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74 of 76 people found this review helpful:
Mar 17, 2008
After a trip to the doctor 2 years ago, I found out I had high blood pressure, so the doctor told me I need to lose a few pounds. I bought my Ace 150 to get me out of the house and get some much needed exercise.
On my first day out, I was really impressed with the performance of the Ace. I turned on the machine, set it in jewelry mode and started searching a local school yard and the results were amazing. I found $2 in clad coins, one wheat penny and two ladies Avon rings.
Not bad for a low priced detector. Since then I have found hundreds of clad and silver coins and 5 other rings, including a wedding ring a lady lost on our trip to the beach. I searched for less than five minutes in the dry sand before getting a signal. The meter was bouncing between nickel and pull tab. I dug down about 3 inches and pulled out a beautiful ring encrusted with diamonds. With tears of joy, she and her husband were very thrilled to get the ring back. Seeing their faces was well worth the price I paid for the detector.
I have also lost a few pounds, and my blood pressure has been steadily declining since I started detecting. I high recommend the Ace 150 detector to beginners and old pro's alike. Thanks Garrett for making an affordable machine that has great results!
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6 months to 2 years
Mar 20, 2008
I currently have a Garrett Ace 150 that I got for my birthday last January. Actually, my wife bought it for me. I like the Ace 150. It's a nice detector for the money. Of course we bought the detector online from Kellyco. My biggest disappointment with the 150 is that pull tabs and screw caps consistently show as coins or jewelry. I wish it had better discrimination. I love the fact that it is very lightweight.
I'm retired, so I spend between 10 and 20 hours per week searching for that great find. So far my finds have all been modern coins, a few cheap rings and a silver earring with a fire opal setting. I also found a 1982 square silver Iraqi 50 fils coin?
Currently, I detect at a local county beach park. It was a beach resort/retreat that was extremely popular from 1895 until sometime in the 40's. I thought this would be a great place to detect (coins, jewelry and who knows what else). After talking to some more senior locals, I learned that the original beach area is about 10 feet under the current beach sand. It seems that the county maintenance crews dump and spread loads of beach sand there every year. The resort had a ballroom, mercantile, boardwalk, small carnie and cabin rentals. I'm sure there has to be loads of treasure under there.......but so deep down, now.
There is another county park I have frequented that is close by. It was a family homestead purchased in 1878 or so. In 1898, a house was built on the site, orchards were planted. The old homestead was donated to the county sometime in the 40's. The house burned down in 1964 and wasn't rebuilt. The house site is buried under thick, heavy blackberry bushes. I was able to locate 2 old dump sites, but all I've found there were some old, rusted disintegrated jar lids and broken glass. Found some old metal pieces I think may be old farm tool debris.
I’m sure I could find many older treasures with a better detector. I've often looked at the Whites DFX, but could only drool over it. I have plenty of time and enjoy this hobby so much. But I need a better discriminating and deeper searching metal detector. Then I'm sure I could find those treasures that I want so badly to discover.
I would recommend the Garrett Ace 150. It is a very adequate detector.
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Apr 3, 2008
I purchased the Garrett Ace 150 metal detector as my first detector. I had always been an outdoors person and loved exploring. I chose the Ace 150 because of its cheap price, selling around $150, and its big easy to read digital LCD screen. When I received the Ace 150 I quickly watched the included instructional DVD.
Even though the Ace 150 is one of the most affordable metal detectors out there it out preforms many detectors 3 times its cost. The Ace 150 is very light to hold and I even was able to pack it in my luggage! The Ace 150 has a pretty cool LCD screen that shows the coin depth, coin modes and sensitivity. Another great thing about the Ace 150 is the Tone ID feature. The Tone ID feature helps identify different metal objects. When the detector is over a coin the Ace 150 will beep differently than when it is over a pulltab or scrap. The depth meter is pretty accurate but is not always correct. The size of the object being detected sometimes screws with the LCD indicator. It may show a coin at 6 inches, when its actually only 2 inches down.
With the Ace 150 I found about 200 coins and some old relics. The Ace 150 is a great detector for a first time detectorist or part time hobbyist, who wants a very cheap, easy to use detector with cool features. I would give the Ace 150 four stars!
East Meadow, Ny
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Mar 18, 2008
This review is on my very first detector, the Garrett Ace 150. I still use this detector on a regular basis. I've found enough coins with this detector to actually pay for the new Garrett Ace 250, which I purchased this past year. The Ace 150 was finding coins for the very instant I started using it. The search was just the right size for searching out coins and Jewelry.
I've used this in almost every condition one can use a detector in. It works great on the beach as well as in school yards and open fields. I would recommend this detector for beginners. In fact I have started my thirteen year old grandson using this very model. He actually likes it more than my new one. He also started finding coins right of the get go.
I used this detector to locate a platinum ring for a doctor who had lost it while attending his sons’ baseball game. He gave me his name and address, and then I left to return to the spot he lost his ring. After about a half hour search, I found it in four inch high grass. I then boxed it up and sent to the good doctor. He was kind enough in turn rewarded me with a check for a hundred dollars. I have also found a hearing aid at the local school yard. When I turned that into the school, they matched it up to a young lady that had lost it. I got a great thank you card which was worth more than money. I was so happy that she got it back. The family wasn't very well off, and getting the hearing aid back was a blessing to them.
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