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There was one use I had for the Tesoro 'hockey puck' coil.

September 20, 2020 07:31AM avatar
That was to shorten the 'S' rod to only the grip and cap it off at the bottom of the foam grip. Then use just the very small 'hockey puck' coil and the non-metal isolator and eliminate the middle rod and the long lower rod. On the original Silver Sabre, that came out in October of '83, the metal control box was under-slung and it used a 2-piece rod system. So the rod was cut short ahead of the control box and just the isolator piece was fastened with the dinky coil .... and a very short coil cable to not have excess in the way. That would result in a 'pistol-shaped' shorty-length detector with the little coil.

This was before we had the hand-held Pinpointers of today and it made a 'pinpointer' that could be stuffed in a detecting pouch. Using the original Silver Sabre it provided all-metal detection if toggled to that setting, but otherwise, using the minimum Disc. setting, it was rejecting most nails and other Iron trash, and even some very low conductive foil, but it worked to check dirt from a plug. Handy for more open areas and not for well manicured parks and such with small, carefully dug holes.

If I were to make one today I'd use the modern 3-piece rod so the upper section would still have the rod-lock. And I'd use either a Mojave or Bandido II µMAX or Silver Sabre µMAX control housing just to have a little better GB control, as well as a broader range of Discrimination. Might just make one with the coil as it only takes one screw to remove any of the µMAX control housings and attach them to the 'pinpointer' set-up.

Monte

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hockey puck coils

dixiedigger57 109 September 18, 2020 07:58AM

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EL NINO 61 September 20, 2020 11:05AM

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EL NINO 45 September 22, 2020 12:08AM

A rough definition of a 'hockey puck coil' and when & how I use them.

Monte 62 September 19, 2020 03:53PM

There was one use I had for the Tesoro 'hockey puck' coil.

Monte 42 September 20, 2020 07:31AM

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D&P-OR 32 September 20, 2020 11:41AM

I got surprising depth with my Bandido 2 microMax and the 4 inch coil.

Hombre 44 September 19, 2020 06:21PM

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jmaryt 42 September 19, 2020 05:09PM

Nope. Some of us were using 'hockey puck' to describe Tesoro's dinky coil long before there were CZ's.

Monte 55 September 20, 2020 02:09AM

Re: Nope. Some of us were using 'hockey puck' to describe Tesoro's dinky coil long before there were CZ's.

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