Best VLF Metal Detectors!

Very low frequency metal detectors, more commonly called VLF detectors, are what the majority of detectorists use for their backyard searches and most of their metal detecting needs.

But all VLF detectors are not equal when it comes to performance abilities. Before you buy one, you might want to check out our top picks for the best VLF metal detectors. Any one of the detectors on this list won’t steer you wrong.

Garrett AT Pro

This is a popular detector because it comes with a feature not many detectors do at this price level – it can be submerged in up to 10 feet of water. It comes with manual and automatic ground balancing.

It’s also great at detecting coins, and it’s fairly easy to use. At just 3 pounds, it’s light enough that you’ll be able to go on long hunts without feeling fatigued.

One word of caution – this works much better in freshwater than it does in saltwater, but it’s a great all-around metal detector.

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Pulse Induction Vs VLF!

When you’re looking at purchasing a metal detector, you’re going to notice right off the bat that you need to decide between a pulse induction metal detector and a very low frequency, or VLF, metal detector.

What’s the difference? And how do you know which one you should choose?

Advantages of a VLF Detector

VLF detectors are the preferred choice for most hobbyist detectorists. They are extremely versatile and they have great discrimination capabilities.

Let’s look at some of the biggest benefits of using VLF detectors and which locations they really shine in. Continue reading