Metal Detector Reviews Total # Reviews = 5
Average Rating = 4.80 / 5
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Apr 8, 2008
The Fisher 1225X is a very easy detector to operate. It is as automatic as you can get. Just turn it on and set your discrimination to what you want to cancel out. For a beginner or even as a backup detector this is a great detector. It has good depth for the money and only one tone. It is simply a silent running motion detector. Just scan the ground, and according to where you set your discrimination, you can sweep, beep, and dig. You also has the flexibility to change to a different coil size, either smaller or larger than a factory installed coil.
In trashy sites a small coil will allow you to pick coin out of trash. In open.less trashy sites a larger coil will allow you to cover more ground quickly. Also it will give you more depth. This detector will also work good on the beach, whereas some detectors can't handle the salt or minerals from the ocean well. By turning the discrimination knob with you thumb,you can hunt with low discrimination, and by turning the knob, you will learn where different trash drops out and will dig very little trash, while picking up coins and jewelry.
Overall I would say it is rugged simplicity at it's best. I have found countless coins and jewelry with mine and when I want to relax and do some detecting, I pick up the 1225. I t is very light weight and easy on the arms and wrists. You can detect for hours without tiring. It may not be the best detector out there, but for the money I don't see how you could ever go wrong with a Fisher 1225. In a category where most beginner detectors are priced, the 1225 is in a different class. I have never had a minutes worth of trouble with mine, and I used it solely for years.
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Mar 20, 2008
I have always been interested in the Civil War... even as a small child of 8, I begged my parents to take me to see the battlefields in VA (which they did). So, it was with great excitement that I purchased my first detector - a Fisher 1225X, and headed to KY on my first ever relic hunt.
It was a clear, nice day, and I got permission to dig a blockhouse site. I could see the remnants of the blockhouse foundation, and even a few rifle pits. There was no sign of the site ever having been disturbed. So, I waded in, and began to detect...
I spent six hours that first day, and found not a single relic! So, I had spent all the time I had, and it was time to drive the seven hours back home to NE Ohio. I surmised that a good deal of relic hunting is luck, and also, that I needed to learn to use the detector a bit more. I practiced and practiced until I could discriminate out trash and iron, and I also took the time to further research the site.
Only being able to go on a trip once per year, I eagerly awaited the return of summer, and I was off again to the same site... everything was right where I left it, and it was still undisturbed. So, I started hunting again, and this time, within two hours, I found my first ever relic, a three ring bullet. I will never, ever, forget the feeling I had when I pulled it out of the ground and looked at it; I almost cried I was so excited. It was an important moment in my life where I got to shake hands with history, and I will never, ever forget it. I found three more bullets that day.
I was able to go back twice more to that spot, and using my trusty Fisher, I found more bullets, and a beautiful Union Kepi device (hunting horn), which I almost did not dig, as the signal was very weak, and which I almost crushed as I was searching through the dirt, grabbing for the relic hidden within. If I had squeezed harder, I would have destroyed it, but luck was on my side, and it is complete and beautiful, and my prized artifact in a glass case.
It was soon after that my son came along, and my trips to KY came to an end. Now, years later, I am able to get back into the hobby, and am looking forward to purchasing a new detector (I sold the Fisher). I am also looking forward to meeting new friends, and finally getting back to the relics I love.
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Mar 18, 2008
I’m a metal detectorist.
I have almost 30 years of treasure hunting and metal detecting. I feel I have something to share with those individuals who are new to, or considering these pursuits.
It is no secret to any metal detectorist that many detectors are purchased every year by the uninformed who visualize a machine with mythic qualities that will deliver riches to their doorstep. Closets across the nation are the final resting spots for so many fine detectors that are never given a chance to show their worth. Often it is a case of "too much machine” for the initiate - resulting in operational frustration and thus ending any chance for the learning-curve of experience to be developed.
In today’s MD market we have many fine choices over a wide price range. Choosing a Detector can be somewhat overwhelming given the variables. Many of these machines are highly complex and can be quite intimidating. But for someone wanting to break into the world of metal detecting, or looking for a really competent machine in a modest price range, I would recommend the Fisher 1225X in a heartbeat.
Here is a detector that combines super light weight with spectacular performance and depth capability for the price. I’m not talking programmable modes and graphic meters. Sometimes there are so many electronic variables that the operator is inundated with decisions to make before getting down to business. This machine is based on a concept of respectable power combined with functional simplicity to offer the operator instant usability. While every machine built demands a certain degree of operator acclimatization, the 1225X excels in an uncomplicated, more intuitive operation that is so desirable, especially for the novice detectorist.
The 1225X is a comfortable machine to use hours on end. It is graced with only 3 controls: discrimination, sensitivity and pinpoint. Operation and adjustment couldn’t be easier. The audio response reacts clearly too even faint targets while the disc adjust is predictable and easy to learn. Since there are no lights or meters to attend to, the operator can focus entirely on the ground, and rely on the dependable audio signals to give a picture of the target acquired. The normal search mode is motion with optional variable discrimination. The pinpoint mode is an all metal with no motion configuration. This unit runs on two to nine volt batteries that insert at the back of the control housing.
The only negatives of this machine are that the nylon locknut on the telescoping shaft could be re-designed for greater dependability. I’ve also found that there’s a tendency for the unit to be inadvertently turned to on while in the storage bag. Now, I just remove the batteries while in storage or transport to prevent that power loss.
That’s about it, pure simplicity with ergonomic design and respectable power. I have to give the Fisher 1225X the full compliment of 5 stars, it’s a winner!
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