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Fisher F2 Metal Detector with Pinpointer
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2012
The Fisher F-2 is just such a great machine, the different sounds help me when i am not looking at the screen,

The 4 inch coil is great for those trashy areas and gets a respectable 6 inches in my soil

the 8 inch coil is just great for multiple purposes i found it also does well in trashy areas and have found my first Liberty half dollar with it last week!

the F2's Pinpoint feature is dead on and the VIDS really help me by telling me whats trash and whats not,

now the Pinpointer is very chinese and feels like a chinese product and not good at all..... but since its included for free i guess its not that bad

the only thing i noticed about my machine that i didn't like is my rod seems a little wobbly but i don't really mind

a little tip for the beginners if the VIDS and the category are jumping from (example only) like zinc to foil to iron etc
it means its just junk

how much i liked this machine i have ordered the 11 DD Coil to put on it and will let you guys know how much that changed my machine but all and all, I would take the F2 over the ACE 250 anyday the F2 simply is just the better machine.

Edit: The 11 DD Turns the F2 INTO A BEAST! The target separation is so good i thought i had the 4" coil on!
the depth is great just yesterday i got a quarter signal (at 9 inches) and to my surprise it wasn't a regular washington quarter it was a Barber! get the f2 you won't regret it!
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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2011
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I'm not sure how I feel about the Fisher F2. It is AMAZING for hunting Baseball parks and other land areas that are grassy so long as its not "Soupy" under the surface. But this detector simply will not cooperate in sandy beaches. I haven't the slightest clue why, but every time I head over to the shore my machine goes crazy and FisherLabs tells me that's normal. My grandfather who I go metal detecting with has the Garret ACE 250 and never, ever has that problem. Never gets false signals like the Fisher. If you want to detect the beaches, this isn't the machine for you. But for relic hunting, its an absolute BEAST.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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I was looking for my first metal detector, and didn't want to spend a fortune since I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy the hobby. Based on recommendations on a very popular metal detecting forum, I chose the Fisher F2. Although my experience is limited, I'm very happy with my choice. The Fisher F2 may not have all the bells, whistles, and performance of the high end detectors, but what it can do, it does well. The package I bought came with two coils 4" and 8", and a pinpointer. The 8" coil is a good everyday coil, while the 4" works well in small areas or areas with a lot of junk/trash. The pinpointer is low quality, and a mediocre performer, but it's better than nothing. Assembling the detector was quick and self explanatory. The controls require a little reading of the manual, but once I got the hang of the different discriminator and sensitivity settings, using it is very easy. Out in the field, the F2 seems to perform well. Since I'm a novice, I don't have anything to compare it to, but the F2 just "works". After a while, I learned to tell what the differences in tones meant. I learned to not to start digging at every single blip and beep. The F2's LCD display is useful too in giving you an idea what might be there.

I'm sure there are better, more advanced metal detectors out there, but for what I paid, I can't ask for anything more.

Edit: I just wanted to add one more thing that I think is important if you're planning on searching in areas of wet sand at salt water beaches. The F2 is a single frequency detector with preset ground balance. It is probably not going to perform well under these conditions. Expect a lot of noise and false readings unless you really lower the sensitivity. Since I plan on searching only dry sand and land, this did't concern me.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2013
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I want to first say that this isnt my first detector. I have used a bounty hunter tracker IV and a White's Coinmaster prior to purchasing this. I had the Coinmaster for 1 week before selling it on Ebay to purchase the F2. The F2 blends both of the previous mentioned detectors good features into one and leaves out the bad ones. Examples. The bounty hunter uses mulitple tones to help identify targets. The coinmaster does not and was a major reason why I returned it. However, the coinmaster has a digital display readout that tells you how deep and what it probably is you are locating, the bounty hunter does not. The refresh time of the bounty hunter blew the coinmaster out of the water. A second huge reason I sold the coinmaster. I hated swinging the coil at a natural speed and it intermittently "boop" at me because the machine had'nt reset yet.. So with that said the Fisher F2 uses mulitiple tone target ID so I dont have to continously stare down at my detector to know what I found. It has a digital readout that not only shows how deep the object is but what it more than likely is, but it also gives a target value number from 0-99. What I like about this F2 feature is that it allows you to learn from your machine. What I mean by that is for instance if you came across a signal that said it was nickle and gave a value of 25 and dug it and it was a nickle, then the next time it shows it being a nickle but says that it's value is 29 and its a bottle cap you'll know the next time not to dig nickle 29. A huge benefit over the White's cointmaster and definitely worth the 20 doller price difference. The refresh rate is almost as fast as you can swing the coil back and forth as well. I love that about it. It takes the irritation out of detecting with a machine that can't keep up with you. It also has very good discrimination which seems to work as intended and is easy to use. Battery life is great was well. I paid 179 for the coinmaster and 215 on amazon for the F2. But the F2 came with 2 coils and pinpointer so to me that greater value regarless of performance is the F2. I just wish I saw it before I bought the coinmaster from a local dealer.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2011
Technology keeps advancing and prices keep coming down. This is an easy to use turn-on-and-go machine that even this experienced detectorist enjoys using. It'll find 95% percent of what the top of the line f75 will for $1000 less.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2010
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The Fisher F2 is the best detector for the price. It does exactly what the description says it will do. Shipping was right on time as well. It even comes with batteries so you can use it straight out of the box. Great product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2013
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Comes in a box which seems too small and light to hold all of the pieces. When you're using it alot, your very glad it is that light. Found 6 US coins all buried at least two inches under ground in our yard. The depth gauge is confusing to read, as it is vague. Don't forget sometimes golden rings can scan under tab or zinc!! so dont disc. those out!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
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I've had this kit for about 3 months now, so far I've found 6 Indian Head Pennies dating between 1874-1888, two mercury dimes from 1921 and 1923, a barber dime from 1907, too many wheaties to count and a handful of silver quarters and dimes. Probably the best find of all and worth quite a bit more then what I payed for this detector was a liberty cap large cent that was only made for two years between 1793-1795. I don't really think anything else needs to be said about the quality and capability of this detector.
That being said, the pin pointer is junk but for 15 extra dollars it is definitely worth it. Also don't rely to heavily on the detectors pin pointing feature for judgung depth. Since most objects are never the same size it isn't very accurate. Large items will always be deeper and small items will always be shallower then the depth it will tell you.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2011
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Shipping was fast and item is just as described. I'm very happy with the ease of use and very little learning curve. the pin pointer and small coil for only $15 more are so worth it. The only problem is that with the pin pointer the adjustment knob is on the front and if you probe too deep with it it gets mud clogged around the knob which is not easy to clean out but it works just fine. Over all I'm very happy with it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
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This is my first detector. I did a lot of research online and narrowed it down between this and the Garrett Ace 250. It seemed pretty equal but slightly in favor of the Fisher. I decided this was a good deal. I did find a coin on my first ever trip out!
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