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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 03-15-2013 02:20 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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03-15-2013 02:20 PM

Almost a head scratcher for me, I’ve done the search here on LJ’s and have read all the many reviews, comments etc…. and it seems they are pretty much stretched across the board, Wagner, Lowes brand, Lingomat, Ryobi clear down the cheap HF meter and all have received good reports and it seems from my research that the non pin are better then the pined versions, I’m thinking the Home Depot, Roybi might be a good one to start with at $49ish.

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SamuraiSaw

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 02:40 PM

I’ve had a Delmhorst for years and like it. I’ve never used a pinless meter so can’t compare, but I certainly trust mine.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 03:06 PM

Randy…A person can only give a meaningful review of something they have owned and I have the Lingomat. It is excellent and I am very satisfied with it during the past several years i have owned it. I am sure the others are also good…but any comment about them would be without personal experience.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 04:08 PM

Make one out of a multi meter and save some money.

http://woodgears.ca/lumber/moisture_meter.html

HTH

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 04:39 PM

LOL! Randy I have the HF one. Surely not as good in quality, but it works. Just can’t mistreat it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 04:42 PM

ive found a cheap 1 at harbor frieght was wondering if it would work? also what is the moisture suppose to be at b4 u can use it

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 04:43 PM

lol didnt c your post doc does it work ok

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 05:12 PM

It works! It gives relative moisture readings and you can use it to know where the wood is relative to where it started? Mark the wood or keep a notebook?

Just 2 pins and a reading. I have the ampmeter as well. I think a good place to start? But if you guys are looking for evaluations of tools other than LJ’s? I often check the negative critiqes on Amazon. If consistant I don’t purchase the tool? Cause I usually get that same one they got? LOL!

I always tell myself if I am going to use a tool a lot, buy the best I can afford.

Still using the meter, but not often as blackie/Randy might. But how deep are your pockets?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-15-2013 05:15 PM

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 05:59 PM

OK Thomas, now you really have me messed up with all those options LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 06:11 PM

ain’t life grand! I noticed two in 30 dollar range that are well reviewed.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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