New Moisture Meter from General Measures 48 Wood Species
May 28, 2014 | 9:14 pm CDT

New Moisture Meter from General Measures 48 Wood SpeciesNEW YORK, NY -- The new Precision Multi-Species Wood Moisture Meter, MMD8P, from General Tools & Instruments offers advanced features to benefit professional and DIY carpenters, builders, cabinet and furniture makers, remodelers and woodworkers. The MMD8P is ideal for measuring the moisture content of 48 species of wood and offers temperature compensation. It’s designed for use in lumber selection and purchasing as well as in the shop before sealing, treating or joining, and before painting or wallpapering. Plus, it’s the first moisture meter on the market with an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) display, which provides extraordinary contrast and clarity, especially in outdoor lighting conditions.

Unlike other meters that can measure the moisture content of specific wood species, the MMD8P actually displays the species name of the wood being measured, making it far more convenient than models that display only a code number requiring reference to a manual. The MMD8P also enables users to compensate moisture measurements for the effect of ambient temperature (e.g., taking lumber from outdoors to indoors, from kiln to outdoors), which greatly improves the accuracy of readings.

The MMD8P can measure and display ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH) alongside the moisture level measurement. What’s more, it allows for storing and recalling up to 100 measurement records including moisture level, wood species name, ambient temperature, relative humidity and any temperature compensation applied. Some comparable models offer data storage, but don’t allow as many parameters to be stored. The MMD8P also can display moisture measurements via an analog bar graph screen instead of a digital moisture level percentage, and its pin cover doubles as a calibration checker.

About General Tools & Instruments:

Headquartered in New York City since 1922, General Tools & Instruments remains the market leader in precision specialty hand tools. Recent product advancements and corporate acquisitions have expanded General’s line to include over 1,500 precision tools and hand-held instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by contractors, professionals, technicians, DIYers and hobbyists in a broad range of industries. To learn more about General Tools & Instruments and its products, visit or call Customer Support at (800) 697-8665.

Source: General Tools & Instruments

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