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Old August 12, 2005, 05:30 PM   #1
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How much does a staple weigh?

I know that there are a million variables, but about how much?

1gr...1/10th etc?

just a generic paper staple that comes from your desktop stapler.

I am curious as to how sensitive my scale is.
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Old August 12, 2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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My 505 Ohaus says between .5 and .6 grains. FWIW, a nickel will way 5 grams. My scale shows one particular nickel at 75.5 grains. Best-o-Luck
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Old August 12, 2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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Why not count 1000 staples, weigh them, and then divide by 1000? (Unless you have a verrrry sensitive electronic scale and can weigh a single staple accurately.)

Of course, I think there's a sort of adhesive backing to a line of staples that holds them together. That may skew the overall weight of a coherent row of them...

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Old August 12, 2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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.5 grain on the Dillon Terminator digital scale
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Old August 12, 2005, 09:07 PM   #5
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rangermonroe, what, you didn't believe me?
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Old August 14, 2005, 08:34 AM   #6
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Sorry Mal H ....I missed your answer on that post. And yes I believe you.

At ny rate...the scale is not reading accurately to .5 broke.

I found a digital one I can borrw until mine gets replaced.

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