Mastercraft Digital Moisture Reader
Not bad, but I have to question the accuracy of this meter somewhat. I bought it for measuring moisture in flooring and firewood. Everything I tested seemed 20% or greater. I know the firewood was a little wet, but even a piece of wood that had been in the house for 20 years was barely under 10%. Recommended level for moisture in floors is down near 6 percent which seems impossible to achieve if this is accurate. Then again, I do live on Vancouver Island and moisture content in the air is high in winter especially.
The only other thing I didn't like is it uses three of those flat watch/camera style batteries which aren't as easy to find as regular AA or AAA alkaline batteries. On the plus side, it turns off automatically after 30 seconds or so which is a good feature for extending battery life. Not bad when it goes on sale 70% off if you want to get a ball-park idea of the moisture.
January 5, 2013
Works good for firewood
Bought this in anticipation of installing a woodstove this fall. Been great so far, easy to tell which pieces are ready to go and which need more seasoning (20% moisture and less is best for efficient burns).
Purchased in a special pack earlier this year along with a cheap stud sensor (that actually works great) and a IR thermometer.
October 21, 2012
Bought this to measure moisture in some hardwood floors we were seasoning before installation.
Could never get a decent reading at the start and it went from bad to worse.
Never got another reading again. You get what you pay for if it's 70% off, stay away. Just go get a good one!
Ordered a $200 unit, that one should work.
December 9, 2011
I use this handy unit to determine the moisture in my fire wood.
Each year I buy a few cords and this unit will tell me whether I am buying seasoned wood or if the wood I am burning is too green.
I have dropped this unit in mud, puddles and ran it over with a skidder......very durable.
November 6, 2010