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Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

  • 1.  Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 04-09-2021 22:31
    Any recommendations for a gram scale accurate to 0.1 of a gram? And affordable. The one I priced from either Schaff or Pianotek is $600 and the one i got at Harbor Freight is not accurate to 0.1 of a gram.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Daniel Achten
    Chattanooga TN
    423-760-2458
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  • 2.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Member
    Posted 04-10-2021 00:20
    We at Brooks sell one for $15.
    It is accurate to .1g up to 1000+g.
    I have been able to weigh Steinway sets over 1100g.
    I use it all the time to weigh not only individual hammers,
    but complete sets of hammers.

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  • 3.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Posted 04-10-2021 00:43
    https://myweigh.com/product/ibalance-i201/ is $120 and very accurate. Mine has lasted for years.
    The one from Brooks is by far the best value

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    Keith Roberts
    owner
    Hathaway Pines CA
    209-770-4312
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  • 4.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Member
    Posted 04-10-2021 00:53
    This is priced at around $25.

    https://www.purenootropics.net/product/gemini-20-scale/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIio6y6-_y7wIV0D2tBh1pzQoXEAQYBCABEgLV7_D_BwE

    Not sure what additional features would make a similar scale worth $600...

    h




  • 5.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Member
    Posted 04-10-2021 00:56
    Yes, I own one, that's why I knew about it. I don't use it very often but
    it is accurate to 1 ml. It's large enough to be easy to use and the scale
    is readable. Of course, it's mainly for weighing small amounts.

    If you want scale that will weigh really heavy items (like you) and still
    be accurate to one milligram, that might be costlier.




  • 6.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Ok, I bought the one from Brooks. It's accurate and consistent! And it was only $17.

    Correction about the other one I mentioned. It is not $600. It is $200. I got the 600 number because it can weigh up to 600 grams.

    But the ones mentioned all beat that still.

    Loving my new gram scale!

    Thanks everyone!

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    Daniel Achten
    Chattanooga TN
    423-760-2458
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  • 7.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Can any of these gram scales weigh grand hammers/shanks without removing them from the stack? (Basically a quick rough assessment)

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 8.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Doesn't really work with the flanges attached to the rail. The friction in the flange skews the results. I suppose you can loosen the flange screws, that might help. Any gram scale will work for that purpose though. You just need a set up that allows the hammer tail or strike point (either way is fine) to rest on the scale.

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 9.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    this brand work fine. This one is $165

    https://www.oldwillknottscales.com/ohaus-scout-spx-421.html

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 10.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    This is mildly off-topic, but I would like to be able to take measurements on my  .1 gram digital scale and dump them into an Excel spreadsheet column, which I now do by typing them in.  Does anyone know if there is a means by which to do that?

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    William Truitt
    Bridgewater NH
    603-744-2277
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  • 11.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Are you wanting a way to avoid writing down the measurements, then taking them to a computer to type them in?

    I'm iOS, and can share/edit files among various Apple devices, including iMac and iPhone. 

    For instance, I could enter the info in my iPhone, and it will show up when I open it in the computer. 

    I'm using the Numbers app, but you can probably do similar things with GoogleDocs or Excel. 
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    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany, MS





  • 12.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Not quite.  I enter them manually into my notebook computer, which will be next to the gram scale.  I am looking for a way to connect a scale to the computer via USB port, and have the scale enter the readings into the column without me typing them.

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    William Truitt
    Bridgewater NH
    603-744-2277
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  • 13.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Ah, ok.  I found this with an internet search.

    https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Connect-an-Electronic-Balance-or-Scale-to-a/

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    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany MS

    Live not by fear or lies.
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  • 14.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi, John,.

    Thank you very much for this link.

    This is helpful here, too.

    Kind regards.

    Horace





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  • 15.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    You're welcome.  It kinda looks like older technology. I haven't worked with Windows machines for years now, but do any modern machines even have the RS232 or the 25 pin printer connectors anymore?--
    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany, MS





  • 16.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi, John,

    To my knowledge (always limited), most modern machines do not come with such ports as standard equipment anymore. When one needs such connections, one can either search online, or, "simply" make whatever is needed one's self.

    There are places that carry a wide variety of adapters in various types, from simple plugs, through cables, to slot-mounted cards. Much depends on how much time and energy one wants to invest in such projects.

    Since I've spent so much time doing network forensics and security, I just make my own. Obviously, YMMV.

    Thanks again!

    Kind regards.

    Horace



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  • 17.  RE: Where to get an affordable gram scale accurate to the 1/10 of a gram?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    I got mine from Amazon for about $10. It's supposedly accurate to within 0.01 grams, but is obviously not. I would say at best it's accurate to within 0.05 grams - which is still more accurate than our 0.1 gram target. It works well for how much I paid for it.

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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (805) 315-8050
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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