Tesoro Vaquero Reviews, Price and Specifications

All-Purpose Land Metal Detector

Retail Price: $525.00

Number of Reviews: 2

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Tesoro Vaquero


  • Operating Frequency: 14.3 kHz, 14.5 kHz, 14.7 kHz
  • Searchcoil Type: Monolithic (Carbon Fiber)
  • Searchcoil Size: 9" x 8"
  • Cable Length: Approx. 3'
  • Audio Frequency: Approx. 293 Hz or VCO
  • Audio : 1-1/2" speaker and headphone jack
  • Headphone Compatibility: 1/4" stereo plug
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Battery Requirement: One 9 volt DC (alkaline)
  • Battery Life: 10 to 20 hours
  • Optimum Temp. Range: 30° to 100° F
  • Optimum Humidity: 0 to 75% R.H.
  • Operating Modes:
  • Threshold-based All Metal
  • Silent Search Discriminate
  • MicroMAX Design
  • VLF 14 kHz Frequency
  • One Drop-in 9V Battery
  • Variable Threshold
  • 3-3/4 Turn External Ground Balance
  • Ultra-lightweight Design
  • 9x8 Monolithic Coil
  • 3-Piece Knockdown Pole
  • Lifetime Warranty

Deep Machine for Sure

Brandon Moore in Newry Maine - best

Well I have had the Tesoro Vaquero about a month now. Once you get aqainted with the ground balance, you will acheive great depth. I recently tried Vaquero on a fresh water beach and found the backing of a ear ring about 11" deep, and it was the size of a bb (bird shot). I was using the All Metal mode with threshold tone. I'm going back to the old home sites to listen to faint signals and find those rare coins! I will say that if you can't afford the Tejon, this is the next best machine at $420.00. It will run successfully with $1000.00 machines all day long. Once you try manual ground balance, get acustommed to it, you'll never go back to auto again.

May 10, 2009
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Great All Around Machine

Trent Nunley in Minot AFB - best

Best machine I have owned. I have had most major brand machines and the Vaquero is super lite (2.2 pounds). Goes real deep, only takes one 9 volt battery, which lasts good 15 hours or more, and has a life time warranty. I have hunted right along people using 1000 dollar machines and done just as good as them and, in a lot of cases, better. This detector is easy to ground balance, and you can swing it all day with no problems. The Vaquero is a fantastic machine with a very small learning curve and it has great performance. Love it!

Mar 23, 2008
92 people found Trent Nunley's review helpful.

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