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    Quote Originally Posted by kjsphoto
    Hello Everyone,

    I am in need of a scale to measure out different powder chems and what not. I would liek one that goes up to at leat 500 grams. What is a good scale?

    I am cluless on the matter and really do not know where to start to look. Also do not want to pay $500 either.

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    Kev
    You don't need a 500 gram scale, or at least one with any reasonable accuracy. In measuring out things like sodium sulfite etc. you can use volume or a cheap kitchen scale.
    For the rest I'd suggest you look for an older mechanical analysis scale. These tend to sell for small change as "old stuff"--- despite costing many 1000s of USD 30+ years or so ago. Lab skill is low paid and so almost all the labs use faster and easier to use digital scales these days. The workmanship was good--- much better than today's digital masterpieces--- on these and so most should still perform well.. good linearity, readability etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjsphoto
    do not want to pay $500 either.
    I've got those triple beam models (used). Works great. And it cost me about $25 bucks. No batteries needed.

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    Lots of excellent deals to be had at www.balances.com. I have a Toyo pocket scale with 250g capacity, because I wanted something compact. If you have more room, 500g capacity would be a good thing, particularly if you plan to make your own fixer. I mainly make developers, so I rarely need more than 250g capacity.
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    I got a tripple beam balance, Ohaus, for about $85 (US) off the internet. New scale, standard for chemicals, no batteries. Can't remember the model number, but it does what I need. Do a search and see what's out there. tim

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    You can also check on ebay. I got a digital lab scale that does up to 1kg in 0.1g increments for $35 shipped to me (price new online was $1500-2000).
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Twenty liters of full strength Dektol at one mix.
    That's way beyond me. I've a 200 gram, .01 resolution
    Acculab which fits my needs very well. Dan

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