I have a White that's been very good although it's several years old now and I seldom use it anymore. It failed last Halloween when my wife lost a pinky ring, but so did sweeping the floors, turning out coat and pants pockets, emptying her purse and emptying and sorting through two big trash bags. :tango_face_sad: It made it easy for me to choose her Christmas present though. You guessed it, a new ring.
Mine Lab seems to have the highest ratings with White a close second. I think you will need a pretty decent machine withe the buried survey lines. I tried mine with some buried fiberglass water piping that had aluminum tape locator line buried along side it with no luck. It took and industrial rig to do that. I have found earphones to help with small objects that give off weak signals.
I would suggest something like a Garrett 250 to start..spend a bit over $200 and get started. You may like it ..OK use the $200 machine to start..get the hang of it..then go for the $800 or $1,000.
On the other hand, if you find you're not "on fire", hen you can either keep the machine, or sell it and get at least half of your money back.
Tesoro makes some outstanding detectors, if you can go by sound and don't need a display. Tesoro's warrantee is especially good !
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