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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 500 days ago 490 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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500 days ago

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.

-- 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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#1 posted 500 days ago

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.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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Box

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#2 posted 500 days ago

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.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 500 days ago

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 500 days ago

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 500 days ago

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

-- greg indiana

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indgreg

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#6 posted 500 days ago

lol didnt c your post doc does it work ok

-- greg indiana

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 500 days ago

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 500 days ago

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#9 posted 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

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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