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Sakobs Metal Detector Review

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Metal detecting is an increasingly popular hobby – and not just for elderly people over 70 years, like it was once perceived! Many younger people are loving the idea of finding ‘lost treasure’ and to be honest, it is not that difficult because you would be amazed at just how much metal is hidden in the ground – even in an area you know well, like your back garden! Looking at the array of metal detectors available can be slightly daunting, but if you are looking for one that is easy to assemble and use and at 100 dollars is real value for money too, the Sakobs Metal Detector represents a good buy.

This metal detector is really easy to assemble and comes with a clear and detailed instruction book in English, French & German (save yourself valuable time by reading these first!) and also has a portable storage case and well-made shovel. If you need further easy instructions, there are a few good Youtube videos on this particular metal detector that you can watch. The Sakobs metal detector is run on alkaline batteries and these are non-rechargeable, but to be honest, I was surprised how well they lasted. You will need to buy two 9 volt batteries and it really does pay to buy a quality brand such as Duracell.

The most important part of the metal detector is its coil and this model has a good-sized search coil – 10 inches (25cm) in diameter – which means that it is nice and sensitive and will easily locate even the smallest coins on the periphery of its range. Importantly, the coil is waterproof so this makes the metal detector nice and versatile as you can use it along river banks, on the beach and in both fresh and saltwater – but will need to five the coil a good rinse afterward. It is really important to remember that the control box is not waterproof.

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sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
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sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
  • HIGH ACCURACY & WATERPROOF SEARCH COIL: The diameter of this metal detector’s search coil is 10 inches. As you know, the bigger the search coil is, the higher the sensitivity, let you detecting more efficient and time-saving. Waterproof search coil enables you to use detecting to underwater, perfect for outdoor, like beach, stream, backyard. (Note: the control box is not waterproof)
  • THREE STRONG MODES & TRUE DISCRIMINATION MODE - SOKOBS metal detector has three operation models: ① All Metal Mode - the metal detector notifies you whenever it sees any metal. ② Disc Mode - you can utilize this metal detector to discriminate against other types of metal for a specific one. ③ Notch mode –press “NOTCH”, then press “+”or ”-” button to select the target to be notched(eliminated). And you can simply eliminate the metal you don’t want through Discrimination Mode & Notch mode.
  • INTUITIVE LCD DISPLAY & DEEPER DETECTION - it is obviously more accurate and convenient that you can see the detection mode, sensitivity level, battery condition, and volume level. Even in the night time or dark light area. You can get information intuitively from the LCD screen and it can detect metals up to 8.7 inch depth.
  • ADJUSTABLE & HUMANITY DESIGN – SAKOBS metal detector from 41.3 inch to 47.6 inch adjustable stem, suitable for both adults and kids. Save more effort with arm rest design, makes you more comfortable and less stressful. Let's start your treasure hunting with this lovely SAKOBS metal detector.
  • FULL ACCESSORIES & YOU WORTH TO OWN IT: not only you can get 1×Metal Detector but also have 1×Carrying Bag, 1× Shovel(more durable & strong than other shovels), it has a headset jack that can be used with conventional headsets, two batteries are not included. Whatever you're a beginner or advanced metal detectorist, SAKOBS metal detector is always suitable for you. If you have any questions about SAKOBS metal detector or metal detecting technicality, please feel free to contact us.

If you are wondering how deep the detector can detect metal, the depth is about 8.7 inches (about 22 cm) which is actually deeper than many other models and there are three different levels of sensitivity you can choose from to suit your particular needs.

If you haven’t done metal detecting before, it may take a little while to get the hang of the display screen and the different sounds, but they are both easy to master and importantly, are accurate. The display screen is nice and clear and there are very different sounds to let you know what different metals have been detected such as iron or aluminium. The sounds made on detection of each metal are easy to differentiate. There are three different modes to choose from. The first will notify you of any types of metal the detector finds in the ground, the second mode will only react if it detects one of several different metals that you have selected and the third mode will mean that the detector will only search for one particular metal you are interested in finding.

