the new coinmaster

#22
I just picked up a Coinmaster pro. It has three tone ID and Smart Notch.
It is very simple to use. It is so light weight you do not need the velcro arm band; although I purchased one for $1.95. I also added a coil cover.
My experience is with the Surfmaster Dual Field. The DF rings on everything and recovers very very fast. When pinpointing with the CM Pro you have to slow down. Also the swing speed needs to be slower. The CM Pro works a little slower then the DF. I run it in discrimination with the Smart Notch allowing nickle back in.
Results from first outing.
Ground had lots of iron and foil so disc. was a must. My DF went nuts.
I found a dime in less then a minute.
When the copper penny light up it was most often a big chunk of aluminum(soda can) target size was the give away.
I got it ringing between zinc penny and a quarter. I found a quarter and then a zinc penny 2 inches away.
Found nothing of valve but recovered 61 US clad cents in short order.
Without disc the time spent would have been painful

My next trip is to the salt beach to see how it works in dry/wet sand next to the DF. I just can't get it underwater.
The paperwork says it is water resistant. I believe that claim is pure BS as nothing is sealed. Not the battery compartment, not the speaker vents, only the membrane key pad. Don't get wet, don't try to use it in the rain. Hell I don't even think it will like the salt air. I have got to rig something up to keep the blowing sand out of it let alone water.
Seems like a keeper and the grandchilden can help discriminate the DF beeps in the dry sand.
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#25
I just bought the coinmaster. Still waiting for it to come. I could have also gone for the coinmaster pro, but again it would have been Tone ID. I had the Ace 250, but with that it is a fast swing, and I had a hard time reading the meter, and I can't hear the tone differences. I went for the basic coinmaster. It is preety much turn on and hint. A slower swing means I won't skip over areas as much as a faster swing would. Also it gives me the depth that I like to see, and I hope it is silent search. The only tone I want to hear is when I hit a target. This is far from my first detector, but will probably be my best.. I have had the Ace 250, Classic ID, Prizm IV, and a C & G Bobcat. I think I like White's the best. I loved the Classic ID i had, only it didn't have depth. I used to dig a penny at over 12" all of the time, and when the coil passed over the spot.. It was right on.
 

steve07

Well-Known Member
#28
Do Tell...

My coinmaster is here. Looks real good. havn't tried it out yet, but when that time comes.. I will give a review of it here.. Al
I think people are getting confused between the new Coinmaster ($179) and Coinmaster Pro ($279) (That's MSRP by-the-way) That means you can get them cheaper then that...

The Coinmaster Pro is comparable to the Ace 250 and according to some surpasses it...

Adjusting MD's is possible on most of them but not recommended. If you don't know what you are doing you can really put them out of whack. There are adjustment "Pots" on most of the electronic boards inside MD's.
That's why they don't tell everyone about them, as it is Human Nature to be Curious and mess with things they don't understand...
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#29
I bought the coinmaster. ( not the Pro ) Can't hear the tones. The Pro has a Tone ID. Wish the coinmaster had a Smart Notch like the pro, but oh well. I paid $159 for a brand new one from a store going out of business. Has every thing I need. Even looks like there is a coil cover on it. I had the Ace 250. I sold it to buy this one. I will compare how this one is to the 250..
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#30
Ok. I took out the New coinmaster out for the first time for about an hour. I did my yard. I had done it before with the Ace 250 I had. I like this one so much better. I dug everything it hit to check to make sure. Hit a nail.. it was a nail. Pop tab.. Pop tab. I hit on a penny at 4". At 4" it was a penny. Then I hit a quarter. Over the same spot I had gone with the Ace I hit nothing. I dug done 5" and found a quarter. I get little blips when it goes over trash, but the swing is slow enough that you can see just what it is. I think this is the best machine for me. Takes 2 9 Volt batteries, but it still seems light. There is no arm strap, but with the other machines I have owned.. I never used them. I also like the fact that when I pinpoint with the coinmaster.. It is dead center in the hole. With the Ace 250.. I had to hunt for a "X" on the coil. I set the Sens. down to 3 bars, and Des. to just nails. Seems to work just fine. There is still time this year to go out, and I want to see just I can find in this yard.. I am glad I got this machine. Very high quailty, and I didn't pay a arm and a leg to get it. This will probably be that last machine I will own. it has everything I need.. Al
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#32
Yes. It worked good, and the depth meter seemed right on. Going to hit the yard again tomorrow. It was hitting left wnd right, and true to just what it was, and at the right depth. No more annoying loud beeps for everythong. Just little blips. When you pass over a good target you get a loud beep.
 

bootybay

Well-Known Member
#33
boy am I glad you finally found one ya like, I sure know that one.. if I had half the money I spent on detectors I didnt like after I got em..I would be rich.
 

steve07

Well-Known Member
#34
I didn't click the button.....

boy am I glad you finally found one ya like, I sure know that one.. if I had half the money I spent on detectors I didnt like after I got em..I would be rich.
I was tempted to hit the "Thanks" button.

Thanks bootybay, I fully agree with your statement!!!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#35
I liked the classic id, but ddn't like the fact that I never knew how deep it was. The ace 250 would tell you how deep, but it was off, and not in that spot. The coinmaster is dead on for everything. I can't belive that when it said tab. It ws tab. Hn it swid nickle. It was a nifkle, and not another tab.
 

pennystock

Well-Known Member
#36
Ok. I took out the New coinmaster out for the first time for about an hour. I did my yard. I had done it before with the Ace 250 I had. I like this one so much better. I dug everything it hit to check to make sure. Hit a nail.. it was a nail. Pop tab.. Pop tab. I hit on a penny at 4". At 4" it was a penny. Then I hit a quarter. Over the same spot I had gone with the Ace I hit nothing. I dug done 5" and found a quarter. I get little blips when it goes over trash, but the swing is slow enough that you can see just what it is. I think this is the best machine for me. Takes 2 9 Volt batteries, but it still seems light. There is no arm strap, but with the other machines I have owned.. I never used them. I also like the fact that when I pinpoint with the coinmaster.. It is dead center in the hole. With the Ace 250.. I had to hunt for a "X" on the coil. I set the Sens. down to 3 bars, and Des. to just nails. Seems to work just fine. There is still time this year to go out, and I want to see just I can find in this yard.. I am glad I got this machine. Very high quailty, and I didn't pay a arm and a leg to get it. This will probably be that last machine I will own. it has everything I need.. Al
awesome....nice write-up and glad its a great fit for you.......
 

westgateblvd

Well-Known Member
#37
Best one for me.. Can't figure out all of them knobs, and flipping switches.. i just a machine to cme on and go, and WORK.. This one does it all.
 
#38
Coinmasters are adjustable? I do know that the one I use will give a low pitched beep when I swing it over a large sheet of iron.
 
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