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Analytical Scale - Seeking brand and buying advice

smryan

Perspective.
#1
Hey good folks! Happy Holidays! Santa insists I find my own scale, but stay in budget. Budget won't allow another Mettler Toledo, so I Google and find brands I have no familiarity with.

Are there any brands that I should avoid, based on my fellow Cover's experiences?:D

Thank you, and Peace & Joy of the Season to you all!
 
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BradM

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#2
Re: Aanalytical Scale - Seeking brand and buying advice

I have always had good luck with Sartorius balances. But, and I know you know this,:) you get what you pay for.:D

I would suggest that if you cannot purchase a balance with the resolution, accuracy, etc. that you need, you might want to hold off. An instrument that cannot meet the required specifications is worse than having cockroaches in the house!:lol::lmao:
 

smryan

Perspective.
#3
Re: Aanalytical Scale - Seeking brand and buying advice

Ah, Sartorius is one of the unknown, so that tis good to know. Thanks.
The other unknowns are Acculab, Apex, Denver Instruments, A & D and Symmetry.

The only Den. Inst. I find, though, in the buget are from a discontinued line - so that seems like a "no" to me. ($2000 for .0001g precision - .001g if we have to.)
 
J

jfgunn

#4
Sartorius would be my 1st choice.

A&D would be 2nd.

Don't bother buying one of the others.

I suggest you buy the Sartorius from a dealer and NOT A CATAOLG. If you buy one from a catalog and something goes wrong, the warranty service can be difficult.
 
M

merrick65

#6
I would go with the A&D over the other brands you specify: Acculab, Apex, Denver Instruments, and Symmetry. I would also follow the advice of jfgunn and buy from a dealer and not a catalog house.
 
V

Voodoo Queen

#7
Mettler Toledo is our first choice - haven't purchased a Denver in ages.

I've heard of some calibration/PM providers selling used equipment from labs that have/are ceased/-ing operations. If you work with any external providers you might want to see if they participate in any such programs.
 
Z

zamclachia

#8
I was raised on Mettler Toledo balances. However Sartorius has never let us down either.

There are relatively cheap Mettler balances which we have purchased recently. They do not make coffee for you in the morning, but they are stable and fit for purpose.
See the "Classic Level Analytical Balances"

Budget may be a limiting factor, but as mentioned before - You do get what you pay for.
 
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