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

Ligno-Scanner SD Moisture Meter

  • Dual-depth: For wood, wood-based products. With a reference scale for Compare and Search Mode.

    Quality built to last.


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

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

  • Hardwood flooring applications:

    From accepting a floor shipment
    to signing off a finished installation
    to inspecting a problem floor.

  • Woodworking and furniture making:

    Dual-depth allows measuring thicker and thinner boards with the correct measuring depth.

  • True dual-depth:

    Use up and down keys to measure the same spot 1/4″ deep and 3/4″ deep and compare.

Other Info:

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Ligno-Scanner SD Moisture Meter

The Ligno-Scanner SD is a dual depth pinless moisture meter that is convenient to use. The operation is simple with clearly marked buttons. In addition, the large display shows moisture percentage, wood setting and measuring depth.

Above all Lignomat’s measuring technology assures calibration accuracy. Every time the pinless moisture meter turns on, calibration is internally checked.

The dual depth pinless moisture meter has a built-in correction for different wood species. Corrections can be programmed, just enter the specific gravity of the wood between 0.3 and 1.0. Resolution is 0.1% for entire measuring range. HOLD function is available for all pinless moisture meters from Lignomat.

Why buy a Scanner from Lignomat: Durable, easy to use, clear display and internal calibration, in addition to a 2-year warranty on all meters. These are just a few reasons professionals buy Lignomat.

The Ligno-Scanner SD dual depth moisture meter is calibrated for wood. The meter has 2 independent sets of calibrations, one for 1/4″ deep and one for 3/4″ deep. Most pinless moisture meters have a 3/4″ measuring depth.

Unique dual depth Ligno-Scanner SD works well for:
– Boards over 3/4″ and less than 3/4″ thick.
– Ideal for measuring layered engineered panels.
– Compare surface and core moisture to ensure even drying.
– Checking surface moisture for water damage or after applying
  waterborne finishes.

Pinless meters are essential in order to check finished products such as floors, cabinet doors, table tops and ready-to-sell furniture. Pin meters can leave unwanted pin holes.

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 Dual depth measuring capabilities at 1/4″ and 3/4″
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.