1. American Weigh 1KG Digital Pocket Scale
This American Weigh classic deserves a spot on any list of great scales, not just the best scales of 2017. Its design hasn’t changed in a decade for a reason. It just works. Weighing up to 1000 grams with 0.1 gram resolution, this scale is an excellent choice for a first-time scale. With a 10-year warranty and all the functionality you’d ever need to weigh weed (or anything else), you’ll never need another scale.
Pros: Legendary reputation. Reliable, functional and intuitive. Smooth, quick operation. The standard for a reason.
Cons: Shorter battery life than the Blade.
Why We Like It: Time-tested, dependable, high-tech and high-precision.
Final Hit: The Ten Best Scales Of 2017
Unless you’re a dispensary operator or home grower, smaller, “pocket scales” are likely to have all the features you’d ever need. Build quality and accuracy are more important. For personal, non-commercial use, you’ll need a scale that can measure accurately up to at least a couple ounces of dried flower. Most pocket scales won’t have problems in the weight-limit department. But since accuracy is a must, the best scales will have a resolution of 0.1, or one-tenth of a gram. Accuracy to a hundredth of a gram, or 0.01 grams, is overkill for measuring herb. But it’s perfect for weighing smaller amounts like dabs.