Hello all, I came about this thread during a search on scales a week ago. I recently became serious about bread baking and I have to say stumbling on to this forum has sparked an interest and I will be returning often and exploring the knowledge contained in here.
Back to the scale issue. I decided to get the KD-8000 with the understanding I would continue to use my small 500 gram pocket scale for small amounts of yeast and salt. It just can't be expected to have one size fit all over such a broad weight range. However, having both scales now covers any accurate weighing need up to almost 18 lbs. The percentage option makes tweaking or repeating the moisture ratio in dough about as easy as it can get and more then makes up using a second scale for minute quantities. Everything else about this scale leaves nothing to be desired, seriously.
You can get this scale right now for about $38 from Old Will Knott scales.