Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 18, 2008):
The Garrett Ace 250 is an easy to understand metal detector! the settings are simple, it's light and affordable for beginners - its great! I have used it on beaches and with the sand being wet it needs to be set on low sens., to be able to detect items without getting all sorts of ghost signals, but set low sens. in these conditions works great too. I am just a beginner and found coins my first day out. I love the fact that you can submerge the coil in the surf, there's a lot out in the low waters. As for grassy areas, I used it on all metal settings and highest sens. # and found coins from 2-4 inches deep.
It has a different tone for different metals - best to get some practice in what to listen for by running different metals across coil at home so you can get real use to what beep is for what metals. But it won't take long for you to pick up on it. If you're looking for one for your kid - this Ace 250 would be great! But this is no toy unit, and it's a great unit for adults too! It's a very sturdy unit and adjustable, I am 6'1" and it adjust perfect for me and my mother has used it some and she is 5'4" and worked great for her too. I would highly recommend it for someone on a budget or just starting out. It has the features of high dollar unit at a very affordable cost. This is the reason I give it five stars for the money verses quality you won't be disappointed in the Ace 250