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Recommendations on Scales

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Shell Kurtis
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Recommendations on Scales

Postby Shell Kurtis » Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:38 pm

I'm looking to buy a scale to use accurately measure glue mixtures, glass for casting and metal for casting. Any recommendations on scales?

Thanks in advance :D

Shell

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Postby Brad Walker » Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:57 pm

Buy a postal scale. They're accurate and widely available.

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Re: Recommendations on Scales

Postby Paul Tarlow » Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:10 am

Shell wrote:I'm looking to buy a scale to use accurately measure glue mixtures, glass for casting and metal for casting. Any recommendations on scales?

Thanks in advance :D

Shell



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Postby rosanna gusler » Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:12 am

if you know anyone in weightwatchers tm get one of their scales. weighs in gm or lb and has tare function,accurate to .2gm about 20$ rosanna

Shell Kurtis
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Recommendations on Scales

Postby Shell Kurtis » Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:14 am

Thanks for the recommendations. One last question. I was made to believe that in order to mix Hxtal properly you needed a REALLY Accurate scale, preferably digital. Is this correct? Can I really get by on a postal scale?

Thanks again,
Shell

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Postby Jerry Barnett » Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:41 am

I use an Ohaus triple beam balance scale for mixing Hxtyl. It is not digital. It measures in grams.

The accuracy of the scale becomes important when you are:

1) Mixing small quantities

2) Correcting the first mix when you overshoot in adding the second part.

Jerry


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