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Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

March 17, 2020 08:02PM
You know Tony, my story is about the same. Just got back into it in 2012, with Monte's help and wealth of experience.

I'll say this. I use their high end and mainstream models, and i seem to keep pace with all the other machines on the market, year in and year out. Not bragging, just my likely skewed opinion. I've posted much of the interesting finds on this site. Schools, yards, parks, ghost towns...they've found goodies in them all. I've stuck with the brand and learned how to get the most out of them.

I'm cautious with web press as it can sink a company, and i don't think im an insider enough to know with certainly just how good or bad their designs are. I am an engineer. Electronics are complex. Been around EEs and complex designs much of my life. I dont get to see their balance sheet, and i dont know the credentials of their engineers. I know their service is great. I've gotten their machines to go 16 for 16 on the nail board. I know i found over an ounce of gold last year, and a number of neat old coins from sites that have had every make and model of machine over them for decades...including many that frequent this site. I think it's easy to get wrapped up on nuances which may not end up making much difference in the field. Kinda like todays 800 HP muscle cars. Does 0-60 a second faster than a 350HP car really matter. Probably only to a purest or die hard fanatic. Nothing wrong with that if that's your thing, but they both get down the highway at 60mph and to their destination at roughly the same time.

I for one would like to see them make it. Not easy for any company to make it for 50 years. They were an American original, and at least as far as i know, much of their hw has continued to be designed and manufactured here. I know some is going offshore, but you would have to look darn hard to find a US company doing it all here in a related field.

I don't enter the detector evangelism dialog much for reasons i just described, but decided tonight to speak kindly of what they do, give them a bit of grace, and thank them for what they continue to allow me to do.

Thanks White's!!!

Brian Walter
Subject Author Views Posted

Will there be anything new ... and useful ... from White's ...

Monte 172 February 28, 2020 07:04AM

Thought on White's ... and some advice if they are listening

Wayfarer 58 March 28, 2020 11:23AM

Re: Thought on White's ... and some advice if they are listening

NWCindy 37 March 28, 2020 10:14PM

Re: Thought on White's ... and some advice if they are listening

glabelle 41 March 28, 2020 03:43PM

Re: Thought on White's ... and some advice if they are listening

Sodbuster 26 April 06, 2020 02:23PM

My gut feeling (based on nothing really) is that White’s will be around for some time to come  N/T

Tony 54 March 17, 2020 04:58AM

I'd like to see that happen, but ....

Monte 77 March 17, 2020 06:27AM

Re: I'd like to see that happen, but ....

Tony 55 March 17, 2020 04:21PM

Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

zincoln 66 March 17, 2020 08:02PM

Re: Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

Sodbuster 46 March 18, 2020 08:42AM

Brian, a very kind and considerate write-up.

Monte 53 March 18, 2020 06:15AM

I'll keep carrying the flag as long as i have working machines...

zincoln 57 March 18, 2020 10:27AM

Re: I'll keep carrying the flag as long as i have working machines...

glabelle 48 March 18, 2020 12:31PM

Re: I'll keep carrying the flag as long as i have working machines...

OregonGregg 48 March 18, 2020 03:38PM

Memories

Remfire 46 March 18, 2020 09:51PM

Making memories in Lonesome Arch was a good start.

Monte 45 March 19, 2020 11:23AM

Re: Memories

OregonGregg 49 March 19, 2020 05:16AM

Re: Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

UtahRich 45 March 17, 2020 11:09PM

Re: Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

zincoln 37 March 18, 2020 05:35AM

Re: Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

Tony 48 March 17, 2020 09:48PM

Here in the USA, White's IS overpriced.

Monte 46 March 18, 2020 06:06AM

Re: Let's give them a hand up, and not a push down

zincoln 41 March 18, 2020 05:41AM

White's nostagia

glabelle 43 March 17, 2020 05:01PM

Re: I'd like to see that happen, but ....

glabelle 43 March 17, 2020 05:01PM

Re: Will there be anything new ... and useful ... from White's ...

jmaryt 94 February 28, 2020 11:13PM

Re: Will there be anything new ... and useful ... from White's ...

glabelle 84 February 29, 2020 08:11AM

Here's How You Do It ...

Monte 88 February 29, 2020 08:27AM

Re: Here's How You Do It ...

jmaryt 78 February 29, 2020 04:50PM

No, don't WANT to see them croak. But, the real question is ...

Monte 109 March 01, 2020 08:23AM

Re: No, don't WANT to see them croak. But, the real question is ...

jmaryt 74 March 01, 2020 07:44PM

Re: No, don't WANT to see them croak. But, the real question is ...

Monte 66 March 01, 2020 08:42PM

Re: No, don't WANT to see them croak. But, the real question is ...

jmaryt 56 March 02, 2020 10:16PM

Fixing and making, basic education to technical education.

Monte 100 March 03, 2020 02:00AM

Re: No, don't WANT to see them croak. But, the real question is ...

glabelle 61 March 01, 2020 09:44PM

Your question and comments are spot-on.

Monte 73 March 02, 2020 07:52AM

Re: Your question and comments are spot-on.

johnedoe 27 March 28, 2020 01:55PM

I kind of agree, but at the same time disagree .at least a little.

Monte 21 March 29, 2020 04:38PM

Re: Your question and comments are spot-on.

glabelle 17 March 28, 2020 03:49PM

Stay Tuned??? I did that once. All I got was 'snow' or a bunch of colorful lines and a loud noise. N/T

Monte 55 February 29, 2020 07:56AM



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