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05-12-2019 02:51 PM
va rifleman
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Those would be great spots! I’ve been metal detecting at my place. Found some wagon and harness tack and a 1862 chainsaw part. 😄

My 350# magnet is enough for me... Of course the listed power is under best conditions, on a flat, clean, surface . If zi get such a contact, I usually have to slide the magnet of sidewise.

If it were a 1200# magnet and happened to get a good, flat surface on something heavy, like old machinery or an I-beam... I would be wondering how to retrieve my magnet..probably a swim would be in order.

Now, for that 1862 chainsaw part..perhaps I didn't read correctly, but Stihl invented the chain saw in Germany, in 1927...
Thinking the same with getting it unstuck. Makes sense about shallow, clear water. We have a lot of dark water in that creek. It’s less then a mile from a battle site and on the route used by Jeff Davis. Did a test with a antenna magnet. That one barely held on to a big square washer through a piece of .5” plywood. Thinking of a muddy bottom.

Very much tongue in cheek with that 1862 chainsaw part. 😄
05-12-2019 02:11 PM
ironglow
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Those would be great spots! Iíve been metal detecting at my place. Found some wagon and harness tack and a 1862 chainsaw part. 😄

My 350# magnet is enough for me... Of course the listed power is under best conditions, on a flat, clean, surface . If zi get such a contact, I usually have to slide the magnet of sidewise.

If it were a 1200# magnet and happened to get a good, flat surface on something heavy, like old machinery or an I-beam... I would be wondering how to retrieve my magnet..probably a swim would be in order.

Now, for that 1862 chainsaw part..perhaps I didn't read correctly, but Stihl invented the chain saw in Germany, in 1927..

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05-12-2019 01:38 PM
ironglow I tried it ..perhaps about 3 hours total, plan on getting back to it this summer. I didn't find anything of value but learned a few things

I fished off bridges over local creeks, and discovered that they aren't particularly good...reason being, during the summer they get low enough, so if there was anything valuable/visible, it is likely somebody would have spotted it from the bridges, since creeks around her have clear water and usually gravel bottoms..

Probably the best place for the magnets, would be fishing from a concrete dam, which has several feet of water against it at all times.

Canals with clean side and continuous depth, would be good. Also check piers which have sufficient water depth.. people drop all kinds of things off piers and around boats which are tied to piers.

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05-12-2019 12:38 PM
Dee I've been metal detecting off and on for decades, but I've never spent the money on a really good unit.

To me it's not the condition of the find as much as it is the history of it.
05-12-2019 12:31 PM
va rifleman
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I've got an old antenna base magnet, and have been kicking around trying some old well locations I know about in the woods.
Those would be great spots! I’ve been metal detecting at my place. Found some wagon and harness tack and a 1862 chainsaw part. 😄
05-12-2019 12:31 PM
dstegjas I always thought it would be fun to do this. Then I realized that anything that has been in the water for much more then a few weeks is basically worthless. Unless you're just looking for scrape metal. According to my wife I have enough junk laying around the house, I don't need any more.

Jim
05-12-2019 11:03 AM
Dee I've got an old antenna base magnet, and have been kicking around trying some old well locations I know about in the woods.
05-12-2019 10:46 AM
va rifleman
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I guess magnet fishing is relatively new to the states, but has been going on in Europe for some years. I plan on doing some metal detecting and magnet fishing this coming summer, having ordered a new detector and this new magnet combo
Old thread but I wanted to ask the same question as the title. IG, did you give it a try? Anybody see a detriment with the 1200 lb models?

Re-purposed magnet mount antenna base? Some of them are pretty stout.

There’s a creek that parallel’s a section of the abandoned Richmond Danville railway. (Used extensively back in the 1860’s). Thinking I could loose a bunch of magnets there. LOL
03-25-2018 03:29 PM
mcgiiver Nice catch
03-23-2018 07:19 PM
ironglow
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I tried if a couple times off bridges over a canal near me. Hauled up a rusty old bicycle, but was hoping for a gun.
Here you go Mcgiiver;

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