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Advantages and disadvantages of metal detectors
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 Uses and advantages of metal detectors

  •  Pursuing of hobbies- such hobbies may include coin shooting activities, beach combing, and detection of buttons, bullets and exe heads.
  •  Security screening - They are used in airports to screen passengers, checking bags in public places and in public events.
  •  Food processing - They are used in food processing industries to detect fragments of metal so as to avoid food contamination.
  • Civil engineering - They are used in finding reinforcement bars inside the walls.

 

Disadvantages of metal detectors

  •  False alarm - Metal detector may give a false alarm incase an individual carries a metal object such as phone, watch or a toy causing unnecessary panic.
  •  Interference - Metal detectors may interfere with personal devices such as magnetic recording gadgets like CD or a cassette.
  •  A metal detector is not safe with people who had to get a pacemaker or replacements such as a knee replacement.

Tips and guide when purchasing a metal detector

  •  Intended use- When buying, it is a good idea to determine the use of the equipment so as to purchase the right one. Different metal detectors are usually configured for different kinds of searching hence features desirable in a detector depends on the purposed use. Different types of detectors and their uses are:
  • All-purpose Metal Detectors - For versatile searching and casual finding of metal objects
  • Relic and coin detectors - For finding small and medium sized relics and coins in littered areas.
  • Gold detectors- For finding deposits of gold-
  • Underwater detectors - For searching on underwater and beaches.
  •  Price - A cheap or too much expensive and complicated detector should not be purchased. A good detector enough to get the job well done should be purchased.
  • Conformability weight- An individual should buy a detector which feels comfortable when working with in terms of weight.
  • Warranty- there are different varying warranty policies from different manufacturers, some being good for one year while others taking a lifetime of the original owner.
  •  Features - A detector with the best features should be purchased so as to get good job done.

Myths of metal detectors

  • Metal detectors dependence on X-ray technology- metal detectors uses the technology of electromagnetic fields in finding metal objects and then sending out an audible signal to the user.
  • One can use the detector gadget wherever he wants- this is not true because private property laws have to be followed. Treasure hunters are usually prohibited in government lands and historical sites without being authorized.
  • Experts are the only who finds valuables- This is not correct because anyone can use the detectors to find treasures.

Conclusion

Metal detection is a nice hobby for individuals who may wish to find buried treasure, jewelry and coins which have been left behind on beaches, parks and historical relics. Seasoned and beginner’s hunters requires detectors that offer the best features so as to make their expeditions very successful. Determination of the ways in which the purchaser of a metal detector will use it is very essential so as to help in choosing and buying the product and its accessories.

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