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Whites PI Dual Field versus Tesoro Sand Shark
Posted by: vernt
Date: April 02, 2012 06:31PM
I'm sure some ones inquired this before but I don't have the thread. How do these two detectors compare with each other?

Re: Whites PI Dual Field versus Tesoro Sand Shark
Posted by: Talon2B
Date: April 05, 2012 08:17PM
I'm not sure how deep the whites goes but a friend of mine has the Sand Shark and loves it digs everything in FL. coast.

Re: Whites PI Dual Field versus Tesoro Sand Shark
Posted by: targets
Date: April 06, 2012 03:02AM
the whites is badly made .the batteries keep falling out of the cradle so i tape them in.the press stud and the connecting wires keep breaking because the wires are so small .if you took it deep down the batteries would fall out .
i dont have a tesoro to compare

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Re: Whites PI Dual Field versus Tesoro Sand Shark
Posted by: Smudge
Date: April 06, 2012 10:46AM

I'm a dedicated Tesoro user now but I have owned and used both of those detectors. The only advantage I could see in the Dual Field was that the overall detector is lighter in weight than the Sand Shark.

I am also told that the sensitivity on the Dual Field is better set for small gold than the Sand Shark, but in my experience I have yet to see any definitive proof of that. Maybe someone can enlighten us.

The Sand Shark is extremely well built and backed by a lifetime warranty. The Dual Field I think gives you a couple of years.

The volume control on the Sand Shark is on the control panel which is a very good feature to have depending on surrounding noise. On the Dual Field, you have to open the box to reset the volume which you really don't want to do in the field.

The Sand Shark comes with either an 8" or 10" coil hardwired to the unit. I prefer the 8" as it is easier to pinpoint with and still gets insane depth. The Dual Field comes with a cumbersome 12" coil that feels like you're swinging a garbage can lid after awhile and floats like a cork in the water. You have to apply pressure to keep it submerged unless you spend even more money for an after market weight made by Anderson. To me, the coil is the Dual Field's biggest drawback by far.

There's my opinion on the matter. Hope you find it somewhat useful.

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