it. Drives my explorer se crazy and also eats batteries.
Think i'll go with the carrott !
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