Right ya'arr. I took it out for a short field test and I have to say it works a treat. It can detect a piggy halfpenny from 3 inches but especially it does what it's supposed to do, to pinpoint the target in the plug or in the earth. I deliberately dug a few junk targets to see how it works and it does that well. The only gripe I have with it is the vibration...is it necessary at all? I mean, it beeps loudly, and vibration only drains the battery quicker. And the light? Well, I do some detecting in wooded areas and it can be very shaded to the point of being very dim, so the light is required when probing into a 10 inch deep hole. I will have to use it for a few months before I'm totally satisfied but in summary, its the Ronseal of pinpointers. And for €39 and only 3 week delivery time.
Have a squint at this video, this guy (UK) is in lust with his.
GO POINTER..I eventually got mine.. and absolutely no problems with it.. sensitive enough and a hardy thing for scraping the ground.. One thing to say if you don't use a good battery it goes mental... constantly beebs for nothing.. I cursed it into the ground.. but changed the battery (Duracell) in my M.D. and had a two pack put the other in the pointer.. bingo.. we're up and running again.. Great little pointer for €30..
Patience needed..rewards will come with time served..
Paddy what's the latest feedback on your GP Pointer, I might be in the market for something cheap as a starter pointer. Is it living up to expectation and what are your thoughts on waterproof ability?
I bring it out on every hunt since I got it and use it if the target is small and hard to pinpoint with the detector or to see where the blooming thing is in the hole I'm digging deeper and deeper. It works very well I have to say. I can't say how waterproof it is but I don't intend to find out. The internet speak about it says "it's waterproof up to the button, after that beware!"
Gp pointer is absolutely fine. Waterproof up to speaker hole. I did supertune mine,but don't bother anymore. It works perfectly fine the way it is. I can totally recommend it for the price. I've used mine about 3 months and I have it attached the the detector,I don't carry it on my belt. It works an absolute treat.