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 Makro PulseDive Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer Review by Supa Sharp Shoota (Posted on June 19, 2022)
I was always a garrett guy but after Charles Garrett died they got real stingy. I ran ace models-great, At-pros-Fantastic everywhere but sea, and Sea hunter and Infinium-brilliant. I was last running a At-max and At-pro pointer with z link, Fantastic setup with hearing the pointer in the headphones and lost alarm. The At-max had some great features and would like another. What got me was Everyone's Equinox stories. So finally It got to me so I sold the At-max and at-pro pointer and got a equinox 800 and the Nokta Macro pulsedive kit with box and all the bits, 4.5" coil etc in yellow. I love the pulsedives pulse technology, Its durability, 200 ft depth, convertibility from pointer to handheld detector, Its adjustability, 48 adjustable frequencies to avoid interference, 5 levels of sensitivity, diver lockout, adjustable function, so many features!!..wireless audio to nokta green headphones too! However, Its not all gravy. Theres a few hiccups. The holster is strange, seems nice but theres a slippery metal clip and Belt loops but the clip Is attached by big bulky rivets that protrude into inside holster. You cant run a belt through the loops because the metal clip is sharp and Its awkwardly In the way. You cant remove the clip unless you cut it off, smooth edges and leave the rivets. Also, those rivets On the Inside from the clip, are a pain in the a$$ and Interfere with Inserting or retrieving the pin-pointer one handed because the slippery metal clip. So It comes out with the holster unless you 2 hand it. It gets annoying. Finally, this one Is kinda major. Ive noticed while using the land cap, which has holes cut out and a black membrane to Increase audio volume on land. This cap Is waterproof as in rinse-able, rain etc but NOT SUBMERSIBLE! The other cap thats solid with 2 seals Is the underwater cap. Anyway When using the land cap Ive noticed countless times that after a period of say, overnight or even 5 hours, or less with temp and humidity/pressure difference, like hot summer afternoon then cool damp night 3 hours later. The audio becomes noticably louder, meaning the seal Is broken, not broken as in kaput, but somehow Its no longer airtight and been compromised. You can see this visually too because when you screw on the land cap, the trapped, compressed air inside pointer, Is pushed against the black membrane and sort've bulges out the 4 holes. Then after said time or temp/weather/pressure/humidity variance, you look at the cap ajdnmkkfdmembrane and there decompressed. So what I have to do is after some time when I hear it get loud, I unscrew the cap amd screw it back on. I haven't noticed this with the solid underwater cap on land, just the land cap on land. It Is a fantastic kit that comes with everything, extra seals, o rings, etc. The pointer tells you how much battery is left by using green and red leds, had a diver lockout function, 5 sensitivity settings, adjustable modes, vibrate with audio and red flash, audio and red flash, vibrate but no audio and with red flash, or you can shut the flash off. It has a flashlight led you can turn on. You can adjust to 48 frequencies to avoid disturbance or feedback on main detectors. Its really great but just a couple annoyances.
- Nokta | Makro Nokta The Legend Metal Detector with Bluetooth Headphones Review by Joe Dirt (Posted on June 16, 2022)
I own a number of detectors and some will only collect dust at this point. I've been detecting for over 40 years and up until the simplex came out I was convinced it didn't get any better than that. I have 2 V3i's, EQ 800, GPX 5000, simplex and now the legend. I would put the simplex up against any machine out there for certain items, the numbers and tones give the target away. Sure there aluminum that gives you false hopes but then the legend came out. There are some things on this machine that up the game and keep you from digging junk. Its pretty amazing really, Im not saying its 100 percent but im getting there. The only complaint so is the lower and upper arms, not durable at all, I'd get a spare set. As far as depth goes....dont buy into those u tube videos, it's all worthless crap. The numbers and features that are accurate each time you find a coin....or gold....that is what keeps you going. Lets face it,,,,how many times are you out and you dig a quarter 10 inches deep? what is the reading? wht are the numbers saying? I can tweek my V3i and EQ 800 to go a tiny bit deeper...but all that does is send a mixed batch of uncertainty to the screen and you prob wont dig it. 99% of the coins ive dug are 2-7 inches most above 5, in the UK or east maybe some are deeper, but if you are like me you go back to where u found coins and start digging all the good tones first then work your way down from there and when you run out then maybe its time to break out the beast and go 2-3 feet deep. Until then, don't listen to all that hype about depth because if you are digging through and digging up every target then just buy a crappy 100 detector. The legend is the simplex but better. Ill put the simplex up against pretty much any machine any day.
