Lots of years of experience on this forum so I thought I'd toss out a question about the merits of different Wood Moisture Meters.
With all that in mind, I can buy a Lignomat, Delmhorst, Farmex, Extech, etc. or I can go to eBay (or other retail) and get a PSI or PSI-clone for less.
- "Good enough" - I am not in a woodworking business so my bottom-line isn't affected by a less than .00000001% accurate reading.
- Pin/Contact Type - It isn't necessary for me to measure the moisture content of a piece of wood from across the room. I'm OK sticking pins into it.
- Not "too" expensive. - I am lucky in that the 'day job', my 'wife's day job', 'no children', etc. allows me to buy "as good as it gets", but as with accuracy, it should have quality in line with cost.
- Periodic usefulness - Because I am a hobby woodturner, I like to turn to finish, which is usually more successful with dryer vs. wetter woods. Much has been said about different drying methods, and the ability to use a weight chart to measure dryness, but I just want to know the approximate dryness of something before I turn it.
- Digital Readout - Flashing LEDs are nice, but, what the heck, give me easy to read numbers.
What are your thoughts as to my optimal buying choice?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts