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Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by salford44 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Anybody else use these old Skool machines out there still ? I have been making some good finds with these machines,simple beep and dig low frequency detectors that still produce the goods and make detecting fun.Be good to hear off other users or is everyone sold on the latest must haves?


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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:26 pm

I owned a Fisher 1265 X back in the day
Great machine and another regretable sale
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The only downside was it could be an Iron magnet and you really did have to learn its language
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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by Ten pence! » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 pm

Yes iron! I had the 1266 and CZ6, both deep machines but both very poor on recovery speed and always prone to giving positive signals on bent nails and large iron, regardless of how you set up the machine or circled the target.

Best used on clean sites in my opinion.

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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by Koala » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:02 pm

I still use a 1260x and 1265x

I am a firm believer if you walk over it with the right speed direction of swing and so on. Any detector will beep on 99% of the targets


I rarely dig iron. Large washer occasionally. Probably depends how its be set up internally at the factory. Decent headphone are essential.


you will always dig some coke but it helps if you turn the sensitivity down a touch


Still out preforms most machines on light fluff ploughed or baked dry ground. But preforms worse on waterlogged especially around cow poo and wee.

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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by salford44 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:58 pm

Thanks for all replies,yes iron does fool these machines occasionally,especially the 1270,but they are still very effective machines and like you say,if its there they will find it,and they are fun to use,always put a smile on my face with the items they pull up. ::g
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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by Koala » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:25 pm



I don't dig any more iron than with any other machine. But you have to learn the tones and use quality headphones

not quite sure about the comment of slow recovery. I put a large iron bolt 4" away from a small silver ring and it doesn't make any difference how fast I swing I get a crack from the iron and beep from the ring.

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Re: Fisher 1270 and 1236x2

Post by SuperRed » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 pm

Blackadder43 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:26 pm
I owned a Fisher 1265 X back in the day
Great machine and another regretable sale
Hindsight is a wonderful thing
The only downside was it could be an Iron magnet and you really did have to learn its language
Ditto! A lovely machine and one I wish I had kept.

Thanks for the video Koala... great trip down memory lane.
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