|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.8 x 4 x 2.4 inches|
|Item model number||mini-Ligno S/D|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year manufactur warranty parts and labor included|
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For testing wood destined for furniture or other fine woodworing, this little meter shines. It seems to be very accurate and is well-built and very sturdy. The two sets of pins allow accurate testing of most woods. The only (minor) downside here is the necessity of using the included cheat-sheet to adjust for different wood species, which is easy to do.
Forget about testing firewood, unless you happen to keep your wood indoors in a climate-controlled space. The first problem is the temperature correction. I don't know about anyone else, but most of my firewood is burned when it's really cold (below freezing) outside. This meter cannot compensate for such low temperatures. The second issue involves the tendency of wood stored outside to absorb moisture in the end-grain. I was able to overcome this by sawing random samples in half just before testing, but I still had to bring them inside and up to room temperature before testing. I burn 7-8 cords of wood each season in my whole-house wood stove, so this is just not practical, and I am not willing to store my firewood indoors.
(I have not yet had a need to try this meter on concrete, or other building materials, so my review does not cover that feature.)
Bottom line: This well-built meter is well worth the money (in fact it's a bargain!) for woodworking or similar uses. If anyone has advice for using it with firewood, I'd love to hear your suggestions!
I ordered the Mini-Ligno S/D because of the improved portability (it fits easily in a jacket pocket and the cap covers the probes and the switch), its ability to read the moisture in drywall/gypsum, and the slightly lower price.
The Mini-Ligno feels lighter and more cheaply made, but I will wait and see if there are any durability issues. I like that the percentage stays displayed for as long as you leave the meter in the wood, for easy photographing or demonstration in a meeting.
They both got the same readings in multiple tests.
The winner? Hard to say, but the Mini-Ligno is easier to carry, so I will use it more than I used the J-Lite.
After my GE protimeter bit the dust rather unexpectly, I did some research and found this meter. At this point I have owned this for about six months, using it on multiple projects professionally. It has worked flawlessly and is solidly made.
I had 2 cheap (one harbor freight - one other off ebay) and should of listened to the old adage - you get what you pay for. The hf unit is junk and the ebay unit stopped working after a few months. Now if mother nature would only speed up the wood I've got drying....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
easy to use, a little hard to read in sunlight,
Very easy to use, I use this to check the moisture content of wood, mainly, in my work as a carpenter.Published 7 months ago by b Ruff
The battery they had sent with it was dead, but once replaced, it worked perfectly.Published 15 months ago by Katie Howard
Don't waste your money like i did buying anything cheaper for installing hardwood floors!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well made product , very accurate compared to cheaper unit i have ,,much more consistent than cheaper units I have used.Published on March 16, 2013 by keith wells
Not what I thought I ordered but my husband says he can use it anyway so I will keep it. An expensive mistake.Published on January 9, 2013 by S. S.
I work primarily turning Mesquite bowls, and wanted a way to measure the moisture content of the bowl blank. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Kim D. Colenso