Field & Stream 25 lb. Spring Scale
My daughter needed a scale for a science project, and we have been needing a fish scale any way so I picked this up at Dick's. Unfortunately they only had this or the same scale with some accessories. The scale looks really well made and includes a max weight indicator, so I thought it was great. Unfortunately, in using it in the science project, accuracy was necessary. The scale reads from 0-25 lb in 1/4 pound increments, so it should have done the job nicely. We found unfortunately that the scale tends to be prone to sticking at low weights due to the design of the max weight indicator and/or the spring catching in the tube. At higher weights it seems it starts to read a bit lower than the load. It is enough to cause you issues weighing a fish, but is really a problem if you need repeatable accurate measurements.
February 20, 2013