non-magnetic mechanical stylus force gauge


Hi,
Need to get myself the stylus force gauge and after reading what other people say decided to buy the simple Shure SFG-2 but then realized from one of the reviews on Amazon (as well as here) that it is still a magnetic one? Just curious - if Sure does know that this feature can cause problems why they wouldn't fix it or is there already another one from them which is non-magnetic? I looked at Ortofon as well but that one seems a little too simplistic with only limited number of scale grades. Since I have some MC carts the magnetism I guess can cause a problem, just wondering if this is correct? Appreciate the feedback.
Thank you
Anatoliy
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I have MC cartridges and use a Shure guage from time to time. I have never heard of it being magnetic and I have been using one for over 30 years. I think you are misinformed. Just because a gauge is metal does not mean it is magnetic.
Why do you want a mechanical gauge? - you can get an electronic scale with .01g precision for about the same price.
Easier to use than the Shure too (which I also own).
To Stanwal - saw one review here about the magnetic

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SFG-2-Stylus-Tracking-Force/product-reviews/B00006I5SD/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

On Audiogon some indicated that old ones were magnetic too

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?eanlg&1245348270&openflup&1&4#1

But on the good side I got a response an hour ago from Shure where they said the device is NOT magnetic.

Just looking for the simple mechanical one so that I don't care about batteries. I can't say if this is only me but in my case they fail always when you need them most :)

Thanks and Best Regards
Anatoliy