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Scale Magazine Series 2007
"Dual Display - Dual Weighmeter Pocket Scale"
Scale Of The Year
THE AXE 2
new AXE 2 arrived at our office last week. We are extremely impressed
with this new weighing device. The scale features 2 displays (front
and back). This comes in very handy when you are showing another
person how much an item weighs. Both displays are large and oval shaped and each one has
a truly amazing dual Weighmeter. The Weighmeter is a patented invention
we fell in love with last year. A digital graph shows that gets bigger and bigger as you reach
the capacity of the scale. With a dual Weighmeter, it wraps around the
LCD until when you finally reach the capacity of the scale it shows
"Overload". The manner in which it is done on this scale, it adds
a new level of confidence to the weighing process. It is also fun and
definitely futuristic. The oval displays are both backlit - adding to
the 'coolness' factor.
AXE A2 automatically turns on when you open the weighing tray. This is
another innovative feature that we have never seen before on a scale.
All you do is spin the tray open and both LCD's light up immediately, and
the scale is ready for use. The AXE A2 is an extremely
durable scale. It survived our drop tests with flying colors.
After 4 drops from table-height onto the floor there was zero damage.
We repeated the same test onto a concrete floor and were only able to
cosmetically damage the case.
AXE A2 has the same innovative design as the original AXE. As we wrote
with the original AXE; the name AXE comes from the axe blade shape of the scale. The cover opens
by spinning 90 degrees to open. When it opens or closes, you feel a sturdy
"click" to know it's in the proper position. This innovative spinning
axe-blade design allows for the entire surface of the scale to become the
weighing tray. Our past reviews of scales such as the round MINI
employed similar strategies but only 90% of the surface of the scale was
actually used for weighing. This 100% usable tray surface
enables the AXE 2 to have a much larger sized
weighing tray than most other pocket scales. The tray is designed with a raised lip on the edge
of the tray (very smart) to prevent loose items from rolling or falling off
of the tray. The main part of the tray is made from brushed Stainless
Steel. The front and back of the tray have grooved edges to make
it easier to grip the tray when you are spinning it open or closed.
something really quite different and GREEN: The AXE
A2 is made from biodegradable plastic. The manufacturer says this
new bio plastic won't degrade at all during normal use but will break
down if it is put in a landfill. This material is one of those new
generations of plastic where the molecules only accelerate and release
(break down) if the plastic is subject to landfill conditions for
several months. The molecules are designed to react with landfill
gasses only (so the housing will not deteriorate until the scale is put
in a landfill).
AXE A2 uses a U-Shaped load cell which is basically two load cells connected
by a metal bar. This double-load cell design makes the AXE A2 twice as
durable and resilient as any normal single load cell pocket scale. The
design also removes all pressure from the load cell when the cover is in the
The performance of the AXE
exactly within specifications. We calibrated the scale and then ran
through our standard series of tests. All numbers were within
+/- 0.1 gram as long as we placed the items in the center of the tray.
Drift was minor and within
tolerance (no drift within 40 seconds).
We were so impressed with the AXE A2 that we named it our 2007 Scale of the
Big Thumbs Up, we really like this new scale.
Readability: 0.1g (full spectrum)
Accuracy (as tested):
Modes: Grams, Ounces, Pennyweight,
Carats, Troy Ounces, Pounds, Grains
Calibration: Digital Auto Calibration using a
gram weight (not included)
Warranty: Lifetime (No Fees)
Dual Weighmeter, Dual Displays, Batteries, Stainless Steel Tray
Size: 3 x
scale is really amazing. After using the AXE 2 it sort of feels
like all other scales are "old tech". The dual weighmeter and dual
display is just outright phenomenal and a giant leap forward in
weighing. It's sort of like the first time a cell phone had a signal
strength indicator on it. Without that, how are you supposed to
know how strong the signal is. The way the Weighmeter wraps around
the display is really amazing.
If you're in the market for a pocket scale, be sure to check out
the AXE 2. In it's class of regular sized pocket
scales, it is currently the Valedictorian... Everyone
we showed this scale to tried to keep it for themselves. We think
this scale is best in it's class.
*Within reason - we stepped on the platform, dropped the scale from
4 ft, all without any damage except for cosmetic.
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of tests done at random conditions. The actual operating conditions of
your scale may vary from our test conditions and your results may differ from
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recommend that you do your own comparison tests in your actual operating
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