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Fisher F5 Metal Detector

Sku: 12-F5
with 10" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

Availability: In stock

$191.74 in Free Accessories
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Fisher F5 Metal Detector
with 10" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

Fisher proudly named the F5 a "Professional" metal detector due to the many professional features that are incorporated into the F5. The F5 is a high tech metal detector that is very automatic, making it a detector that is easy to set up and easy to use in the field. A large visual display gives you Target Identification, Target Depth while in either search mode, All-Metal or Junk Discrimination. The F5 operates on all types of soils with a computerized ground balancing circuit allowing you to detect in areas difficult for other detectors. A professional metal detector at a budget price!

Fisher F5 Visual & Audio Target ID Metal Detector Combines the Best in Analog and Digital Technology. High Resolution Manual Ground Balance.

Kellyco has sold and distributed Fisher products since 1975 and was certified as Fisher detector experts since 1984! Buy with confidence at Kellyco where you always get more for your money.


  • Frequency : 7.8 kHz
  • Warranty : 5 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 3 lbs (1.38 kgs)
  • Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
  • Operating Humidity Range : 0-90% Non-Condensing
  • Operating Temp Range : 4 to +122 ° F (-20 to +50 ° C)
  • Ground Balance : Computerized and Manual Ground Balancing
Factory Included Accessories:
  • 10" Elliptical Search Coil

Additional Information

Manufacturer Fisher

Instruction Manuals

SKU 12-F5
Product Dimensions 28.50x10.25x6.25
Manufacturer SKU F5
Factory Included Accessories
  • 10" Elliptical Search Coil
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Search Coil Type Concentric
Search Coil Size (in) 10"
Search Coil Shape Elliptical
Search Coil Build Open
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology VLF Single Frequency
Arm Rest Fixed
Arm Rest Strap No
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 51.5
Assembled Length Min (in) 41.5
Apps None
Audio Tones Yes
Depth Indication Yes
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 7.8 kHz
Number of Frequencies 1
Programmable Target Id No
Target Id Segments 99
Target Id Yes
Threshold Adjustable
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Ground Balance Manual
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 3
Search Mode Types Auto Tune, Motion Discrimination with Notch, Pinpoint
Search Flashlight No
Display Type LCD
Backlit Display No
Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type 9-Volt
Battery Quantity 2
Battery Life (hr) 30 to 40 Hours
Rechargeable System No

Fisher F5 Metal Detector

If it's in the Ground or in the Water a Fisher Metal Detector Will Find it!

Combining the Best in Analog and Digital Technology
High Resolution Manual Ground Balance

Technical Specifications:

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Weight : 3 lbs (1.38 kgs)
  • 10" Open-Frame Search Coil
  • Operating Frequency : 7.8 kHz
  • Batteries : (2) 9V
  • Battery Life : 40 Hours
  • Search Modes : 2 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • Discrimination, Auto Tune, Pinpoint
  • Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
  • Operating Humidity Range : 0-90% Non-Condensing
  • Operating Temp Range : 4 to +122 ° F (-20 to +50 ° C)
  • Resistive Overload : 600 micro-cgs (with standard search coil)
  • Reactive Overload : 5,000 micro-cgs (with standard search coil)


  • Large Display Screen
  • Computerized and Manual Ground Balancing
  • Continual Visual Indication of Important Parameter
    • Target Identification, Target Confidence, Target Depth, Ground Phase, Detector’s Internal Ground Setting
  • Ground Suppression : Combination of Second and Third Order Methods
  • Mechanical : S-Rod with Electronics Housing on Rod, 3-Piece Breakdown Construction, Non-Metallic Telescoping Lower Rod, Adjustable Position Arm Rest

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.8 average of 11 review(s)

Review by Mark K.

