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Forum topic by kzot posted 1364 days ago 2890 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kzot

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1364 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: moisture meter moisture content wood moisture question

Any suggestions on the ‘favored’ moisture meter? Which is better, pin type or digital?

-- Kzot


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Sawmillnc

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#1 posted 1364 days ago

I use Lignomat..pinned with the extensions for thicker stock.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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mvflaim

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#2 posted 1364 days ago

I never used Lignomat or any other high end moisture meters but the one I own is a Ryobi that I bought at Home Depot for $60 and it does a good job. It’s pinless and gives an accurate enough measurement of moisture in the wood.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1364 days ago

I have the same Ryobi pinless that mvflaim has. It seems to work well, although I have no way of knowing how accurate it really is.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kzot

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#4 posted 1364 days ago

Thanks for all of your responses. I asked for ‘favored’ moisture meter and you delivered.

-- Kzot

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Greedo

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#5 posted 1364 days ago

you can check the accuracy of digital meters by testing them on your skin. from memory it should read about 8%, but im not sure anymore.
but then even with a meter, you can only see the real moisture value when you cut open the piece of wood and measure at the center. measuring on the end of boards or the outside edge will give a lower value than is real.
i bought one to check the humidity of wood at the lumberyard before buying, but it’s pointless unless they let you cut their wood in half to check.

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pvwoodcrafts

221 posts in 2421 days


#6 posted 1363 days ago

I like my 609 wagner pinless

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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