White's Bullseye II 120mm Pinpointer
There are many pinpointers on the market and in all price ranges. Some are made by the metal detector manufacturer. They come in many shapes and sizes to suit your particular taste. You may buy a pinpointer because your buddy has a particular brand that he/she is very satisfied with and it has given them good service. Maybe you saw a forum where they said one brand was so much better than another for the buck.
Well I'm here to tell my two bucks worth about the White's Bullseye II 120mm Pinpointer. This pinpointers list price, on the White's website, is $119.95. Maybe thats more than you paid for your detector, but when you are out in the hot summer sun or out on a cold fall day, you would like to locate that target as soon as possible. Good equipment does not come cheap.
Starting off the White's Bullseye II 120mm pinpointer has great eye appeal as far as pinpointers go, some look like overgrown screwdrivers, and stiil some look like turkey basters. I think the White's looks like a pocket scanner or a two-way radio. That may be a help sometime.
This White's pinpointer is no whimp in the operational department either. It is built sturdy and can take it while tracking down those elusive targets. Push button operation, hold the button to detect, this also actuates a bright LED to illuminate the area that you are searching especially in late afternoon with the sun getting low those holes get a little on the dark side or if you are searching in the woods those shadows can be dark also. Release the button and the pinpointer is turnerd off. This can save battery life and batteries are an expense in metal detecting.
The next feature, that most pinpointers have, is the two modes of operation, the Audio Mode and the Viberate Mode. The White's pinpointer operates excellent in the Viberate Mode and thats where I use it all the time. The Audio Mode is sort of on the weak side, maybe that is ok for younger ears though. Switching between modes is very easy, as the mode switch is located inside the battery compartment, this protects the switch from water and dirt, and simply sliding back the battery cover out about a half inch you can change the switch mode by moving the switch with your car key, and then slide the battery door closed.
While we are here I should mention that this pinpointer uses a 9-volt battery and the battery life is excellent. I have had my pinpointer over one year now, and I'm still on the original battery.
The last feature is the Sensitivity adjustment, located next to the LED which is located next to the probe. Keeping this adjustment out of the way and tucked in by the LED reduces the chance of damage to this control. The one area that White,s could improve on is the drag on the Sensitivity adjustment, it moves rather easy and I find myself always checking this just in case I bumped it out of adustment while in my back pocket.
This last feature is not a White's only feature but more of a tip on using any pinpointer. Use your pinpointer for locating that lost ear ring that you/wife heard go "ping" when it got sucked up by the vacuum cleaner. Makes an easy job of probing around in that bag. OK maybe it was a coin!
This White's Bullseye II 120mm Pinpointer comes with a one year guarentee.