Need Suggestions for a scale

Hey Guys, 

I am in the market for a scale and was hoping I could get some suggestions on what are some good brands to look at. I need something better/bigger than just a jewelry scale or food scale but I don't need a $5,000 scale.

Could someone recommend something that is a good in between?

Thanks.   

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    I am ridiculously fond of my new Ohaus Scout STX2202, which costs about $650, has a 2.2 kg capacity, a color touchscreen, and reads to 0.01 grams. We bought two of them for the lab. 

    http://www.affordablescales.com/ohaus/scout-stx/stx2202.asp 

    We also bought one of the higher capacity scales, the Scout STX6201, which is a 6.6kg scale, but only reads to 0.1 grams. It costs $530

    http://www.affordablescales.com/ohaus/scout-stx/stx6201.asp

    If those are too pricy,  I've recommended this soap-making scale to several people, all of whom are quite happy with it. It's a surprisingly decent scale for under $80.

    My Weigh Maestro 2-in-1 Digital Scale:
    Large platform with 8000 gram capacity x 1 gram resolution
    Slide out platform with 200 gram capacity x 0.1 gram resolution

    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-maestro.html 
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    THIS one.  $50. Excellent. Cross checked against weights, pretty good. Been using it 4 months.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • Thanks for the feed back I will check this out. 
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Much depends on whether or not you have to document periodic calibration of your instruments...
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • Also a great fan of Ohaus. We have a number of their scales each suited to a particular task. Over many years have found them reliable, robust, and value for money.

    For very basic work for example, up to 4,000g, we use the Scout Pro in both of our production facilities.
    Dr. Mike Thair
    Cofounder & Chief Formulator
    Indochine Natural
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