J. W. Fishers Pulse 8x Hand Held Metal Detector Pulse 8x 032010


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J. W. Fishers Pulse 8x Hand Held Metal Detector

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  • Free Pulse 8x Carrying Bag
  • For underwater or on land
  • Detects all metals
  • Will not detect minerals
  • Meter read-out
  • Interchangeable coils (see below) 
  • 6 foot deep detection area
  • Rechargeable batteries and charger
  • Carrying bag
  • Underwater and land earphones
  • Land handle and hip-mount kit
  • Can be used in the ocean, fresh water and on land
  • DEPTH: 200 feet


Customer Reviews for J. W. Fishers Pulse 8x Hand Held Metal Detector:

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Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.

Rating: Underwater Diggers
Reviewer: Mark Criasia
Only settle for the best. I borrowed one these metal detectors from a friend. It was 6X J.W. Fishers. After one dive I was hooked. I began shopping around and after comparing the benefits and warranties. I settled for the J. W. Fishers Pulse 8X. It works great and is well balanced underwater. The battery charge lasts well into 5 dives. The display is easy to read and the underwater earphone is comfortable. A great divers tool for exploration. had the BEST pricing for this unit.

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Rating: Pulse 8x metal detector
Reviewer: brian taylor  -  View all my reviews
I have several metal detectors including 2 pulse 8x detectors. They are the ones that I use the most as they are more versitile, I can take it in the water, in sandy soil, clay and even rocky ground, it pentrates deeper than any other detecors that I own. It is a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for. If you are a serious detector and want ot find the good stuff you need this machine.

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91 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Have UW Metal Detector, Will Travel ...
Reviewer: Kirk D.  -  View all my reviews
Theres no question about it: JW Fisher makes the best handheld underwater metal detector on the planet! The Pulse 8X packs a whole lot of American ingenuity into a rugged package thats ergonomically-designed to fit in the palm of your hand. I used the same detector years ago to locate an early 18th century French Frigate in the Caribbean, and, that experience made a believer out of me!

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Rating: excellent
Reviewer: Michael G.  -  View all my reviews
I was looking for a not too expensive metal detector, but after reviewing quite a few models, Im glad I spent the extra money on the Fishers. It comes with everything youd need and works excellent. Well worth the extra cost.

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Rating: J. W. Fishers Pulse 8x Hand Held Metal Detector
Reviewer: Karl G.
Just a little heave to use out of the water but is very sensitive to different types of metals.

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Questions and Answers for J. W. Fishers Pulse 8x Hand Held Metal Detector:

  • chris:

    are the coils switchable? i may want a smaller coil.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Chris, yes you can change out the heads on this unit. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • larry:

    Does anybody know what the sample delay is on the pulse 8 Ive heard JW fishers wont answer this question. If it as long as 20 u/s or more, There is good chance of missing small gold chains and rings. Thank You

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Unfortunately it's not in any of the information we see on them from the manufacturer.

  • Charlotte:

    This package appears to be much cheaper than purchasing directly from the dealer or your competitors, what coil does it come with and is the package comparable to what JW Fishers are offering?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    We are authorized dealers for JW Fisher and this unit comes with the full manufacturer warranty. This is the standard Pulse 8x Metal detector. Coil is the 8x which is about 7.5" and is an upgrade from the 6X unit.

  • jawsea:

    how deep can this jw fishers dive?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jawsea, this unit has a depth rating of 200'.

  • Richard:

    Can it be shipped to Puerto Rico , and can it be taken thru airport security. Also is it small enough to be a carry on? Thanks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Richard, the larger part of the three pieces is 36" so it will take up a lot more space in the overhead compartment so if you have a full flight they might make you check this. Yes this can go thru airport security but since the batteries is built-in you will need extra time in security they look at these type of thing with a fine tooth comb. Other than that you should not have any other issues then stated above. We also can ship this to Puerto Rico if you wanted to.

  • Craig:

    Is their any way to distinguish between ferris and non ferris metals by tone or on the read out? I will be using this in areas where their could be nails and i see it does not have a discrimination setting?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, here is JW''s phone number for those technical questions. (508) 822-7330

With a 200 foot depth rated housing and a 6 foot maximum detection range, the Pulse 8X is Fishers top of the line detector. It's heavy duty construction and high sensitivity make the Pulse 8X the choice of professionals everywhere. This commercial-grade metal detector is used by treasure hunters, commercial diving companies, law enforcement agencies, and military units worldwide.
The claim-to-fame of this pulse induction detector is it's ability to ignore minerals in the environment while maintaining high sensitivity to all metal targets. It is not affected by highly mineralized salt water, coral, rocks with a high iron content, or magnetic (black) sand; all of which drive conventional metal detectors crazy. The Pulse 8X detects all metals from coins and jewelry, to anchors and cannons; and does it on land, or in fresh or salt water. The diver is alerted to presence of a metal target by both visual readout (shown on the meter) and an audio output (heard in the underwater earphone). The detection range for a target is unaffected by the medium between the detector's coil and the metal object. Diver with Pulse 8X and Spanish coins Performance does not vary whether detecting through air, water, silt, sand, or solid coral.

The Pulse 8X comes with all the accessories needed to use the detector on land or dive to depths of over 200 feet. The standard package includes a corrosion proof PVC handle for underwater use, an anodized aluminum handle for land use, underwater and land headphones. The package also includes AC and DC battery chargers, a hip-mount kit for the electronics housing, rugged Cordura carry bag, spare parts kit, and JW Fishers Search Team hat.

Powered by an internal 9 volt rechargeable battery pack, the detector will easily run all day on a full charge. Recharge the battery overnight, and it's ready for another full day of hunting.

A complete line of interchangeable coils are available which gives this detector tremendous versatility. Two of the coils can be deployed from a boat; the operator can be topside with the electronics unit, and have a coil on the bottom searching for metal. See below for additional options.

The Pulse 8X has double the power and detection range of the Pulse 6X detector.

Pictured above: Pulse 8X with all accessories included with the detector

Key Features of the Pulse 8X:
Commercial grade construction, full meter readout, audio jack with detachable earphones, rechargeable batteries, and optional interchangeable coils. The variety of different coil sizes available allow this detector to be used on land, underwater, or deployed from a boat.

The Pulse 8X is backed by Fishers exclusive, unconditional TWO YEAR warranty.

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