Digital Scales

Discussion in 'Tools Of The Craft' started by 358156 hp, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. waco

    waco Well-Known Member

    Amen to this. I agree with Rick 100%
  2. Pistolero

    Pistolero Well-Known Member

    I went crazy about 18-20 years ago and bought a expensive lab digital
    scale with one of the scales being grains. It stays on 24/7 with the display
    turned off, keeps the bridges at constant temp, ready to be accurate whenever
    I want it. If I turn it off, takes about 5 -7 minutes to be totally stable, so I
    quit turning it off about a decade back. I am a cheapskate most of the time,
    so me springing for the $460 that this cost was a real stretch, but a friend had
    had this same model, under advise of a microscope and scale sales person who
    was a customer of his (he repairs and rebuilds microscopes). He used it, and I
    used his occasionally for about 10 yrs, then I bought one. One of the better expenditures
    I have made. Truly pro lab grade, designed to live forever. With 24/7 on,
    it never drifts, just sits there. Turn on the display, even tho it shows zero,I
    usually hit the zero button anyway, and start weighing.

    My Chargemaster scale seems quite good, again takes 5 min to stabilize, so I
    leave it on. Verify calibration with weights every week or so. Zero at each
    use, of course.
    Cross checking between the two shows that they match to the extent of their
    readouts, 0.1 gr.

    Bought a $25 tiny Chinese thing..... crap, crap, crap.


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