Metal Detector Reviews
One of the top questions we receive at Kellyco is: which metal detector should I buy? Read over thousands of our metal detector reviews written by real customers to help you find the best metal detector or accessories. See below for more metal detector reviews.
- Nokta | Makro Nokta The Legend Pro-Pack Metal Detector Review by Brad (Posted on August 20, 2022)
For the price, is the best you can get!
Wife sais I have to hit the lotto to get it though... good luck to you also!
- Fisher Fisher 1280X Aquanaut Metal Detector with 8" Search Coil Review by The Pirate (Posted on August 20, 2022)
I have used and reviewed most underwater metal detectors made. I underwater and Shallow water detected since approximately 1984'. I have found the Fisher 1280 X w the 8" coil to be the Best and most versatile UW detector made.
I tested several other UW detector brands. And have found when in the water being rugged and of simple use a great asset. One reason is the ability to set the detection and go. UW you don't have time to "anyalize" your target. Best results come from discrimination and recovery of the target quickly.
The 1280 X is a very rugged detector and is simp!e to use. The tone on targets is wear it works out great. The 8" coil will be the best option when searching trashy area's that contain high value target's like rings and jewelry amongst wind blown trash on the bottom of lake or sea bed in front of Resort Area's. Were a 10" coil will make it difficult to separate target's. make sure to use a coil cover. The constant dragging of the coil on the water bottom will cause the coil the wear through. Keep extra covers. I use a hand bui!t scoop w a pipe insulation on it covered w plumbers tape. The Scoop will float upright allowing you to be able to find it easier should you let go of it. It will not fall to the bottom. The 1280 has a belt clip which is very handy. I will attach it to my waist or chest depending on what I am doing. Unless I am doing a quick shallow water hunt up to my waist and will leave it assembled. I used this model for well over 15 years almost every day in the summer months. Before I purchased a second and 3rd being the 1280x w 10" for large sandy areas w almost nobtrash. And the CZ 21 Quick Silver for minerlized areas in N Ca. . But this model helped me to recover well over 22lbs of Silver Coins. And over 1120 rings, Bracelets , Gold and Silver Chains , other Items All along California. Other handy item is I was able to use the handy Hard Case to lock it and bring it w me on trips to the Caribbean, Alaska, East Coast .
In creeks,Rivers,Lakes,Swimming holes across America and abroad.
By far the best well made UW detector. If you want to waste time anylizing targets with other detectors you can spend more $ on a more expensive one. Or quickly recover targets and go through them later to find the high value target's. It about quick recovery of targets. The Separate Battery Compartment and Sealed electronics is a Very big plus in waves. Nothing worse then ending a trip because the seal failed on your detector and getting your electronics wet. Ruining you detector and you day.
Good Luck . Happy Hunting.
- Fiskars Fiskars Ultra-Light Knee Pads Review by Limestone Cowboy (Posted on July 28, 2022)
I’ve tried so many different knee pads it ridiculous. They are always uncomfortable! Either sliding down, rubbing your legs, or just downright cumbersome. These fiskars are super light and stay exactly where I want them to be! I actually forget I have them on! If looking for knee pads I highly recommend these!
- Nokta | Makro Nokta The Legend Pro-Pack Metal Detector Review by Tim (Posted on July 28, 2022)
The detector arrived super fast!
- Nokta | Makro Nokta Makro Jeohunter 3D Basic System Metal Detector Review by Geo buyer (Posted on July 20, 2022)
I purchased this unit from kellyco on ebay so i figured that it would only be fair that i review it on thier site. I have played around with the machine and it is most deffinely a sensitive machine. I feel like you will find extremly deep items and the cavity detection is really cool. The coil that comes with the machine may find some coins but this coil is more for serious finds and not trinkets. I am happy with my purchase and will be using kellyco from here on out.
- Garrett Garrett ACE Apex Metal Detector with Viper Coil Review by G (Posted on July 7, 2022)
I own the ATmax and this detector was actually performing better on the beach the at max had so much chatter it was UN usable . I will be using this more often !!!
- Garrett Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector with Waterproof 8.5" x 11" DD Search Coil Review by G (Posted on July 7, 2022)
So much background noise no matter how you tweak the setting . i actually thought the detector was broke and got another . Switched to minelab so quiet and peaceful
- Radius Radius Root Slayer Trowel Review by Bosnianbill (Posted on July 4, 2022)
Well constructed and nicely shaped trowel for metal detecting, but after using it for a month in different soils I decided it wasn’t quite perfect. For loamy, easy digging soil it is fine as-is, but if you have to cut through a thick grass or thatch layer, particularly zoysia, that flat tip takes a LOT of energy to penetrate through. I took mine to a grinder and sharpened the tip, and now it works great.
- Kellyco Detecting the Treasure Coast by Terry Shannon Review by Keith S (Posted on July 2, 2022)
Terry Shannon has had 4 books published,I own all 4. Terry has a way of putting stories on paper that will keep you entertained throughout the whole book.I am not a big book reader but I will surely read these again! Thank you for these great books. Its time for another one and I will be the first customer!!
- Anaconda Anaconda NX-5 Standard 31" Shovel Review by Bigwave Diggin Life (Posted on July 1, 2022)
Got this shovel for Christmas and it started breaking where the foot pegs meet the blade . Very disappointed. Before it broke I loved it . 100 bucks down the drain.