Fisher F19 metal detector review – all you need to know about it
Guys, I’ve never tried Fisher detectors before, because everybody is talking about Garrett, Minelab, XP detectors. That’s a nice and good models, but then I’ve started to look and read about Fisher detectors, I’ve asked some of my friends to give one of Fisher detectors to me for several days. So I want to post more about it. My first impression was like “ok, one more detector, does it have a features like my Garrett AT PRO?”. But I’ve found in some points more of the features, than Garrett or Minelab can offer to us.
Let me tell you about F19 model. First of all, Fisher has a F11, F22 and F44 models, but it doesn’t mean that Fisher F19 is somewhere between F11 and F22. F19 is close to F75 (professional medal detector, please note), and if we will compare that model with another detectors I think it is competitor of Garrett AT Gold, Nokta Fors Gold, Makro Racer 2. Fisher F19 has a 19 kHz frequency, that means, that this detector is perfect for small objects discovering, like golden rings, small chains and all other jewellery. As I told before – every frequency you need for different tasks, so F19 may be a good choice of high frequency detectors.
How to use it and more about settings and detector setting up on a field – on this video:
I like that this is a lightweight detector. I prefer to use lightweight detectors, because in the field you cannot bring a lot of heavy things, but you have 1) detector 2) pinpointer 3) shovel 4)bag for finds 5) finds are heavy too! (Umm, sometimes) 😉 Fisher F19 weight is only 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg).
Another option – you can check ground mineralization and balance in real time. It helps, because if you have wrong ground balance setting you will loose depth of signal. Automatic ground balance also decreases your depth and sensitivity of metal detector. So with F19 you control the situation all the time.
Another video which will help you to set up you detector and understand what settings to use and for what tasks in the field.
It uses 1 9-Volt battery and can operate up to 15 hours with 1 battery. I cannot tell that it is one of the most popular batteries, but I see it everywhere in sales in USA and all over the Europe. Probably in some Eastern Europe countries like Ukraine it will be difficult to find it, but I have seen it everywhere in Russia and in Belarus. Don’t know about Africa and South America. If you have more info please share it with me.
I realized, that Fisher makes a detectors with one of the fastest signal processing speed. It’s one of the top results.
Air tests – 3 coils in one video. I don’t believe so much in air tests, but it shows how it will detect object probably in the ground.
And the last option that makes me cry, guys, because sometimes we have a 2 or 3 days digging on some WW2 battlefield and we start early morning and finish in a deep night (sometimes), Fisher F19 has a backlight. And that backlight is a red one, so my eyes reacts well to red backlight. I’ve used a lot of detectors and most of them are without any backlight, some of them have such bright backlight that it do not allow to use it in the dark or at evening.
Camo coating is a nice addition to the detector. At least something unusual and it will help you not to pick up your friends detectors, because it is all black or yellow.
So, I’ve tried to get some useful videos in one post and I hope it will help you if you are looking for a detector like Fisher F19 – with high frequency, lightweight, semi professional, but productive and with many features.
Good luck and more golden and silver finds to you, treasure hunter! 😉
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