This metal detector has an 11-inch biaxial DD searchcoil, which means, unlike those with concentric searchcoils, the search field is bigger at lower depths. The instruction manual says it’s rated to detect coin-sized objects about 9.5 inches deep at maximum sensitivity.
Speaking of sensitivity, the Eurotek Pro has 10 levels of sensitivity, and the factory default is 7, or about 70 percent of maximum. This is the case with most of the metal detectors we tested, as their factory default settings are around 70 or 80 percent. When we started this machine in our test lab, it let us know immediately that it was picking up metal – everywhere. It started beeping like crazy, experiencing interference from every direction. This didn’t happen with any other detector we tested. We took the machine outside and continued getting the same results no matter how far away we got from nearby buildings.
We ultimately turned the sensitivity level down to 4 and were able to conduct our tests. Unfortunately, the Eurotek Pro resets back to the default sensitivity setting every time you turn it off, which is something to keep in mind between treasure hunts. This metal detector also has volume control, but this also resets every time you turn the Eurotek Pro off.
In our tests, this metal detector found 64 percent of the objects we buried, a mid-range discovery rate. It also correctly identified half of the objects we buried, struggling with silver and copper but picking up every piece of aluminum as deep as 12 inches. The instruction manual also includes a chart of target ID numbers and the corresponding metal for those new to the hobby.
Depth is displayed on the screen through five notches: one notch means an object is 2.5 inches deep, two notches means it’s roughly 3 inches deep, and so on reaching 8 inches deep with all five notches illuminated. The Eurotek Pro had the third-lowest depth accuracy rate of the machines we tested at 21 percent, the exact same rate as the Fisher F22. It did, however, consistently get the depth right when objects were buried exactly 6 inches below the surface.
The display on this metal detector is basic and uncluttered, making it easy for beginners. It doesn’t, however, let you know what your buried treasure might be other than through the target ID number. Other detectors, like the Garrett Ace 400, show that they might have found a soda can pull-tab or gold ring, for instance. Pinpoint mode on the Eurotek Pro is easy to figure out, as it’s the most central button on the face of the screen and can further “pinpoint” what is underground. The Pro also has discrimination capabilities but not notching.
At 2.6 pounds, the Eurotek Pro is the second-heaviest metal detector we tested. It’s only a few ounces heavier than the average detectors, but that can make a difference when you’ve been sweeping back and forth slowly and methodically for a while. You might have to take more breaks with this machine, which can slow down your search.
The Eurotek Pro runs on a 9-volt battery and is rated to give you 20-25 hours of metal detecting before you have to replace the battery. It was easy to assemble, though a Phillips screwdriver was necessary to attach the screen to the stem. It comes with a five-year warranty, which is substantial compared to some of the machines that offer shorter warranty periods though the Tesoso Mojave’s lifetime warranty is obviously longer.