1 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-05-02
Stihl chainsaws are tough but this is kinda fragile...
It works and shows a moisture reading but is plastic and cheaply made, plastic crunches and flexes as you push the pins against the wood to test. Could be broken easily, works and shows measurement of moisture accurately but it is very picky about showing a reading and shuts off a lot and eats batteries somehow.
1 Stars By Ronald V. on 2016-10-09
00 worth put them in it worked fine next day battery's are dead again
Junk, it worked when I first put battery's in then next day battery's seem dead so I bought new battery's $5.00 worth put them in it worked fine next day battery's are dead again.Complain to Forrest Gardens and they said if I paid to return it they credit my account once they were satisfied well ,I'm not satisfied and I'm not paying to ship it back and 2DayDeliver don't seem to give a crap either so good I'll take my business elsewhere!
4 Stars By 30 Weight on 2016-11-17
Seems to work well
Works well for me so far, but you have to split the wood to get to the center of the log to get a true reading. Small and somewhat delicate, you would need to watch this in the field to keep from squashing it. The reason I believe it's accurate is that it seems consistent from reading to reading in the same batch of wood. I like it a lot.
3 Stars By Janie on 2017-05-15
Not real certain it's measuring correctly. Inserting it in wood I know is relatively fresh versus "aged" wood showed very little difference in moisture content.
4 Stars By J. Sommers on 2015-12-23
If you get one with dead batteries, read this.
came with dead batteries. So not only do I have to purchase batteries but I can't use it until then.
Update: The seller offered to reimburse me for replacement batteries. Upon opening the battery compartment (requires a tiny Phillips screwdriver which I needed to acquire before I could perform this action) to see what kind of batteries to buy, I discovered that there are two pieces of plastic installed to prevent the batteries from making contact and discharging before use. SO, if you get a "DEAD" meter, open it up and remove the plastic pieces. It would be nice if there were those instructions somewhere on the packaging.
4 Stars By Cats paw on 2017-03-05
Much smaller than I had anticipated but does the job
1 Stars By David K on 2016-08-17
After having a while I changed my opinion of this meter, If you like buying batteries every time that you want to use it then this is for you, otherwise save your money. I have gone through a dozen batteries in the short time that I have had it, if I had it to do over I would have saved my money and just hoped that my firewood was dry.
1 Stars By david on 2016-12-22
WENT THRU 2 SETS OF BATTERYS IN 2 MONTHS.NOW ON 3 RD SET.USE THEM THEN TAKE BATTEYS OUT.WA.TCH BATTERYS VERY COSTLY.TRIED TO RETURN.CLOSED REQUEST.BOUGHT MR METTER.CHEAPER TO BUY AND BETTER QUALITY.LOVE STILL,HAVE 3 CHAINSAWS AND TWO BLOWERS BUT THIS METTER WAS A BUST
5 Stars By M. on 2017-04-08
5 Stars By papavoss on 2015-03-17
Works well enough
This unit works well enough and is light and simple to carry. It is NOT a high end meter even though it looks like it is made by Stihl. I found the identicle unit in blue at Harbor Freight for $15.00