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Forum topic by Rob67 posted 04-16-2010 05:31 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob67

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04-16-2010 05:31 PM

I have finally decided I need a moistuer meter. My question is do I get one with pins or the non-invasive type and what feature or functions should I be looking for.


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#1 posted 04-16-2010 06:08 PM

Meh.

If it’s chalky, makes you cough, and does NOT leave residue on your teeth, you’re good to go.

If it’s moist and chewy—like a perfect brownie—then you should sticker and stack it, and wait another few months.

;-)

A little more perspective can be found here

If I were going to spend the money, and “do it right,” I’d get the kind that will do PIN AND PINLESS—best of both worlds.

http://www.amazon.com/Delmhorst-Moisture-Check-Function-Pinless/dp/B0007P9C84

Out of my budget. Is it in yours ??

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 06:21 PM

Thanks guys, this would be for home (hobby) use and so I am trying to stay under $150. I don’t the dual function being anywhere near my price range (my wife would kill me, then I wouldn’t need it).

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 06:31 PM

For what it is worth – I bought a really cheap moister meter and it is absolutely worthless. This confirms my belief that the best way to waste money is to buy cheap tools. I’ve considered buying a better moisture meter and decided that I didn’t really need it. It is not that hard to determine moisture content just by touching, lifting, smelling, etc..

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 06:31 PM

A couple of well-reviewed models, within your price range, can be found here

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 07:50 PM

Thanks everyone, I found one that I will try and if doesn’t work out I will try something else.

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