sub-$15 digital scale from Harbor Freight

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sub-$15 digital scale from Harbor Freight

Post by Teeeman » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:42 am

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=93543


Print the webpage and take with you to get that price, the store price for me was $2 higher...

and check your scale before you leave... a co-worker bought one for a toothpick bridge project and it was dysfunctional outta the box...

he returned, got a working one, and then in doubt took it with him to a pharmacy as a cross check and was very surprised to see his scale equal to the tenth of a gram the pharmacy scale with standard calibration weights.

My personal experience is this little scale measured our existing cars to exactly the numbers I remember.

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Re: sub-$15 digital scale from Harbor Freight

Post by Go Bubba Go » Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:11 pm

Teeeman:

Thanks for the heads up, got a new one in my pocket (post Christmas Stocking Stuffer!). :D Nice little flip-over protective cover.

And you are correct about bringing the printed Internet price with you. At the local store here it was still listed at face value ($17.99), but after the "management to the check out, please..." routine I got it for the advertised $9.99.

Initial tests look OK. I will test vs. my personal PW5200 and 5.00 oz test weight this evening.


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Re: sub-$15 digital scale from Harbor Freight

Post by Ricerocket00 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:19 pm

For the price, I got two of them so I could measure how much weight was on each axle. I also got a calibration weight off of eBay (500 gram). The scales are extremely accurate when compared to my PW5200. Good idea to check them in the store (or in your car). One of the two was bad out of the box, but a quick exchange took care of that. Gotta love Harbor Freight!! :D :D :D



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Re: sub-$15 digital scale from Harbor Freight

Post by Go Bubba Go » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:44 am

Checked my new one last night against the 5.00 oz test weight that came with the PW5200 (which I have checked against another test weight and PW5200).

The new one registered 5.01 oz. for the test weight. Re-tared and tested again, same 5.01 oz. Same weight showed 5.00 oz. on the PW5200 (and previously showed same on the other PW5200).

Close enough that I don't expect to exchange it.

Very handy tool for the price (esp. given the portability and the greater weight limit than the PW5200).


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