May 16

5 Best Cheap Pinpointers 2019

Today, we will discuss five the best affordable pinpointers that are expected to be in trend in 2019. Many people believe that pinpointer should be branded and expensive, but they forget that the most important characteristic for pinpointer is to do the job and provide stability in performance being resistant to interference.

There are a lot of low-budget pinpointers on the market that can easily compete with the original Garrett, Minelab, XP and other famous metal detecting brands. For example Minelab Pro-Find 15 & 35 it is affordable, but in terms of performance the quality exceeds the price.

By the way, do you know that Garrett has recently released a new product Wireless Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk?

Top 5 Best Cheap Pinpointers 2019

Product Description Price/Reviews
Pinpointer Metal Detector - Probe Waterproof Portable Metal Detector with High Sensitivity, One-button Operation Pin Pointer with LED Indicator & Buzzer Vibration, Treasure Hunter with Belt Holster
Pinpointer Metal Detector - Probe Waterproof Portable Metal Detector with High Sensitivity, One-button Operation Pin Pointer with LED Indicator & Buzzer Vibration, Treasure Hunter with Belt Holster
Kuman Pin pointer Water Resistant Metal Detectors with Holster Treasure Hunting Unearthing Tool Accessories Buzzer Vibration Automatic Tuning KW30
Kuman Pin pointer Water Resistant Metal Detectors with Holster Treasure Hunting Unearthing Tool Accessories Buzzer Vibration Automatic Tuning KW30
Pinpointing Probe Metal Detector, IP65 Water Resistant, Treasure Hunting Tool Buzzer Vibration with Sound Portable Pin Pointer with LED Indicators and Belt Holster Hand-Held Pinpointer, Mens Gifts
Pinpointing Probe Metal Detector, IP65 Water Resistant, Treasure Hunting Tool Buzzer Vibration with Sound Portable Pin Pointer with LED Indicators and Belt Holster Hand-Held Pinpointer, Mens Gifts
Metal Detector,Portable High Sensitivity Metal Detector 360° Scanning Unearthing Treasure Finder One-button Gold Hunter Vibration Beep LED Indicator Detector with Woven Holster & Storage Bag
Metal Detector,Portable High Sensitivity Metal Detector 360° Scanning Unearthing Treasure Finder One-button Gold Hunter Vibration Beep LED Indicator Detector with Woven Holster & Storage Bag
Quimat Metal Detector Pinpointer, Waterproof Treasure Hunting Tool Buzzer Vibrate Portable Pin Pointer, with LED Indicators & Belt Holster
Quimat Metal Detector Pinpointer, Waterproof Treasure Hunting Tool Buzzer Vibrate Portable Pin Pointer, with LED Indicators & Belt Holster

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These pinpointers cost around $30-$50 each, and I think you will agree that it is a super affordable price for a pinpoint. At the same time, they provide all the basic functions that help to find smaller goals. They will be useful for newbie treasure hunters, and professional detectorists alike, because these items are low-budget, handy, and easy to use.

Pros

  • Attractive price
  • Decent quality
  • Meet technical standards
  • Accessories are included to the kit

Features

Basically, these pinpoints operate in the dynamic mode, which allows you to easily determine the distance to the target. Pinpoints work in 2 modes: sound mode and silent mode (vibration). For ease of use, manufacturers also add lighting, so you can continue to search in conditions of poor visibility. What else can one desire?

The Kit

As a rule, the manufacturers add pinpoint accessories to the kit. It can include a battery, a convenient case to carry the pinpointer on the belt, and a cord prevents you from losing the pinpointer in the darkness, or from dropping it into a hole. It seems that this is more than enough for an item costing up to $50.

What is a Metal Detecting Pinpointer?

A Pinpointer is a metal detecting tool used to locate the target when digging for a treasure. The Pinpointer is also sometimes called a probe. The role of the Pinpointer is to save your time when you actually recover your find. Think of it as a tiny additional metal detector that you can stick into the pit you’re digging, to exactly locate the find without having to dig a crater.

The probe can locate the find at a distance of an inch from the ground, and you can use it to scan the sides and bottom of the pit to make sure you haven’t missed the find. Normally, the section of terrain where you have supposedly detected something with your metal detector is scanned using the Pinpointer before you actually start digging. If the Pinpointer detects anything, you know it is immediately below the surface of the ground. If the Pinpointer can’t detect the find yet, you know it must be deeper than an inch, and you can start digging. The best way is to make three rectangular cuts in the soil or grass, to lift the piece of the sod out, and flip it over to the fourth side that hasn’t been cut. The Pinpointer can now be used to check out the pit and the pieces of sod to determine where the find is.

Electronic probes/mini detectors come in two types: hand-held and detector-mounted. The hand-held types are very useful to look for coins during recovery in sandy or extremely dry soils. Some of the probes can be stuck directly into loosened soil or sand without having to dig first. The sensitivity of the most of them is also adjustable and this is important to calibrate the unit for your application. Some units have a very thin stainless steel probe that is designed for sticking it directly into the soil without digging a pit.

Electronic probes/mini detectors are those tools that can be very helpful, but you don’t necessarily need one if you are a newbie. I would suggest you first gain some experience in this hobby before considering obtaining a Pinpointer. Some detectorists claim they can’t search without them, and that they save up to two thirds of the recovery time with them. Others claim that the usefulness of probes is overrated and not worth the effort and money. Think of borrowing one from a friend or a club member, and try it out before you decide to invest in one. Maybe it is not your thing.

Regardless of whether you decide to use metal detecting pinpointers or not, get out there and enjoy the hunt. That’s what it is all about.

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    • Jim McGregor on 08.06.2018 at 11:36
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    I had bought one of this pinpointers. Quality is good, works well. Why overpay for branded pinpointers?

      • justdigger on 11.06.2018 at 19:21
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      It is generally believed that the brands serve longer…

        • Jim McGregor on 11.06.2018 at 22:58
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        We will see. I’ve been using it for almost a year, everything is fine.

    • Big George on 14.06.2018 at 09:01
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    Excellent pinpointers for a low price!

    • Alex on 21.11.2018 at 18:07
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    This review is a joke. I read the Amazon reviews for the Kuman Pinpointer (as well as othe cheap Chinese knockoffs). Their sensitivity is often poor. I own a cheap one as well as the Garret AT Pro and Whites GMX. They are FAR better. Just do a little online research. You get what you pay for!

    1. Hi, Alex

      As we know, Kuman is one of the best Chinese pinpointers. We will pay attention on it.

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