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#26

Nugget
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04 January 2014 07:41 pm

Hey Scotto, was your medallion similar to the one I found a while back? https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=187, just curious smile

I didn't end up getting an aldi detector today, I was seriously contemplating it but decided I don't have the money spare at the moment and I already have a detector that currently isn't getting as much use as I would like (damn work always interfering with my life lol). The mother in laws BF got one so I'll be sure to ask if I can test it out and report back.

#27

scotto
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04 January 2014 08:53 pm

No mate bit different on head side has PAULUS V1 PONTIFEX MAXIMUS on front has globe above that I guess it the papal cymbale around edge has PEREGRINUS APOSTOLICUS IN AUSTRALIS AD MCMLXX think it was to commemorate first pope to visit Aussie doesn't have loop on top for chain instead hole punched in coin don't know if it spose to be there or if some one put it there so they can wear it? Purity cool though .

Last edited by scotto (05 January 2014 01:04 am)


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#28

thesmithy
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04 January 2014 09:01 pm

Nugget I purchased one at Tuggerah ALDI westfields they still had 20 left at 11am
Will be good to have in the 4x4 and not knock the AT about.
works great for a 100 buck machine.
Does what it said it will do.......5 10 20 50 cent pieces as well as $1 & 2 coins, Pulltabs, horseshoe nails. Pennies all tested in the ground at home. Doesn't like large metal objects at 2 inchs tends to be hit  or miss (horse shoe) but it does state that in the manual.
Happy with results for $99.99 it will pay for it self in no time.
Old mum thinks I was weeding her garden and thanked me.
cheers
TheSmithy.

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#29

Colin&Lee
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From: Canberra, ACT
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04 January 2014 09:11 pm

Bought two, took them to the local park found all manner of junk lol  interestingly tested it on a .2 and a .5 nugget didn't pick up the .2 but picked up the .5 scraping the coil over it. Also noticed only the center of the coils work not the edges.  Picks up all coins quiet easily, pretty good for 100 bucks

Cheers

Col

Last edited by Colin&Lee (04 January 2014 09:13 pm)


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#30

scotto
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04 January 2014 09:13 pm

Being a sole parent have to take the ankle bite a every where I go so aldi detector was welcome bargain will keep her off my back so I can concentrate on what I'm doing


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#31

Dogmatic
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From: Hunter valley, NSW
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04 January 2014 09:49 pm

Was at Aldi yesterday in Singleton and debated on getting one.  However the choice was not mine.  Not a single detector to be found.


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#32

scotto
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04 January 2014 10:24 pm

Air test aldi detector 50C SCRAP NOTC/DISC TONE MED,20C SCRAP/MED,10C RINGPULL/MED,5C-5C/GRUNT,$2 SCRAP-1C/MED,$1 SCRAP-1C/MED,9CT GOLDRING LARGE RINGPULL-IRON/MED,9CT GOLDRING SMALL5C-IRON/GRUNT,9C THICK GOLDCHAIN 5C-IRON/GRUNT,FLORIN 25C/HI,PENNEY 25C/HI,1/2 PENNEY25C/HI LOT OF FALSEING TO IRON

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#33

TenOunce Tone
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04 January 2014 11:07 pm

As I dont have Aldi up in cairns.. if anyone down south has the means to grab one gor me, i will fix you up for costs and postage.  Pm if able to help me out.

Cheers Tone


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#34

Heatho
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04 January 2014 11:07 pm

The discrimination sux, but hey they work great, all metal mode is the go. Gives a solid signal on rings and any coin. Going to hit the beach in the morning.


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#35

Heatho
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04 January 2014 11:10 pm

Hey TOT, will PM you my mobile number. I think there were a few left hdown the road.


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#36

thesmithy
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05 January 2014 12:34 am

Spend a few hrs experimenting with discriminate.....no problems now.......can disc now and just cut out bottle tops and bottle lids steel........ring pull and $2 coins same reading.....bummer
Read the distructions then throw them away. Push disc then push disc/notch then +/- to adjust
To return to sensitivity mode just hit senc then  +/- to adjust
Same with notch push notch then disc/notch +/- to adjust
no need to hold button down and push +/- at same time as book indicates
To return to all metal just push button
honestly this is a great starter dector for the newbies.

100 plus hrs for the AT Gold and still fudging it sometimes.

1.5 hrs with this little beauty and bingo works great.

Will check Tuggerah again tomorrow see if any are left.

#37

BrisJoe
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From: Moranbah, QLD
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05 January 2014 11:34 am

5 still left at my aldi looking at them.now trying to get permission to buy lol


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#38

Nugget
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05 January 2014 01:02 pm

Maitland and Muswellbrook stores have sold out.

#39

Nugget
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05 January 2014 04:28 pm

I had a quick 10 minute play around with the Mother in laws Aldi detector this afternoon and here are my findings.

  • Build Quality: Good, not too flimsy, no sharp edges etc.

  • Ease of use: Simple to use for an experienced detectorist, controls are simple enough so it shouldn't take a novice very long to get the hang of it.

  • Consistency: Seemed to vary, I noticed in Disc mode some targets wouldn't register at times as well as displaying inconsistently on the target ID scale. One in particular was a 50 cent piece, sometimes it would register and other times it wouldn't even make a tone, this is even though other targets were still registering fine. All Metal Mode was more consistent and responsive.

  • Depth: As advertised, around 18-20cm for a 50 cent piece.

  • Is it worth the money?: Yes I believe so, all and all it performs as you'd expect from a $100 machine.

As I said I only had a quick play so I didn't really get a chance to read the instructions or do any serious testing.

#40

Nugget
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05 January 2014 04:30 pm

As a side note, my wedding ring registered the same as a modern ring pull, so it's probably best to dig that range wink

#41

bazza2210
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From: Nowra, NSW
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05 January 2014 04:52 pm

Hi all, I purchased one on the way to a mates place in Wollongong, I was surprised at what you get for so little money, I went around my mates back yard and found bits of copper pipe, part of a die cast toy, and two 20c pieces, I can confirm that a 9 carat ring shows around screwcap and aluminium ring pull - its pretty good value for  $100


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#42

belladonna
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05 January 2014 05:16 pm

Ian and I have joined the bandwagon and now have an Aldi detector as well. Plenty at Shellharbour and the Albion Park stores.
Just been practising with various things as have others on the forum.
Good luck to all
Donna
Ps Ian seems to have found the cold VB in the fridge with it smile


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#43

Heatho
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05 January 2014 06:12 pm

Quick hunt at the oval just up the road, only 40mins was getting sunburnt.

$4.50 and a bunch of junk. Not a bad little unit at all. Was not expecting it to be as good as it is. Will try the beach tomorrow if I get a chance.

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#44

pberrett
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05 January 2014 06:16 pm

Hi all

I bought one of these at Aldi Bayswater (VIC) today and took it down to Edithvale. I already owned a Tracker IV but was impressed by a youtube video review I saw of this detector. I hunted around on the beach for a several hours but found nothing of value, just some nails. I wonder whether they run machines over this beach to filter out needles, coins, trash etc?

I did finally manage to find $3 though. I found the coins on one of the paths leading from nearby streets down to the beach.

I suspect that I will need to think carefully about where to look for coins. The detector worked well though.

Last edited by pberrett (05 January 2014 06:17 pm)

#45

TenOunce Tone
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05 January 2014 07:14 pm

Thanks for helping me out Nugget, Heatho picked one up for me from his local store.

Very generous of you to go iut off your way for me Nugget and Heatho. Thanks again.

Tone


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#46

Colin&Lee
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05 January 2014 07:22 pm

It's going to be interesting to see what these little things turn up over the coming months smile

C&L


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#47

gadgetman45
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05 January 2014 10:48 pm

Look like Wam is going to be a popular guy answering all the questions from those who want to modify their Aldi machine


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#48

Heatho
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06 January 2014 08:07 am

TenOunce Tone wrote:

Thanks for helping me out Nugget, Heatho picked one up for me from his local store.

Very generous of you to go iut off your way for me Nugget and Heatho. Thanks again.

Tone

No worries at all Tone, will post it off to you this morning. Hope you like it.


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#49

kleinman98
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06 January 2014 08:10 am

Lets hope that all their owners do the right thing and pick up all the ring pulls, tentpegs, iron, aluminium cans and rusty bits of wire so the rest of us can get down to business and find something decent. smile


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#50

richo966
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06 January 2014 08:13 am

good money in some scrap metal I get good money every year at Christmas selling my copper and brass scrap  smile good money wink

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