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CZ depth in general...
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: February 21, 2017 08:27AM
Depth can vary greatly depending on your ground...If we found coins in air ...air tests would be valuable.
Having said the above Tom does a super job tuning up analog CZ's as he sets parameters right on but depending on your unit depth can vary...

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: vito
Date: February 21, 2017 10:59AM
That is correct, Dan.
But even Tom is giving a guideline on how to check the distance of a dime in air
with the 8 inch spider connected.
Like you said, this is not to show how it performs in soil, but it will let you know if your
comrade needs calibration.

Happy Hunting

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: Southwind
Date: February 21, 2017 11:19AM
Opinion does not a fact make. Just as my opinion is just that.

Anyone who can't find value in an air test has no full understanding of a metal detector.

Are we to assume ALL CZ's are not adjusted properly? What does Tom do to a detector that is already adjusted to maximum potential?

I'm wondering because I can adjust a carburetor to give extra performance through leaning out the fuel. But there is a good reason they don't do this at the factory.

Just asking!

The real treasure is in the hunt...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2017 11:43AM by Southwind.

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: February 21, 2017 06:09PM
Indeed opinions are like anal cavities...we all have one...

Bad or even semi-bad ground will bring a detector to his knees whether adjusted for peak efficiency or not...

The answer to your question is perhaps government regulations...

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: March 03, 2017 03:01PM
I have used Cz's for Years , But never a 1200 Machine? Wonder depth wise if the Legendary 1266 can Match a proper CZ?

Golden uMax

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: marcomo
Date: March 03, 2017 05:21PM
Southwind, I think the reason you will struggle to find a cz-3d perfectly tuned from the factory is the time it takes to calibrate all the different parameters.

I remember correspondence with Tom D. a while back when he told me the amount of time he spends tuning them and if I recall correctly it was double digit hours. No way the factory invests those kind of man hours in a detector. Also I believe that his calibration standards are more exacting.

Beyond that, I think it is a labor of love for Tom and he takes particular pride in what he does for them. For the factory workers, it's just a job. The cz-3d, which constitutes the largest number of units he tunes, is his baby. As I understand it, he conceived and modded it for the old coins "enhanced" mode.

Re: CZ depth in general...
Posted by: lytle78
Date: March 03, 2017 10:16PM
Dave Johnson omce wrote that a 1266 could equal a CZ in mild ground - in bad ground, no way. He designed both machines

Rick Kempf

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