- Minelab Minelab CTX 3030 Standard Metal Detector with Wireless Headphones Review by Doug (Posted on June 7, 2022)
This is my first Minelab detector. I used a Whites XLT for many years and am moving to the coast so felt this was a good choice. I haven't field tested it yet, but so far the quick backyard testing has been a positive experience. I was concerned about the weight and balance, however it really feels great. That being said, I haven't had hours of use yet. Setting up the device was an easy process and the User Interface seems to be good so far.
The only downside I felt about the purchase was that it should have included some accessories at this price point. Not even a storage bag or extra coil.
- Kellyco StuLine Signature Series 36" T-Handle Shovel by Kellyco Review by Sean B. (Posted on June 3, 2022)
Nice shovel for the yard but very heavy for a park or long hike. I gave it two stars because of weight.
- Nokta | Makro Nokta Makro Simplex+ Metal Detector with Headphones Review by Valthermond0599 (Posted on June 1, 2022)
Great detector for beginners and pros. I cannot write enough about it.
- Minelab Minelab Waterproof Headphones (CTX 3030) Review by Pirate (Posted on May 29, 2022)
I purchased my CTX 3030 from KellyCo and added another fine Detector to my stable. This Is the most versatile detector I have ever purchased. I can use it to detect many different sites. From old home sites to swimming holes. Beach to Gold Sniping the Rivers. I added the waterproof headphones. And the Lithium battery for extra use.
Great Minelab Product.
- Kellyco Fisher CZ-21 Metal Detector Diving Bundle with Sand Scoop Review by Pirate (Posted on May 29, 2022)
I have used my 2nd CZ 21 for many years. I have used other brands of underwear detector's. Fisher by far make the most rugged. Dependable, ease of use. Durable. Underwater Detector made. There is a reason why they didn't change the design over the years. No need to. The batteries are located in a separate sealed compartment. So failure is not going to happen. My use of the Fisher CZ has allowed me to find over 15 lbs of Silver Coins, hundreds of gold rings , and over 21 lbs of Silver Jewelry. I even have found gold nuggets in California Rivers.
It works very well. I find it unmatched. I recommend Kellyco for the Fisher CZ 21 or 1280X.
- Minelab Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil Review by Robert (Posted on May 22, 2022)
I bought my first Excalibur in 1993 while living on Long Island and would go out when I could. I hit beaches in the cold of winter and during the summer. I found some coins and junk. Finally, one afternoon on a small tucked away beach on the North Shore I got my first gold ring, it was small, but it was gold. I took an early retirement, and we went to the Finger Lakes Region of NY. I didn't detect much because I started a business. In the winter we would fly to FLA and California, and I would detect several beaches in the Los Angeles area. I found two nice gold rings and a religious pendant from Paterson NJ dated 1954. In 2010 I moved to FLA only 4 miles from the beaches and I go out 3-4 times a week and I finally learned the Excalibur very well. I currently own 5 Excaliburs. Two are the old with the lightning bolts and 2 are the blue model and the latest is the green one. I have done very well with them and have $2,000.00 worth of coins with over 300 rings, plus bracelets, watches, medallions, necklaces, 20 lbs. fishing sinkers, misc. items and 3 gold grills.
I use a lightweight straight shaft because the standard stock shaft is very uncomfortable after using it for 20 minutes. It is worth noting the Excal is heavy compared to the newer models. I have tried different Minelab detectors, I feel very comfortable using the Excal for many of the newer models have to many buttons to push and settings. Getting the Excal repaired can be costly but there are individuals who will repair and modify them for you. I find it to be a great machine for the beach. Three of my gold and diamond rings have been highlighted in magazine articles.
- Garrett Garrett ACE Apex detector with 8.5” x 11” Multi-Flex DD Raider coil with Wireless Headphones Review by Hill Billy Hill (Posted on April 19, 2022)
It will find it if it’s there. It found a small piece of silver about the size of a baby pea at 10 inches. Easy to use. The screen is a little small but still gets 5 stars .
- Garrett Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer Review by Hill Billy (Posted on April 19, 2022)
Makes it so much easier to find stuff . Ingenious tool can’t be without it.