Compact design features a small footprint - ideal, when space is limited. Not only is this digital gold scale legal for trade
, but it's at a price you can afford. Standard RS232 interface for connecting the scale to a computer, optional Mettler printer, optional detachable second display.
If you're going to have a gold party, or if you'd like to buy and sell gold, silver or other precious metals, there are several essential items you'll need. One of them is a jewelry scale like a Mettler Legal for Trade Digital Scale. Weigh up to 6100 gram x 0.1 grams with a Mettler Toledo JL6001-G/LA01. NTEP mode features a less precise readability with 1 gram increments.
You can configure the Mettler JL6001-G/LA01 to toggle between two weigh units. Many pawnshops that buy and sell scrap gold set the scale to weigh in grams (6100 g x 0.1 g) and pennyweight (3858.0 dwt x 0.5 dwt). While, precious metals buyers, smelters, refiners of silver might set the Mettler-Toledo JL6001-G/LA01 to weigh in troy ounces (192.900 ozt x 0.005 ozt) and pennyweight (3858.0 dwt x 0.5 dwt).
If you plan selling jewelry directly to customers in your store, then you are required by many weights and measures inspectors to have a secondary display that the customer can see the weight in real time. Example, if you've ever bought meat from a grocery store, you know that when the butcher weighs out the meat, you and the butcher both have separate displays as the meat is weighed. By having 2 display the scale is legal for direct sales. The optional remote display with backlight has a cable length 6 feet and is an additional $99.00.
The biggest selling point for the Mettler Toledo's JL6001-G/LA01 other than the prominent Mettler-Toledo name is this scale operates on either AC Adapter of four (4) AA batteries. We get numerous complaints from customers that buy the A&D EK-1200i
since the A&D does not run off of standard batteries but instead you must buy A&D special NiMH Battery Pack
for an addition $160.00. Yep it is crazy in a day when you can go buy 4 - AA NiMH rechargeable batteries at Walmart for under $20 A&D designs their scale so you can only use their $195 NiMH Battery Pack. Sure the A&D EK-1200 is less money, but you need to compare apples to apple especially the features, brand name recognition and let's face the facts Mettler is made in Switzerland while the EK1200 in made in Korea.
If you are weighing smaller quantities then be sure to review the Mettler JL602-G/LA01
since you will lose weighing capacity but gain greater weighing accuracy.