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Old 12-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default What moisture meter do you use?

For those who use a meter to check moisture content of blanks you are drying, what do you use? I am using a $20 general tools I bought to check the studs of my flooded Houston home 2 years during rebuild. Does well while wood is wet but struggles as it drys.


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I have 3, this one from Lee Valley Digital Moisture Meter - Lee Valley Tools another pin type that I picked up a few years ago, the two pin meters read the same, I also have a pinless I got at Canadian tire a few years ago, it reads about 18% when the pinned ones read 7 or 8%. For pen blanks I stick with the one I got from Lee Valley, blanks are not thick enough for the pinless to work.
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I bought a Dr Meter inductive pinless. It’s fun to mess around with, but the measurement is strongly dependent on wood density. Also, you need a fairly large chunk of wood to get a measurement, at least 3” square or so. I wouldn’t recommend this style for stabilization, I’ll be interested to hear what others are using.
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