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Steve Field tests the new Explorer 8.
THE DEPTH IS UNREAL ON THIS NEW MARK 8........BUT F**K DIGGING 8 FOOT FOR A SHOT GUN CARTRIDGE !!!!!!


NEXT MONTHS ISSUE........I TEST THE XP GOLD MAX 47.
Bloody False Signal !!
This is an old picture when there were no restrictions on digging. The restriction now is 1.5m issued via the P.L.A
THE NEW TED FLETCHER GLASSES (SEEN FOR SALE IN BOTH MAGS ) WHICH MAKE THINGS LOOK BIGGER !!!, TO HELP YOU SEARCH THE 4 SHORE........ WILL BE TESTED BY SAULS WIFE IN THE BEDROOM,   USING SAUL (OUR CLUB MEMBER...VERY APT..."MEMBER") AS HER MODEL...... (CARRY ON SYNDROME GOING ON HERE !!!)

LETS HOPE ITS A WARM NIGHT.....FOR THE OLD CHAP !! ONCE AGAIN VERY APT (OLD CHAP!)

RESULTS TO FOLLOW SOON........DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH..........
YOU COULD'NT MAKE IT UP !!!!
WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT !!!.......I DID THIS FOR A LAUGH, AND SAUL CAME TO THE CLUB NIGHT AND SAID TESS WAS PREGNANT !!!! THE GLASSES REALLY WORK...........MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE FINDING A NEEDLE IN A HAY STACK FOR THE POOR WOMAN !!!!
XP 47
PRODUCT REVIEW
YES, YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR IT !!! AND YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE REPORT.......ITS HERE AT LAST,   ITS THE "XP 47" WHAT A BEAST OF A MACHINE !!!

