Detecting Equipment

Really, all the equipment you need for metal detecting is a detector and a spade to dig up your finds. However, most people buy a lot more equipment than that.

Here’s a brief look at the Detector and Accessories I use.

I had a mini scare yesterday whilst on a metal detecting dig. I got back to the car for a coffee break and suddenly noticed that the remote control unit for the detector was missing 😲 It must have dropped off in the field…To replace a control unit is over…

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As a semi-backup detector, I use a full setup XP Deus 1 metal detector.  Not just because it’s one of the most technically advanced and adaptable detectors on the market, but it’s also the lightest of all the top-end detectors too.  Perfect for using all day without tiring yourself out…

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As supplied the Deus came with the XP WS4 backphones.  The WS4 Control Unit is removable so able to be used with several accessories.  However, I found them uncomfortable and ill-fitting so instead I bought the compatible Quest HD Headphones which fit over-the-ear, and are designed to use the WS4…

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Originally I bought one of those cheap Chinese fake pinpointers, and for a few weeks it worked – not well, but it worked.  Then it got an intermittent fault where it just stopped detecting anything, the light came on when you pressed the button but there was no sound, etc. …

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