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Offline Thunderlizard

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Tiller Scale
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:44:02 pm »
Howdy,

Just curious to see what folks would suggest for a good source of scales for making a tiller stick. Ideally, I would like an old fish of luggage scale, just not sure to find one. Iím sure itís been posted about before, but I didnít feel like sifting through every post with the word ďscaleĒ to find my answer. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 01:01:19 am »
Easy to find a 220 lb fishing scale on line I got mine off a well known auction site. (I'm in the UK)
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 04:26:53 am »
I have used a spring scale but now use an electronic scale from 3Rivers.
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Offline Badger

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 04:33:05 am »
    My everyday scale is a 100# Hansen spring scale. It stays outside rain or shine for the past 20 years and has lost no accuracy. I use a digital scale that will lock the highest number when I am fine tuning something or charting a FDC.

Offline Morgan

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 06:16:46 am »
I use a Berkeley fish scale. Tops at 100# was $5.00.

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 07:25:57 am »
I use the same scale as Morgan when I use the stick to check weight. For the tree I use a $20 dial scale from menards. It goes to 330# so is over kill. But I can use it to weight deer too.

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Offline DC

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 08:00:12 am »
I really like the idea of a large digital display but the ones I've seen seem to have too many options. I used the one from 3Rivers and had to reset it every time and you have to look at the display at just the right angle. Too complicated for an old guy like me. I use a analog spring luggage scale that goes to 50#. Got it at Canadian Tire for about $10 Can. You could duck across the border and pick one up.
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Offline ohma2

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 09:38:24 am »
Im with steve (badger) hansen spring scale will last a lifetime.been using mine 30 years now.

Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 02:35:58 pm »
I got this one from Amazon for $40 I liked it because you can read the numbers easy ,it's accurate and trouble free so far !
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Offline DC

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Re: Tiller Scale
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 03:11:22 pm »
How big are the numbers and do you have to push buttons every time? Does it time out automatically if you don't turn it off?
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