Fisher CZ-21 Metal Detector with 10.5" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on March 18, 2008):
I'm fairly new to this great activity so I bought this detector on eBay after talking to others in our "sport." First the Fisher CZ-21 is a fairly light model with a fair hand grip. The controls are laid out in a thoughtful manner and are fairly easy to operate. It did come with a full instruction book that explained everything in detail. Unfortunately it did not come with quick instructions so it took a while and a good read to get up and go. The detector did take some time to get used to and understand it's not a turn on and go type of unit.
I like to go coin shooting and I did have some good luck with this unit. I live near a fairly old city (Albany, NY) which has been in the process of replacing it sidewalks throughout the city. I have found both gold (rings / bracelets) and silver jewelry and coins (Morgan's, Peace etc.) where the original sidewalk was pulled-up and before the new concrete was laid down to replace it. Also there are many old parks & school yards which have yielded many new and old coins, jewelry of every kind and artifacts (old metal types of toys and dog tags).
I also have a summer home near the shore in North Carolina which gives me great opportunities to get to the beach and work in the sand. This unit does have a salt / fresh switch which helps tremendously in searching in black sand. This is my favorite activity when detecting sun, sand and the beautiful water. I haven't found any Spanish Sliver yet but most of the fun is looking for it. I'm beginning to look for a new detector that is lighter & a little easier to use. This detector is a few years old so I would like something with the newest technology like a White's DFX. I would recommend this detector if you got one at a discount price.