LASER RAPIER PLUS TESTS


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In the 90’s I always liked to take a Rapier everywhere with me, it was not going to set the world on fire, but was lightweight and could be stored in a small bag. And most of all it had a nice audio tone

It originated from the Tesoro Silver Sabre U Max, which was a smaller revamped version of the original Silver Sabre, bought to the UK and called the Rapier under the Laser name.

There have been a few different Rapier models but they are all the same, Tesoro/Laser did what they did with all their Detectors, changed the coils, moved the knobs around, painted it a different colour and reissued it under a different name, or am I being clinical?

Every time a New/Tesoro/Laser came out I knew exactly what it would do on my test bad before I switched it on, it would perform the same as the previous 30/40 I had tested.

Looking at the test results below makes me cringe, the amount of stuff I must have walked over does not bare think about

Pros

Good on shallow targets

Ideal on Plough/Stubble

Cons

Not great depth

Useless iron, although at the time they were thought of as the detector to have on iron infested sites

DEPTH TESTS

The depth tests are set up to gauge the power of the detector, all iron is removed from the hole.

Various size items are buried at good depths

COIL SIZE

Coil Size

Tesoro

11’’ X 8’’
DD Coil

Tesoro

9’’ X 8’’ Web Coil

Tesoro

8’’ ‘Polo’ Coil

Concentric

Tesoro
5.75’’ Concentric

Coil

Tesoro

7’’ Solid Concentric

Coil

CAN A CARTWHEEL PENNY BURIED AT 16’’ GIVE A SIGNAL

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

GEORGE 111 HALFPENNY

MAXIMUM DEPTH

8’’

8’’

8’’

6’’

6’’

5 PENCE MAXIMUM DEPTH

7’’

7’’

8’’

6’’

6’’

CUT ¼ OF HAMMERED PENNY MAXIMUM DEPTH

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CAN A HOARD OF 100 MIXED COINS BURIED AT 18’’ GIVE A SIGNAL

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

DISCRIM TESTS

The tests below are to see if the detector is capable of giving a signal on a non ferrous target while iron is placed on top of it and around it at different depths

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 5’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN A GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS SITTING ON TOP OF COIN

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED PENNY 20 NAILS ALL AROUND IT BURIED AT 2’’

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED COIN BURIED AT 2’’

A LARGE/RUSTY IRON HOOK IS BURIED 3’’ BELOW IT

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED PENNY NEXT TO 4’’ BOLT

BURIED AT 2’’

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 2’’

2 NAILS ALSO BURIED AT 2’’-NAILS 4’’ APART COIN BETWEEN THEM

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 5’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT-4’’ APART

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

WITH 2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT 4’’ APART

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 6’’

WITH 4 NAILS BURIED AT 5’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

4 NAILS AT 7’’ DIRECTLY BELOW IT AND 4 NAILS ON THE SAME LEVEL

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

COKE/SENSITIVITY

A few low conductive targets will give the same signal as Coke , so if you are rejecting Coke you may miss them

CAN IT FIND A GOLD CHAIN WHEN COKE IS REJECTED

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

CAN IT FIND A LOW CONDUCTIVE CUT ¼ WHEN COKE IS REJECTED

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN A GOLD CHAIN BE FOUND WHEN COKE IS NOT REJECTED

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

CAN A LOW COND CUT ¼ BE FOUND WHEN COKE IS

NOT REJECTED

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CAN IT FIND A LOW CONDUCTIVE VERY THIN SILVER EARRING BURIED AT 2’’

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

PERFORMANCE POINTS

19

19

20

14

15