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which scales?

Post by HolzHammer » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:44 am

Morning All,
Following fred's and littleboot's suggestion that I weigh the lead disc I found yesterday I have finally realised that I really must buy a practical, handy, accurate, trusty, set of scales to upgrade my existing ones ( see below!) I really don't need anything too fancy...!
Any advice or suggestions much appreciated!
All the Best and hope you al have a productive weekend!
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Re: which scales?

Post by fred » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:53 am

There are no shortage of scales available, mostly made in China. The only thing is to make sure that they weigh to 0.01 grams.

I have just replaced mine after about 20 years and I got one called a CS Digital Scale Professional Mini. It cost about a fiver and seems pretty good. ::g
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Re: which scales?

Post by Pete E » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:40 am

I use digital scales for reloading ammo for my shooting..

Regardless of what type you buy, I would also get a set of “check weights” as digital scales can be very inconsistent.

You can buy the proper ones which are “defined” weights or you can make your own using something like coins...simply weigh a coin, make a note of the weight and store both things away.

Let’s say it weighs 2.3g today...if you check weigh it again in a couple of weeks and get same results all is well...however if it weighs say 1.6g or 3.1g you know the scale is playing up and may need re zeroing or a new battery. Some scales do come with a “check weight” but ideally you want two or three of approx same weight range as your finds...
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Re: which scales?

Post by Easylife » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:45 am

Pete E wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:40 am
Some scales do come with a “check weight” but ideally you want two or three of approx same weight range as your finds...
A great idea Pete. ::g
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Re: which scales?

Post by fred » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:27 pm

Easylife wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:45 am
Pete E wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:40 am
Some scales do come with a “check weight” but ideally you want two or three of approx same weight range as your finds...
A great idea Pete. ::g

Use a new 1p and a 2p coin to check the accuracy of the scales! :D
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