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    Question Need SCALE recommendation

    I got the Gemini 20, but it's no bueno

    http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh...rds=.001+scale

    The fact that it's only 20g is a huge problem. You can't even put a small amber bottle on there, tare, and start dropping. It's instantly over-loaded.

    The little "tray" that you have to use is not user-friendly, and the auto-correct is terrible, too.

    I'm glad I only wasted $20.

    Anyway…I'm hoping somebody has a good, reasonable scale recommendation? I'm at a bit of a standstill, until I get a usable scale.

    Thanks in advance!

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    The Radwag WTB 200 is good. Not cheap though. Mine cost me about 140 Euro. I bought it from a Polish company I found through the magic of Google and Google Translate.

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    Well, actually I think Radwag scales have a great quality/price ratio. Just think that a standard lab scale (reaching the milligram or .1 milligram range) commonly costs between 1000 and 2000 euros.
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    That My Weigh 101 is only 0.005. Is that accurate enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    Should I be concerned about the 0.005 accuracy? Or is that accurate enough?

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    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


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    That's accurate enough. A drop weighs about 0.03g, depending on viscosity so that should do you.
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    I second mr Kiler's recommendation. In fact I found his review on that site looking for a perfuming scale and purchased it solely on his recommendation, I am a happy guy. This is my second MyWeigh scale and they are both good scales, very reliable.

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    I use the Intell-Lab Toploading Balance. Fantastic Scale
    http://www.intelligentwt.com/Intell-...ces-p/pm-n.htm

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    My recommended considerations for buying a scale are in this post on my blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    On Paul's advice, we've been using the My Weigh 101 for two years, and it has been grand. The ony drawback is that the capacity, at 100g, is too low to make large batches all in one go.

    So: We're now in the market for a scale with a slightly larger capacity (300g, preferably), but with the same low resolution (we're hoping for 0.005g or lower). Our conclusion: The MyWeigh iBalance 311 or the MyWeigh iBalance 401 (who comes up with these names!?)

    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my...lance-311.html
    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my...lance-401.html

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    Saskia, Those two scales should do you well, the 400 has less resolution than the 320, but at the amounts you will be mixing, either should work fine.

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