JW Fishers SAR-1 was specifically designed for military, law enforcement and public safety dive teams to locate metallic objects in low visibility environments. The “snareless” SAR-1 has a streamlined design with no external wires or cables, making this detector the ideal tool for work in environments with potential entanglement hazards.
The SAR-1 has both visual (ten ultra-bright LEDs) and sensory (vibration) target indicators. When the detector approaches a metal object, the handle begins to vibrate, and a few of the LEDs illuminate. As the bright yellow search coil gets closer to the target, the vibration becomes more rapid, and more of the high-intensity red LEDs light up. The number of LEDs that illuminate helps determine the size and burial depth of the target. Small targets may only illuminate 2 or 3 LEDs, whereas larger targets will light up the complete display.
The SAR-1 works equally well in fresh or saltwater and detects various targets, including shell casings, handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives, UXO, mines, and an explosive device containing metal. The unit will also detect large targets (such as automobile or aluminum boat) up to 6 feet. This high-performance Pulse Induction metal detector detects both ferrous and nonferrous metal objects while ignoring the environment’s minerals. The detector will not give false signals from saltwater, coral, high iron rocks, or other ground mineralization, as some other types of detectors do. As with all JWF detectors, the detection range is not affected by the material between the search coil and the metal target. Whether detecting through air, water, silt, sand, mud, or rock, the detection range remains the same.
The SAR-1 detector is constructed of corrosion-proof materials and comes with AC and DC battery chargers and a carry bag. Rechargeable batteries power the detector for 12 hours before requiring an overnight recharge. Batteries can be easily field replaced to allow around-the-clock operation. Unlike some other detectors, the user can open the electronics compartment for inspection or battery replacement without voiding the warranty.
SAR-1 Sensitivity - using 8" coil
|Small shell casing||3.5 inches (9cm)|
|Medium shell casing||7 inches (18cm)|
|Large shell casing||9 inches (23cm)|
|Small knife||10 inches (25cm)|
|Large knife||12 inches (30cm)|
|Small handgun||13 inches (33cm)|
|Large handgun||18 inches (46cm)|
|Cellular phones||12-18 inches (30cm-46cm)|
|Shotgun||2 feet (61cm)|
|Large targets up to||6 feet (183cm)|
JW Fisher SAR-1 Metal Detector
Search and Recovery metal detector specifically designed for law enforcement and public safety dive teams to find metal in low visibility environments using vibration and high intensity LEDs
Battery Pack: Field installable battery for SAR-1
External Battery Charger: Provides ability to charge extra battery outside of the detector.