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Must have tools for the scrap gold trader

Scrap gold scales and a good quality eye loupe are essential tools for the scrap gold trader. If you plan on buying and selling scrap gold for a living then its essential you equip yourself with some basic tools. Buy yourself a good quality set of digital weighing scales at the very least, its no good weighing your scrap gold on the kitchen scales as they are not accurate enough and will most likely under weight your gold, you need scales that are capable of 0.1g increments or 10th of a gram. Next you will need a good eye loupe, go for a 10x magnification and get the best you can afford, your next priority should be a good quality acid test kit or an electronic gold tester, you can find more information about these on our gold testing page.