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Get your act together Garrett


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When I lived by the coast I used a whites beachhunter and a Garrett seahunter.....both great machines.I am now due to move back to the coast so I have been gearing up for some beach hunting again and have purchased another seahunter.
The seahunter is almost a legendary detector....built like a tank and possessing excellent performance.Why on earth does Garrett continue to supply this machine with what is possibly the worse shaft ever to grace a detector.I thought after the amount of feedback this shaft has created Garrett would have stepped up to the mark and started to supply a shaft that doesn't wobble like a jelly in an's a disgrace.Come on Garrett......give this machine a shaft that is worthy of its status instead of the appalling shaft that you continue to produce.....I don't expect to have to modify a detector after spending good money on it......ridiculous.


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Seems like that most are getting like that. I agree you shouldn't have to buy a new shaft when new. I did with a new nox, shaft was so,so, and flimsy.


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I forwarded your issue to Garrett. They appreciate feedback, both good and bad.
Oh ok's just a bit disappointing when they produce such a good machine and let it down with something that can be easily rectified.All they need to do is increase the diameter of the plastic joints and bottom shaft.As it is it's virtually unuseable.
Thanks again for your time.


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When I bought my Infinum, I thought there as a part missing with the shaft. Same thing. Bad as it is, beats what they put on the ATX. As for the Infinum itself, it's helped make a so so hunter (me) know I have a good chance of scoring. So they discontinued it. Go figure.


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I was interested in the infinium and disappointed when it was discontinued.However,I know the seahunter doesn't miss much so I'm happy to stick with it.....apart from the shaft it's a great machine.Are you saying the atx has a bad shaft too....I can't believe a company like Garrett sells their machines with such poor components.I've just modified my shaft using aluminium sleeves that slot over the wobble at all now and no damage,such as drilling extra holes etc,but I shouldn't have had to do it in the first place.


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The ATX is just too heavy, at least for an old guy like me, use it for 20 min, enjoy 2 days of solid pain, solid it back on Ebay. Waiting for the new Fisher Impulse (AU) to be released in 2021


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The Fisher sounds interesting.C scope over here in the UK do a really good pi machine that is really lightweight and cheap...trouble is the control box isn't waterproof which makes it a no no for me.