The Metal Detector is one of the most popular tools for finding very old or missing metal equipment’s. Therefore, this is one of the most popular household equipment’s. But the actual question is, do we know How to Use Metal Detector?
However, if you bought a metal detector and ready to start hunting for hidden treasure, how can you get started quickly and effectively? It is essential to select a perfect metal detector and choosing the right site to search your desired metal equipment’s.
So, we have designed a guide for you about How to Use a Metal Detector very easily. In this article, we will go through different steps for selecting the perfect Detector to choose the right land for searching metal and other necessary metal items.
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How to Use a Metal Detector and Settings of It
It is vital to understand your detector and its settings and feature properly. Because the more comfortable you are with your machine, the less time you will need in the future to collaborate with your device. It also increases your probability of finding real treasure very quickly.
The best place to know your metal detector accurately is your detector's instruction manual. First, go through every setting of your sensor until you clearly understand your machine settings correctly.
After reading your manual, if you want to know some other online platforms, such as YouTube is also an excellent place for learning.
Every Metal detector is different, but there are some key settings which are similar in every metal detector.
1. Detection Mode
Nowadays, modern Metal Detector has preset detection mode for finding specific types of metal. In the current indicator, most popular method are coins, relics, jewelry, and all kind of metal.
Discrimination setting lets you give a chance to avoid a specific type of metal that you did not want to find by your metal detector. For example, if you want to search such a palace where a lot of trash available in the soil. Then you can set your sensor to ignore iron. It allows you to find objects that are more likely to be interesting.
3. Ground Balance
Sometime soli contain a lot of metals, which can sometimes create problems for the detector. So if you get continuous signal in a place the after digging, you do not find any metal. In these types of scenarios, you can balance your detector at a certain level of threshold.
Hire the sensitivity, the more the indicator will find, but you should know that this is not always that what you want. Because if you are digging a place where a lot of pipe or trash available. In such types of sites, you should decrease your detector sensitivity.
5. Device Testing
Before going to search the ground, you should test your device in your local field. So, that you can adjust your metal detectors' setting properly.
First, gather some different types of metal and bury them in your ground at various depth. After burying your metals, search the place by your metal detector and make sure that your metal detector finds all metals properly.
6. Prepare Your Kits
Metal Detector is the primary tool for searching treasure on the ground. But this is not the only tool for searching hidden treasure on the ground. You should need some other equipment’s too. Those listed this blew:
1. Durable gloves,
3. Digging Tools,
4. Coil Covers.
We always suggest you to buy a high-quality digging tools because it helps a lot. If you choose low quality digging tools, it can be damaged when you are digging hard rocks. So, spend a little bit of extra money on digging tools always will be a wise decision.
7. Choose Perfect Hunting Ground
To find a perfect place for starting metal detecting is a lot of footwork as the metal items continuously changed. The best sites for metal detecting include.
1. Public parks,
2. Historical place,
4. Old public school,
5. Land surrounding resorts,
6. Private land.
Before start hunting, you should follow all the rules and regulations of this place. If you start hunting where hunting is not allowed, they you may be banned from hunting others location also. So, permission is essential for hunting.
8. How to Get Permission?
If you want to search for private land, then you should need permission from the landowner before you start searching.
For government property, such as a public park, you need written permission from local government. You also need to know where metal detecting is nearly banned from the federal government, so those places are best to avoid.
9. Hunting (Effectively)
Previously we have discussed all the processes, how to set metal detectors and get permits for hunting ground.
Now it’s time to start Hunting.
First thing for start hunting you need to learn is how to swing appropriately of your detector. Here we provide some tips for perfect swing:
Begin with the search head just above the ground, but you should aware that the head should not touch the ground. But also, should be low enough to get the signal as deep as possible into the soil.
You should place the detector around 2 feet ahead.
When you walk forward, you should sweep the metal detector both side of you in a semi-circle.
Make sure you walked perfectly. It helps you to avoid those places which you search previously.
The perfect way to swing your metal detector is to put it low and move slowly. You need some time for the first time, and then it will be natural for you.
10. Digging a Place
After hearing a beep from your metal detector, stop moving and again swing your detector correctly. You may also increase the sensitivity of your metal detector for finding the best possible place for digging.
However, the first step is to dig a plug instead of a hole because socket can be replaced, which allows you to recover your ground faster.
Sometimes digging process needs some more time. But when you start digging, you should check by your metal detector abut metals you have found. Because sometimes you need more digging and sometimes not.
Therefore, it might sound like a long process, and it becomes faster as much as you practice digging. It also essential to leave your land in good condition.
11. Safety Precaution
One of the exciting things about metal detecting is spending a lot of time outdoors. Being outdoor also carried some risk, especially some people assume that you have found some valuable metals.
You also should be aware of dangerous wildlife, especially if you are hunting your own. If someone asks you something about digging, then you should be clear in your position and stay safe.
You also keep in mind that your detector is a valuable item. So, if someone asks about your price about the indicator, you should not tell a lie about it.
Moreover, all-time you should be friendly and polite and also aware of the potential dangers.
All the processes we mentioned above can help you to know how to use a metal detector and the metal detecting process. You should follow all the necessary steps I said before start your hunting. You should also be aware while digging soil or rocks. You need to take all safety percussion ideally to avoid the worst scenario of metal hunting. Stay with us and follow every step, and wish you the best metal hunting time.