Author Topic: 1000g Spring Scales  (Read 1373 times)

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Bwiti

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1000g Spring Scales
« on: October 14, 2002, 04:39:00 PM »
I'm sure many of you have seen those cheap 3 to 4 dollar 1000g spring scales..Are they somewhat accurate, or just garbage?

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Rhodium

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You get what you pay for.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2002, 04:50:00 PM »
You get what you pay for. What kind of accuracy do you need?

carboxyl

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They are okay for telling the difference between ...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2002, 10:02:00 PM »
They are okay for telling the difference between something that is 100 g and something that is 150 g, but accuracy is not all that great. I would suggest using a more accurate balance for chemistry related endeavors, but as Rhodium mentioned, it depends what you need it for. If you just bought a pound of something and want to quickly weigh it, you will get an idea of if you were ripped off or not.

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Bwiti

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i'm a cheap fuck..
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2002, 07:31:00 PM »
Alright, considering that I can only afford for it to be off by about 1/2 a gram, I need to be more specific and not so cheap..What I really need is a scale that'll weigh up to 500 - 700g, so could one of the mods move this to aquisition please? So far, I've found a 500g capacity scale with a large rotating dial for about $70. Can anyone beat this deal? I'll save spring scales for fishing trips.  :P

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carboxyl

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Like this one?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2002, 03:01:00 AM »


They are accurate and can weigh the amounts you need. Personally I prefer triple beams, and electronic balances when I need a quick weigh with about 0.1 g accuracy. Small electonic balances have an advantage: they are small and can fit in your pocket. I suppose it all depends on what you need it for.

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Aurelius

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scales
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2002, 12:12:00 AM »
there are some scales around the bears' home that are $80 US for  0-100g / 0.1g accuracy- interchangeable between several different units (oz, g, and something else)  and are pocket scales.  (comes with 100g calibration weight)

carboxyl

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My pocket scale reads up to 120 g with 0.
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2002, 02:06:00 AM »
My pocket scale reads up to 120 g with 0.1 g accuracy for under $60.

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