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Taking a Look at the Best Digital Moisture Meters

How wet is it? Anytime you need to carefully monitor the moisture content of some type of material, there’s no substitute for a good moisture meter. They’re widely used in woodworking, agriculture, building inspection, leatherwork, and countless other industries. Is there too much moisture in wood flooding? You might be looking at mold or warping. Too much moisture in bailed hay? You could be looking …

Reviews of the Best Decibel Meter (Sound Level Reader)

Whether you’re recording your bands demo tape or just curious how loud it is in your favorite coffee shop, a decibel meter is the one piece of equipment that can give you an answer. For anyone working with professional grade audio, this is a must-have piece of equipment. From recording hardware to amplified audio systems, the only way to really know how loud your environment …

Ultimate Guide to the Best EMF Meters & Detectors

Radiation is all around us. It’s coming from televisions, tablets, and laptops. It’s coming from radio towers, and it’s coming down from satellites. Without climbing inside of a cave, it’s actually pretty hard to entirely escape it. That also means the ubiquitous nature of EMF is tricky to measure without a highly sensitive instrument. How to Choose EMF Meters & Detectors When you want to …

The Best Clamp Meters for Handheld AC/DC Testing

Most of us have a few tools around the house. At minimum, we’ve got a few screwdrivers, wrenches, and other basic hand tools. But in a world that’s going increasingly electronic, having a multimeter is almost incredibly essential. Basic multimeters are capable of measuring voltage, resistance, and current. Both voltage and resistance can be measured by simply touching the probes across the circuit. Want to …

Choosing the Best Handheld Digital Anemometer

You need to gauge the direction and speed of the wind, but you probably don’t want to have and rely on your best judgement. To get the job done properly, you need an anemometer. Anemometers are used in a huge variety of different circumstances. They’re used for shooting, hunting, controlling air pollution, accounting for engineering hazards, monitoring wind turbines, or simply studying the effect of …