10 Best Moisture Meters For Woods Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best moisture meters for woods that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good moisture meters for woodss, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 moisture meters for woods : Editor’s Pick

10 Best moisture meters for woods Reviews:

1. General Tools MMD4E Digital Moisture Meter, Water Leak Detector, Moisture Tester, Pin Type, Backlit LCD Display With Audible and Visual High-Medium-Low Moisture Content Alerts, Grays

Features :

  • HUMIDITY SENSOR: Our handy meter tool can quickly determine what level of remediation is needed to keep your family safe from black mold. High levels of dampness that go untreated are the leading cause of harmful fungus growth in the home.
  • WATER LEAK DETECTOR: Finding the moisture content in your wood or drywall is the first step in early prevention. Continuously check and test suspicious water stains around the house so you can determine whether the area is wet or has already dried.
  • MOISTURE READER: The mold test features large 0.3″ high digits in a backlit LCD for quick and easy detecting. Our mildew scanner includes extra 8mm stainless steel pins, a protective cap that doubles as a calibration checker, and a “9V” battery.
  • MOLD TESTER: For an accurate test read, stick the stainless steel pins into the surface of what you’re measuring. The gauge has a broad range of 5 – 50% for wood and 1.5 – 33% for building materials such as concrete and drywall.
  • GENERAL TOOLS: We’re a recognized leader in designing and developing specialized precision tools dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service. We encourage artisans and DIYers to work smarter, measure better, and repair more productively.

Additional Info :

Color Grays
Item Dimensions
Height 1.4
Width 9.5
Length 5.55
Weight 1

2. Klein Tools ET140 Pinless Moisture Meter for Non-Destructive Moisture Detection in Drywall, Wood, and Masonry; Detects up to 3/4-Inch Below Surface

Features :

  • WATER LEAK DETECTOR detects moisture content from leaks and flooding
  • PINLESS MOISTURE METER measures moisture content in building materials
  • NONDESRUCTIVE DETECTION up to 3/4-Inch deep using Electromagnetic field (EMF) technology
  • USE ON DRYWALL, MASONRY, HARDWOOD, AND SOFTWOOD; calibrated for these materials only
  • REVERSE-CONTRAST DISPLAY for easy viewing of reading and nine LED bars to indicate moisture range
  • FULL FEATURE TOOL includes hold, low battery, and auto-power off functions
  • COMPLETE MOISTURE METER KIT includes meter with 2m drop protection, 9V battery, and instruction manual

Additional Info :

Color Moisture Meter
Item Dimensions
Height 1.4
Width 2.88
Length 6.21
Weight 0.4375

3. Wood Moisture Meter – Digital Moisture Detector Moisture Tester, Pin-Type Water Leak Detector Damp Tester Dampness Meter for Wood Building Material Firewood Walls Paper Floor (Sliver)

Features :

  • 【ACCURATE & QUICK MEASURING】- FIND HIDDEN WATER LEAKS IN WALLS AND SURFACES. Designed with 2 high precision pins, penetrate into the test surface and quickly know the moisture level in your walls,give you an estimate of the potential for moisture growth throughout your home.Tavool moisture meter for wood is the best way to identify the location of moisture buildup.NOTE:the Botanical name of RED OAK and WHITE OAK on the user manual list is “Quercus spp”, please switch to MODE “A” when testing!
  • 【PROFESSIONAL DEVICE FOR WOOD MEASURING】- 8 CALIBRATION SCALES, FIND OUT THE %MC OF MANY DIFFERENT WOOD TYPES. Our wood moisture detector sensor is a great tool for manufacturers, flooring installers, inspectors, and lumber suppliers to quickly and easily scan the %MC (Moisture Content) in their wood products.You can quickly know the %MC is Low (5-12%), Medium (12-17%) or High (17-60%). Easily check %MC before purchasing or using expensive lumber and hardwoods and avoid cracks, splits, warping.
  • 【USER FRIENDLY, SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND】- EASY TO USE,BIG LED DISPLAY with BACKLIT, HOLD FUNCTION. Our Digital Moisture Detector designed with Large easy-to-read Backlit LED screen, and Hold key freezes readings.Moreover, it features Memory function,Max/Min moisture measurement,Temperature in C/F display and Automatic Power-off in 10 minutes without operation. This MULTI-FUNTIONAL moisture tester has sturdy, hand-friendly shape and rubber side grips let you take multiple measurements in comfort.
  • 【TWO MEASURING MODE】- DESIGNED WITH WOOD and BUILDING MATERIAL TO MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS. Tavool moisture meter tester is ideal to use in WOODWORKING, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, AGRICULTURE RESTORATION and floor-laying.The moisture contents of wood products such as hardwood flooring, cabinets, furniture, lumber, slats, beams, plywood, paneling, conglomerates, window frames, forestry wood, rolled products, building materials and more can be measured. A MUST HAVE DEVICE TO MAKE YOUR WORK EAISER.
  • 【WHY CHOOSE TAVOOL MOISTURE METER】-Features LED display, wide measuring range(Wood: 6%-60%, Building materials: 0-40%), strong stainless steel pins, automatic shutdown function(10minutes) hold on function, Lightweight and easy carrying. By using Tavool mositure meter for working, professionals can ensure that they have consistent results!

