Fisher 1280X Metal Detector with 10.5" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
I live in northern Ontario and really enjoy searching for jewelry and old coins. I recently purchased the 1280x to try some beach hunting without worrying about getting my land detector wet, so the 1280x was a reasonable price. When I had first received the detector and opened the box I thought it was kind of well to be honest, not a pretty detector, white shaft, brown box and red ear phones. But I had to try it out. It took me a while to get used to being able to put the whole thing underwater, still thinking of my land detector it kind of makes your heart skip a beat but then you remember this detector goes underwater.
I really liked how simple it was to use the sensitivity and the discrimination. I would turn the sensitivity as high as I could without getting any chatter and the discrimination around 2 made it very sensitive in the water and the depth was sometimes 12" deep. I am very impressed with this detector, it picks up our Canadian clad really well. I have been over this one beach quite a few times and then tried the 1280x and couldn't believe the jewelry and clad that I had missed. I also liked the red led light. I've noticed that sometimes you don't always hear the beep, but the led light seems to always flash so you have two ways to know if you have found a target if you don't hear it you will surely see it. I have found many silver coins, and a lot of gold jewelry and don't get me wrong a lot of junk too.
I have been detecting for at least 5 years and am very impressed with the simplicity and performance of this very affordable detector and would recommend the 1280x to anyone from the newbie to the pro. Almost forgot the detector is a little heavy on land but comes with a belt so you can hip mount the control box which reduces the weight dramatically, so if anyone is looking for an all around detector that is operator friendly, affordable and will find treasure in the ground, give the 1280x a try and you won't be sorry.