While the Fisher F2 is a true power - up - and - go metal detector, it is quite sensitive. Prior to taking your detector to the field, park or beach you will need to decrease the sensitivity. Skipping this procedure will may decrease the stability of your detector and result in more false signals.
Equipped with an eight-inch concentric coil, the Fisher F2 is capable of detecting objects up to 10-inches deep. This range of depth detection ranks the F2 among the best in its class in this particular category.
The F2 possesses some of the fastest recovery time among entry - level metal detectors - meaning the F2 takes very little time to respond to the next target, after responding to the previous. This ultra-quick recovery time allows you to detect two objects within close proximity to each other. Detectors possessing slow recovery time are often unable to detect the presence of two nearby objects resting near each other.
The cornerstone of the Fisher F2 is the unit's gold, red and black control panel. Mounted on an S-handle, the control panel is well balanced, decreasing the fatigue that accompanies any prolonged treasure- hunting expedition. Brimming with features, the F2 displays its numerous functions are displayed on the unit's control panel, assisting you greatly with your treasure-hunting efforts. Of particular importance are the following features:
Sensitivity –- Resting on the left side of the panel, are two buttons allowing you to either increase or decrease the detector's sensitivity. With each press of the plus button, sensitivity is increased, allowing for detection of deeper targets. The sensitivity level is displayed on the bar graph on the left side of the display. While the temptation to max out the unit's sensitivity setting is hard to resist, doing so makes the F2 more prone to electromagnetic interference, which can lead to false signals in less - than - perfect ground conditions.
Discrimination –- Utilizing When you use discrimination effectively, you'll can lead to digging up less trash and finding your desired treasure. Each press of the plus or minus buttons prompts a target icon to appear or vanish from your screen. When an icon is illuminated, the unit will not detect the correlating target category will be removed from detection. This feature allows you to avoid detecting such irksome objects as pull - tabs and other objects items of little worth.
PinPoint –- Activating this feature requires you to hold down the Pin Point button. While normal search mode requires you to sweep the unit's coil over a surface, the Pin Point mode is strictly static. No sweeping of the detector's coil is necessary. This feature is ideal for honing in on the exact location of small objects.
Depth & Target Display – The LCD screen identifies the probable targeted metal as well as the object's depth. When detecting an object, the target category will highlight where an object is best categorized, where and it stays highlighted until another target is detected.
While Fisher is long recognized for building reliable and rugged metal detectors, the F2, ironically doesn't give the appearance of being a strong and sturdy piece of machinery. Real world use, however, proves the F2 as equally durable as most of the entry-level metal detectors in its class. At just over two and a half pounds, the F2 is easy to manipulate and should provide plenty of fatigue-free hours of treasure- hunting enjoyment.
A five-year limited warranty accompanies your Fisher F2 metal detector; providing plenty of protection should you incur any damage to your F2 due to neglect, accidental damage or misuse. While the Fisher's entry-level detector is well designed and rugged, the warranty provides plenty of peace of mind.
Customers are welcome to call Fisher's toll free customer support line, or alternatively, or email customer support with any questions or concerns. A comprehensive FAQs list can be accessed by simply clicking on the FAQ menu located on top of Fisher's homepage.
Outfitted with an array of useful features and functions, the Fisher F2 is accurate, albeit a bit oversensitive. While first-time treasure hunters will enjoy the true power- up- and- go nature of this detector, you'll need to exploration and study of the numerous features is required to fully maximize your detector's capability.
The unit's fast recovery time decreases the likelihood of missing treasure.
The metal detector is extremely sensitive right out of the box, which could increase false signals unless you adjust the settings.
The Fisher F2 is a dependable and feature-rich entry-level metal detector with stellar warranty protection.