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moisture meter
« on: October 18, 2010, 11:28:44 PM »
I have a sawmill and a kiln and I am looking for the best moisture meter to use when checking the lumber.

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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 05:45:31 AM »
Delmhorst meters are pretty much the standard for pin-type meters.  I also have a Merlin pinless meter that I like a lot.
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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 06:17:39 AM »
I just bought the Lignomat Meter with probes to run in the kiln. Still on the first load but seems to work well.
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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 09:30:44 AM »
If you want to go with a pinless meter I have a Wagner MMC 220 and I found it as a good around moisture meter.

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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 02:59:03 PM »
I have the Lignomat pin and pinless kit with the auxiliary hammer probe which has different length pins.  Having both is great, you can check them against each other or first measure with the pin one then check the reading with the pinless one, then go off scanning wherever with the pinless one so as not to make a lot of holes everywhere. 
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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 09:39:40 PM »
Thanks for the help

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Re: moisture meter
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 09:43:39 PM »
I have a pinless wagner from 1994 and it works great today.It was 300 dollars and state of the art in 94.I am glad i dont need to buy another one.It is nice to not buy the same thing twice.    brian


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