Mechanical or Digital Weight Scale

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  1. dexterium

    dexterium New Member

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    What type of scale is more accurate? One of the professional mechanical ones that you see at the doctor's office that cost around $50 USD or your above average digital scale that costs around $50-60 USD that measure in 1/2 lb (0.2kgs) increments?

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    those dr scales have to be calibrated to make sure the weights are correct. often it will lose accuracy as metal chips away. a digital scale is not as accurate, but it's consistent--however some things can change the accuracy, such as how hard/soft the floor is that you have it on and the elevation of your city.
     
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