Whenever you are new to the field of metal detectors, you usually have a lot of questions that you want answered. Or, you may be scared to get started using metal detectors, because you are afraid of how to use them. The good news is that I am here to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions about metal detectors. Please keep in mind that all metal detectors are a little bit different, and to know what yours can do best, you should always read the book that comes with your metal detector. By doing that you can rest assure that you are using it the right away.
One question people ask all the time about metal detectors is, “Can one metal detector really do it all?” The answer is yes and no. Most of the metal detectors that are out there can pick up on almost any metal in the ground. However, there are some metals that are harder to detect, things like gold. That being said, if you are looking for gold you are going to want a more sensitive metal detector. Of course, if you are just looking for coins, a sensitive metal detector could get on your bad side really fast, because it would pick up on all the small pieces of metal like the pull tab to a soda pop can.
Another question that gets asked a lot is, “Which metal detector is the best?” However, this question does not have a single answer. Really, all metal detectors are better at one thing more than the other. If you put them all together you would have the best one. So, really it depends on your style, and how you like to look for metal. Only you can choose the best metal detector for yourself.
Have you ever bought something that costs a lot of money, but you could not tell the different between it and something that was the same except cost less money? Well this is not going to be the same with metal detectors. In fact, I can say that you are going to get what you pay for. If you see a metal detector for $1,000 and another one for $500, then the $1,000 one is going to be better. You may say that it just looks like it has more stuff on it, but it really does. All those extra buttons are used to fine tune the metal detector. By doing that, you can be sure that you are only picking up on the stuff that you want to pick up on. Also, another commonly ask question is, “Where do I know to dig? Well, if you feel like you should not be digging in a place then you more the likely should not be there. If you do not know if you can dig in a place, then you need to ask for permission before you do so. A few places that do allow digging would be your own backyard, the beach, and most city parks. However, if you are not sure, then you should always try and get permission first.
There are a lot of different things that you can learn about metal detectors and how to use them. The best hint I can give you is to be sure to read the book that comes with our metal detector. I know that most of us just toss that kind of stuff to the side, and do not look at it unless there is a problem. However, by looking at that book, you could be saving yourself a lot of money. Do not just cast the book aside, be sure to read it. If you need anymore help, be sure to look at other sites on the internet as well.