mini-Ligno DX

Whether you are a woodworker, floor installer, inspector or restoration specialist, if reliability and versatility for measuring different materials is important to you, the mini-Ligno DX will provide both. Industrial applications include furniture and cabinet making and veneer production.

Among the mini-Lignos, this digital moisture meter has the widest measuring range 5-65% and 46 built-in corrections to measure different wood species, panel products and building materials:

– domestic and tropical wood species
– horizontal, vertical and strand bamboo
– sub floors, OSB and AdvanTech
– laminates and panel products
– gypsum, drywall and different wall boards (same as mini S/D and S/DC)
– reference scale for concrete and other building materials.

The mini-Ligno DX measures up to 7/16″ deep. Choose the DX/C, if you need to add depth-electrode E12 to measure wood (up to 2″) or inspector electrode E14 (up to 7″) to reach water damaged areas in the building envelope.

Recommended by experts for calibration accuracy and consistency.

Item Number: DX-0


981 in stock

Product Description

The mini-Ligno DX is a popular digital moisture meter with the following features:

  • 42 settings to correct for domestic, tropical wood species, OSB, AdvanTech, bamboo, panel products
  • 3 Settings for gypsum, drywall and water resistant, interior and exterior glass-mat wall boards
  • 1 reference scale 0-99 for non-wood building materials such as plaster, insulation, concrete
    We continuously add new species and engineered products to the wood group list to give you an up-to-date meter.

  • A measuring range low enough to check hardwood floors (5%*)
  • A measuring range high enough to evaluate wet lumber (65%*)
  • A bright, digital LED display readable even in poorly lit areas
  • The red LED display is virtually indestructible, has a life-time warranty
  • Resolution of 0.1% below the critical range of 10%, 1% steps above 10%
  • Built-in automatic calibration check before each measurement to guarantee accurate readings for the life-time of the meter.

An easy-to-use, reliable moisture meter.

The functionally designed meter fits comfortably in your hand when measuring and is small enough to carry in a shirt-pocket. The green cap covers the pins during transportation and serves as handle when pushing the pins into wood. This unique design allows pushing behind the entire meter to insert the tapered pins easily. 

For measurements, push the pins into the material to be measured. The unique on-off switch between the pins, turns meter on automatically and bright LED lights instantly indicate moisture percentage. The LED display is virtually unbreakable and comes with a life-time warranty. No hassle ever with a broken display! Automatic on-off switch extends battery life.

Each mini-Ligno comes with a set of
#MA Pins for a measuring depth of 3/16″ (5mm) and
#MB Pins for a measuring depth of 7/16″ (10mm).
For core readings in thicker wood, you can make a fresh cut and measure the end grain. If that is not feasible, choose the mini-Ligno DX/C and add the electrode E12 (package D-2M).

If you want to use any of the attachments, buy the mini-Ligno DX/C. Optimize usage of a moisture meter:  

 The standard mini-Ligno model is equipped with built in pins for handheld moisture measurements. mini-Ligno C-Models come with built in pins as well as connectors for use with external cables and electrodes.

– mini-Ligno MD

– mini-Ligno E/D

– mini-Ligno S/D
– mini-Ligno DX.


mini-Ligno MD/C
– mini-Ligno S/DC

– mini-Ligno DX/C


(*) Low and high range vary with wood species settings. Moisture measurements are less accurate above fiber saturation point at about 25%.

For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.

Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,



mini-Ligno DX – Pin Moisture Meter

Included DX meter, 2 pairs of pins, measuring depth of 3/16″ and 7/16″ (5, 10mm). Cap, wrist strap and pouch, one 9V battery, manual and laminated wood species card.
5-65%, dependent upon wood species*
Display Bright, light-emitting, digital LED display with 0.1% resolution below 10% and 1% steps above 10%. Most durable display with a lifetime warranty.
Wood Species
42 settings to correct for
– domestic and tropical wood species
– bamboos, vertical, horizontal and strand
– laminates and wood-based panel products, OSB, AdvanTech…
Gypsum Corrections 3 settings to correct for gypsum, drywall and wall boards (waterproof, exterior and interior) % scale
Reference Scale 1 setting for non-wood building materials such as concrete, brick, plastic, insulation… Range 0-99. For Search and Compare Mode.
Stable calibration, not affected by ambient temperatures. Built-in calibration check before each measurement with automatic adjustments if necessary. Accuracy for the life-time of the meter. All mini-Lignos are calibrated for a wood temperature of 70°F (20°C). A correction table for other wood temperatures is listed in the manual.
Calibration Check External calibration check block #TP is available to verify the calibration and functions of the meter, cable and electrode.
Size Pocket-size 2 3/4″ x 5″ x 1″ (70 x 140 x 25 mm)
Weight 8 ounces (200 g), made out of high-impact plastic
Warranty All mini-Lignos have a 2-year warranty. Display has a lifetime warranty. Accessories have a 1-year warranty. Pins and battery are excluded.


*Low and high range vary with wood species settings,
less accurate above fiber saturation point at about 25%.