The thing I like best about the F19 is the control it gives me over the hunt. When I ground cancel I get a comprehensive picture of the soil conditions with the 3 digit ground phase number and 7 segment FE304 graph. Then the F19 presents me with an easy to select menu of 4 discrimination tools that lets me customize the response. The V-Break, Iron Volume, Notch, and Disc can be used individually or combined with any of the others to create an instrument specific for my site conditions and the targets Iím after. When I tie all that in with an easy-to-see display, the fast response and hard hitting 19kHz operating frequency, all packed into an easy-to-swing, lightweight package, I could see where I might need an adjustable red backlight. I have found the F19 to be a very easy detector to like.
Shortly after trading my
detector up to the F75, I made a special trip with
my buddy to an old school built around 1900. We
were very excited to hunt this new property assuming
we would find some pre-1900 coins. After unloading
our machines we headed to the front of the school
only to find numerous plugs where someone had already
After seeing all the plugs
my buddy headed to a different location, but I decided
to hunt the area anyway. In less than 10 minutes
I heard my first high tone and to my amazement a
silver mercury dime at less than 4” deep came
to light. Now some may think, 4 inches is not a
deep coin, but where it was located surprised me
to say the least because not five inches away was
a plug that the previous hunter had dug, and who
knows what they found.
A few minutes later I got
another high tone and out came another silver, but
this time a Roosevelt. After these two finds I slowed
down and decided to hunt around each of the visible
plugs left by the prior hunter. My method proved
to be a very good tactic because within an hour
I had recovered many more coins that were next to
or in the actual plug. I was so surprised I had
to stop and think about what I was witnessing.
Could the prior hunter have
been so careless, or was my success possible because
of my new F75 metal detector?
Careful study revealed the
F75 had some very special properties. It could separate
adjacent targets extremely fast even when they were
less than an inch apart. I experimented with each
target before recovery and found over half the targets
had something else in the hole that would normally
mask the good signals. But every time the Fisher
F75 hit on each one and gave just enough audio to
warrant a closer examination, which turned into
more finds. Now I knew why so many targets were
left by the prior hunter.
Over the next several hunts
I recovered countless coins and nonferrous targets
at depths of over 8”. Most coins were co-located
with other items which were usually iron. These
experiences boosted my confidence in using the machine
and my recovery rate increased many times over.
So, the next time you're
out with your F75 and locate a deeper target that
you might have missed on another day, stop and rotate
around the target prior to digging and see if there
is a reason why you missed it from a prior hunt.
You might just learn something of value like I did.
F-5 is the first metal detector I have ever purchased.
New to the hobby. I did a fairly good amount of
research before chosing this detector. It is more
than I expected. I am totally pleased with this
next purchase will probably be my son for the Gold
Bug II. If not him, then me.
you for a super product.
1985 a friend and myself were hunting a civil war
camp, he was using a Fisher [ can’t remember
which model ] I was using a different brand. We
both found a lot of relics. As
time went by he was finding a lot more than I was.
On one of our last hunts we werewalking
and he got a signal, it was loud an clear, I said
let me see if I can hear it with my unit, needless
to say I got nothing not even a click. I’ve
been using Fishers ever since.
the proud owner of a 1266—1270—F75—F75LTD.
and sweet, here’s what I have to say about
the F75 LTD. With a special thank you to Dave Johnson,
John Gardiner and everyone else who had a hand in
this amazing detector:
Ltd is the first detector I've owned that was a
MAJOR improvement over what I had before, although
I never had the original F75.
I'm no high
roller, and I agonized long and hard over whether
to put out the $ for the LTD. Now that I have I
can tell you I have absolutely no regrets.
talk you hear about not that much difference in
detecting capability between different models, I
used to believe it.
I know better
just had to send you an email to say thanks for all
your input. I really enjoy reading your insights to
the LTD and what fisher is up to. Really looking forward
to what the future holds!
also had to tell you how super pleased I am with the
LTD. I really like the F75, but this machine is what
I've been looking for! I am finding alot of stuff
with it and will post pictures in a couple of weeks.
We found an old ball park and have found literally
dozens of silver coins and hundreds of wheat cents.
I've really taken the time to learn this machine and
man is it hot! In my dirt, I run it in BP, 21 disc
and sensitivity around 50 and it runs silent, but
bangs loud and clear up to a foot deep on good targets
and even nickels. I did learn that the amount of sensitivity
makes a huge difference, because if the sensitivity
is too high I think it reflects from the ground back
to the machine and actually reduces the sensitivity.
I've played around with it allot and for my ground
50 is where the coins ring the loudest and deepest.
