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    Guys,

    I'm sure it's been covered elsewhere (and appropriate links are welcome) but I'm in the market for a nice digital scale, capable of weights as high as 1-2 pounds. My analog kitchen scale just doesn't cut it when accuracy is needed. Under $50 would be nice. Under $25 would be better.

    Thanks in advance.
    (Mods: move me if I'm in the wrong forum)
    Bill

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    Anything Salter. Seriously, you will not find better.
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    Bill, one to avoid is anything on FleaBay that looks like this .. battery supplied was DOA, it lost the Tenths display after two uses. Their "Lifetime" warranty is a fraud. So now I just round up, whch works for postage but not for other things ..

    If I was to get a do over, I think I'd wander down to the Post Office & pick up one from them.
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    As a LEO I just have to ask......what exactly are you weighing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mretzloff View Post
    Anything Salter. Seriously, you will not find better.
    Yes Salter or Hanson.



    Don't know if Hanson is available in the US.

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    +3 to Salter!

    I've got these. They're great for calculating postage as well as baking...handy that you can zero after adding your bowl and then add each ingredient

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyg View Post
    Bill, one to avoid is anything on FleaBay that looks like this .. battery supplied was DOA, it lost the Tenths display after two uses. Their "Lifetime" warranty is a fraud. So now I just round up, whch works for postage but not for other things ..

    If I was to get a do over, I think I'd wander down to the Post Office & pick up one from them.
    Gary, noted!

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblin-wreck View Post
    As a LEO I just have to ask......what exactly are you weighing?
    Illegal substances and stolen jewelry
    Why razors, of course! OK, and packages and occasional kitchen use.

    Quote Originally Posted by mretzloff View Post
    Anything Salter. Seriously, you will not find better.
    Seems Salter is the strong choice! Have already scoped a few at BB&B.
    Thank you gentlemen.
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    I've got a My-Weigh KD-8000 that I use in the kitchen. It also functions well as a postal scale.

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    I don't even need a kitchen scale, but now that I have seen those Salter ones I feel compelled to buy one. Maybe I can get one to match my razors.
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    I have the Salter Aquatronic. I never use its weight--> volume calculator, but it's a great scale. It goes up to 5 kg in 2 gram increments and has a button on the front to switch units.

    It's quite nice looking, too:

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    Is it just me, or do I feel a new form of AD developing?
    These scales are nice!
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by texbilly View Post
    Is it just me, or do I feel a new form of AD developing?
    These scales are nice!
    You could always pick up a new hobby that requires a scale, such as tea or soap making
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    I own a Solhne scale that I purchased from Amazon. Extremely accurate, durable, and cleans easy. Goes up to 5k. I have only changed the battery once in the 4 years I have owned it. Mine has a stainless steel top.
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    You want Old Will Knott. The My Weigh scales are quite nice.

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    I have this one and it is great, $29.95 shipped:

    http://www.amazon.com/KINTREX-SCL062...4232761&sr=8-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by texbilly View Post
    Is it just me, or do I feel a new form of AD developing?
    These scales are nice!
    Happy to be of assistance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnivore View Post
    I have the Salter Aquatronic. I never use its weight--> volume calculator, but it's a great scale. It goes up to 5 kg in 2 gram increments and has a button on the front to switch units.

    It's quite nice looking, too:
    That is the exact scale that I have. I like it a lot. My only gripes are that it can be hard to clean the underside if you manage to get flour on the bottom and I'm always wary of getting liquids on the buttons. I think I paid under $30 for it a Sur La Table, it was on sale.

    Quote Originally Posted by mretzloff View Post
    You could always pick up a new hobby that requires a scale, such as tea or soap making
    Or baking. It's so much easier and more accurate weigh your ingredients when you are baking vs using volume measurements.
    Shawn

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    My Weigh KD7000 here. It's a great scale that is accurate and has fantastic reviews. I bought it from Old Will Knott here:

    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-kd7000.aspx

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    Forgot to post sooner. My wife knew I was looking for a good scale and showed up with this "The Biggest Loser" model (I didn't take the name personally) from BB&B for $19.99. So far, it seems to work great!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by texbilly View Post
    Forgot to post sooner. My wife knew I was looking for a good scale and showed up with this "The Biggest Loser" model (I didn't take the name personally) from BB&B for $19.99. So far, it seems to work great!

    The name is pretty funny.

    Does the top come off? It looks like its pretty easy to clean.
    Shawn

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