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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 02:36:24 PM »
Peter and Abhay,
Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 10:52:13 AM »
Abhay,
Nice handy weighing machine!!! How much does it cost?

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 11:45:03 AM »
This digital scale is Chinese made, and can weigh upto 200 Grams. It costs about Rs. 900 - 1000.

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 08:06:07 PM »
I have never had a coin scale before so maybe I speant a little more than I had to but this is what I got.
($36 US counting shipping).

Dale
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2011, 09:36:15 PM »
Seems like a decent deal to me, Dale. Perfectly suitable for the job, small enough to carry around. Using AAA batteries has the disadvantage that your batteries are exhausted relatively quickly and the advantage that you can use re-loadable batteries.

Two hints. Take the batteries out when you are not going to use the machine for a length of time. It saves battery strength, but it also protect the machine from leaking batteries. Also, take it along when buying metallic jewelry. It is fun to see what you are paying for the metal and what for the work and the dealer's profit. I found that in Taxco, the margin for work and profit was the smallest. In Japan, that margin was the largest by very far :-X

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2011, 11:43:31 PM »
Oops!  I have been told they are out of that one.  So I substituted the image for the one I picked next. What was important to me was that it read to 0.01 grams.

Dale
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2011, 11:18:48 AM »
Dear Abhay,
Thanks. I have this one. I was asking for something more powerful. Also what about weighing instruments? Do you ppl use it? Lot of ppl mention the weight in the discussion. Also what do you ppl use for measuring diameter or e.g. height of lion, or digits etc?

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2011, 12:52:31 PM »
For measuring, you can use a digital Vernier Calliper, which costs about Rs. 500-600. As far as weighing is concerned, just see this thread, which shows the Weighing scale I am using.  This type of scale costs about 700-800 rupees.

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2011, 06:25:56 AM »
Dear Abhay,
I am intrested to buy both. Can you please send me the specification, make etc.
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 04:52:33 PM »
Dear Abhay,
I am intrested to buy both. Can you please send me the specification, make etc.
rgds

I am using the digital scale made by ACE, and I think this is chinese made. This can weigh upto 300 grams, with a least count of 0.01 gram. This costs about 800-900 rupees. This runs on 2 AAA size cells, and can show weight in Carats, grams or troy ounce. The model number is TP-300.

The vernier calliper that I am using is also Chinese made, and the name written is AEROSPACE. It can measure upto 150mm (or 6 inches). This runs on a single AG13 button cell. It can take measurements in millimeter or inches. This should cost about 700 rupees.

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 05:36:20 PM »
I use a less expensive tool to measure than a digital caliper.
Works pretty good.

For weight, I use a HP-100X pocket scale.


Dale
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 04:17:06 AM »
Scales are WONDERFUL! 
What type did you get?
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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2011, 04:31:13 PM »
Scales are WONDERFUL! 
What type did you get?
richie

I got a new one off Ebay, it's not an expensive branded one but it's still 100% accurate but can be re-calibrated should the need arise., when I weighed some of our UK current coins it was spot on.  ;D

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2013, 03:52:15 PM »
Now it's 2013, two and a half years past the last post.

Can someone recommend a digital pocket scale that measures to a hundredth of a gram (0.01)? Brand name and approx. price?

Last month I purchased a Cen-Tech 1000 Gram Digital Scale (China) for about US$14. It works fine, but only measures to a tenth of a gram (0.1). What do other collectors/catalogers think of this accuracy? Enough?

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Re: Weighing and scales
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2013, 03:59:45 PM »
I think that accuracy is just fine. Go any lower and you'll be measuring how much dirt/wear your coin has.

My experience is that known brands are more expensive and the scales live just as long as those of unknown brands.

Peter
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