CHECK OUT THE FULL SPEC BELOW............
OPERATING MODES: WE'VE GOT THE "ON" BUTTON WHICH IS A NEW CONCEPT AND WOULD BE NICE TO BE SEEN ON SOME OF THE NEWER MACHINES COMING ON TO THE MARKET TODAY.........JUST PRESS THE "ON" BUTTON AND THE XP SRINGS TO LIFE "I LOVED THIS OPTION"
WEIGHT: THERE IS A SLIGHT NIGGLE (FROM ME !!) ON THIS ONE.......AS THE "ON AND OFF" BUTTONS ARE 6 INCHES IN DIA SO THE WEIGHT OF THE MACHINE IS SLIGHTLY HEAVY,   AT 220 POUNDS ITS A TAD HEAVY......BUT A HARNESS CAN BE WORN BY YOUR WIFE WHILE YOU DETECT, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT MARRIED......A DONKEY CAN BE HIRED FROM YOUR LOCAL SANCTUARY FOR A SMALL FEE........JUST A QUICK IDEA FROM ME ABOUT THE HOUSING AND BUTTONS ( THE "ON AND OFF" !!) INSTEAD OF USING CAST BRONZE.....MAYBE THE NEW "PLASTIC" COULD HAVE BEEN USED INSTEAD ???? ITS ONLY A THOUGHT FROM ME THOUGH..........
MODE 2: THE "OFF BUTTON" THIS SCORED HIGH WITH ME AS LETS JUST SAY "YOU WANNA TURN THE XP OFF" WHAT DO YOU DO ???? ITS EASY NOW,   WITH THIS TOP OF THE RANGE, HIGH SPEC, FINGER FRIENDLY "OFF BUTTON" I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT XP HAVE REALLY THOUGHT WHAT US DETECTORISTS WANT FROM A MACHINE AND PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS..........
BATTERY TYPE / LIFE : VERY, VERY CLEVER THIS ONE FROM THE GUYS AT XP........."COAL" YEP YOU HEARD IT RIGHT COAL !!......AND AT ONLY FOUR BAGS PER TRIP,   THINK OF THE MONEY YOUR SAVING ON SILLY BATTERYS !!! ON THE TEST MY WIFE STOAKED THE "FURNACE INTAKE" WITH JUST THREE FULL BAGS,   AS I FILLED THE MACHINE WITH 900 GALLONS OF WATER.......AFTER JUST TWO HOURS,   THE PRESSURE WAS AT A GOOD ENOUGH LEVEL TO DETECT.....WITH THE WIFE TOPPING UP THE MACHINE AS WE WALKED AROUND (NOT EASY)........JUST ANOTHER IDEA HERE FROM ME ???   I WONDER IF XP COULD HAVE MADE THE PROCESS THE STOAKING AND FILLING THE WATER UP,   PLUS THE ADDED WEIGHT OF THESE TOO TOGETHER (AT 407 POUNDS),   A LITTLE BIT MORE BALANCED ON THE HARNESS,   AS MY WIFE LOOKED ILL AFTER THE FIRST FIVE HOURS OF DETECTING, BUT HEY.....WHAT DO I KNOW ??? AT LEAST THE COIL WAS'NT TOO HEAVY FOR ME TO SWING !!!!!
OPERATING FREQUENCY: ON THE SAME WAVE LENGTH AS THE SHIPPING FORECAST (IF YOU HOLD THE MACHINE AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO THE SUN) THE DIAL CAN BE CRANKED (BY A SMALL POCKET SIZE HANDLE) TO THE RIGHT FREQUENCY FOR YOU TO DETECT IN........WHATS NICE IS IF YOU OVER CRANK THE DIAL YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE ARCHERS ON THE MACHINE......(A NICE TOUCH FROM XP.)
THE ACTUAL FREQUENCY IS 1.2 HORSE POWER WHICH SHOULD PUNCH DOWN THAT SIGNAL (WITH THE RIGHT WIND) TO DEPTHS OF 2 TO THREE INCHES. I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT WITH THIS KIND OF DEPTH,   OLDER USERS SHOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT THE DIGGING ASPECT OF USING THIS MACHINE !!!!
CONCLUSION TIME !!!!
WHAT A GREAT MACHINE......I'M GOING TO INVEST IN ONE OF THESE MACHINES STRAIGHT AWAY.........MY WIFE HAS SAVED UP FOR AN OPERATION THAT SHE NEEDED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS,   SO A LITTLE LONGER WONT HURT HER !......SO WITH THE MONEY,   I'M OFF TO THE LOCAL DETECTOR SHOP TO BUY THIS GREAT MACHINE !!.......AND ON A GOOD NOTE THE BLISTER'S ON MY WIFES BACK ARE HEALING AND SHE'S SLEEPING BETTER !!!! WHAT A MACHINE .........AS A LAST NOTE,   A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE SE'Z HE CAN CONVERT MY WIFES WHEELCHAIR TO SPREAD THE LOAD OF THE MACHINE,   BUT IT WILL NEED ALL TERRAIN TYRES FOR THE FIELD (A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR HER HAPPINESS !!!!!)
STANDARD SEARCH COIL: WHAT MORE CAN I SAY !!!..........NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT AN AIR TEST MEANS NOTHING AT ALL IN THIS GAME,   BUT (AND YOU WONT BELEVE THIS !!) I USED A MASSIVE EDWARD V1 SILVER CROWN AND WAVING IT ABOVE THE COIL AT 3/4 OF AN INCH I GOT NOTHING.....HOWS THAT FOR EXTREME DEPTHS EH ????
I THEN RUBBED IT AGAINST THE BOTTOM OF THE COIL......STILL NOTHING ????
SO I TOOK THE COIL COVER OFF AND I JUST HEARD A SLIGHT TONE CHANGE, AS I PUSHED THE COIN INTO THE COIL........USING SASH CRAMPS !!!!!

WHY CANT ALL MACHINES BE LIKE THIS ???? THIS PUTS THE "E" INTO EXTREME DETECTING DEPTHS........
JUST REMEMBER THE WIFE NEED'S THAT OPERATION "BUT HEY"......YOU NEED A NEW DETECTOR TOO ???
SIT DOWN AND DISCUS HER NEED'S !!!........THEN IT'S OFF TO THE LOCAL METAL DETECTOR SHOP FOR YOUR NEW MACHINE........GOOD LUCK HUNTING !!!!
HAMPSTEAD HEATH DETECTING CLUB !!!
WHERE MEN CAN MEET.....AND DETECT TOGETHER !!!
"I CAN GET GREAT DEPTH MICK" !!!
"SUCH A BIG COIL TOO TONY" !!!
CLOSET DETECTORIST'S....."TONY AND MICK".....JUST COME OUT,   AND TELL US YOU DETECT.....DONT BE ASHAMED.....IT'S NATURAL TO WANT TO DETECT !!!
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