I've also played around with CL a bit and it gets
and additional 2-3" nice and clear. Just takes
a little getting used to as it takes a moment to reset,
so I don't swing it too fast. I usually use it to
confirm something that I've found in BP.
have also switched to DE from both boost modes and
there really is a big difference. I found a nice 1926
standing liberty quarter the other night that was
at least 8" deep and in DE is was a barely audible
"dit dit", but in BP is was stronger and
clearer and in CL it was loud and solid.
long story short I just wanted to give my personal
thanks to you and the folks at Fisher for making a
killer machine. I will post pictures when I get the
up the good work!
again “Thank you” and all involved in
the repair department. I appreciate your good work
& prompt return. My Gold Bug II – I miss
when not with me. I continue to promote G.B.II to
all interested in prospecting; it has found gold for
me. I will buy a G.B.III should one be made.
was at the last Diggin' in Va relic hunt (28 Oct-1
Nov) and attended a clinic hosted by Kim Cox. As part
of that I received a Fisher hat, and wanted to thank
you for that and for your sponsorship. I am a fairly
new owner of an F75, and am very please with my purchase.
I'm telling all my friends about it, and encouraging
them to consider one for themselves. Based on my finds
at "hunted out" sites, I won't have to do
too much convincing. Again, thanks for your support.
Dancy - Bill D. (VA) on the forums
a true believer in the F75 and I want everyone to
know just how good the machine is. I've had a Garrett
and two Tesoro's in the past and can say the F75 will
beat anything out there when it comes to finding lost
items. The guys I hunt with think I some kind of super
treasure hunter because I don't mind hunting behind
them, but I've explained to them it's mostly the F75
from netherland and i would lett you see my shirt
that i wear when i seek with my fisher f4 It’s
a fine detector en I would never something others
than a fisher You see a happy customer and that’s
the best there is Also I make a lot of advertisement
for fisher en gelan on the website pieppiep .nl It’s
a hobby detector site in Holland with almost 2000
Ruud vd bosch - Holland
September 14th, 2009
You guys are the best!
thanks to Felix for the outstanding repair and fast
return shipping on my F4. Long story short - Since
I lost my F4 due to failure, I purchased a competitors
detector (White's M6) for a backup and I hated it.
I won't blast another brand but let me say, I 'grew
up' using their products and was highly disappointed
in the last 2 detectors from them. I will never buy
another one. It seems no matter how much you spend,
they always recommend the 'next step up' - $700 is
a lot of money and I should have been satisfied.
sent the M6 on it's way and bought a brand new F5
as a main machine and relegated the F4 to a backup.
F5 is amazing. My first find was a '62 Rosie dime
at a newer church across the street from me.
I went back to a spot where I found a nice Mercury
dime about a year ago. I've returned there a few times
with other machines and found nothing more - until
I took my new F5 and started pulling silver from the
nasty, garbage filled ground.
this F5! Lemme tell ya, I am CONVERTED. Until "W"
and the other manufacturers can produce a machine
that is as well behaved, affordable and powerful as
the Fishers, I will never, ever consider another brand.
job on the F5 and keep up the good work. This hobby
has provided me with an immense amount of pleasure
and the Fisher detectors only make it that much more
me know if you're hiring - I'd LOVE to move to Texas
and work for you guys!
I am writing
to thank you for creating the best metal detector I've
owned and used to date... the Fisher F-75 Limited. I
purchased one on October 17, 2009. THIS MACHINE IS AMAZING!
the machine was very easy; the instructions were clear
and simple to follow. Right away, I was impressed with
the look and feel of the detector. Reading the manual,
I was confident I could quickly learn to use the F-75
and I primarily search for revolutionary and civil war
relics. We live in Virginia and are fortunate to have
permission to hunt several private properties producing
great relic finds. In addition to the new F-75 Limited,
we own two Fisher CZ-5 detectors, one which replaced
an old Fisher 1266.
as the F-75 Limited was assembled, we drove to a site
hunted for several years with the Fisher CZ-5's. Lately,
it had become quite difficult to find anything and we
were beginning to think the site was "hunted out".
We were definitely wrong about that! Ground balancing
the new detector was simple; there was thick ground
cover, so I tried the "boost process" with
a few tweaks elsewhere. The F-75 Limited detected many
relics in just a short time at this site. In less than
one hour, I dug civil war-era bullets and buttons at
14 and 15 inches deep. I could not believe the ease
of use, depth and accuracy provided by the F-75 Limited.
you for continuing to produce quality products, and
especially, the F-75 Limited. Your dedication and great
products have enriched our lives with hours of fun and
excitement. Great job on the Fisher F-75 Limited!
DENNIS and LINDA TRAVIS