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Post  DooDar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:36 pm

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I am looking to buy a good set of gold scales.
I did a search on this forum and only found the below posted in 2011. have things changed since then or are the below scales still the go, I would prefer a set with a 9 volt battery, is this possible? as everything I run uses 9 volt rechargeable batteries.

I don't want to buy crap I want something that will last if that is possible these days.

Happy hunting, DD.

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davsgold on Sat May 28, 2011 5:15 pm
Something like these is what I use, just make sure you get ones that you can change from grams to ozt (troy ounces) which is what gold is weighed in not just the normal ounces. 31.1grams = 1 troy ounce, where as 28grams = 1 ounce the other way

Some fo these scales will just have, grams, dwt, oz, ct,os make sure you get ones that also have ozt.

Like these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100g-x-0-01-DIGITAL-SCALES-POCKET-PRECISION-0-01G-/280467516894?pt=AU_Business_Industrial_Medical_Scientific_Equipment2&hash=item414d2aadde

cheers dave
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Post  davsgold on Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:20 pm

Well there still going strong, and have weighed plenty of gold as well, so they must be good, obviously those exact ones may not be on ebay now but plenty of others are.

cheers dave
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Post  DooDar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Thanks for that Dave.

I went back to your original post and the link still works they are still there on eBay.
bigboystoys $18.39 free postage 702 sold, I had a look at their feedback but it is all
private. (I bl00dy hate that)

This is the link, don't know if it will work here but it does on your original post.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100g-x-0-01-DIGITAL-SCALES-POCKET-PRECISION-0-01G-/280467516894?pt=AU_Business_Industrial_Medical_Scientific_Equipment2&hash=item414d2aadde

Are these the same scales you have?        Thanks again, DD
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Post  kevlorraine2 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:12 pm

both those links are no longer working 8.20pm today wednesday ... kev

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Post  davsgold on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:19 pm

kevlorraine2 wrote:both  those links are no longer working 8.20pm today wednesday ... kev

Yes I can't get those links to work either.

These are the nearest to the same as what mine are, and have the ozt for troy ounces weighing. Mine have aaa size batteries, it looks like these have button batteries, other than that they look exactly the same.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hot-Sell-LCD-Display-Digital-Mini-Electronic-Weight-Balance-Scales-200g-x-0-1g-/161672625682?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item25a4707e12

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Post  robby_h on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:35 pm


I think this is the one in Dave's link...

http://tinyurl.com/objxqq7

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Post  DooDar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:58 pm

robby_h wrote:
I think this is the one in Dave's link...

http://tinyurl.com/objxqq7

Yes that's the one Robby,
I just tried the original post link again and that is the same scales that come up for me, the link worked fine, bigboystoys $18.39 free postage 702 sold, but does not look the same as the scales Dave has.
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Post  davsgold on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:54 am

robby_h wrote:
I think this is the one in Dave's link...

http://tinyurl.com/objxqq7

Yes that link works, but those are definitely not the scales that I have, the ones I have are like the ones I put up in the recent link.

cheers dave
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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:20 pm

davsgold wrote:
Yes that link works, but those are definitely not the scales that I have, the ones I have are like the ones I put up in the recent link.
cheers dave

I don't want to be a serial pest Dave "BUT"

Which one do you think No. 1 or No. 2 The 500g or the 100g. I don't like the round batteries much the
AAA batteries are more available.

No. 1  Capacity 500g ----- Weighing units = g, oz , ozt , dwt  ---- Power supply: 2 * AAA batteries

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/High-Accuracy-Digital-Scale-500g-x-0-1g-Jewelry-Gold-Coin-jewellery-Grain-Gram-/201311470124?hash=item2edf19422c

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No. 2  Capacity 100g ----- Weighing units = g, oz, gn, ct, dwt, ozt ---- Power supply: 2 * AAA batteries.

This one has more of these things:-
g, oz, gn, ct, dwt, ozt than the other one, whatever that means.
g= grams   oz= ounces   gn= grains   ct= carats   dwt= Fnose   ozt= troy ounces. How many did I get right?
 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100g-0-01g-Digital-Jewelers-Scale-Diamond-Gold-Coin-Calibration-Weight-Precise-/290967705039?hash=item43bf06d5cf

Thank you for helping me Dave ----------- DD


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Post  kon61 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:35 pm

If money's not your prime objective DooDar,you can't go wrong with the ever reliable/accurate and long lasting,"Tanita" model 1579 Professional gold scale 0.01gm to 200 grams

Cheers Kon.
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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:59 pm

kon61 wrote:If money's not your prime objective DooDar,you can't go wrong with the ever reliable/accurate and long lasting,"Tanita" model 1579 Professional gold scale 0.01gm to 200 grams

Cheers Kon.  

Thanks Kon I like em but She Who Must Be --- Especially when I haven't even got any gold to weigh yet.

Detector
Batteries
Battery charger
Pinpointer
Maps
Pick
Belt with pick thingy
Gold pans
Sniffers
Classifiers
The list just goes on and on.

If I get caught even thinkin about them Professional gold scale.

Thanks for the thought though ---------- Have a good one DD


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Post  davsgold on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:16 pm

G'day DooDar

DooDar wrote:I don't want to be a serial pest Dave "BUT"

I wouldn't call anyone a serial pest that wants to find gold and all things about detecting are good questions.  Very Happy

all I can say about the scales is if you want to weigh in 0.01 of a gram then get the scales that go to 100g, it you want to weigh in 0.1g then the scales that go to 500g will be ok.

