Fisher CZ-3D Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 18, 2008):
- Started metal detecting as a health aid back in the early 70's as I found just walking boring. I started detecting in the woods because it made me bend and twist my back after surgery. The first detector that I owned was an old Compass and I had to dig everything as it did not have any type of target identification at all. While I enjoy coin and jewelry shooting, lately I have started relic hunting on my own property and have found some wonderful historical items on the place. Everything from picks, shovels, axe heads, and horse shoes to musket balls. Never could manually ground balance the CZ detector on my place due to the amount of nails ( I can't even start to count the nails I have found) and iron in the ground, and the factory presets would false a lot. The Fisher CZ-3D for me has had a real learning curve due to its attraction to rusty iron. I believe my unit was set up really hot and super sensitive making it a little more difficult to learn how to use. I would often get high repeatable tones indicating a good target, only to find a another nail. If you don't mind getting your hopes up and digging to find a rusty iron item, it has great depth and really talks to you a lot. I personally would rather dig not expecting anything, that way your hopes are not dashed. I use it about 1/2 of the time because it has a really low power draw. The other 1/2, I use my old White's Silver Eagle, which doesn't have quite as much depth but really can ID a target well, and can knock out the iron, however it really loves c batteries.