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Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: ancummings
Date: June 18, 2008 06:50PM
I was debating whether or not to get a pinpointer, and I just found out that I could get an Automax Precision V4 Pinpointer for just $16.95 since i placed an order of over $350 on the KellyCo website. It is being sold on the site for $130 on the site, so I figured I can't go wrong for $16.95.

Is anyone familiar with this or does anyone have any experience with this pinpointer?

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: ancummings
Date: June 18, 2008 07:30PM
After reading reviews and complaints about the large size, I decided not to order this. I will save my money for a better quality pinpointer

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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: Magicman
Date: June 18, 2008 09:25PM
Well, I picked it up and I really like it. Yes it is big, but in soft dirt I could push it into the ground and find my digs. I picked it up part of my package deal for $6.95. For the price who can beat it. I have used it for 3 years and no problems.

I recently picked up a Explorer SE and now I use the X-1 probe.. I miss using the auto max cause if I was near the object it would vibrate and I found it in no time.



Rich
aka Magic Man
Orange Park, FL
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E-Trac & X-1 probe


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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: Goldburn
Date: June 18, 2008 10:28PM
I've been using the V.4 for a little over a month now. I picked it up on Amazon for about $80.
I originally set out to build my own, but the parts alone for a 15mm unshielded metal proximity switch, cable, battery pack and casing would have cost me about $80 anyway.

It does the job it's intended for. It's definitely helped me recover targets in a fraction of the time and find targets I would have otherwise given up on.

The only complaints I have is it's size and the touchy sensitivity knob. Anything over halfway will make it beep without touching metal.

I did learn a little trick with it today, being curious I started to take it apart and found that underneath the belt clip there is a hole with a deeply embedded phillips screw.
Turning this screw will modify the sensitivity settings. I made a small adjustment and now I can set it to ignore very small items if need be.

I also ordered the $15 Harbor Freight pinpointer. Once I receive it, I'll post my comparison tests.



Ace250, GTI2500

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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: twalton
Date: June 19, 2008 09:38AM
I ordered the $15 Harbor Freight pinpointer too and it's on back order until July 17th. Must be getting popular. I also ordered the Tinytec Deluxe and it arrived in 3 days. Use it all the time now, it works great. The sensitivity wheel stays where you set it. Has an white led light to help see down in the hole and a red led along with tone alert. The tip is hard enough to probe in the dirt or tire grind. I find targets much faster now without the need to dig a large plug. Probably will cancel the Harbor Freight unit, no need for it now.

HH, twalton

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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: bottlebum
Date: June 19, 2008 04:47PM
One plus about the Automax is that it is a dual purpose pinpointer. It can be used for pinpointing metal targets and a personal protection device:biggrin:.

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Wait..this may change your mind again!
Posted by: DFX-Gregg
Date: June 19, 2008 06:09PM
If you get it for the $16.95, and use it and decide you do not like it...used on the forums you can get at least $35 to $40! I had one sure it is big, bulky all that crap...but for $16.95, it is also gives a great response and can also be used in vibrate...for the cost it is worth it without a doubt!!!



Gregg



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2008 06:26PM by DFX-Gregg.

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: Rick IN
Date: June 19, 2008 07:24PM
I have used one for 2 1/2 years. Use the vibrate mode almost all of the time. Allows me carry on with my own business without drawing attention because of the beep beep. I found a long time ago that any sounds I produce seem to grab the little tykes and adults with lots of questions. I prefer to concentrate on what I am doing. Headphones and the vibrating automax lets me do this.

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: ancummings
Date: June 19, 2008 07:38PM
Thanks for the help guys. I Just got my new detector today, so I'm gonna try it out for a week, and if I feel the need for a pinpointer, I will order the automax one

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: June 21, 2008 12:18PM
when did you order yours. i ordered mine monday and there was no mention of a back order.

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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: UnEarthed72
Date: June 21, 2008 12:25PM
Yeah that thing ss huge and bulky,not to mention they snap in half at the center of the probe.

i use a tinytec vibra probe now--has a bright led,real sturdy(can take some abuse),vibrate or audible alert,battery save mode,and the probe has a pointed end so its easily ran through soil and can be pushed into most soil types without damaging.

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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: twalton
Date: June 21, 2008 04:28PM
I orderd the Harbor Freight pinpointer about 10 days ago, Called customer service Wednesday to check on the delivery date and the clerk said it was on back order until July 17th. Decided to wait for it anyway, if it's any good I plan to give it to my nephew, we hunt together sometimes.

HH, twalton

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: redly846
Date: March 17, 2013 02:11AM
thanks for all the info guys mine is coming in the mail here shortly I ordered it with the AT Pro adventure pack and the excited use it. again thanks for the info good stuff.



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Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: BillF
Date: March 18, 2013 06:21PM
I use a HF. Works great. I changed out the button the first week I had it, apparently it is a weak point and I don't want to be in the field when it craps out. We get 20% off coupons in the paper all the time so they only cost about $13. I'm going to pick up another and make the wand longer. Length does matter.

Re: Does anyone have experience with the Automax Precision V4 pinpointer?
Posted by: GoVidGo
Date: March 20, 2013 10:07PM
I got an AutoMax with a package deal before. I actually love my Garrett ProPointer, so I decided to tear apart the AutoMax to see what I could do. I found out how to get twice the distance on it from a simple mod. Check out my pic I posted of mine and what I did.... very simple adjustment to the internal dial....




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