Important Things to Consider Before Buying a New Scale

November 25, 2019

If you regularly partake in smoking tobacco or herb, it’s only natural that you would want to own certain accessories—like a personal scale, for example. These scales are owned by growers and smokers alike, albeit for different needs. Here are some important things to consider when looking at digital scales in Orlando.

Important aspects

Whether you harvest your own bud (or other smokables) or are wanting to ensure you’re smoking a good product, a quality scale can make things a whole lot easier. First things first—keep in mind that not all scales are suitable for all purposes. Many have varying aspects, all of which you should be aware of when shopping for a new device. Below are a few things to be on the lookout for to ensure you’re buying the best scale for you.

  • Accuracy: One of the most important considerations when choosing a scale is its accuracy. You may have a pretty spot-on kitchen scale, but the majority of kitchen scales only measure to a precision of 1 gram, which won’t help you much when herb is best weighed to 1/10th of a gram (0.1g). Some folks prefer an even more precise measurement down to 1/100th of a gram (0.01g).
  • Weighing capacity: In most cases, the more precise a scale is made to measure, the smaller total weighing capacity it has. A device like most digital pocket scales that can weigh precisely to 0.1g or 0.01g often has a maximum weighing capacity of 100g. There are other scales manufactured to measure up to 200g or even 500g. That said, if all you need is a scale capable of weighing what you want to smoke, then take a look at the digital scales in Orlando that are available at your local smoke shop.
  • Quality: A good scale made with quality components is going be a high-precision weighing instrument. Only consider devices that are well-made, calibrated and fine-tuned from a known maker. Be warned that many low-priced scales may not give the most accurate results.
  • Calibration: Higher-quality scales come calibrated, while most low-quality scales are uncalibrated. However, you can calibrate a scale yourself. You will need to purchase separate calibration weights, plus you need to know what you’re doing. However, a simple mistake while calibrating your device will lead to inaccurate results, which is why you might be better off getting a good scale from the start, one that comes factory-calibrated and ready to go right out of the box.

Recommend scale for smoking enthusiasts

One type of scale that comes highly recommended for most hobby growers or smokers is the pocket scale—the most common option. It is battery-powered and small enough to fit into your pocket, while also offering a good balance of weighing capacity, weighing accuracy and ease of use. These affordable scales can weigh smokables between 50g and 500g with accuracies of 0.1g to 0.01g, and they usually have a protective lid to use as a weighing tray.

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