Sakobs Metal Detector Features

The LCD display gives plenty of information about what mode the detector is in, its sensitivity level, the volume level and how much life left in the batteries. A great feature is that a red light comes on when the battery is about to die (it is well worth carrying spares just in case). What is a real bonus is that the display can still be read at night or in somewhere where there is limited light- for example, in a cave.

As I was having great success each tie I went out with my new metal detector, it soon captured my son’s imagination, which was not a problem, but I was not convinced that he would be able to handle the detector easily. I needn’t have worried. We found the detector easy to adjust to fit him (he is 12 years old and average height for his age). The many part is the long arm of the detector which was too long but this was easy to reduce in length. I think though that it might not be suitable for younger children as the arm does not reduce too much in length and compared to my friend’s detector, my Sakobs is slightly heavier. I use my own headset so that was fine and they fitted easily into the jack point on the detector. Liam found the detector comfortable to use and we are now going out every Sunday together which is great because I enjoy his company, although there is good camaraderie between detectorists and they will always help you if you get stuck.

I think this metal detector is certainly a versatile model, but I think to get the best from it, you have to know what you are doing. At the same time as I bought the detector on Amazon, I bought a copy of  ‘A beginners’ guide to metal detecting, the greatest hobby in the world’ and that has been a great read with plenty of really good tips.

The Sakobs metal detector is certainly a really good choice for beginners but the big bonus is that it is equally good for professionals too, making it a really good buy.

Most people enjoy metal detecting as it is as exciting as a treasure hunt and you never know what you are going to find and it is a good way to keep fit as you walk miles. Some people do metal detecting to earn money and because this model is very sensitive, I think it would be a good one to buy. I think it is good value for money anyway and I have found plenty of interesting coins, toy cars and some jewellery. My friend quipped that all the metal I have found so far could be sold for scrap and I could easily get more than what I paid for the Sakobs – good point, I like it!

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sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
349 Reviews
sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
  • HIGH ACCURACY & WATERPROOF SEARCH COIL: The diameter of this metal detector’s search coil is 10 inches. As you know, the bigger the search coil is, the higher the sensitivity, let you detecting more efficient and time-saving. Waterproof search coil enables you to use detecting to underwater, perfect for outdoor, like beach, stream, backyard. (Note: the control box is not waterproof)
  • THREE STRONG MODES & TRUE DISCRIMINATION MODE - SOKOBS metal detector has three operation models: ① All Metal Mode - the metal detector notifies you whenever it sees any metal. ② Disc Mode - you can utilize this metal detector to discriminate against other types of metal for a specific one. ③ Notch mode –press “NOTCH”, then press “+”or ”-” button to select the target to be notched(eliminated). And you can simply eliminate the metal you don’t want through Discrimination Mode & Notch mode.
  • INTUITIVE LCD DISPLAY & DEEPER DETECTION - it is obviously more accurate and convenient that you can see the detection mode, sensitivity level, battery condition, and volume level. Even in the night time or dark light area. You can get information intuitively from the LCD screen and it can detect metals up to 8.7 inch depth.
  • ADJUSTABLE & HUMANITY DESIGN – SAKOBS metal detector from 41.3 inch to 47.6 inch adjustable stem, suitable for both adults and kids. Save more effort with arm rest design, makes you more comfortable and less stressful. Let's start your treasure hunting with this lovely SAKOBS metal detector.
  • FULL ACCESSORIES & YOU WORTH TO OWN IT: not only you can get 1×Metal Detector but also have 1×Carrying Bag, 1× Shovel(more durable & strong than other shovels), it has a headset jack that can be used with conventional headsets, two batteries are not included. Whatever you're a beginner or advanced metal detectorist, SAKOBS metal detector is always suitable for you. If you have any questions about SAKOBS metal detector or metal detecting technicality, please feel free to contact us.

About author
Hi, my name is Richard, I've been metal detecting for nearly 10 years now. I first got into it after running into an old friend on the beach who happened to be detecting (Mind he didn't actually find anything whilst I was there), it certainly got me curious. Since then it's been my biggest hobby so I decided to start this website and help other people get into it.
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