Scales aren’t just for kitchens and meth labs. A decent little digital scale can prove handy as hell for measuring liquids — or even counting screws. (No, really: Just weigh one screw — or 2 or 10 — then weigh ’em all.) But why pay $100 or more for a scale you don’t need or settle for a hard-to-read weight-and-balance type scale when you can score this little digital model for $20?
A Harbor Freight special, it features a 40-second automatic shutoff, a maximum capacity of 11 lbs (176 oz/5000 g) as well as a “tare” setting which resets the scale — handy for, say, zeroing out the weight of a container before you add contents. You can even remove the platform for cleaning.
I’m not suggesting that this scale can compare to a good $100+ model. But if you’re just keeping one handy, it seems to work fine for me.
Cen-Tech Digital Scale [Harbor Freight]