Yesterday was one of those good days for me. After having had a Bosch
SCMS on backorder at Amazon, my FedEx driver finally delivered. And 2
hours later, came my Wagner 220 moisture meter.
The Bosch looks like a good unit, although the head has more side to
side play than I expected. Maybe the rail bushings need to be tightened
up, but the manual doesn't mention adjusting them at all. The action of
the slider is very smooth. It cut through an oak 4x4 like it was butter.
The shipping carton arrived in perfect condition, not a single dent.
All in all, I'm happy with it.
As for the MM, it's not something I absolutely need. It's just
something I absolutely wanted. I'm starting to take interest in buying
lumber from a supplier unsurfaced and dimensioning it myself. Maybe
learn how to resaw? I figured a MM would come in handy in case I got
some wood that wasn't dried long enough. I took it to a local borg just
for kicks (I think I need a life if this is my idea of kicks) and came
up with some fairly consistent readings. Most of the S4S
oak/cherry/walnut was reading around 8.5%. Except for the PTL, which can
be very wet anywhere you get it from. I like the fact you can set it
for different wood species. ANother satisfied purchase.
Now I lust after a DJ20.... But that's another story.