After going to every detecting forum I could find and reading all the pros and cons to the lesser expensive detectors available I decided to take my chances with the Teknetics Eurotek Pro. I am glad I did. I have the model with the 8" coil. The package I received came with extra stuff including the bag to carry loot and trash, an inexpensive pin pointer (which seems to work pretty good considering it was only about 10 bucks when I add all the stuff together). It's just not real loud, but you feel it vibrate when it gets sort of close to stuff. It also had a rainproof cover to the main housing, a coil cover to elongate the life of the coil. Learning the ETP was a breeze, as you just turn it on and go. The large readout of 00-100 and 3 tone audio (and accompanying chart of what the numbers and sounds mean) makes the learning curve a simple climb to finding tons of stuff and knowing what it usually is before you even dig it up. If it's a solid sound you'll get to know pretty quickly that is a coin and you will dig it up exactly where the ETP says it is. You will know how deep it is, as the depth readout (which can be set to inches or centimeters) pretty much is right on. I have found that giant metal things will trick you into thinking you have found silver, but if it reads 99 at 3 inches and it's not there then it's some giant iron thing buried about half way to China, so forget that (unless you are looking for giant metal things). One cool thing about this machine is the way it treats iron stuff. 0-39 is iron stuff. Some machines (I understand) can make you crazy from iron stuff beeping incessantly. With the ETP you set the volume to 11 and it doesn't make noise on iron, it just flashes the iron on the screen and doesn't cause beep overload on your brain. It can be adjusted to beep quietly or full blast (if that's your thing). I could go on about the EuroTek Pro for a long time and tell you all the stuff I could think of about why I think this is a great machine to get if you want to ease into the greatest hobby of Metal Detecting known to me. Well, I guess you would want to know it finds good stuff down to about 8-9 inches, with my 8" coil (most cool stuff doesn't seem to be that deep in the earth though). I would recommend probably get the DD coil version for a wider and slightly deeper search, although I am finding tons of stuff with the 8" coil. Get Yours Today!
Reviewed by: kelly mittong from Western New York.