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General Tools & Instruments Introduces New 4-in-1 Soil Condition Meter

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The new 4-in-1 Soil Condition Meter (DSMM600) from General Tools & Instruments offers several valuable features for professional and DIY gardeners and landscapers. This instrument makes it easy to test soil in gardens, lawns and containers. By measuring the pH, temperature and moisture content of soil—as well as the intensity of sunlight it receives—the DSMM600 quantifies soil characteristics that are essential to determining ideal planting and potting locations, and monitoring ongoing conditions.

Soil-quality measurements are achieved via the meter’s 7.9 in.-long, sensor-tipped probe and displayed on a 1.8 in. (46mm) backlit LCD. The DSMM600’s pH level measurement feature enables users to determine whether the acidity of the soil is suitable for particular plants. The pH measurement range is 3.5 to 9.0. The temperature, moisture and sunlight intensity measurement features help to pinpoint bad spots in gardens and lawns by identifying such issues as poor drainage, and inadequate or excessive wetness and sunlight. These parameters also impact ongoing indoor and outdoor plant maintenance and care. The instrument’s temperature measurement range is 16° to 122°F (-9° to 50°C), and readings can be displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius via the °F/°C switch. Moisture content is measured within five levels, ranging from less than 5% (Dry+) to more than 30% (Wet+). Sunlight intensity is measured within nine levels, ranging from less than 500 Lux to more than 120,000 Lux.

See General’s new 4-in-1 Soil Condition Meter at Booth 6240 at NHS 2014, May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The instrument will be on display and available for order.

About General Tools & Instruments

Headquartered in New York City since 1922, General Tools & Instruments remains the market leader in precision specialty hand tools. Recent product advancements and corporate acquisitions have expanded General’s line to include over 1,500 precision tools and hand-held instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by contractors, professionals, technicians, DIYers and hobbyists in a broad range of industries. To learn more about General Tools & Instruments and its products, visit General Tools or call Customer Support at 1-800-697-8665.

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