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

Ligno-Scanner SDM Moisture Meter

  • Dual-depth ¼” and ¾” for
    multi-material applications:

    Concrete, wood, composite or engineered products, bamboo, …

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

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

  • The favorite meter for hardwood floor installers and inspectors.

    Measures hardwood floors, sub floors, bamboo floors, concrete and other building materials.

  • Versatile usage for restoration and building maintenance:

    Checking moisture levels before removing drywall around a mold infested shower.

  • True dual-depth:

    To measure the same spot 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep, place meter and toggle
    with up and down keys to change measuring depth. Compare values.

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Ligno-Scanner SDM Moisture Meter

Why choose a Scanner from Lignomat:

Lignomat’s unique measuring technology assures calibration accuracy, reliability and repeatability backed by a 2-year warranty on all moisture meters. The Ligno-Scanner SDM pinless moisture meter has very unique features such as calibrations to measure the moisture in bamboo.

Ligno Scanners are 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 indicated settings for wood species and measuring depth.

The Ligno-Scanner SDM clearly outperforms most pinless moisture meters on the market today. The meter has 2 independent sets of calibrations one for measuring 1/4″ deep and one for measuring 3/4″ deep. Dual-depth settings are available for different wood species, drywall, reference scales for concrete and other building materials. The bamboo calibration settings (flat and vertical grain and strand, carbonized) are for a measuring depth of 1/4″.

The moisture meter of choice for multi-material applications:  flooring, restoration, inspection and construction.

Drywall settings are built into the Ligno Scanner SDM which makes taking accurate readings when evaluating leaks and other drywall issues is easy and accurate.

All pinless moisture meters from Lignomat indicate wood moisture content in percent. corrected by 71 wood group settings or by the specific gravity between 0.3 to 1.0 (settings 30-100). Moisture range 5-60%.

Dual-depth – a new approach to scanning – works well for:

– Different boards thicknesses, over 3/4″ and less than 3/4″ thick.
– Measuring layered engineered panels.
– Comparing surface / core moisture to see if boards are dried evenly.
– Floor testing at 1/4″ depth assures only the floor planks are
  measured and not the concrete or subfloor underneath.
– Checking surface moisture after water damage or after applying
  waterborne finishes.

Other Options:

Moisture Meters Item List $ Package $
Ligno-Scanner SDM: 1/4″ , 3/4″ dual-depth
pinless for wood, bamboo, drywall, concrete, etc
SDM 308.00
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-DuoTec BW, pinless-RH, meter only BW 365.00
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 wood group settings, or use the specific gravity of the wood between 0.3 and 1.0 (setting 30-100).Bamboo settings for horizontal, vertical and strand bamboo.
0-99 for non-wood building materials3 Reference scales with different sensitivity levels from soft to hard 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.