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Samd007 04-22-2021 06:55 PM

Nox 800 “rest”
 
I purchased my Nox in January of this year. I maintain it will and don’t drop or use it as a crutch. My “rest” under the Velcro strap that keeps it upright when setting down, split down the middle. I have seen replacements online from Australia for $50+. I can’t see why an expensive piece of equipment doesn’t have better parts. I have emailed and called Minelab but no response. So I’m wondering what size PVC pipes do I need to replace it with? Also do the 3D printer models on EBay work any better? UGH

stetam 04-22-2021 07:22 PM

Minelab has been very slow in returning emails. I sent one 3 days ago and still waiting for a reply. I would just glue it or tape it if you can and wait them out.

Steve

Samd007 04-22-2021 08:07 PM

Thanks Steve, the glue/tape idea didn’t work as the split is longitudinal right through the center of the screw hole.

vegasplayer 04-22-2021 09:46 PM

3030 ctx :laughing:

DiggingThePNW 04-23-2021 03:45 AM

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I like my Detect-Ed arm cuff.
Attachment 483542

cellrdwellr 04-23-2021 05:52 AM

This is just my opinion, for what it's worth. The arm cuffs are breaking frequently due to poor balance and ergonomics. The weight of the entire machine rests on that cuff when you swing it. I broke my stock arm cuff, then bought a metal one, and snapped that one too! I had to modify the metal one with aluminum straps to fix it. I dont want to put anymore money into this machine, they arent cheap to begin with, and this is just one of the minor flaws this machine has. I cant even believe they raised the price of the equinox 800, and didnt make any improvements. I'm hoping this is due to the fact that they are busy with the new releases, and will eventually be addressed. Coinboy says it best, with the equinox, you pay for performance, that's about it :laughing:

Martin_V3i 04-23-2021 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Samd007 (Post 3308902)
Thanks Steve, the glue/tape idea didn’t work as the split is longitudinal right through the center of the screw hole.

Seems like double sided tape might cinch it in place until ML sends a new one.

davidlhyde63366 04-23-2021 12:53 PM

another thread on their service https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=289881

metaladdict 04-23-2021 03:41 PM

The cuff is really weak looking but haven't broke mine yet.:D

Samd007 04-23-2021 03:43 PM

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Thanks for all of the replies! The tape and/or glue wouldn’t work. Just disappointed that they can’t come from manufacturer with dependable parts.

Martin_V3i 04-23-2021 03:48 PM

I wonder if using the strap causes these breaks. I never actually use the straps. It'd logically add tension, especially if it was over tightened. Both my 600 and 800 has never broken.

About using the straps. If I extended the coil very far in front of me during swinging, I might use the strap, but I shorten the lower rod and swing near my shoes, 2 feet in front generally. But, we're not talking about not breaking it in the first place.

Samd007 04-23-2021 03:56 PM

The picture is the “rest” below the arm strap. This just rests on the ground.

Martin_V3i 04-23-2021 04:12 PM

Didn't you notice it cracking early? I can't imagine such a disaster all at once.

Samd007 04-23-2021 04:43 PM

Nope, set it down and it fell over to the side. I’ve never dropped or crushed it. The shiny stuff is the Gorilla Glue. For Plastic! :)

JimR_TN 04-23-2021 05:14 PM

This is one of the weak points on the Equinox. I bought this one, just a generic metal arm cuff when I first got my Nox and saw how flimsy the construction was. I've been very happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Armrest-Garre...dp/B07XWPZNCK/

Samd007 04-23-2021 06:13 PM

JimR thank you for the idea. I wasn’t thrilled about spending $50+ for the AUS version.
It’s worth a try!

Coin-Saver 04-24-2021 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin_V3i (Post 3309092)
I wonder if using the strap causes these breaks. I never actually use the straps. It'd logically add tension, especially if it was over tightened. Both my 600 and 800 has never broken.

About using the straps. If I extended the coil very far in front of me during swinging, I might use the strap, but I shorten the lower rod and swing near my shoes, 2 feet in front generally. But, we're not talking about not breaking it in the first place.

I'm with Martin_V3i on this one. I never used the straps when I had a V3i and the MXT. Never had a problem. I have the Nox and never use the strap but I bought the detect-ed cuff and stand. It is very solid. Money well spent.

I suspect minelab used cheaper cuff and shaft to keep the cost down. I get that if the goal was to make a mid level machine at an entry level price but I wish they would have just made it right to begin with.

Let's face it, all the people that dropped 1k on this detector would have gladly paid $1200 for one with better parts like a better shaft and cuff/stand. (Hint for the future MINELAB). Honestly other then that and the weak coil ears it is a great machine it seems like

Note to Minelab...........Broken coil ears, wobbly shafts and broken cuffs/Stands............Cause performance issues

graybeard 04-24-2021 07:21 AM

I make my own stands for most of my detectors. I make them a little wider than most stands and don't break.

Samd007 04-24-2021 10:01 AM

Graybeard, how do you make yours and what are they made of? I was debating on PVC ?

graybeard 04-24-2021 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Samd007 (Post 3309263)
Graybeard, how do you make yours and what are they made of? I was debating on PVC ?

PVC on most of them.


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