Before you start weighing with the 1119D0 you can make sure it's set to zero by using the zero knobs on the side of the balance. This can help assure you're getting the most accurate weight readings from this beam balance.
This mechanical balance comes equipped with a tare poise. This will let ya' set the balance to zero before weighing without the need for additional counter weights and you can lock your tare value in place with the thumb screw on each poise. You can tare up to 2270 grams of weight on the 1119-D0.
This Ohaus mechanical scale has a stainless steel weighing platform for long lasting durability and easy cleaning. Stainless steel is great because it doesn't scratch easily and keeps its shine without rusting or tarnishing.
You don't have to worry about the Ohaus 1119-D0 bouncing around taking forever to stabilize. Ohaus was smart with this mechanical balance and designed it with a magnetic damping system to make weighing and reading your weights quick and easy.
When ya get this mechanical scale, ya need to go over to the Ohaus website and register it to receive your five year warranty.