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Digital Scales... Prices and Quality... Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by Loarun, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. scottio19

    scottio19 scotty

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    the american weigh scales on amazon were some of the cheapest I have seen. I have a .1 gram scale that only cost me 8 bucks. A .01 gram scale will cost like 5 bucks more
     
  2. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Jennings is a great, reliable brand.
     
  3. jaynick

    jaynick Member

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    amazon ftw

    although my friend from china laughs at my face how my 10 dollar scale is "ridiculous overpriced"
    apparently his family wholesales a few popular brands from china and they are sold at alittle over a quarter a piece.
     
  4. Chill Dude

    Chill Dude Well-Known Member

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    Modnote: The following 12 posts were merged into this thread.
    I want to purchase a good quality scale for weighing small amounts of herb. I want an accurate scale that is easy to use and calibrate and can weigh to the nearest hundredth (.01). A lot of scales only weigh to the nearest tenth which wouldn't work if you wanted to way out say.... .15 of herb. Any information on good scales and where to buy would me much appreciated.
     
  5. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I paid $25 for a .1g scale in a San Diego headshop, but you can thank Max for this link to a $30 .01g scale Jennings JS-50XV

    Even comes with a 50g calibration weight & vibration killing mat :o

    Only thing I dont know is shipping, hope they don't gouge you there..
     
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    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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  7. Chill Dude

    Chill Dude Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link Haze. The Jennings looks like a good posibility ....


    Thanks for the link.... Looks like an 8th grade science project LOL.... Probably to complexed and beyond my capabilities.....
     
  8. Sickwindsor

    Sickwindsor Member

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    I use the
    American Weight

    scales. Easy to use and find online.
     
  9. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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  10. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    ^^ That's were I bought my scale. They have a GREAT selection and their prices are right too.
     
  11. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    The other nice thing about the scale I got was that it came with a pad to set it on (so it doesn't jiggle) and a calibration weight. I think I paid under $15 for it at the time and it was shipped and arrived within a week.
     
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  12. Chill Dude

    Chill Dude Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! I bought a Jennings scale from www.oldwillknotscales.com.it comes with a 50 g calibration weight and weighs to the nearest .01. Should work fine for my needs. Great website super easy to order......
     
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  13. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I've had my Jennings scale almost 7 years now, and it's still going strong. :)
     
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  14. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl TERMINALLY TRILL

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    No love for American Weight? Just a couple quarters over $10 shipped! I own one of their .1 scales and it's been very reliable in my experience. That scale I linked is the same one that my collective of choice uses, and it hasn't been off yet ;)
     
  15. sagery

    sagery New Member

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  16. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    I got my 0.01g scale from a local tobacconist for $60.
    A bit pricey, but its still running strong after a few years.

    I also got a 0.001g scale from amazon for like $25, but its pretty fiddly, so I don't use it too often.
     
  17. Cymbaline

    Cymbaline New Member

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    Also good experience with Jennings.
     
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  18. SamuraiSam

    SamuraiSam UP Tech Support Company Rep

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  19. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    BTW, I'm STILL using my same Jennings scale for, what now, over 9 years. Is that some kind of record? :lol:
     
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  20. SamuraiSam

    SamuraiSam UP Tech Support Company Rep

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    Update: I made a mistake, and should have called Old Will Knott to ask ahead of time instead of ordering the wrong thing.

    I should have gone for the dollar-cheaper Triton T3 400 as the model I ordered measures to tenths and didn't meet my needs. I'm making this post in case anyone who saw my prior post, wants something that is portable and measures to hundredths- don't let the lower model number of the T3 400 fool you, as it did me. (It refers only to the scale's total capacity.)

    Literally the second I opened the package, I realized my mistake. I called up Old Will, and they instantly knew the terrible thing I had done..... Their website was out of stock on what I needed - but earlier that day a shipment had come in, and they tracked down a fresh shipment of the T3 400 inside of five minutes and put an order through for me and an RMA on my mistake.

    Two or three days later, my T3 400 arrived three hours after I'd taken the 660 into the Post Office to send back. This kind of example-setting customer service just ensured the next scale I need will be coming from Old Will Knott.
     
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  21. bluenavey00

    bluenavey00 Arizer Air Aficionado

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    I know many people on here like to keep account of how much they use so weigh their loads.

    Specially with portable vapes like the AA loads can get very small (0.05).

    I have these: http://www.proscale.net/portfolio-type/proscale-lc50g

    Whilst they work fine, they are a bit cheapy so was debating a upgrade.

    Just wondering what scales people use?

    Happy vaping :)
     
  22. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the specs, you'd have to pay a lot more to get any better accurac

    I have a similar cheapy, AWS 100 but no plans to upgrade.
    IMO, your scale and my AWS are accurate to 0.01 gms so that's plenty good.

    I did just upgrade form scale with 0.1 gm accuracy and my loads were way to light \to be measured by it----hence the upgrade
     
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  23. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    So I tried my AWS scale, 0.01 gm accuracy. Didn't register until 0.03 grams also.

    Then I put a random object on scale... 7.99 gm. Added a small piece of paper... 8.00 grams.
    This method seems to work around the sketchy 0.00 to 0.03 gram issue???
    comments???
     
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