Wood Moisture Meter Reviews

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.

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.

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