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Offline JulianN

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All In One Scale?
« on: January 12, 2014, 12:17:46 PM »
Hello,

It is probably a long shot, but I will ask anyways, I was wondering if there is a good scale that goes up to somewhere around 5 pounds and down to .1 grams for less $20 or less.

Thanks for any and all help,
Julian


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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 08:29:08 PM »
Under $20 might be tough. The American Weigh LB-3000 (3000g x 0.1g) usually costs around $25 and their prices are usually pretty hard to beat.
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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 09:34:24 PM »
The problem is accuracy for really small measurements on a scale that can go that high.

Buy one of these for the small things... (less than 100 grams).   It is small and can tuck in a kitchen drawer.  $7.90

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O37TDO/?tag=pizzamaking-20

And one of these for anything over 100 grams

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OIRSSU/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I realize that these are over your combined budget of $20... but I have used both for over a year with no issues.


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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 09:57:07 PM »
Bought mine at costco for $19.98.

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 10:47:43 PM »
I used to use two scales, a My Weigh KD-8000 (8000g x 1g) and an American Weigh AWS-100 (100g x 0.01g). It wasn't a bad setup but I've found that a single 0.1g scale will suffice if I make at least two balls of dough or use ADY or starter instead of IDY. Different strokes. :)

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 06:07:10 PM »
Thanks for all of the suggestions.

I have the AWS 1000 - .1g, but it doesn't seem to pick up until 2 grams. Should I just do my really small measurements by volume? I would still like to get a larger capacity scale though.

Thanks,
Julian

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 06:12:17 PM »
See my previous reply.  Any scale that measures up to 5 lbs will have difficulty measuring really small amounts accurately.  No, I wouldn't do it by volume. 

Seriously, just buy the little jeweler's scale for $8.00 and it will handle really small, really accurate measurements.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O37TDO/?tag=pizzamaking-20

(You can also purchase these at your local head shop (i.e., place that sells incense, bongs, etc.)).

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 06:44:08 PM »
I just bought a small scale and now I need a larger one. I am rather disappointed with the quality of the one I got and don't really want to purchase another.

Julian

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 07:00:08 PM »
My bad... I use the AWS-600 which is maybe just slightly more precise.  But honestly, it registers at .5 grams very easily.

I have also used the OXO one and it works just as fine (but again, won't handle really small precise stuff).

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WJMTNA/?tag=pizzamaking-20

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 07:45:31 PM »
No problem. Thanks for your suggestions.

Julian


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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 07:24:51 PM »
I already have a bong, man. I just don't have anything to put in it.

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Re: All In One Scale?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 04:34:49 PM »
I have also used the OXO one and it works just as fine (but again, won't handle really small precise stuff).

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WJMTNA/?tag=pizzamaking-20

This is the scale that I use. Love it!
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