As luck would have at, the bloke was a farm manager and I secured 2k acres less than a mile from Lincoln cathedral
Great bloke, met his family etc.. had a chat about detecting and asked why he was selling the 800,
He was saying he’s just too busy and never seems to get the time .
Ended up getting the 800, 3 months old , and his spade,finds pouch and a box of his finds for for my grandson all for £700.
Great day all in all
But I will be looking into a ‘s’ shaft .
A few on the American forums have done it , not straight forward , but it is possible .
Oh sorry I misread I take it back lol
Garden spade from out the shed
I’ve just put it together for the first time, and I must say build quality is terrible...
All I can put that down to is for keeping the price of the machine under the £1k bracket , fair enough good business.
But I guess it’s down to the individual if they want to bin the 1990’s shaft and the ridiculously flimsy arm cup and upgrade
But, it’s down to the electronics at the end of the day