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Digital Scales - Bill Laine's Review
Posted: December 22, 2009, 3:38pm
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Jerry Kalpin 10.00
Marshall Schmidt 10.00
James Bacci 9.66
Katherine Gingliss 9.44
Bryan Wray 9.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: CJ-600
Manufacturer: Jennings Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $51.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: OldWillKnottScales.com Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Escali, Cuisinart
Bottom Line: This is a great scale. It works so much better than the general-market versions. Now I can eliminate dose volume as a problem when I troubleshoot my extractions.
Positive Product Points

Super Sensitive. Weight will change on a one or two bean change
Accurate response. No dithering around about the number.
Other neat functions that I'll probably never use.
Easy to read display

Negative Product Points

Display light goes off too quick.

Detailed Commentary

After a year-and-a-half I was getting pretty consistent shots from my Silvia. I got the idea that I could get more consistency if I could weigh my beans a little more precisely. The scales I had been using were one-gram accuracy. (there are about 8 beans in one gram) I got one on Ebay and then one at a big box home store. The first one died, the second one was pretty frustrating. It would take a while to settle in to a weight and sometimes I would have to poke it to make it register a change. I finally Googled ".01 digital scale" and found a whole world of precision scales that I never saw at the mall stores.

The response time on this scale is instantaneous to my eye. It goes to its number without bouncing up and down. This is why I recommend this scale.

The CJ-600 is a "tabletop" scale. That's about the size of a salad plate.  It uses three triple-A batteries. it has an easy-to-read display and it will do tare weight and it measures in other units including 'count.'

Buying Experience

http://www.oldwillknottscales.com did a fine job. The first scale I got had a problem and they replaced it right away.

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