Fisher F4 Metal Detector Review

A serious metal/treasure hunter does not look for just a metal detector. They look for an MD that has the qualities that they desire. That metal sensor that is easy to use, lightweight and can sweep their yard the whole day without making them mind-numbingly bored. The Fisher F4 metal detector could fit in such a category.

I have been involved in a tireless study of the features of different, metal detectors over the past few months. Great sensors have an excellent sensitivity, discrimination and the best depth of detection. The Fisher F4 Metal Detector Review below is set to ascertain the position of the Fisher F4 concerning the expectations of the best detectors. Read on:

Fisher F4 Metal Detector Review

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High deep-seeking auto tune with manual ground balance

This capability helps your detector to neutralize the highly mineralized soils. That way, the penetration of the detection is improved and in a great deal. In short, the sensitivity of the MD is adjusted to combat the electronic interference that the detector may be subjected to when it is passed over highly mineralized soils.

Such an adjustment makes it possible for the detector to scan metals that are found in deeper locations and thus happiness for the user. Pull tubs, iron, silver, coins and dimes will all be detected using this machine.

Pin Pointer with a numeric depth readout

One-touch pinpoint allows you to recognize how deep your target lies. In this case, only the desired items are detected. That gives you an advantage over someone who uses a similar product that doesn’t have this capability. That is because you, unlike them, will not have to dig anyhow. You will always be aware of the depth before digging.

The sensitivity functionality of the detector also serves as a booster of the extent to which metals can be detected. Small coin-sized objects can be detected up to a depth of 8 inches. With this Fisher F4 Metal Detectors, all shallowly buried small objects are at your disposal.

Excellent display and the Visual target ID

To differentiate between metal targets detected during the hunting exercise. There is an exemplary digital target ID of 11 segment which helps you to distinguish between trash and treasure. There is an LCD, which has a central conductivity ID. There is an arrow that indicates which type of target has been detected thus making the identification exercise worryingly easy.

On the left side of the conductivity, ID is a depth gauge that is calibrated in increments of 2 inches. This gauge indicates the approximate depth of the target. It’s undeniable that you will be worried about the level of the batteries shortly after you begin hunting. There is a battery level indicator that helps you to achieve that.

4-tone audio ID

During the hunting exercise, you will always hear four different sounds to imply different metals have been detected. You can differentiate between the metals easily. Additionally, it is extremely useful for you to look at a 2-digit numeric target ID scale. It begins with 0 to 99 range, and the readout can give you a close approximation of the likely ID of the metal detected.

Once a metal is detected by the axial DD bi -axial search coil, the signal is transmitted to the control panel, and the internal speaker produces a tone that notifies you of which kind it is. The detector has an efficient headphone jack, and you can plug your headphones anytime to better your perception of the tones produced.

Notch control and other discrimination modes

The notch mode helps you to identify and ignore trash. When you to hunt for metals, you know what you want and what you do not want to collect. The notch mode separates trash from treasure and this way you can pick what you need. The All-Metal Discrimination mode gives you the opportunity all metals that you can find in an abandoned area, your yard or on the beach.

You will have a wide selection list of metals from which choose. The modes prevent you from digging the ground only to shovel out undesired items.

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What We Liked

  • The MD has an extra search model that advances its ground coverage.
  • It is light and has incredible balance.
  • A supportive padding on the armrest of the detector makes it easy to use.
  • It has a sturdy shaft that doesn’t flex with the occasional swings during the hunting exercise.

What We Didn’t Like

  • The padding on the handle of the detector can scratch after many days of service.

Features at a Glance

  • Deep seeking autotune/ manual ground balance.
  • Excellent visual display and visual target ID.
  • Pin pointer with a calibrated depth readout.
  • An 11’’ waterproof bi-axial search coil.
  • The notch control and other discrimination modes.

Product Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 11.2 x 40 inches.
  • Item Weight: 4.7 pounds.
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds.
  • Manufacturer: First Texas.
  • Batteries: 2 9V batteries required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the detector usable in water or wet areas?
You can use your detector in water and wet areas because it has a waterproof search coil. However, you should not wet the control unit.

Q: Does the detector come with a user guide and a DVD to explain some of the functionalities?
It comes with a user guide that gives instructions on how you can use it. Sadly, there is no DVD or CD accompanied with the manual.

Final Verdict

The detector is highly recommended to you if you are into relic hunting, shooting for coins or beach hunting. It will come in as a handy machine for you anytime. If you are already a serious beachcomber or an avid relic hunter, it is easy to use and has all those qualities that an experienced metal and treasure seeker will love their MD to have.

The detector is easy to use- it has come to be identified as that 'turn on -and- go' metal detector. You can’t only give away the trust you will develop in this detector after a short usage period. It is excellent, and every seasoned pro will recommend it to a starter or a die hard lover of old buried treasure and any metal detecting hobbyist.

Oren Liebermann

I started metal detecting 4 years ago as my hobby. I think it’s the smartest hobby for the people of any age. I also get benefited many times by finding expensive and ancient metals. So I decided to start my blog to motivate you guys in metal detecting hobby.

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