Lignomat Moisture Meters Feb. 4, 2020

Nowadays, the market is full of various moisture measurement equipment to everyone’s taste and wallet. The level of quality also varies from item to item. That is why it is important to pay attention to trustworthy brands.

Lignomat has been one of the leading moisture meter suppliers for over four decades already. The company offers a wide range of top-quality devices that will provide you with accurate readings.

As they say in Lignomat, “Buy a moisture meter. Do not waste time and money on wet wood”.

Types of Moisture Meters

Lignomat offers both pin and pinless moisture meters.

Pin moisture meters:

  • measure the electrical resistance between two pins;
  • indicate the highest value if moisture varies  within the small measuring area;
  • perfect if you need to get an accurate reading of the location of moisture
  • great for both evenly or unevenly dried wood;
  • indicate the highest moisture value;
  • have insulated pins that measure only at the depth they are driven to;
  • leave pinholes.

Pinless moisture meters:

  • use electromagnetic wave technology;
  • indicate the average moisture content if moisture varies within the segment;
  • great if you need a perfect non-invasive method of finding moisture on wood, drywall, and other materials;
  • cannot show differences between surface and core moisture, however, dual-depth meters can do that;
  • work best on smooth surfaces, so you can use a block plane if necessary;
  • able to scan large areas quickly;
  • don’t live pinholes.

What to Choose?

If you want to purchase a pinless meter, you have to make sure that you are looking for a meter that allows you to control the depth of your reading. There are many meters that allow you to set the depth commonly at a ¼ inch or ¾ inch depth. With the pin moisture meters, the reading location is controlled by how far you can push the pins in. If you have a pinless device, you can control it by setting electronically that penetration that you get from the electronic reading of the device itself.

Another thing you should pay attention to is species correction, not every wood is going to read the same. Lignomat moisture meters come with a chart. You will see that some species are in one group, some species are in another group. You need to set the meter to one of the groups and get the readings. As easy as ABC! There are models that have a more finely tuned species correction. Again, you need to look at the chart. Here, you will see numbers attached to different species of wood. All you need to do is to set for that specific number on the meter that comes with this chart.

Lignomat is the brand you can trust. Whatever model you choose, you can rest assured that it meets current standards. In addition, Lignomat meters are easy to use and take with you wherever you go. Control moisture levels with Lignomat!

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