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E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: WV62
Date: November 13, 2017 04:11PM
Does a new E-trac come with some kind of pad in the arm cuff?

Mine was new and in the cuff area was just plastic and that didn't work at all with short sleeves. I didn't question it until now thinking that is just the way they come. I have went back through the box thinking a stick on pad may be in the box and I missed it when getting the detector out.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: mascard1
Date: November 13, 2017 05:30PM
No pad that I know of on new..

Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: November 13, 2017 05:37PM
No arm cuff pad for the stock cuff on the Etrac or any of the Explorers for that matter.

Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: sprchng
Date: November 13, 2017 05:39PM
Arm cuffs are the most overlooked aspect of detector design and Minelab may be the worst. The one that comes stock on the etrac is a real POC. I used a stick on that looks like the furry half of velcro and it works pretty well. Herke makes some good replacement cuffs with padding. They're pricey but what isn't for a Minelab. At least they're made of metal and can be formed a bit to fit your forearm. All arm cuffs should be made like the cuff for the F75:thumbup: I took mine off the 75 and put it on the Deus and it improved the ergonomics on even the Deus considerably. I contacted Fisher and they won't sell them separately without an act of Congress:thumbdown:

Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 13, 2017 06:26PM
Another vote for the Herke cuff. Good stuff. You can take a couple arm sweat bands and wear them on your forearm,but for 40-50 bucks it can be done the way it should’ve been done to begin with.

Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: November 13, 2017 06:39PM
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WV62
Does a new E-trac come with some kind of pad in the arm cuff?

Mine was new and in the cuff area was just plastic and that didn't work at all with short sleeves. I didn't question it until now thinking that is just the way they come. I have went back through the box thinking a stick on pad may be in the box and I missed it when getting the detector out.

Ron in WV


Go to fleabay and buy yourself a Cuffer, it's a nice addition for the Etrac plastic armrest.

Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: November 13, 2017 06:46PM
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IDXMonster
Another vote for the Herke cuff. Good stuff. You can take a couple arm sweat bands and wear them on your forearm,but for 40-50 bucks it can be done the way it should’ve been done to begin with.

I'll add another vote for the Herke. The original little V cuff on the Explorer/Etrac series requires a narrow forearm. Notice that the soon-to-be-released Equinox has a U shaped arm cuff. Glad to see somebody over there is taking notes.


Rich



enjoying the vistas and horizons of the Old West.

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Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: WV62
Date: November 13, 2017 09:28PM
WOW I have been cutting tops off a few cotton socks and putting them on my arm where the cuff rest on my arm.

Thanks for shocking truth, and some ideas to fix the problem.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: November 13, 2017 10:06PM
Get a Herke cuff, they are 1000% better than the factory one

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Re: E-trac arm cuff
Posted by: E-TRAC-OHIO
Date: November 15, 2017 06:32AM
I got this "K Cuff" from a guy in New York state that was selling them about 7 yrs. ago - it's works great !
He made this cuff to my specs because I wanted it a little taller than the ones he was producing.
I wanted it made taller so it would keep the back of the machine ( battery compartment & headphone jack ) up out of the mud and snow.
It's light weight, stable ( machine won't roll on it's side ) , comfortable and has a powder coated finish - cost approx. $60.00
Myself, I like it much more than the Herke cuff.

Maybe search old Findmall posts or Google "K Cuff" if you want to try to contact him.

Good Luck !



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