Pin Moisture Meters

CEM DT-125G with Hammer Probe Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter and its hammer probe accessory exhibit two critical flaws—namely significant under-reporting of moisture content (MC) in wood, plus the results below about 8% MC are problematic. These flaws render the meter and its hammer probe accessory essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted two stars from our overall rating to reflect these critical flaws.

Moisture Register DC-2000 Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its inability to get consistent readings below 8% moisture content. This flaw renders the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted one star from our overall rating to reflect this critical flaw.

Extech MO290 Meter with Hammer Probe Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its inability to read below 8% moisture content. This flaw renders the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted one star from our overall rating to reflect this critical flaw.

Extech MO290 Moisture Meter with Push Probe Cable Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its inability to read below 8% moisture content. This flaw renders the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted one star from our overall rating to reflect this critical flaw.

General MMH800 Wood Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits two critical flaws—namely its very low score for accuracy and its inability to provide results below about 8-9% moisture content, even though the manual states it gives readings to 5% moisture content. These flaws render the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted two stars from our overall rating to reflect these critical flaws.

Testo 606-1 Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its narrow range and inability to read below 9% moisture content for many species of wood. This flaw renders the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted one star from our overall rating to reflect this critical flaw.

Sonin 50218 Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely it appreciably under-reports moisture content in wood below about 12% moisture content. This flaw renders the meter essentially unusable for a number of common applications, including for flooring installations and furniture making. We deducted two stars from our overall rating to reflect this critical flaw.

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