American Hawks Explorer II Metal Detector Review

7.6

Rating

7.6/10

Pros

  • LCD displays Type of object found and depth, See before you dig Auto ground balance. Water proof coil.
  • Operation modes: All Metal, Discrimination, Notch Filter
  • Micro Processor controled will display type of object found.
  • Auto ground balance. Comfortable arm support, adjustable aluminum stem
  • Free Battery, Carry Bag and Headphone

Cons

  • Some quality issues but good for its price

(3.8/5) American Hawks Explorer II Metal Detector has all the detection features that you need and detects with high accuracy.  It has a large screen which shows the type of object that you want. It accurately distinguishes a Penny nickel or a quarter.  The waterproof coil lets you search in shallow water and find gold rings at the beach.

The All Metal Mode sets the American Hawks Metal Detector to detect any metal object. In Motion Discrimination Mode, it detects metals while it’s in motion and it emits different tones for the different types of metals found. The Auto Notch Filter Mode makes the detector automatically display the type of object that you found and it eliminates some objects.

American Hawks Explorer II

American Hawks Explorer Metal Detector Features and Specifications

  • American Hawks Explorer II StandingMaximum Sensitivity: 14cm
  • Current: 25mA (static); 30mA (dynamic)
  • Waterproof search coil: 8 inches
  • Frequency: 6.6 kHz
  • Speaker headphone jack
  • Two 9V batteries required
  • Free phone support
  • LCD displays Type of object found and depth
  • Operation modes: All Metal, Discrimination, Notch Filter
  • Micro Processor controlled will display type of object found.
  • Auto ground balance. Comfortable arm support, adjustable aluminum stem
  • Free Battery, Carry Bag and Headphone
  • American Hawks Metal Detector Dimensions:  34 x 6 x 10 inches
  • Product Weight: 7 pounds

American Hawks Explorer II Metal Detector Reviews

Included headsets

Included headsets

In our research into this product we found most users think the American Hawks Metal Detector helpful. The construction is solid. You can get a package with a set of headphones and a carry bag for about $100. It costs much less than other units with a digital readout. It does a good job at finding coins up to 6 inches down, and the discrimination function tells the difference between the various metals works well. It certainly helps you to avoid digging junk like pull tabs which are everywhere.

Like all metal detectors, there is a learning curve to get the most from this unit. Follow the detailed instruction on the manual. You will get most coins and jewelry though you will miss some gold. If you need to find property boundary markers, set it on “All Metal”. If you want to detect on the beach, hit the “Disc” button and turn the “Sensitivity” down for less sensitivity. Coils are waterproof and rinse after each day’s use.

American Hawks Explorer II FaceplateOne reviewer complained that the American Hawks Explorer II Metal Detector was not working well at the beginning. It started beeping right away when you turn on the switch. Then after five minutes of trying to re-find the spot where it beeped he might be able to start the long digging process.  The box has no “American Hawks” on it, just a printed “Digital metal detector”. It seems not professionally put together. Beyond the sketchy box, they did provide a decent bag.  The device detected some coins in the grass but not always with accuracy.

American Hawks Explorer Metal Detector received an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from its online reviewers. There are few reviewers doubt its accuracy. It has some difficulty capturing the presence of a gold object but  it does pickup other metals quickly and with a strong signal with the “All Metal Mode” turned on. All in all, this is a good metal detector for a reasonable price.

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