Best Place to Get Micro Plates?
I have checked online, but I thought I would be able to find them for $10 or less. Anyone know where to get cheap micro plates(1.25 lbs/.5 kg) that will work? TIA.
Fastenal has washers that weigh 10 oz. 4 of those gets you to 2.5 lbs.
If you really want to improvise get some heavy wire and a scale and make your own.
Last edited by ColoWayno; 06-10-2012 at 01:42 PM.
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or some light chain.
Originally Posted by ColoWayno
This section is within .01 of a pound
Chains and washers are cheapest. I have Rogue fractional plates but I use my fastenal washers a lot because one on each side with my collars is 2 lbs. I wish the washers were .5 lbs but with .6 washers and .8 for a pair of lock jaws it works well.
I got a pack of eight .25kg olympic plates( washers ) off ebay printed with the name shirlan on them. They are quite accurate too I've weighed them on digital scales.
I have these. When I ordered the plates the total cost was within a couple bucks of those washers from Fastenal.
Baseball bat weights are excellent for microloading.
Got mine today and they are awesome, thanks. Very accurate by weight, I think the 1.25s were off by less than .04 of the marked weight and those were the most off of all the pairs everything else was within .02 lb. The pairs weren't off against each other at all (or in the thousands of a pound range of difference). Good job!
FYI, you might want to re-enforce the flat rate box on the perforations. Mine opened there, probably from the weights bouncing around during shipping. Fortunately, none came out.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340946384.875711.jpg
Same here, outstanding value.
Dan, for me the perfect set would be as follows:
2.5 (2 1/2)
1.25 (1 1/4)
In my opinion the 1, .75, .5, and .25 are redundant. Shit, the 3/8 is super tiny but it would make more sense than the .25
Could you cut me two sets of 1.25# but with the thinner plate material? I plan on spot welding them together to form a 2.5# that is larger than the 1.25#. I would also like to buy a 3/8# (.375). I don't really need it, but I want it
Let me know how much and I'll send the money right away.
Also, I'm magnetizing mine so they don't move around as much.
I got my set of micro-plates in from Dan earlier in the week. The packaging just barely made it intact to my house. The USPS guys had secured it by putting about 20 rubber bands around it to keep the contents in. They are great!!!! As rumblefish stated, they are very accurate weights. The laser etched plate weight designation is a great touch. I plan on painting my set with Krylon Appliance Epoxy spray paint to prevent rust so the laser etching might get filled in with paint. Thank you Dan for making these available to the Starting Strength community!