A review of pin type moisture meters. For wood flooring fine furniture cabinets or other fine woodworking projects those holes become a series of blemishes in the surface of the wood.
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Moisture meter reviews fine woodworking. You ll learn the pros and cons of pin type versus pinless moisture meters and learn why knowing the moisture content of a piece of lumber is important for making stable durable woodworking projects. Not every moisture meter is built for woodworking measurements. It provides an objective review and comparison of the top rated wood moisture meters on the market for 2020.
Pinless meters leave no damage to the surface. Get the latest from fine woodworking magazine 284 sep oct 2020. Will my moisture meter work well for sheetrock.
My guess is that it will. Moisture meters come in a variety of shapes and sizes but i ve yet to see one smaller than the moistec. The meter is easy to set up for any wood species.
I also have several rent houses and have had occasional water leaks. For 2x4s or firewood this might not be a problem. The real deal for us furniture folks though is the meter s ability to calculate the exact equilibrium moisture content in your shop for the species being checked.
Yet despite its diminutive size it can measure wood moisture contents that vary from 6 to 25 a range that is perfectly adequate for furniture makers. Pinless moisture meter by wagner 540. Cabinet teaches smart construction.
Dr meter md918 inductive pinless tools intelligent moisture meter digital moisture meter for wood upgraded version this inductive pinless type of meter measures in the 2 to 80 range with an accuracy of 0 5 it utilizes high frequency electromagnetic waves to measure and leaves no pin hole damage. In this review roland johnson helps you choose a pin type woodworking moisture meter for less than 200. This means you ll need to use the best moisture meter for wood reviews to determine the percentage range that can be measured.
Wagner l609 shopline moisture meter. Online extras from fww issue 284. Anything that measures moisture at 30 or higher is going to cost more than a standard range of 7 20 for readings.
Moisture meter tells when lumber can be used. There s a lot to like about the wagner orion 950 pinless moisture meter. I have a pin type moisture meter i bought a few years ago i use for woodworking.
If you re planning to buy a wood moisture meter for woodworking flooring installation or any other type of work with wood this article is intended to help you make a smart informed buying decision. The sensor is placed in the area that needs consistent long term monitoring of ambient conditions. Lignomat manufactures pin and pinless moisture meters.
Indeed it s not much bigger than a cigarette lighter. Smart logger is most commonly used at a job site especially during and after major projects like hardwood flooring fine woodworking and others. I know its limitations for wood measures surface moisture only.