Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
I purchased the Garrett Ace 250 from Kellyco this past winter, but haven't had an opportunity to use it until a week ago (April 2008). The day my Ace arrived, I couldn't wait to open the box and see what my Christmas present to myself looked like. Wow! It’s bright yellow! It didn't take five minutes to put the Ace together, turn it on, and try it out. Actually, I think a ten year old could have done it just as well, as the process was super simple. Now that spring is finally here, it's my time to howl! I've been looking forward to trying my “new” Ace 250 for months!
Mr. Garrett's instructions were straight forward, (starting in all metal modes) and I began finding things right away. All metal modes are a great place to begin, because it gives the beginner the opportunity to learn the different sounds emitting from different kinds of metals in the ground. In no time at all, I learned the difference between iron, bottle caps, tin foil, pull tabs, and coins.
I was surprised to find out that some junk metals sound remarkably like nickel, but I'm getting the hang of it. In just one week, I've found my first wheat penny, several dimes, quarters, a brass soap dish from the 50's, several Catholic aluminum metals, one stainless steal Catholic metal with stainless steel 18" chain, and a screw on fuel tank cap (made by the WR Brown Corporation of Chicago from who knows when.) The Ace 250 is wonderfully easy to use, and the Garrett Performance Ace 6x 9" coil is extremely accurate and easy to pin-point with and built likes a tank. The Garrett Graphic Target ID is awesome!
The powering up, changing modes from coins to relics to custom mode, to jewelry, to all metal mode, or raising and lowering sensitivity settings couldn't be any easier. After using the Ace 250 for several days, the battery level is still 3/4's full and looks like it will last at least several days more. Talk about conservative! Personally, I think the Garrett Ace 250 is a fantastic unit.