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Hello, I have been using the Tesoro Tejon for about 2 years now and here are some of the things that I have found out.
First of all, Tesoro is not kidding when they say that it will find objects deeper, on one outing I dug a "00" buckshot at about 8 to 10 inches. Ground balancing takes a little getting used to, but if have used a Tesoro before, it is not that difficult. Just follow the instructions in the manual and you should not have any problems.
When using it in playgrounds, you will probably have to turn the sensitivity lower than you would normally run the machine in due to the fact that it is very sensitive.
The accessory coils are very handy, especially the 5.75 inch coil. It comes in very handy in trashy areas and play grounds.
Out of the box, the unit is easily assembled and air testing the unit shows that it still has one Tesoro trait, with the discrimination to max, it will still detect coins. The dual discrimination that the unit employs allows an individual to set the normal operation discrimination low and when a target is detected, pushing the trigger on the underside of the unit will engage the second discrimination level. I usually run that level just above the pull tab level. If the tone is still there when you shift to the second level, you dig. By pulling the trigger back towards the rear of the unit engages the pinpoint feature. I have noticed that when a piece of iron makes it past both levels of discrimination, in pinpoint mode the target will actually seem to move a little to the left or right then when it was actually detected. Just a little bit of info, in case you get one.
There are some drawbacks with the Tejon, most of the are purely cosmetic and do not hinder the operation of the unit. One I would like to see is a single battery pack instead of the dual pack setup. Another would be that Sunline offer an inline probe to work with the Tejon. I use a secondary pin pointer and the Tejon will crosstalk with it, even if you set it down further away from you when you are recovering a target. But I have had that problem only with one brand of pin pointer. The odd thing is that both unit are not on the same frequency, it could be that the pin pointer is operating on a multiple of the frequency that the Tejon operates on.
All in all, I have had good experiences with the Tejon and I would recommend it to anyone that that is looking for a good machine.
Added: Thursday, January 28, 2010
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