White’s TM 808 Metal Detector Review

The White's TM 808 Metal Detector is designed to find large or deep objects. While you can use it for treasurehunting it is also often used for more practical uses like locating tools, metal pipes or septic tanks. Especially those larger objects can be detected up to 20 feet deep. You can use the various presets on the controls to get started easily. Probably one of the better detectors for bigger finds.

Features & Benefits of the TM 808 metal detector

Recommended for: coin shooting, relic hunting, beach hunting

Easy-to-use metal detector ideal for relic hunters and beachcombers

Some notable features of  the TM 808 metal detector

  • Adjustable Ground Balance
  •  Easy to Read Meter
  •  Complete Versatility
  • Easy Tuning & Setup 
tm 808 display

Pros and cons of the TM808 metal detector

  • Used to find large items underground
  • Perfect to find items buried deep underground
  • Can be used to detect gold


  • Designed for industrial work
  • Will only pick up big objects


What Others Say about the TM 808 metal detector

We went over 25 customer reviews we were able to find on the internet. Overall more than 80% of the buyers seemed really pleased with their purchase. The Fisher F4 metal detector got a rating of 4,13 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review was this one :

This is my first machine I purchased two years ago. I travel from Alaska to South Carolina year round. I'm a 9/11 combat veteran so this hobby lets me enjoy the things I lost. The very first day it arrived. It was ready to go with batteries included. Amazing finds the first day with tokens given to there employees as pay in the late 1800's saw mill. Many other cool finds but somethings that you dig don't show up on a metal detector. I found a jade ads close to a target I was digging. You will find things that no metal detector could pick up. This is my best find yet and much older than any coin. Many hours over rough terrain the F4 did it's job. My first oldest coin is a 1885 about a foot down in discrimination mode. Next was tungsten which aluminum ore was right next to it. Aluminum can not be picked up by a metal detector. Here are the picks of my finds.

The top critical review was the following:
f you are in gold country, pass on the F4. It's frequency is on the far end of the low spectrum, and that means it has a hard time "seeing" gold, so small nuggets will get passed by. I've seen claims of its discriminator being able to separate gold, but that's just sales hype. If it can't see gold, it can't discriminate it from junk, and when gold is seen, it can come in as iron, bottle caps, tinfoil, etc. If you're not in gold country and considering this unit, I'd recommend the F2 with the double D 11" coil. The F4 has more sophisticated discrimination, but still, with mine I find a lot of bottle caps and junk coming in as coins, so I'm back in "dig everything" mode so I don't miss good targets that fool my F4's discriminator. If you do buy the F4, get a package deal that includes tools and a 4" sniper coil. You'll spend money on this stuff later, so get it in the package and save a lot.


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