Review by Mark K on March 24, 2016

I am very pleased with my new F5. I did a great deal of reading and research before I selected the F5. For my first detector, I wanted a unit that was about "middle of the road" and I had $500 to buy with... the F5 was the obvious choice. Excellent company, 5 year warranty and the price was right in the range I wanted to spend. I've waited to write this review because I wanted to get some time on the unit... so far I have been very pleased with the performance. The F5 does very well with coins! I actually had a quarter and a nickel on top of each other about 3 inches deep and the F5 gave me a dual tone for both! I could hardly believe it when I dug the coins and found them stuck to each other! They did not fool the F5! Battery life is BEYOND excellent and the VDI is very good as well. The F5 does well at the beach (it found an aluminum can 9" deep in dry sand). Once you ground balance this unit it works well in semi-wet sand and "OK" in the very wet sand. You need to back down the gain and the threshold settings in the surf, resulting in a loss of depth, but for shallow objects (1-3") it does find things! My only complaint is that I would like to see more coils for this unit. Right now I understand there are only 3 types available. The F5 is an excellent land machine and does pretty well at the beach too... making it a good cross over machine for the beginner-Intermediate MD'er to cut their teeth on. The unit is very easy to use right out of the box, discrimination works like a charm and setting the ground balance is VERY easy to do with this unit. I really like the continual ground conditions read out! I am very pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend the F5 to a newbie or intermediate MD'er.

I Have Been Treasure Hunting with my Fisher F5

Review by Michael T on May 05, 2014

I have been treasure hunting with my Fisher F5 for the last 7 months. Learning curve is quick. I like the knob controls. I considered other machines, but after a lot of research, I decided the F5 was my best option for quality, features and price. The only feature missing is a back-lit display. I have started hunting several times before sunrise. Without a back-lit display, you simply can't see. I set up with my flashlight, otherwise you just have to depend on sound. As of 04/26/14, 7 months, close to 30 trips to the beach with my F5, I have found $95.89 in loose change, $25 in reward money and $150 in jewelry gold sales (jewelry I found). Total = $270.89. My finds will soon pay for my detector. I started a treasure hunting board on Feel free to visit and see my treasures.

Fisher F5 Exceeds Its Price Range!

Review by David H on May 15, 2013

I've used the F5 for over 4 years now, and have had wonderful success with it. To make a long story short, I have no trouble getting the depth or the same quality of finds as my detecting buddies with considerably more expensive machines do. 6 to 12 inches is not uncommon for dime to quarter sized coins and relics - including a small gold coin at 9 inches. Tiny buttons and split shot sized bits read up to 6 - 8 inches. I've even reached coins as deep as 14 inches, and a 4" piece of lead pipe at several feet. I've given up on at least one target when I just couldn't dig any deeper without creating a huge mess - I should really go back for that one!

The Threshold/Gain/Frequency/Ground Balance options allow you to adapt to conditions, including next to electric fences and under high tension lines with little to no issues. If I had to give any negatives to the F5, they would be the following. It LOVES to show iron objects as good targets, and tends to have a little issue with damp areas. As for the iron issue, the F5 will make sure you dig any larger iron relics, which isn't always a bad thing. The issues with wet ground can be countered with reducing the ground balance to 0, although this leads to false targets. The strange thing about the F5? It often sounds off on fresher cow patties...

Conclusion: The F5 will not disappoint you if you're looking for a detector in the $500 range. Personally I won't upgrade until my F5 dies or I get a super deal on an F75!

Review by Marcus L.

Review by Marcus L on March 01, 2011

I would definitely recommend this detector to a beginner or pro. I am a newbie and me and my fiance just found a 1791 Spanish Half Reale. Something to consider is the size of a Spanish Half Reale. It is a very small coin, and at over 8 inches deep, all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!. This is with the 10 inch coil also.

Review by Denis L.

Review by Denis L on December 30, 2010

This unit is very easy to use! This detector has a good deep and automatic ground balance, multi-segment target, deep indicator, pinpoint function, what more do you want for $200! I've got 4 years of experience and I've had 5 detectors but this Fisher is one of my best!

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