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Old May 24, 2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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Lee Safety Scale Calibrating

When calibrating your Lee Safety Scale, do you set it to absolute 0 or to 0 using the in between 3 number system as you do when weighing loads. This is worded crazy, but those who have these should know what I'm talking about.
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Old May 24, 2008, 07:32 AM   #2
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0 in the center white lines if you know what I mean. Dont slide it all the way down to the right. Have the zero as the center white line.
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Old May 24, 2008, 07:46 AM   #3
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You have to read "0" the say way you'd read any other number.
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Old May 24, 2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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Lee Perfect Powder Scale



Hey Under Dawg - If you notice, the ZERO is in the window, then you have "hash" marks on the 9 - 1 - 0. That'll do ya
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Old May 24, 2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. That's how I've been doing it, but I checked it vs a digital scale and there was a subtle difference. Who knows which one is correct, but it's not enough to be concerned over. I worked up my loads on the Lee scales and have had no problems. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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Old May 24, 2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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Digital scales use multiple weights to try and compensate for non-linearity in the load cell.
Some use zero and 2 more weights, others even zero and three more weights (often using an A, B, and A+B setup).

Balance beams do not typically have these kinds of problems.
Their linearity depends on the machining of the scales on the beam used to place the weights.
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Old May 24, 2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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Funk & Wagnalls

You are "zeroing"; for "calibration" recommend under-$30 Scale Weight Check Set.
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Old May 24, 2008, 01:11 PM   #8
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I'd hate to spend $30 for check weights, to check the accuracy of a $10 scale! I do have some check weights and use them for zeroing my digital scale(s).
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Old November 14, 2009, 09:11 PM   #9
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My Scale Doesn't Stop Oscillating - Anyone Else

My Lee Safety Powder Scale does not stop oscillating, so I can't even zero it. I emailed the factory today and will wait for the response. Anyone else have this issue or know what I might be doing wrong? Thanks.
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Old November 14, 2009, 10:48 PM   #10
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Air movement will cause the scale to oscillate even if you do not feel the air movement. Also the scale must be placed on a level surface.
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