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T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: R2T2
Date: November 22, 2017 09:15AM
Hi all. I'm a new member on here but have enjoyed reading the Posts for some time. I've used my T2 for the last 7 years and still love it !. My only gripes are : (1) lack of any friction on the knob lacks accuracy & feels cheap. (2) Difficult to see your Menu selection on bright days, which can be frustrating, eg when you think you are going from All Metal to Discrim., but find you were still on Ground Balance & you've just lost your setting !. Just for fun, if you've got some time to kill, what would you change on the T2 ( any version ) , if you could ?. Apologies if this has been covered before - I didn't see it. Also , thanks to Dave J. and the team for building this great machine !. Regards, Tim. ( UK).

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Charlives
Date: November 22, 2017 11:21AM
I own two T2s and have used them daily for the past seven years.
1-The on/off switch gets knocked on branches turning it down,
2- I'd like for it to hold the last settings on powering up.
Not bad problems though. I've loved mine and have been very successful.

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Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Mega
Date: November 22, 2017 11:21AM
Rectifying the knob is about as easy as it gets,just pull the knob off and then put a small 'o' ring on the shaft,push the knob back and you have instant friction in place,stops it being knocked so easily.

Dont think i would change anything really,mine is about 10 years old or so,one of the 1st batch in the UK and never had any problems with it and still 'possibly' one of my all time favourite detectors,certainly found me the most gold coinage and best finds.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: R2T2
Date: November 22, 2017 11:31AM
Thanks for that tip about the O Ring. I had thought about trying something like that, but wasn't sure how to get the Knob off without damaging it. Tim.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Flinger
Date: November 23, 2017 09:10AM
I just got a t2 classic about a week ago, it's my first metal detector and so far I'm pretty happy with it. Still trying to figure out the sweet spot on the coil for the pin point but I'm getting better. I would also like it if the settings would stay after the unit was powered down. Just got a makro pin pointer yesterday so I know it's going to make detecting more enjoyable.

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Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Mega
Date: November 23, 2017 10:07AM
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Flinger
I just got a t2 classic about a week ago, it's my first metal detector and so far I'm pretty happy with it. Still trying to figure out the sweet spot on the coil for the pin point but I'm getting better. I would also like it if the settings would stay after the unit was powered down. Just got a makro pin pointer yesterday so I know it's going to make detecting more enjoyable.

The sweetspot on the coil of a T2 is about as easy as it gets,its actually marked on the coil for you on both the top and the bottom with 2 large round dots,the top one is about 1'' in front of the coil lugs and also the same dot underneath.....most folks think they are the moulding holes but they are actually the pinpointer marks.

Regarding the settings,it only takes 5-10 seconds to set the T2 up and you are off detecting after a Ground Grab,dont get much easier than that.

Hope that information helps you out.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Hawkstone
Date: November 23, 2017 10:16AM
I would have the audio socket underneath, rather than on top. Less chance of water ingress, and better for the headphone lead.
I find that even though my lead has an angled jack plug, it often swivels to the wrong side whilst detecting. Then when I set the machine down, my cable gets caught up on the head unit, tugging at my headphones.
Oh, and a connector block in the handle, so one can easily change the handgrip. :thumbup:

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Quake
Date: November 23, 2017 10:47AM
Backlight and save settings, Yea i know, if i wanted a fisher i would of bought one.

Very few things
Posted by: Daniel Tn
Date: November 23, 2017 04:31PM
The balance has always been spot on for these machines.

I would like to see a few minor tweaks though, and one major one.

Saved settings would be the first one. You can do this on the F75 but the T2 has a larger iron resolution than the F75 which is extremely beneficial when it comes to relic hunting.

Ability to use concentric coils would be another...this would help with those rusty crown caps.

A backlight but make it to where it can be turned on or off.

And the big one...water proof that bad boy.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Flinger
Date: November 24, 2017 09:41AM
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Mega
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Flinger
I just got a t2 classic about a week ago, it's my first metal detector and so far I'm pretty happy with it. Still trying to figure out the sweet spot on the coil for the pin point but I'm getting better. I would also like it if the settings would stay after the unit was powered down. Just got a makro pin pointer yesterday so I know it's going to make detecting more enjoyable.

The sweetspot on the coil of a T2 is about as easy as it gets,its actually marked on the coil for you on both the top and the bottom with 2 large round dots,the top one is about 1'' in front of the coil lugs and also the same dot underneath.....most folks think they are the moulding holes but they are actually the pinpointer marks.

Regarding the settings,it only takes 5-10 seconds to set the T2 up and you are off detecting after a Ground Grab,dont get much easier than that.

Hope that information helps you out.

I've been noticing that it is always close to that circle so yes you helped me out.... thank you.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: SlingingCoils
Date: December 06, 2017 08:35PM
Have you tried removing the knob and place a small rubber O ring on the shaft and sandwhich it between the knob and face, creating drag?



Garrett AT Pro
MineLab Excal 2
Minelab CTX 3030



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2017 08:35PM by SlingingCoils.

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Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Mega
Date: December 06, 2017 08:44PM
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SlingingCoils
Have you tried removing the knob and place a small rubber O ring on the shaft and sandwhich it between the knob and face, creating drag?

That has all ready been suggested in post No3 :wink:



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: SlingingCoils
Date: December 06, 2017 08:46PM
Great minds think alike :)



Garrett AT Pro
MineLab Excal 2
Minelab CTX 3030

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Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: Herb Jones
Date: December 07, 2017 10:34PM
Backlight

Re: T2 - What would you change ?.
Posted by: BH505Man
Date: December 08, 2017 12:55AM
The sweet spot on the 11"DD coil is where the center veins meet. There is a small spot there that resembles a molding mark. To make mine more visible, I placed a hot pink colored paper hole reinforcement ring on it. So when you pinpoint your target that marks dead center where to dig.



Walt from Washington State
US Air Force TSgt, Retired
Served 1972 - 1994

Pioneer 505, Legacy 3500, 4", 8", 10" & 11"DD coils, Cen Tech pinpointer, Lesche digging knife, homemade 3" diameter plug popper, Teknetics T2 Classic with 11" DD & 15" coils

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