Shopping for a new scale...

SoCaliSon

New Member
I have been using a scale from my work that we used to use to to count nuts and bolts. It only gives accuarcy to 1 gram and I am not confident on how accurate it really is. I would prefer not to spend $500 on a scale, but I want something that could be used to weigh feeders, Chams, Ball Pythons, and other herpy stuff. Anybody have an affordable one that they would recommend... I found this and believe it looks like what I need, and seems like a great price. Anyone use it? Anyone tried this seller?

http://www.saveonscales.com/product_myweigh_i300_3001_7001_scales.html

Thanks ahead for your input!

~Joe
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
I got a nice one on eBay for $14.99 and free shipping.....it's the kind you would weight food in. Jann
 

Dave Weldon

Avid Member
Howdy,

Harbor Freight Tools (cheap chinese tools :)) has a nice little scale that I've used for years. I see the price has gone up to $17. It was about $13 a few months ago. If you aren't in a rush, watch for it to come on sale again. It has a 500 gram max with 0.1 gram resolution. Works fine for weighing most hatchlings like 0.9gram panthers :) on up to most adults.

Online:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93543

A store near you:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/retail_stores.taf
 

Sporkthedork

New Member
Well since you are interested in a scale for both ball pythons and chams (and other herp stuff), a 500g max capacity scale won't work for ball pythons. The 3001P scale has 3000g max capacity so I vote for that one. I originally bought a scale for my ball pythons (had them before I discovered chams) and it can't accurately measure my chameleons well (+/- to the .01kg).
 

Debbienflorida

New Member
I got mine at Walmart in the kitchen section for $30. It zeros back and has a nice tray to use to weigh the critter. I use it for everything from a cham to snakes and feeders. It weighs in grams and ounces.
 

PantherVeileD

New Member
I just bought the 3001G scale. :p I like the red led looks and it comes with a tray. Also AC adaptor is optional which is great!
 

SoCaliSon

New Member
I got mine at Walmart in the kitchen section for $30. It zeros back and has a nice tray to use to weigh the critter. I use it for everything from a cham to snakes and feeders. It weighs in grams and ounces.
Will this scale measure with .1 gram increments? Sounds nice.
 

Ryan Jarosek

New Member
Howdy,

Harbor Freight Tools (cheap chinese tools :)) has a nice little scale that I've used for years. I see the price has gone up to $17. It was about $13 a few months ago. If you aren't in a rush, watch for it to come on sale again. It has a 500 gram max with 0.1 gram resolution. Works fine for weighing most hatchlings like 0.9gram panthers :) on up to most adults.

Online:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93543

A store near you:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/retail_stores.taf
This scale is on sale at harbor freight for $11.99 right now in store.

I am going to get two. :D
 
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