This 3 piece 42 straight shaft is perfect for packing in your suitcase! The Upper shaft is about 18" long, the lower Shaft is about 20" long (only 15" when inserted in the upper shaft) and the Control Pod Extension is only 9" long. Very easy to pack, along with your Excal in a normal suit case. This shaft will allow you to hunt with the Control pods behind your elbow for terrific balance!The two longer shaft pieces can also be used as a hip mount Shaft for the Sovereign, Tesoro Tiger Shark and the Whites PI detectors (all of them) and the Beach Hunter ID as well. The lower shaft has been drilled to accomodate both single and double snap button lower rods. Note: the picture shows my new "Shaft Lock" and field trials have shown it to be superior to the Minelab Twist Locks on securing the coil rod and reducing the possibility of it "freezing" up inside of the lower shaft due to salt and sand. As many beach hunters know, the cam used with these twist locks can get "crapped up" by a mixture of salt water and sand and it is almost like glue when it dries out. Because the new shaft lock does not use a cam, there is less chance of the lower rod getting stuck in the lower shaft.
Everyone knows we should clean our equipment after every use, but, do we really? I know, I forget to do it now and then.
At the very least, the rod is easier to remove from the shaft without the sticky cam. This shaft comes in Black anodized aluminum. The handle is adjustable and the heavy duty, black, powder coated, aluminum arm cuff comes with a strap and removable pad (pad is reversible and washable). The 2 stainless steel bolts that attach the arm cuff to the shaft also hold the extension in place when you are using the Excal on the shaft (very solid setup). The item "Plugger 3-piece Balanced Straight Shaft for Minelab Excalibur Metal Detector" is in sale since Sunday, March 08, 2015.This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Gadgets & Other Electronics\Metal Detector Accessories". The seller is "rods_by_plugger" and is located in California. This item can be shipped worldwide.