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    What are the best scales?

    Every time I complete any diy project, I get asked how much the thing weighs. I've tried to find some scales at Harbor Freight and online, but what should I be looking for and where can I find it/them?

    Cost is certainly a factor as well. I'd like something that won't break the bank and with a display that's easy to read.

    Care to give me some hints?

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    I bought a cheap (about $20) digital scale at Office Depot. Big numbers and goes to 5lbs. It measures to the hundredths of an ounce.
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    Oh that's good. I've got an Office Depot (dd3 used to call it "Beepo") nearby. So it's just ounces that're important? And then you convert to grams, etc.?


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    Grams don't scare me; it's only the first two numbers on the scale that I pay any attention to anyway. It's a pretty good scale, even has a 'flap' on the top that you can open and use to support larger items like say an underquilt.
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    Hmmm... thanks! I'll have to head over there tomorrow evening (beepo!), and then weigh everything I own all weekend...


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    This is the newer version, I guess. It uses increments of 0.1oz. and seems to cost a little bit more than I remember. I guess that's the new wave; give less, charge more!
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    That helps. Thanks for the link. I couldn't find one for 20.00 either.


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    I bought mine from Ebay for about $20 shipped. Weighs up to 35lbs and has been a great scale so far. The only thing that I would do different is to get a scale that has the display separate from the weighing platform. Sometimes when I have something large on the scale, I can't see the display. The scale I have will lock the weight into the display for a few seconds after the item is removed so you can still read it, but I would rather have the separate display.
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