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Wood Moisture Meter Reviews

Lignomat Scanner S/D Moisture Meter Review

The Lignomat Scanner S/D is a dual depth (1/4 inch or 3/4 inch) pinless, capacitance-type meter. It is engineered to provide the average moisture content (MC) for the portion of the wood sample between the surface and the selected depth of penetration. The S/D is lightweight, compact and easy to use, and can be used on a variety of building materials such as wood, composites, laminates and sheetrock. The meter features a built-in species adjustment once the specific gravity is entered, and a HOLD function that makes this meter handy for working in tight spaces.

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Extech MO220 Wood Moisture Meter 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.

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Extech MO220 Cabled Push Pin Probe Review

The Extech MO220 is a pin-style, conductivity moisture meter specifically designed for wood applications though it also measures moisture in other building materials.

It scored reasonably high in accuracy tests when measuring moisture content (MC) in the mid-range. However, this meter and its heavy duty probe accessory are incapable of taking readings when the MC is 7% or below.

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Protimeter Timbermaster Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its inability to read below 7% 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.

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Protimeter Timbermaster Hammer Electrode Review

The GE Timbermaster’s hammer electrode is one of the accessories available for the Timbermaster meter. It facilitates measurement of moisture deep within the wood sample.

In spite of the slide hammer’s solid appearance, the electrode tended to malfunction during our testing. Several times the crimp broke off the wire inside the head of the electrode.

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Moistec 2 in 1 Moisture Meter Review

CRITICAL FLAW ALERT!
This meter exhibits a critical flaw—namely its inability to provide results below 8% moisture content, even though the manual states it gives readings to 5% 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.

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