This is a great question and one we get asked a lot. There are a few factors to consider when choosing the best beginner metal detector. Who is it for, where will it be used and how often will it be used are all things to bear in mind before buying your first metal detector.
For example, when buying a beginner metal detector for a child, you do not want to get one that has too many programmable settings. The best metal detectors for kids are simple to use, turn on and go detectors that do not require too much adjusting. As us parents know, kids can sometimes have short attention spans, so if they are getting frustrated by not having the right settings they might soon give up.
This is not what anyone wants, so giving them a simple but powerful metal detector is the best way to go. For example the Minelab Go-find 22/44/66 or the Quest X5 and X10 are excellent, feature packed, turn on and go metal detectors that are suitable for kids and adults alike. For Adults wanting a more powerful machine but also want a turn on and go detector then the Minelab Vanquish 340/440/540 or The Quest Q20 are great options.
If you are more of a hands on person and are looking for a detector that you can tweak and adjust, then brands like Teknetics and Bounty Hunter are a great way to go. They offer a huge range of powerful, yet simple to use, easy to learn detectors that can be manually adjusted to suit your ground conditions. Being able to manually change your settings can allow you to cut out extra unwanted targets and noise and also lets you squeeze that extra bit more out of your detector.
What type of terrain are you detecting in, parks, bush, beach etc? While all of our detectors can handle firm ground, not every detector can handle the mineralisation of wet sandy beaches. If you are planning on spending most of your time beach metal detecting then please have a look here at our Beach Metal Detectors. We have a Beach Metal Detector for every budget and experience level.
If you are new to Metal Detecting and want to find out more about what the best metal detector is for your needs, then please take a look at our beginners guide to metal detecting HERE.
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