If you are looking for a hobby, or if you've ever wanted to find hidden treasures, a metal detector might be worth your time and investment. One leading name in metal detectors is Compass. Compass metal detectors do not require a lot of maintenance and are not difficult to use. Compass metal detectors utilize a sensing system that is designed to ignore common mineral deposits in the earth. This technology ultimately allows the Compass metal detector to seek deeper in the earth for buried metals.
- 9-volt battery
Check your battery frequently, as a low battery is the biggest cause of metal detector malfunctions. When not using your Compass metal detector, remove the battery and store it in the freezer.
Read your owner's manual carefully before assembling and using your metal detector.
Use a small Phillips screwdriver to open the battery compartment lid on the control housing and install your 9-volt battery. Close the battery compartment lid and tighten the lid screw.
Remove the thumb nut and screw from the extended rod at the lower front section of the metal detector's control housing.
Attach the large end of the telescoping arm to the section of extended rod at the base of the control housing, insert the screw and thumb nut and tighten by hand.
Remove the black knurled nut from the detector's loop. After you have done this then remove the machine bolt and the two white plastic washers.
Set the small end of the telescoping arm to the loop and align the mounting holes on the loop with the mounting holes on the telescoping arm. Once the holes are aligned, replace the white washers, the machine bolt and the black knurled nut and tighten them by hand.
Loosen the black plastic adjusting clamp at the center of the telescoping arm by turning it to the left. Adjust the length of the arm to your height and then tighten the adjusting clamp.
Wrap the loop cord around the shaft and then plug it into the bottom of the control box.
Flip the power switch on.
Things You'll Need
- Check your battery frequently, as a low battery is the biggest cause of metal detector malfunctions. When not using your Compass metal detector, remove the battery and store it in the freezer.
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