We have both types and if selling gold on ebay then the 0.01g or the scales that have 2 decimal places for more accuracy are the go.

Also if you have anSDC2300 then you will need the scales that go to 2 decimal places.  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  as these detectors do find very small gold.  Shocked

cheers dave

PS: I would go for the scales you have as No 2 in your post for accuracy.
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Post  kon61 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:32 pm

Well said Dave. Well you did ask for the best DooDar Laughing  Most digital pocket scales today,are quite accurate in terms of their "weigh in" process,pluss don't cost an arm and a leg.20 years ago I bought the Tanita 1479 model(the model before the 1579) and coughed up $400 for it.That's what a good accurate set of pocket scale,was going for at the time.Keep in mind there certainly wasn't the amount of items for sale over the internet either.Actually their was no internet. Fitness for purpose is the way to go DooDar. Buy what you think will serve you best.

Cheers Kon.Q11
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:48 pm

A couple of gold buyers I deal with just use the cheap little $20 Ebay made in China jobs.

Surprisingly, when they weigh my gold it is usually pretty much the same reading I get on my cheap little $20 Ebay made in China job.
If there ever is a difference, it's usually so minute a difference and has often been in my favour. When it's not in my favour I don't care as that large slug of painted lead hidden in the bottom of the pile usually puts me well ahead anyway Very Happy

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Post  kon61 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:52 pm

T05 Spot on and good one Steve.

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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:55 pm

as an aside, I should mention I've tested my cheap little $20 Ebay made in China job against some very expensive professional scales and found no difference worth worrying about if any at all.

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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:42 pm

madtuna wrote:as an aside, I should mention I've tested my cheap little $20 Ebay made in China job against some very expensive professional scales and found no difference worth worrying about if any at all.

I like ya style and love the name ---- Madtuna.

Could you let me know which make, brand or model you have please. (scales that is)
Does the lead really work, what sorta paint do ya use Dulux or Tuabmans?

I know a bloke who lives
in Wiluna I thinking of visiting him next winter (that should be interesting)

Now I don't wana boss ya around (I been readin your posts, so please don't come back with don't then) BUT could ya please change the "Sorry" to:-

"I AM PROUD"
this is not one of those profound but pointless quotes attributed to some dead guy who probably never said it.

Thanks for saying G'day, have a good one ---------- DD



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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:08 pm

kon61 wrote:Well said Dave. Well you did ask for the best DooDar Laughing  Most digital pocket scales today,are quite accurate in terms of their "weigh in" process,pluss don't cost an arm and a leg.20 years ago I bought the Tanita 1479 model(the model before the 1579) and coughed up $400 for it.That's what a good accurate set of pocket scale,was going for at the time.Keep in mind there certainly wasn't the amount of items for sale over the internet either.Actually their was no internet. Fitness for purpose is the way to go DooDar. Buy what you think will serve you best.

Cheers Kon.Q11

Thanks for your input Kon I appreciate the help.
I know I asked for the best.

I have to be realistic and sometimes that is hard for me - no gold yet - then there is the minister for harmonious relations to consider tooooooooo you know.
Maybe the gold and the bestest scales will come with time who knows.

Please stop posting today Kon, cause I am trying to knock you off the top of the most posts list.
No, tis ok I just had a look i got no hope, my 5 to your 9 I give up you win, 2nd. place not to bad though.
I will try harder tomorrow, by for now - DD


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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:44 pm

davsgold wrote:G'day DooDar

DooDar wrote:I don't want to be a serial pest Dave "BUT"
I wouldn't call anyone a serial pest that wants to find gold and all things about detecting are good questions. 
PS: I would go for the scales you have as No 2 in your post for accuracy.

You should not encourage me Dave, you don't know what I'm like when I get on the booze.

I didn't even spot the difference between the 0.01g and the 0.1g but tis a funny thing I was leaning toward No. 2 for some reason, thanks for pointing that out to me.

Usually I just blunder in and buy what I think looks right and then find out tis useless and have to buy again.
Now, if I am going to buy the No 2 scales I will need to know what are dwt's and did I get the rest right?

You have been a great help Dave Thanks ---- DD
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:23 pm

DooDar wrote:   dwt= Fnose 
dwt = pennyweight
20 pennyweight = 1 troy ounce

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Post  Ironfinger on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:53 pm

I just take my findings to the local truck weighing station.

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Post  davsgold on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:58 pm

DooDar wrote:Now, if I am going to buy the No 2 scales I will need to know what are dwt's and did I get the rest right?

You have been a great help Dave Thanks ---- DD

Yes you got the rest right and phoenix has answered what dwt is.

The Yanks often talk of there gold weight in Grains and DWT, we in Aussie land mostly talk in grams or ounces/ozt for our gold weights, mind you I wouldn't mind talking in kilos. Laughing

The scales in No2 position in your post would serve you well I think.

cheers dave
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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Ironfinger wrote:I just take my findings to the local truck weighing station.


Bullssssssssssssssssssssh!tt.


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Post  DooDar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:41 pm

davsgold wrote:Yes you got the rest right and phoenix has answered what dwt is.
The Yanks often talk of there gold weight in Grains and DWT, we in Aussie land mostly talk in grams or ounces/ozt for our gold weights, mind you I wouldn't mind talking in kilos. Laughing
The scales in No2 position in your post would serve you well I think.
cheers dave

I have finished playing scales now Dave.

I'm gunna buy a Number 2

Thanks to everyone for their help, especially my mate Dave.

Hope you all find what your looking for ----- Having fun D-D
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