How to Find the Best Cheap Metal Detector: The Definite GuideJanuary 5, 2019
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This was the first metal detector I purchased and I’m going to personally recommend this to a rookie or a veteran treasure hunter. To be honest, it’s a bit higher on the price scale and if you don’t want to spend about $200, you can check out our other detector reviews.
This detector has about the same amount of features like higher priced detectors in the market:
The price is very justifiable because this metal detector has a lot of features that simplify the metal detecting experience. The large scanning area picks up even the smallest trace of metal and with the electronic pinpoint feature, the Garrett ACE 250 tells you exactly where the metal is located.
The only thing I didn’t like about the Garrett ACE 250 metal detector was the fact that it used AA batteries. That meant that I had to shorten my metal detecting sessions or carry extra batteries if I planned on hunting for hours. I really wished the detector was set up out of the box, so I was disappointed when I had to read the manual. (The time spent learning definitely did save me time in the future)
The second detector I did a lot of research on and recommend if you have a budget of $150 is the Fisher F2 detector. It is another entry level detector that has some features the Garrett 250 has. I was going to buy this one, but I wanted my detector to last, so I invested a couple extra dollars and picked up the Garrett ACE 250.
I’ve heard tons of horror stories of people ruining their detectors in the water. So if you plan on water detecting, then you should get this detector. One feature I most about this detector is the sound it makes when it finds certain types of metal. It makes it easier to sift through the good from the bad, and you can really fine tune your searches.
I’m even sure that you can search for gold with this. You would just have to ignore the other tones and dig up when you find gold. The price is really good for the amount of features it has. If you’re on the fence between this and another metal detector in this price range, definitely go with this. You could practice different types of hunting without spending a lot of money.
This is one of the cheapest metal detector I checked out. If you want something that works really well for $100 or less, then this is the right detector for you. It has some great starter features and the learning curve isn’t that large. As a matter of fact, I’m sure you can find a couple things in your backyard with a couple minutes of reading the detector manual.
It comes with a:
You can lower the sensitivity of the detector on the control panel. I’m not sure how well this works since I’ve never tried this detector out, but feel free to check out the reviews on Amazon.com. The detector is really easy to use and setup is a breeze.
It’s not as powerful as the Garrett or the Fisher, but for a starter detector for a rookie/junior, this is a great investment. Although, I would recommend to either get the Fisher/Garrett because if you buy this detector, you’ll have to upgrade it when you start getting serious. One great plus about this detector is that the coil and the stem is waterproof, so you can use it in shallow water. Just make sure you don’t rest it down because you will destroy it.
Personally, I think the Garrett ACE 250 is the best of both world in terms of price and amount of features it has. It’s a great detector with a lot of rave reviews (including myself) If you have a smaller budget, then you should definitely check out the other two detectors I mentioned.