Lignomat moisture meters have proven measuring technology which guarantees long-term accuracy. Family owned and operated for over 40 years. 

Ligno-Scanner S Moisture Meter

  • Measuring Depth up to 1/4″ for 
    boards under 3/4″, stacked veneer
    or moisture close to the surface.

    Often used to check waterborne finishes.

  • Accurate, sturdy, small and handy
    with large display indicating:

    – Wood moisture percentage
    – Wood species setting
    – Measuring depth.

  • Perfect for measuring boards for
    woodworking and furniture making.

    An alternative to pin meters
    leaving no pin holes.

  • Installing and inspecting wood floors.

    An alternative to pin meters
    leaving no pin holes.

  • Another application:
    Checking dryness of waterborne finishes between coats.

    An alternative to pin meters
    leaving no pin holes.

Other Info:

Special Prices
thru April 15, 2022.
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Ligno-Scanner S Moisture Meter

Lignomat’s Pinless Advantage:

  • Quickly scan large number of boards without leaving pinholes
  • No effort is required to push pins into hardwood
  • Pinless meters can read lower moisture values in hardwood than pin meters

The Ligno-Scanner S gives true wood moisture readings in percent with built-in corrections for different species. Corrections can also be used by entering the specific gravity between 0.3 and 1.0. Resolution is 0.1% for entire measuring range. All Lignomat pinless moisture meters include a HOLD function.

Lignomat’s unique measuring technology assures calibration accuracy, reliability and repeatability backed by a 2-year warranty on all meters. Our scanners produce the same accurate moisture values, today, tomorrow and in a year. The Ligno Scanner is convenient to use. The meter fits comfortably in your hand for measurements. Operation is simple with clearly marked buttons. The large display not only shows the moisture percentages, but also indicate settings for wood species and measuring depth.


While selecting the right pinless moisture meter for your application consider measuring depth and the materials you are measuring. The measuring depth is crucial for any pinless meter.

Pinless moisture meters are calibrated for wood 3/4″ thick.  The Ligno-Scanner S is set for 1/4″ deep, therefore it works great for all boards less than 3/4″ thick. The S also works for veneer wood, 1mm and up. For thinner veneers measuring a stack of a few sheets works well.

The meter is sensitive to surface moisture so it can check waterborne finishes, veneer wood and can measure surface moisture.

Measure non-wood building materials with the reference scale 0-100.
Works great for compare and search mode in restoration applications.

Other Options:

Moisture Meters Item List $ Package $
Ligno-Scanner D: 3/4″, pinless, for wood D 210.00
Ligno-Scanner S: 1/4″, pinless, for wood S 210.00
Ligno-Scanner SD: 1/4″ , 3/4″ dual-depth
pinless, for wood
SD 289.00
Ligno-Scanner SDM: 1/4″ , 3/4″ dual-depth
pinless for wood, bamboo, drywall, concrete, etc
SDM 308.00
Ligno-VersaTec, pin-pinless-RH, meter only V-0 435.00


5-60% dependent upon species setting*
Display 0.1% resolution for the entire range.
71 wod group settings, or simpy use the specifi graviy of the wood, betwee 0.3 and 1.0 (setting 30-100)
Measuring Depth 1/4″ measuring depth
0-99 for non-wood building materials
Stable calibration not affected by ambient temperature. Calibration is internally checked and automatically adjusted if necessary.
Calibration Check  External calibration check block #TS is available to verify the calibration and functions of meter.
Included Pouch, one 9V battery, manual and laminated wood group chart.
Size Pocket-size  2″ x 5.5″x0.5″, Measuring pad 1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
Weight 8 ounces (200g), made out of high-impact plastic
Warranty All moisture meters have a 2 year warranty. Pins and battery are excluded.

The measuring depth of a pinless meter is crucial. Moisture readings are too low, when the Scanner is placed on a work piece which is thinner than the measuring depth. Scanners never measure any deeper than the measuring depth.

The entire measuring pad has to be on a flat and smooth surface for accurate readings

*Species Corrections for Ligno-Scanners and Ligno-VersaTec correlate directly to the Specific Gravity. Example: For a specific gravity of 0.57 (0.57g/cm 3 )set species # 57. Specific Gravity for most wood species can be found on the Internet. We also include a Species Chart with recommended settings.

The Ligno-Scanners SDM and the Ligno-VersaTec have calibrations built-in for drywall and concrete and a reference scale for non-wood building materials.
Measuring range: 5-60% dependent upon Species. For hardwoods the Scanners read lower than 5%, for softwoods the Scanners start reading above 5%. Resolution of read-out: 0.1% Less accurate above Fiber Saturation Point at 30%.
Wood temperature correction is not necessary.
1 9-V Battery for 3000 Readings, Battery included
Size: 1/2″H x 2″L x 5″W (for Scanner LD width is 2 7/8″) Weight: 8 ozs
Comes in a Carry Pouch with Belt Loop.