Updated August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Pinpointer Metal Detectors

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Unless you love digging giant holes, you’re going to need a pinpointer metal detector to help you unearth those items located by your larger unit. These handheld wands enable you to determine exactly where the treasure is hiding, keeping you from having to shift buckets of dirt. Many are waterproof, too. Just be sure to dig carefully and watch out for hazards, like sharp or jagged items. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pinpointer metal detector on Amazon.

10. Kuman Unearthing Tool

9. Nokta Waterproof

8. Pyle Pro

7. Deteknix Xpointer

6. Teknetics Tek-Point

5. Garrett Pro-Pointer II

4. Quest XPointer Pro

3. White’s Bullseye II

2. XP Deus MI-6

1. Garrett CSI Pro-Pointer AT

Special Honors

Minelab Pro-Find 35 The Minelab Pro-Find 35 has all the features you'd expect in a high-quality model, including a holster and a lost unit alarm, as well as a handy ferrous tone ID. This gives you two different responses, so you'll know whether you're on top of something with iron in it or not. minelab.com

Editor's Notes

July 02, 2019:

While there are plenty of pinpointer metal detectors on the market, it still remains difficult to top the Garrett CSI Pro-Pointer AT, often affectionally referred to as the Garrett Carrot. Not only is it built to last, but it's easy enough even for novices to use — and without the frustration that less robust models might offer. The one tiny drawback is that it runs on a 9-volt battery, which is only a drawback when you consider that companies are now pushing out models with rechargeable batteries. These, including the XP Deus MI-6 and Quest XPointer Pro, mean no more buying new batteries, and they have plenty of other great features, to boot. Of course, none of these models is particularly cheap, and so may not be the best option for a newbie. If the budget is a concern, we still think the Deteknix Xpointer or Kuman Unearthing Tool are acceptable, although neither is fully submersible. Beginners may also find them inadequate as their skills grow.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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