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Coil Strain

Post by GoldCodger on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 4:58 pm

Hi Chaps,
Went out yesterday to give my new 18" Round Nugget Finder coil and the 5000 a spin.
Its got the solid skid plate and even though I use a Hipstick, after a while I find it to be a bit of a strain on my arm.
It's not so much the weight, but the sideways movement that seems to cause the problem.
Thinking about getting a control arm to assist me with the swing.
Just wondering if anybody uses a control arm and if they are any good.
Apart from this wee problem the coil performed really good.
A lot quieter than I thought it would be considering the ground and the weather up here in Karratha.
Didn't get any gold, but early days yet. Wink
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Re: Coil Strain

Post by pilbara snapper on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:09 pm

G'day,
I would recommend you get a swing arm they help to spread the strain and I have used one for a long time.
They are a bit of a pain when you stop detecting and check a signal but you just have to make sure the arm is folded back against the detector before you dig.
One of my mates has been bipping for years without one until he tried my setup and got one for himself and loves it

Regards snapper

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Re: Coil Strain

Post by tricky on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:25 pm

They are great. the improvement in your swing height and control is worth it alone. and the arms hurt a lot less. the spring like lower end on a strap on the new 7000 means it can be rotated easily from left to right with ease and tucked behind the handle when not needed. it also slots onto the arm rest when the lower shaft is retracted for transport,

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Re: Coil Strain

Post by GoldCodger on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:43 pm

Cheers lads, Looks like this is what I need Very Happy
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Re: Coil Strain

Post by Alan WA on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 9:52 pm

Its quite easy to knock yourself one up with a piece of polypipe.
I did that and it worked so well I didnt have to buy one.
Found myself even using it on smaller coils, just a nice way to control the coil.

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