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: Digital Scale...and line weight...


Penguin
04-05-2008, 12:20 AM
So...
I've got a box of unmarked lines...
Time to properly sort them out...
'Found a digital scale that does grams/grains/oz/ct for about the same $$ as a pizza and a brew at the British Beer Company...
'Tried it on a know quantity...Rio w/heads...'found a discrepancy...
OCD here I come! :roll: Can the packaging and sale of recreational substances be far behind?! :confused: Just say "NO" to drugs! :tsk_tsk:
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/DigitalScale1.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/DigitalScale2.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/DigitalScale3.jpg
Below...'Curious that the listed weight on the tag was quite different from the tale of the scale!
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/DigitalScale5.jpg

Jim Miller
04-05-2008, 09:04 AM
Maybe the carpet is throwing off the scale?
Can't trust scales anyway..... trust me they always read WAY too high. At least when I get on.......... :whoa: :mad:

sean
04-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Now that you joined the crazed scale owners you will never find a line that is exact.

There is always a variance it seems that can go in either direction...

-sean

striblue
04-05-2008, 11:14 AM
I have a hand scale I bought a couple years ago and have not needed to use it yet. I forget the brand and I left it down the cape... It is meant for weighing lines.... It is in the shape of a tube with a hook on the end... similar to the old hand scales that you see in brass. Does any one have the same thing and used it yet? I have meant to check it out with known line weights but have not yet.

jfbasser
04-05-2008, 02:44 PM
I have a hand scale I bought a couple years ago and have not needed to use it yet. I forget the brand and I left it down the cape... It is meant for weighing lines.... It is in the shape of a tube with a hook on the end... similar to the old hand scales that you see in brass. Does any one have the same thing and used it yet? I have meant to check it out with known line weights but have not yet.


I use mine all the time...I would say that it is accurate to 5% or about half a saltwater line weight.....have fun weighing your lines....:biggrin:

Penguin
04-06-2008, 10:38 AM
For what it's worth, weighing in a few known quantities...
...the $16. ebay digital scale appears to be SPOT ON!
After finding an effective rod/line weight casting combination, I suspect that it will be quicker/easier to match follow on applications...weshallsee...OCDitis?! :roll:

PEC54
04-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Come on Mr Penguin remove the tag .:biggrin: