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Pin Moisture Meters

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.

Lignomat Mini DX/C Moisture Meter Review

The Lignomat Mini DX/C is a pin moisture meter with two sets of pins. Unfortunately, the pins are too short for anything other than measuring moisture near the surface of the wood.

Lignomat Mini DX/C Hammer Probe Review

The Lignomat Mini DX/C moisture meter comes with the option of using a hammer probe accessory for obtaining deeper measurements within the wood sample. However, we found the hammer probe’s pins to be of poor quality. A large number of them broke during testing and had to be replaced.

Protimeter Surveymaster Moisture Meter Review

The Protimeter Surveymaster comes with several probe accessories and features two modes of operation. One is a search (pinless) mode that quickly scans samples and provides a relative reading using a capacitive-coupled sensor. The other is a measurement (pin) mode that provides moisture content readings using two pins inserted into the sample.