Looking for scale recommendations

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Looking for scale recommendations

Post by zoey » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:37 pm

As a temporary measure I bought a scale from Target. Now I'm looking for a replacement.

Any suggestions? I prefer something that won't break the bank (under $70).
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Post by Niko » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:50 pm

I got one on eBay for around 12 bucks.
I'll let you know which particular one when I get home.

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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by JohnB » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:00 pm

zoey wrote:As a temporary measure I bought a scale from Target. Now I'm looking for a replacement.

Any suggestions? I prefer something that won't break the bank (under $70).
How about WAY under $70??
http://cgi.ebay.com/LUXE-600-DIGITAL-MI ... m153.l1262
I use this one everyday for weighing out my doses. Lots of other inexpensive choices here:
http://stores.ebay.com/www-OLDWILLKNOTT ... idZ2QQtZkm
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Post by zoey » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:12 pm

Thanks for the suggestions.

It doesn't appear that anyone here is afraid of Ebay. I've been punked a few times so I avoid it like the plague. I'll look for the suggested scales elsewhere.

Anyone know anything about the My weigh MX 300?
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Post by JohnB » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:30 pm

That Ebay store link is safe. The same guy runs a regular website store that many here have bought from but you will pay twice as much for the same scale.
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Post by Niko » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:27 pm

I bought my last scale from that guy you just mentioned on eBay, John.
Zoey, you won'y get punked by that guy, he's pretty legit and I had some shipping issues and separate damage issues which were fixed right away by that seller. He's one of the good ones on eBay :wink:

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Post by chas » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:55 pm

Yup, I got one of those, too. No problems at all.
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Post by JP » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:46 pm

I got one from from the same seller as well. No problems, showed up in a couple of days, and works great.

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Post by zoey » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:33 am

Thanks guys!
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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by JohnB » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:37 am

I just bought a second one of those for the MCaL work area.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Electronic-Digital- ... 2602wt_972

If they get much cheaper you'll be finding them in your Cracker Jack boxes.
Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by Niko » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:33 pm

I might have to get one of those scales for my old man - he won't admit it but I think he broke the old one by placing too much weight on it! :evil:
La Spaz VII (with timer) S5 Steam Arm & Passive Pre-Infusion, Mazzer Mini E Type B, MACAP MC4 Doserless,
MACAP Autotamper, 3 Thor tampers, Espro convex & CoffeeLabs tamper.
Scace Device, Alessi steam pitchers, Motta Steam pitcher, etc..

La Spaz S1 S5 Steam Arm w/ progressive preinfusion, Compak K3 Touch Doserless, Espro flat tamp
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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by JmanEspresso » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:29 pm

I went with this one here, Click This.

Its got a 2000gram capacity, reads in .1gr, as well as ounces, and some other stuff.

I use it for:
Weighing doses for shots
Weighing Roast Batch Sizes
Brewing.

I have been wanting a scale that I could use for brewing for so long. Something with enough capacity that I can weigh the water, the grounds, and the vessel. This one does that for my personal brewers.
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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by JohnB » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:18 pm

Seems to have received mixed reviews. :roll: I paid about that much for my first scale but it didn't last long so now I buy the cheap ones as the quality seems to be about the same.
Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
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Re: Looking for scale recommendations

Post by Niko » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:15 pm

I'm still using the old scale from this place:
http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-we ... -2600.aspx

Like John said on the other scale thread I started a long time ago, you need to go to Old Will's eBay store for the better deals.

Here's the other thread:
http://www.s1cafe.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=634

This scale gets heavy everyday use, my wife uses it for cooking and baking and it's been flawless ever since it arrived. I wanted one scale for everything: shot dosing, roasting and general kitchen stuff.
La Spaz VII (with timer) S5 Steam Arm & Passive Pre-Infusion, Mazzer Mini E Type B, MACAP MC4 Doserless,
MACAP Autotamper, 3 Thor tampers, Espro convex & CoffeeLabs tamper.
Scace Device, Alessi steam pitchers, Motta Steam pitcher, etc..

La Spaz S1 S5 Steam Arm w/ progressive preinfusion, Compak K3 Touch Doserless, Espro flat tamp
Hottop P, Behmor, iRoast2 and Gene Cafe

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