First, drilling in plastic can create sharp edges that are prone to cracking. If you're going to use a drill, use one that's oversize and deburr by hand. Second, most do not have drill indexes or the need for a single use bit. Third, after a magnified inspection, the problem is a burr on the inside of the right hinge that can be removed by gently scraping with a pointed knife. Use a wet Q-tip with cleansing powder to smooth the scrape. Both covers I received had the same defect. Thanks OldWillKnott for the fast shipment.
Reviewed by: I R Plastics from on 1/31/2020
KD7000 scale that is 10 years old needed new cover. The new cover would not go on, so per other reviews, I used a 5/32” drill bit to “clean out the holes” on the new cover. Just manually turned the bit to clear the little bit of extra plastic that was preventing the installation. Worked out great!
Reviewed by: Jennifer D from on 12/23/2019
The plastic hinge on the first one snapped as I tried to install it; the inside diameter of the hinge just wasn't large enough for the hinge pins.
The second one wouldn't fit either, so I enlarged the hole with a 5/36" drill bit. That one then went on fine.
Reviewed by: Taylor Grayson from on 7/5/2019
Replacement "gunk guards" on scale adequate but flawed
Replacement LCD shields for a MyWeigh KD8000 scale were satisfactory but were flawed. In both shields, the fitments to attach them to the frame of the scale were too small to fit over the pins on the frame. On one shield, the lower right corner had cracked off, leaving a rough, jagged edge.
The main problem was fitting the shield onto the pins. This problem was mentioned by several earlier reviewers. They were right. But forcing a blade between the edges of the fitment and gently prying, I was able to expand it without breaking it, and was able to force the shield onto the pins. It squeaked when moved. I applied a light lubricant to the pins and that reduced the squeaking somewhat.
The result: serviceable replacement but the casting mold is not properly shaped.
Reviewed by: bildik jr from on 4/19/2019
Actually fit it better than the original cover.
Reviewed by: Rich from on 2/1/2019
Unfortunately the holes in the shield’s attachment area where not big enough. I checked against the original shield’s holes just to make sure, and it confirmed my suspicion. The new shields had smaller holes. I had to get the electric drill and carefully make the holes bigger. I got it on, but it still is tight so it makes a horrible squeaking sound when I open the shield up. I even tried to lubricate it, but the sound is still there. I fear making the holes any bigger so that the shield won’t stay up. So, I’m just going to have to deal with the abrasive creaking noise.
Reviewed by: hismusicnme from on 1/29/2019
I didn't even know replacement shields were available, so imagine how happy I was to find this. They are perfect and amazing and I immediately threw out my old, gross, damaged shield and replaced it. My KD8000 looks like a new scale!
Reviewed by: TerriLin Pistorius from Fair Oaks, CA on 7/22/2018
After 2 years of making cold and hot process soap, my plastic shield was pretty shot. Getting a new one made my scale look like new and easier to read. It came with a backup, too! Old Will Knott Scales provided exactly the right item and great service! Thank you!
Reviewed by: Soaps for Days from on 5/7/2018
Great Product but a little hard to install
I would give this a 5 star if it were not for replacing the cover is rather difficult. The two tabs fit very tight and takes several tries before you are successful at getting it on both pins at the same time. Their service is great and shipping is very fast.
Reviewed by: Dale from on 5/3/2018
Exactly what I ordered, shipping cost was way better than the other site I checked, and arrived very quickly.
Reviewed by: Biill from on 3/14/2017
I am happy with these shields, (2 pack.) The one I installed works WAY better than the original.
As one reviewer observed, there may be some molding residue which needs to be removed, and that is a very simple process.
Use a 5/32 drill bit, hand held, NOTHING ELSE; just run the bit through the hinge while twisting a little to make a perfect fit.
I do believe clearing the hinge should be done by "MyWeigh," but I am just happy it is available; it is super clear, well made, (with the one exception noted hince the four star rating,) and it does protect the panel from splash etc. Worthwhile purchase!!
Reviewed by: Willie from on 2/22/2017
Replacement Shields for KD-8000 scale
I received the product I ordered in a timely manner. The shields had manufacturing defects: the pins could not be placed in the hinges, because the hinges were clogged with plastic. My wife is a jeweler and was able to ream out the hinges for me. They now work properly.
Reviewed by: LeRoy from Connecticut on 2/21/2016
You will want to keep a couple spares of these around which really help to keep your scale looking like new. Very hard plastic that can take the abuse of oils and especially Essential and Fragrance oil spills.
Reviewed by: Dale from Hudsonville on 8/7/2015
Nifty little item to protect the keypad of my KD8000 scale. Depending oin what you use it for you got to have some of these around.
Reviewed by: Steven Santiago from Kissimmee, Florida on 11/2/2014