The Orion® 930 Dual Depth Moisture Meter Kit includes:
- Orion 930 Wood Moisture Meter now with Backlight
- Paired On-Demand Calibrator
- Rubber Protective Boot
- Foam-lined ABS Plastic Carrying Case
- 9V Battery
- Species Settings Booklet
- Instruction Manual
- Common Flooring Materials Settings Reference Card
The Orion 930 Dual Depth Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Kit features the Orion 930, carrying the Wagner tradition of superior accuracy forward with the added versatility of dual depth measurement in wood or other materials. The 930 takes moisture readings in your wood from the surface down to .25” (6.4mm) in depth in the shallow mode or from the surface down to .75” (19mm) in the deep scan mode. A flexible rubber boot makes the 930 durable enough to withstand your toughest jobs.
The Orion 930 joins the rest of the Orion line of meters in being the first in the industry to provide true in-the-field calibration capability with the included On-Demand Calibrator. Calibrate your Orion 930 at your location in about 30 seconds whenever you want.
The Orion line of wood moisture meters continues Wagner’s 50-plus year tradition of providing accurate, dependable non-damaging pinless moisture measurement technology, measuring IN the wood not just ON the wood, and backed by Wagner’s industry-leading 7-year warranty.
Dual Depth Measurements
The 930 takes moisture readings in your wood from the surface down to .25” (6.4mm) in depth in the shallow scan mode or from the surface down to .75” (19mm) in the deep scan mode.
Orion 910, 930, 940, and 950 pinless wood moisture meters incorporate IntelliSense™ technology in their ¾” (19mm) deep reading modes. This enables accurate determination of the moisture content deeper in the wood while minimizing the effect that surface moisture will have on the meter readings. Pin-type meters may be able to bypass the surface conditions, but they also damage the surface of the wood every time you take a reading.
Fast Selection Species Settings
With simple up/down arrow buttons, your Orion 930 meter can be easily and quickly set for the wood species you need to measure. Plus, the range of settings accommodates practically any softwood or hardwood species in the world. The Orion 930 can also be configured to measure some non-solid wood products such as plywood, OSB, or MDF. Orion meters also have species settings for many bamboo flooring products.
Non-Damaging Pinless Sensor
Every Orion meter features electromagnetic wave technology…a non-damaging way to quickly and accurately measure the moisture content of wood or other materials. Compared against pin meters, the pinless sensor technology of the Orion line of meters does not damage the wood and also eliminates the frustrations and costs of broken pins, common with pin-type meters.
Virtually Unaffected by Temperature
Every Orion pinless meter is virtually unaffected by the temperature of the wood or the environment. Unlike pin meters, Orion’s sensing technology does not need correction or adjustment to account for the temperature of the wood.
True In-The-Field Calibration
No need to return your Orion to the factory for calibration. Every Orion meter comes with an individually paired On-Demand Calibrator allowing you to easily calibrate your meter anytime*, ensuring that you will always be able to obtain accurate moisture measurements. A NIST-traceable version, with a certificate of calibration, can also be purchased.
Relative Moisture Measurement Mode
A relative moisture measurement mode allows for taking relative moisture measurements in non-wood based materials and engineered wood flooring. This means you can use an Orion moisture meter to obtain relative moisture conditions on a number of non-wood building materials and flooring products.
Press to Hold Readings
On every Orion moisture meter, if you press down once on the ON/HOLD button it will hold the moisture reading you took. This is quite useful if you’re measuring in a hard to reach area.
The Orion 930 includes a user-programmable, audible alarm for high moisture content levels.
Wagner Meters is proud to include the Orion line of pinless moisture meters within our Genuine Wagner 7-Year Warranty program. The longest-lasting warranty in the industry!
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Matt Morgan –
When working with slabs it’s VERY important to know your moisture content. Make sure you get a reliable meter so you know your % before you start working on your project!
Amazon Customer –
Love having a tool that’s the best at what is does.
David Mealey –
Finally a moisture meter that gives an accurate reading, with simple to use, easy to read controls. We are a custom sawmill company in Oregon.We also kiln dry wood for ourselves and customers. I’ve been using a pair of Delmhorst J-2000 pin meters for years and resigned myself to the hassles of removing broken pins from the wood, having to return the meters semi-annually to get them repaired (at $200 a pop) and the inconsistent readings they provided. I’ve recently obtained a Wagner Orion 930 and it’s a game changer.For the same price as the J-2000 the Orion930 is a much better investment.
For starters, having the ability to move freely over the lumber or slab enables me to find water pockets much easier. With the pin meter it’s always a guessing game that a good reading in one spot is the same elsewhere without pounding pins across the face of the wood.
To satisfy my curiosity I’ve been comparing readings between the 2 types of meters and both are within .2-.3% mcv., which gives me confidence that the Wagner meter is accurate.The size and ease of use with the Orion 930 is also a bonus. Having to carry the hammer and meter around was always a hassle. I can slip the Orion930 into my pocket and not worry about leaving it somewhere.
Finally, the comprehensive list of species and appropriate settings on the Orion930 was pleasant surprise. We mainly mill local indigenous hardwoods but occasionally come across an exotic or odd wood that isn’t listed in the Delmhorst manual. Reading through the list in the Wagner meter is like reading a complete book of species. Great buy at a fair price!
Bailey Wood Products –
I am very pleased with the Orion Moisture meter. I have written an article titled Air Drying, Kiln Drying, and Thermally Modifying that I am planning to submit to Fine Woodworking to see if they will use it in their publication. I am going to show a photo of the Orion in the draft article when it is sent. I am hoping that they will pick it up for the magazine. I will put in a side bar that I personally use the Orion for checking moisture here at Bailey Wood Products, Inc.
John Pommon –
Excellent quality ~ Easy to use.
Ed (verified owner) –
So far so good!! Easy to learn, easy to read!!
Eudy Sheila –
Alex (verified owner) –
Fantastic product as advertised!