The Best Scales for a Pottery Studio

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One of the essential tools in a pottery studio is a scale. Ideally, it should be durable, and most importantly, accurate. But how do you ensure that you choose the best Scale?

The best scales for a Pottery Studio are the Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs Digital Scale, which is our top choice, and the Accuteck 50 lb Electronic Scale is ideal for Potters on a budget. The DYMO Digital Shipping Scale and the WeighMax 90lb Digital Scale are also among the best scales with great features.

Choosing the best scale for your pottery studio is essential, which is why I compiled this list. In this article, let’s take a look at the four Scales you should consider using in your pottery studio. I highlighted their features and how they can be beneficial to your pottery studio. Read on!

Our Top Choice: Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs Digital Scale

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The Accuteck ShipPro Digital Scale emerges as my top pick because of its versatility and ease of use. The digital scale has four reading modes: pounds/ounces, kilograms/grams, ounces, and grams, so you can set it to your preference. The weight of your clay and ingredients for glazing will be shown on the LCD once you place them on the scale.

This scale has a weight limit of 110 lbs. (50 kgs), making it ideal for weighing heavy items in the studio. The display comes with an extended coiled cord to make it easier when weighing large amounts of clay and bulky items. Additionally, the reset function on the scale gives you the option to weigh things in containers and zero out the container’s weight.

The scale’s autotimer is especially helpful when you find yourself busy with other activities in the pottery studio. After weighing your items, the scale will turn off automatically.

One of the best things about the Accuteck digital scale is that it can be powered using batteries, a USB cable, or an adapter, which are included in the shipping package. The multiple means of power means that you can always keep things running in the pottery studio.

The best part is that the scales can be multi-purpose, so you can use them to weigh other items if you are shipping out your pottery.

Keep in mind this scale is not waterproof. I put plastic around this scale to keep it clean. This works well, I don’t have to wipe off the clay. When I take the plastic off to weigh other things, the scale looks new.  

Runner Up: DYMO Digital Shipping Scale, 100-Pound

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Our runner-up choice also allows you to weigh heavy items of up to 100 lbs. (45 kgs). Its unique design features a built-in carry handle to easily carry the scale to where your items are instead of struggling to carry the heavy loads.

When weighing clay and bulky items, the ‘Hold’ feature displays the weight for about ten more seconds after removing it. This makes it quite efficient, so you don’t have to struggle to check the readings with the load in your way.

The Dymo Digital Scale comes with a detachable LCD for convenient handheld and mounted viewing. The tare feature also comes in handy when weighing things in containers when you want to get the net weight.

Like our top choice, Dymo can be powered by a USB cable, an AC adapter, or three AAA batteries. However, you’ll have to buy the batteries separately as they aren’t included in the packaging. The automatic shut-off feature helps to conserve battery power whenever the scale is not in use.

If you are shipping out items from your pottery store, you’re going to love its compatibility with your PC or Mac. You can use this feature to connect to popular shipping and online mailing services so you can safely send out your pottery items to your customers.

One of the downsides to this scale is that the readings are only displayed in pounds. If you would love your weighing measures in other units, you’ll have to do the conversions.

This scale is also not waterproof. Put plastic over this scale to keep it clean and dry. You don’t want the clay to build upon this scale. Just take the plastic off to weigh other items. 

Budget Pick: Accuteck 50 lbs. Digital Scale

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If you’re setting up your Pottery studio on a budget, then the Accuteck 50 lb Electronic Scale is an ideal choice. This scale allows you to weigh up to 50 lbs. (23 kgs), making it ideal for Potters who don’t need to weigh really heavy, bulky items.

This scale allows you to weigh items in grams, ounces, and pounds. It also has an impressive accuracy of 0.1 ounces. Just like the two other scales, this scale comes with reset and hold functions. You can weigh items in containers and zero-in on the container’s weight. Additionally, the hold function allows the scale to freeze the object’s weight on the LCD screen, so you don’t lose the reading. This is good for weighing larger amounts of clay.

The Accuteck Electronic Scale works with both AAA batteries or 5v adapter (both included). The scale also comes with an auto shut-off function that allows you to conserve battery power. When using the power cord, the scale stays on.

Although users generally love this scale, a popular complaint is that it can be noisy. It makes beeping sounds when turning on, stabilizing, and whenever you press a button. If you can work past the sounds, then you’ve got a pretty good budget choice for a scale.

This scale is not waterproof. I also put plastic around this scale to keep it clean and dry. It’s more convenient than having to wipe the clay off. This works well for the scales I use in the studio.

Alternative Choice: Weighmax 90 LB Digital Scale

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Your Pottery studio scale needs to be durable, and this 90lbs digital scale from WeighMax is precisely that, thanks to a solid structure built by the newest technology. The built-in stainless platform makes it easy to maintain and makes it durable.

This scale is ideal for weighing items of up to 90 lbs. (40 kgs). It also has 0.1-ounce graduation for glaze mixing, which makes precision a must-have for any Pottery studio owner. The minimum start weight on the scale is 10 grams.

The scale conveniently comes with the hold and tare functions. The tare function allows you to weigh multi-packages and zero in on the containers. The hold function allows you to lock the weight on the LCD after removing the item on the platform for about 10 seconds. The LCD is extra large and backlit, so you can use it even when the pottery studio is dark.

The WeighMax digital scale allows you to use four different measuring units: pounds, kilograms, ounces, and pounds/ounces. Similarly, the scale comes with three modes of power supply. You can run it on either a USB cable, batteries, or an AC adapter. When running on the batteries, the scale will turn off automatically after 90 seconds. However, when running on the AC adapter, the scale will not automatically turn off and always be on.

I am no sure if this scale is water-resistant or not. I would suggest using plastic also.

The Verdict

The Accuteck ShipPro Digital Scale and it’s budget-friendly sister scale quickly emerged as the best scales for a pottery studio. Offering four different reading modes, and because of the weight of clay, the ShipPro 110lbs weight limit makes it ideal for Potters.

Suppose you are looking for an alternative scale. In that case, the Dymo Digital Shipping scale and the WeighMax 90lbs Digital scales are excellent choices as well. The 0.1-ounce graduation is incredibly lucrative for potters who value accuracy when measuring out glaze ingredients.

Covering any scale you get is a good practice to get into because of the nature of clay. We can get clay on things we swear we never touched.

Narrowing your choice down to one scale will depend on what you’re looking for. But, if you’re stuck at the decision and don’t know where to start, these four picks in our article should be great scales to begin with for a pottery studio.

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