From what Ive read they are a very basic machine, turn on and go, beep and dig. I read somewhere where it was comparable to a tesoro compadre , but with the compadre being lighter and getting a little more depth. But the 1212 does look dependable and easy to use, as a basic model beep and dig machine its probably pretty decent.
what i read about it too, being comparable to the Compadre. But they work at way different Khz. The Compadre is 12 and the Fisher is only 4+ so the Compadre should have an advantage on small gold. But it should be an ok machine for the money. Thanks for the Reply.
Not sure what you paid for the lil' Fisher, I got me a Compadre off craigslist just before Christmas '08 for $75 in new with tags condition. I have found the only gold ring with it...I like the way that the Tesoro's can mask iron and still hit on coins/jewelery. It freakin' amazing. Lightning quick recovery speed, and its a fun machine. With the 5.75 coil, its amazing on tot lots...good lcuk with this Fisher...Beep/dig machines are OLDE SKOOL...
Pretty Old School that is.:biggrin: I wanted a Tesoro but found this and an Ace 250 so bought them instead. I also have a Bounty Hunter Discovery 2200 that is up for sale. If i really like the Fisher i will sell the Ace, (it has both the 6X9" and 9X12" coil, carrying case, and rain cover), and look for a Tesoro.