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10 Best Wood Moisture Meters in 2020

Published 07:28pm

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

Published 07:28pm

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

ProductKey FeaturesPrice
GoChange Wood Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, error range less than ±0.5%, 0-99% measuring range, auto shut off.£
SUNDELY® Digital Wood Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, accuracy of ±0.5%, 0-99% measuring range, auto shut off.£
Proster TL0135 Moisture Meter Handheld Moisture TesterPin moisture meter, uses one 9V battery, ±0.5% accuracy, data hold feature, auto-power off.£
iXium Damp Detector Wall Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, uses 9V battery, testing range between 5% and 40%, ±1% accuracy.£
Neoteck 4-Pin Digital Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, uses one 9V battery, measuring range between 5% and 40%, data hold feature.£
POWERAXIS Digital Wood Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, uses one 9V battery, 5%-40% measuring range, accuracy of ±1%, data hold feature.£
Brennenstuhl 1298680 Moisture DetectorPin moisture meter, uses one 9V battery, measuring range between 5% and 50%, auto shut off.£
Dr. Meter Digital Wood Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, uses 9V battery, testing range between 5% and 40%, ±1% accuracy.£
Amgaze Handheld Moisture & Temperature DetectorPin moisture meter, uses one 9V battery, measures temperature, 0-70% testing range, temperature Range -20~70℃/-4~158℉.£
TROTEC T510 Moisture MeterPin moisture meter, 0%-50% measuring range, accuracy of ±1%, waterproof casing, high-contrast colour display.££££

Best Wood Moisture Meter UK

Wood Moisture meters are devices that are used to measure the percentage of moisture in wood. The water composition of wood is important to woodworkers for several reasons. For example, if the moisture content of wood is too much, it could cause the wood to decay rapidly. Conversely, there are ramifications for using wood with insufficient moisture content for other projects. Therefore, it is necessary to know the moisture content of a particular wood before working on it.

There are two basic types of moisture metres – pin and pinless moisture meters. These different types of moisture meters are based on their working principle. Pin-type meters are equipped with pins (usually two) that serve as probes that are inserted into the wood. On the other hand, pinless meters make use of sensors, and they do not need to be in contact with the wood.

In this post, we compile a list of the best wood moisture metres for those who want to buy a quality product to buy. They are the best that you can get anywhere at the moment.

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The GoChange Wood Moisture Meter is a pin moisture meter that produces very accurate results using its two probes. It comes with four different modes representing different groups of woods, and you can switch between these modes based on the type of wood that you want to test. The screen of this device is superior to that of other moisture meters because, in addition to the large display, the screen of the GoChange Wood Moisture Meter also features a backlight. This means that you can take your reading off the device even in dark conditions. 

Going back to the accuracy of this device, at an error range of less than ±0.5%, this meter has no rival. In addition to this, it can measure moisture content between the range of 0 and 99.9%, which is quite impressive. Its auto shut down also helps to save battery.

The GoChange Wood Moisture Meter is very easy to use. The package comes with an instructional manual that explains in detail how to use the device. If you have trees that need chopping, check out our guide on the best log splitter.

Key features:
  • Can test up to 100 species of wood
  • Highly sensitive sensors and very accurate results
  • LCD screen has backlight
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Another fabulous moisture meter that makes it into this review is the SUNDELY® Digital Wood Moisture Meter. This superb moisture meter has a very wide testing range between 0-99.9%. In addition, it can measure the moisture content of a large number of plant species. To this end, the device features four modes with each representing a category of wood. To determine the moisture content of a particular wood, all you have to do is to switch to the mode that represent the group of the wood.

The SUNDELY® Digital Wood Moisture Meter is very easy to use, and you can easily take readings off the clear digital LCD screen. This moisture content of the measured wood is displayed without wasting any time. Moreover, you can rely on this result because the product has a very degree of accuracy.

This device uses a 9V battery and automatically shut down after 15 minutes of inactivity to save battery. The device is encased in ABS plastic material and is lightweight, making it very easy for you to take with you from place to place. Moreover, the durable construction of the device ensures that it will serve you for many years to come.

Key features:
  • Clear LCD screen
  • Auto shut-off to conserve battery
  • Can work with many plant species
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The Proster TL0135 Moisture Meter is a simple, handheld device that is effective in measuring the amount of water in wood, paper, and subflooring, among other things. This meter is incredibly accurate and you can rely on the results gotten from a test carried out with it. It has four modes that you can switch among, depending on the type and class of wood you want to test. And, talking of wood, this meter is able to accurately measure the moisture content of nothing less than 50 species of wood.

The result of the test is displayed on an LCD screen. This screen is clear and easy to read from. Also, the convenient design of this device is a welcome feature as it enables you to keep it in your pocket as you move from one place to another.

Furthermore, the data hold function of the Proster TL0135 Moisture Damp Digital Meter allows you to recall previous results when you forget. And there is an auto-power off feature that helps to save battery. For other wood related tools, look at our guide about wood chisels.

Key features:
  • Portable and rugged design
  • Auto-power off feature
  • 4 modes that enables you to test over 50 species of wood
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Another useful device that you can rely on to provide great results when measuring the moisture content of wood is the iXium Damp Detector Wall Moisture Meter. This device uses a single 9V battery and has a battery life of more than 150 hours. It has a clear LCD screen that displays measured results clearly without leaving any room to doubt.

