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    Recommendation for scale?

    I'm looking at both the Taylor TE10C 10lb scale or the Salter 6055SSDR Stainless-Steel for measuring beans for my Curtis brewer and my espresso and also for sale of coffee by the 1/2 -1 lb bag. These are low end scales and are not labeled "Legal For Trade". For those of you who are shop owners what scale would you recommend for a new shop owner.

    Thanks so much,

    KMM

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    Last edited by PinkRose; 04-16-2012 at 07:32 AM. Reason: Removed Cable TV Links from his signature line

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    I don't know anyone who uses a 'Legal for Trade' scale for weighing their beans, other than roasters. I know you're supposed to, but I haven't heard of anyone ever having an issue. We used to sell "bags of coffee" that were 1 pound to get around this, but eventually gave up and labeled them 1 pound.

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    Please help me out... Why would roasters be the only ones to use a "legal for trade scale"? (We're planning on roasting beans and I've been following this thread.)

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    Roasters aren't the only ones using "Legal For Trade" scales. In most states any commercial business, where product is sold by weight, is required to use this type of scale.

    You will notice that some "Legal for Trade" scales are labeled "Not for Direct Sales" since it is required that both the operator of the scale and the consumer to be able to see the display showing the weight.

    If the scale only has one display, then the scale should not be used for a direct (face-to- face) transaction between the operator of the scale and the customer, and you will need to purchase an auxiliary display so the customer can see the weight on their side of the counter too.

    The place where I buy my roasted coffee beans has the digital scale set on a counter where the customer can see it. It only has one display. I watch them as they adjust the weight for the weight of the empty bag (tare feature) before they put the coffee beans in it and weigh them.

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    I found this scale and an online rep was able to verify it does have a display for both customer and vendor.

    TOR REY L-PC 40L 40 Pound Digital Price Computing Scale, Legal for Trade

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    Hello again,

    Looks good!

    Did you read the part in the description that says: This scale ships calibrated to be legal for trade. Occasionally shipping and handling may alter the scale's calibration. If that happens, can you re-calibrate it?

    Rose

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    LOL Good question. I wonder if that is common to all scales that get shipped or just those under $110?

    Btw, how will I know if its not calibrated?

    I'll have to ask those questions to the sales peeps.

    signed,

    senor heavy fingers...

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    It will be interesting to hear what the sales peeps say.

    You'd think that since they wrote that bit of information in the description, there must be a way to calibrate the scale.

    The only way you'd know if it's not calibrated is if it's way off target. A long time ago, when I was working in a candy store, that sold chocolates by weight, I saw an inspector come in and put small metal disks on the scale to see if it registered the correct weight.

    By the way, I used to have to put the chocolate on the scale and step back so the customer could see that there were no heavy fingers adjusting the weight.

    I'm guessing there are a lot of people with heavy fingers in the world.

    Rose

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    I am using a digital scale that i bought at Ebay its prime ps b500 which is a bench scale with accuracy and stainless steel platter and many other features that i need. It also help me in getting small measurement with accuracy.
    Last edited by Andrew2; 06-27-2014 at 01:39 AM.

 

 
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