mini-Ligno E/D

This compact rugged moisture meter is a perfect fit for many applications, in a shop, at home or in any industrial application.

The mini-Ligno E/D has a wide measuring range from 6-45%. Low enough for woodworking, cabinet making or wood floors. High enough for wood turning, pallets, drying wood, testing firewood and building maintenance. Two wood group corrections are built in to measure softwoods, hardwoods, panel products or veneer.


The E/D pin moisture meter has received the “woodworkers tested seal of approval” for being well-made, easy to use and accurate. mini-Lignos are built to last for a life time of woodworking.

The E/D has been the meter of choice for beginning as well as experienced woodworkers. Use this reliable pin moisture meter, don’t take chances on working with wet wood. Moisture can cause the most beautiful table to crack, the best floors to cup and glue lines to fail. Even worse, moisture defects are irreversible.

Proven quality – at an affordable price.

Item Number: ED-0


Product Description

The mini-Ligno E/D pin moisture meter is the go-to meter for many woodworkers:

  • A unique shape that fits comfortably in your hand when measuring
  • A measuring range low enough to check hardwood floors (6%)
  • A measuring range high enough to evaluate wet lumber (45%*)
  • A bright, light-emitting numeric display readable even in dark crawl spaces
  • The red LED display is virtually indestructible, has a life-time warranty
  • 2 settings for wood species corrections: hardwoods and softwoods including panel products
  • Auto shut off to save battery power.
  • Built-in automatic calibration check before each measurement guarantees accurate readings for the life-time of the meter
  • All moisture meters from Lignomat have a 2-year warranty

The functionally designed mini-Ligno E/D moisture 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 a handle when pushing the pins into wood. This unique design allows pushing behind the entire meter to insert the tapered pins easily. Each mini-Ligno comes with a set of longer pins for measuring deeper. The longer pins are stored inside the meter. The short pins are ideal for surface or end cut readings and for veneer.

For measurements, push the pins into wood. The unique on-off switch between the pins, turns meter on automatically and bright LED lights instantly indicate moisture percentage.

For core measurements in thicker wood, you can make a fresh cut and measure the end grain. If that is not feasible, select one of the mini-Ligno C models (see below) and add the E12 Slide-Hammer Depth-Electrode.

If you need to measure deeper than the integral pins of the meter can reach, select the mini-Ligno MD/C, S/DC or DX/C. The mini-Ligno C models have pins and a connection built-in for external cables and electrodes, which enables you to:

In-kiln: If you have a small kiln operation, package M-11 is the economy kiln-monitor package. It gives you a pin moisture meter to measure at all times anywhere. Plus, you get one or multiple cables to install in a lumber stack in your kiln to measure moisture in the middle, top and bottom of the stack without entering the kiln.

Track: The built-in pins at the E/D may not reach far enough to track moisture problems. You may want to choose the S4-P package with a hand probe to reach corners, ceilings, carpets.

Monitor: If you want to monitor critical areas in your home for water damage, crawl spaces, attics, around windows, in roofs and under the refrigerator, you can install a cable before closing up the walls and check periodically if the problem re-occurs. Works also when monitoring drying-out during restoration projects. 

An easy-to-use, reliable instrument.

Pins for mini-Lignos :
#MA Pins for a measuring depth of 3/16″
#MB Pins for a measuring depth of 7/16″

Lignomat offers mini-Ligno moisture meters in two variations. 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 Crt., Portland OR 97230, USA,


mini-Ligno E/D – Pin Moisture Meter

Included E/D 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.
Wood Species
2 settings to correct for
– softwood, hardwood and panel products (%)
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.
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.

*Wood moisture measurements are less accurate above fiber saturation point at about 25%.

Lignomat USA Ltd / / / 800-227-2105 / 503-257-8957-USA