In addition, this device has a rather wide measure range with a lower and upper limit of 5 and 40% respectively. Hence it is useful for measuring the moisture content of a wide variety of wood.

The iXium Damp Detector Wall Moisture Meter is quite easy to use. It also comes with a free carry case that enhances its portability.

Key features:
  • Very high degree of accuracy
  • Clear LCD
  • Wide measuring range
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Making it into this list is the Neoteck 4-Pin Digital Moisture Meter. This pin moisture meter uses four electrode pins to produce results with a high degree of accuracy. It is highly sensitive and the result of the moisture test on the wood is quickly displayed on the LCD screen. This LCD is quite clear, and you won’t have any problem taking readings off it.

The lightweight but rugged design of the meter not only makes it easy to use but also enhance its durability. It measures water content between the range of 0 and 40%. Also, this device features a data hold system that helps to store previous readings. This feature will come in handy in situations where you forget the data taken. You will be able to check on this meter easily. Check out our guide on wood preservers if you want something to help keep you wood in good condition.

Key features:
  • Fast and accurate measurement
  • Easy to read LCD screen
  • Wide measuring range
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The POWERAXIS Digital Wood Moisture Meter makes use of two test probes to measure the moisture content of the wood. These test probes are very sensitive to moisture and play a significant role in the accuracy of the device. 

This device will bring out the results of any wood whose moisture content lies between 5 and 40%, which is quite impressive. In addition, the results obtained by this device is clearly displayed on the LCD screen. This display has a high resolution, and you don’t have to strain your eyes before seeing the results. 

Should you forget a reading that you took previously, you need not worry. The POWERAXIS Digital Wood Moisture Meter comes with a data hold feature. This data hold feature enables the device to store recent moisture content readings. Therefore, you can go back and check the forgotten data in this device. Apart from wood, you can also use this device to measure the moisture content of other materials such as building construction materials, paper, and subflooring.

This device is lightweight and very portable.

Key features:
  • Very easy and straightforward to use
  • Highly sensitive probes
  • Lightweight and portable
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The Brennenstuhl 1298680 Moisture Detector is a high-grade measuring instrument that is highly sensitive to the moisture content of materials. It produces results at a fast speed and a high degree of accuracy. For wood, this device has a measuring range of 5 – 50%. The results of the test are displayed clearly on its fairly large LCD screen.

This device is built for tough work and features rugged construction that ensures its longevity. More so, it is quite small in size and fits into a small hand without any hassle. It is lightweight and very portable. It also features an automatic shut off feature that shuts it down of three minutes of inactivity. It uses a 9V battery that can be easily replaced. Moreover, there is a low battery indicator display on the screen when the battery runs down.

Key features:
  • Auto-shutdown feature
  • Clear LCD screen
  • Quite a wide measuring range
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Dr. Meter Digital Wood Moisture Meter is a dependable moisture meter that has very high accuracy. This meter uses two sensor pins that help it to easily detect hidden leaks in wood and sub-flooring, among other materials. With the speed and accuracy of this device, you will find it suitable for measuring the moisture content of your material at the point of sale to avoid buying a product whose water content falls outside the range required for your work.

In addition, this moisture meter has a wide range of detectability that spans between 5% – 40%. Hence, it will serve virtually any kind of use.

The Dr. Meter Digital Wood Moisture Meter is ergonomically designed and fits into just one hand. It is very lightweight and can be easily carried around in the pocket. The LCD screen is also very clear and easy to read. Moreover, this product comes two spare pins and a 9V battery.

Key features:
  • Pin moisture meter
  • Large size LCD screen
  • Wide testing range
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Another excellent device that will adequately serve your needs when it comes to measuring the moisture content of wood is the Amgaze Handheld Moisture & Temperature Detector. This simple device is quite powerful and produces accurate and reliable results.

Depending on the material, you could get a degree of accuracy as close as 0.5%. It has very wide use, and apart from the over 100 species of wood that this device can test, you could also use it to measure the moisture content of materials such as cardboard, plaster, wallboard and even building materials. It comes with four modes that enable you to use it for these different purposes.

Additionally, this device can also measure temperature concurrently with moisture content. The LCD screen is quite large and shows the obtained results clearly. Moreover, it has an auto power-off that automatically shuts the device off after two minutes of inactivity, helping to preserve battery life in the process. There is also a low battery notification display to notify you when it becomes necessary to replace the battery.

It has an extremely wide testing range (up to 70%), although the accuracy reduced as the moisture content increases.

Key features:
  • Large and clear LCD screen
  • Measure temperature concurrently with moisture content
  • Auto power-off feature to conserve battery
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The TROTEC T510 Moisture Meter device is replete with wonderful features that confirm its superiority among other moisture meters. It is an industrial tool that is designed to withstand the rigours of heavy use. It features a strong, rugged design with a waterproof casing that allows you to use it in wet conditions. Moreover, there is a high-resolution colour display that clearly shows the measured values. It works for most types of wood and delivers very quickly and accurately.

The TROTEC T510 Moisture Meter has wood moisture measuring range between 0 and 50%. The device is compact and fits into one hand. In the same vein, it is quite lightweight, and you won have any problem carrying it about in your pocket.

Key features:
  • Waterproof
  • High-contrast colour display
  • Strong and rugged construction for heavy work

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