Friday, January 11, 2013

Hold Your Horses on that Scale!

If you were thinking of purchasing a scale like the one I bought - a 7001DX from - DON'T!! Even at $54 with shipping, it was not such a bargain - or not yet. It worked for two test batches of glaze, and then turned itself off and will not turn back on. Aggravating! I've replaced the batteries with fresh twice - one set was brand new. No joy.
I've written to the support team at BigCeramicStore to see what they have to say about it.


B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

Oh noooooo! So sorry to hear that scale let you down.

Charles Hughes said...

I get my scales from

usually a postal quality 35lb max. It's not so good for under 100g, but for clay and big batches of glaze it is just fine.

Lori Watts said...

Yeah, I really need sensitivity to 1 gm. I'm still hoping that they will make it right.

John Blackwood said...

I still use an old mechanical triple beam scale that I got over 30 years ago from a school surplus scale. For larger batches keeping track of how many bowls of each chemical I have weighed out is the only challenge. You might try kitchen supply stores for less expensive scales.

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Lori Watts said...

Hi John - I've used a triple beam for many years, but using the digital scale ONCE convinced me that the greater ease is worth the purchase price.
The only scales I've seen in kitchen goods store have a vastly smaller capacity, which sort of defeats the purpose of going digital.

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