Make: Mirage (Japanese)
Balance (overall): 213 x 319 x 301mm (8.4 x 12.6 x 11.9 in)
Tank size (for weighing the item in water): 5.75 x 4 x 3.25in (14.5 x 10 x 8cm)
Platform size (for weighing the item 'in air'): 3 x 2in (7 x 4cm)
** the tank size and platform size limits the maximum size of the item you can test **
Method: measuring density, also known as specific gravity.
For measuring the density of solids and liquids. You don't need to know about liquids. Solids include gold and silver, especially coins. The density test involves only water, you do not have to file the coin (which you must do when using both acids and electronic testers) - read my short article about how it works.
This is a one-off product, it's a sample. It is a model still available on the internet for $4950.00 (about £4000.00) + tax. I decided not to sell these as a regular line, because I don't think my particular customers would pay this much...so I just want to get rid of the sample, and that's why it's so cheap.
Is it easy to use?
We tested this thoroughly so we know it works, and we know what is involved.
Once it is set up and you know what you're doing, each test really does take only a couple of minutes, but please do not ask, "Is it easy to use", you do have to put a little work into this. This is what to expect when you first open the box:
10 to 15mns to very carefully unpack and assemble it
20 to 30mns to study the instructions and try to work out what they mean
30mns minutes for the machine to warm up
5mns to carry out the first test (it gets quicker with practice).
This is a one-off product, we do not have any more. We have tested it thoroughly but we cannot give after-sales support - because we don't have another one here to compare, we couldn't tell you if you are using it correctly or if you are getting the correct results.
If this worries you, please do not buy this, please buy one at the full price (from someone else) with full support.
All equipment and materials must be used in conjunction with the user's skill, knowledge and experience. Under no circumstances shall QUICKTEST be liable for direct or indirect loss sustained in connection with any item. It is your responsibility to regularly check equipment against known samples, to ensure that it is working correctly.