Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 20, 2008):
It is an honor to write a review for the Garrett Ace 250. As far as starter metal detectors go, the Ace 250 is simply unsurpassed. From the simplicity of use to the wide array of features that are included, the Ace 250 packs quite a bang for the buck. Comparable machines cannot match the user-friendly display, depth capabilities, and the pinpointing ability of the detector that is affectionately known as the "Yellow Fellow".
The Ace 250 was my first metal detector. I had never used a metal detector before and I wanted a detector that was going to be dependable and easy to use. Within the first ten minutes of use, I found a 1949 Wheat Penny in my own backyard at 4 inches! Two weeks later, I found my oldest find to date, an 1837 Large Cent! I could not have asked for a more enjoyable and rewarding first experience than the one I received detecting with the Ace 250. I am a full-time college student and currently in my senior year studying to become a Middle School Science/Social Studies teacher with a 3.6 GPA. I work 35 hours a week at my job and drive over 800 miles a week between work and school. My Ace 250 has found me enough clad coins to provide me the gas money to finish out my week on numerous occasions.
I have already used some of my more historical detecting finds in the classroom. History takes on a new meaning for the kids when they can actually touch a piece of it. I hope to one day start an after-school program integrating metal detecting into the study of our local history with middle school students as the researchers. The Ace 250 would be a great choice for younger users by providing them with an enjoyable first experience with a metal detector. I am proud to own a quality American-made product from a company that firmly stands behind their product. When I needed to have my Ace 250 serviced by Garrett; I had my detector sent out, repaired free of charge, and returned to me in 10 days. World class customer service.