Before you start weighing with the 311-00 you can make sure it's set to zero by using the zero knob on the side of the balance. This can help assure you're getting the most accurate weight readings from this Cent O Gram balance.
This mechanical scale has a durable stainless steel weighing platform that hangs from the scale for weighing. This means ya don't have to worry about getting your scale perfectly level before ya start weighing. And unlike gold or silver, stainless steel doesn't scratch easily and keeps its shine without rusting or tarnishing.
When ya need to read three different beams to get your weights, it can be a real pain if they're in front of one another. 311-00 Cent-o-gram beam scale was designed with beams that stair step...the beams are even notched to keep your weight readings in place.
When ya get this mechanical scale, ya need to go over to the Ohaus website and register it to receive your five year warranty.