M-97 Valve Box Locator


  • Two knobs and a pushbutton for simple operation

  • Adjustable shaft with double locking stem

  • Ground Effect Rejection VLF eliminates annoying or false signals from wet ground foliage, pavement or mineralized ground

  • High sensitivity for maximum penetration through soil, asphalt or concrete

  • Built-in Battery Test/Pushbutton Tuning

  • Ultra Slow Auto-Tune to stabilize ground tuning and minimize frequency drift

  • Identifies metallic objects by speaker sound and needle movement

  • Compact size for convenient storage


The Fisher M-97 is specially designed for finding buried or paved over valves, boxes, or manhole covers, or any other concealed metallic object. It also locates targets made of aluminum, brass and lead. The M-97 features push button tuning allowing the user to quickly and easily maintain optimum sensitivity for easy pinpointing of buried metallic objects. Plus, the M-97 offers auto-tune circuitry and a waterproof search coil. New to the M series is the ease with which the M-97 can be stored. Just compact the lower stem, twist the search coil 90 degrees, and fold the search coil flat. The M-97 fits easily into the optional carrying case. In the Fisher tradition, the M-97 is affordable, tough, and simple to use while providing maximum performance. A two year limited warranty comes standard with the unit.


P50103 M97 Manual

P50103 M97 Spec Sheet




   QTY P50103

M97 Locator with 8" Loop

   QTY P50105

M97 Locator with 11" Loop

   QTY P503

Optional Hard Carrying Case for the M96

   QTY 972095

Stereo Headphones