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A woodworker’s going to feel disappointed when he sees checking or warping in a beautiful piece of furniture after he’s already finished it, but imagine seeing those flaws in an entire hardwood floor.  Flooring guys don’t have time to look at moisture readings on every piece of wood — they have ten more houses to do — so Delmhorst designed this contractor-grade moisture meter to tell you more than just how much moisture there is where you stick the pins.

The J2000 will give you the average of up to 100 readings, and it’ll correct for temperature and 48 species of wood.  For a truckload of lumber that got rained on overnight, you could spot-check a few with a basic moisture meter, and guess.  Or you could quick-hit fifty or a hundred pieces with this baby and then tell it to show you the average so you know how wet the stack is for real — that’s better quality control in less time.

You can get a cheaper moisture meter — street pricing returned a ton of results for “wood moisture meter,” and some were $15 or less.  However, you often get what you pay for, and it’s a good thing that this moisture meter does more because pricing on this sweetheart is around $300.

Moisture Meter J2000 [Delmhorst]
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2 Responses to Industrial Moisture Checker

  1. fred says:

    We always got inconsistent results with our pin-type meter.
    We switched over to a Wagner – which after some calibrating – seems to work better:

    http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-MMC220-Extended-Range-Moisture/dp/B000063XI9

  2. Eric says:

    Reply to Fred:
    For true accuracy, you’re right, you’re going to probably have to pay for it.
    http://www.wagnermeters.com/moisture-meters.php?category=2

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