Additional Info :

Color Sliver
Item Dimensions
Height 1.181102361
Width 5.905511805
Length 3.543307083
Weight 0.18

4. Wood Moisture Meter Two Pins Wall Moisture Detector Paper Humidity Tester for Wood Building Material Firewood Moisture Meter Walls Paper Floor (Orange)

Features :

  • 【SIMPLE & QUICK MEASURING】Equipped with 2 high precision pins,just penetrate into the test surface ,quickly gives you the moisture level in the wall ,Reddragon MT-18 wall moisture tester is the best tool to help identify the location of moisture .
  • 【SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND】 MT18 moisture detector designed with Large easy-to-read Backlit LED screen,and hold key freezes readings,and auto power off if there is no button pressing in 5 minutes. This multi-function moisture tester has sturdy, hand-friendly shape and anti-slip grips let you take multiple measurements in comfort.
  • 【THREE MODE】DESIGNED FOR WOOD, BUILDING and PAPER MATERIAL TO MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS. Reddragon moisture meter tester is ideal to use in woodworking,building constrcution,agriculture restoration and floor-laying.The moisture contents of wood products such as hardwood flooring, cabinets, furniture, lumber, slats, beams, plywood, paneling, conglomerates, window frames, forestry wood, rolled products, building materials and more can be measured.
  • 【WHY CHOOSE RDINSCOS】RDINSCOS tools are known for their affordability, quality and reliability. So reliable, that we back this wood moisture meter with a 3-year-replacement-warranty. If it let’s you down, we’ll replace it. No questions asked.

Additional Info :

Color Orange

5. XRCLIF Wood Moisture Meter with Backlight, Handheld Digital Moisture Detector Tester Meter for Firewood Moisture Cement Mortar, Humidity Meter for Wood, Timber Water Content Detector

Features :

  • 8 Material Type Selection: This moisture meter can be applied to measure different wood(0-88%), as well as other material like cement mortar(0%-8.6%), lime mortar(0%-9.9%), bricks(0%-16.5%) and karstenite (0-11.0%), Usually delivery goods within 15-20 days when fulfillment by merchant
  • Double Protection: Wood moisture detector with pin cover and silicone outer casing, which can protect the probe from dust and damage as well as keep your hands from hurt.
  • Multi-funtion: digital moisture meter with backlit and HD LCD screen clearly show readings. Data retention when pressing the “hold” button, maximum/ minimum value lock, low battery power icon display and auto/ manual power off
  • Professional Moisture Detector perfect for woodworking, building construction,floor and attic slow leak detect as well as wooden floor, cabinets, plywood, paneling, cement mortar and so on.
  • Handheld Moisture meter: compact design and light-weight, 5.12 x 1.93 x 1.18″ , 200g (7.0 oz), easy to operate and carry, comes with 3 x 1.5V AAA batteries

Additional Info :

Color Yellow

6. Moisture Meter For Wood – Pin Type Digital Dampness Moisture Sensor Detector For Wood, Firewood, Brick, Drywall, Paper, Floor, Plaster – User Friendly Accurate Woodworking Moisture Gauge

Features :

  • Simple Way To Measure Moisture Content: Remove all of the guesswork with this moisture detector; It’s lightweight, very easy to operate, and the (2) sharp pins effectively get the job done without risk of hurting you; We also include instructions to ensure you get accurate results every time
  • Designed To Save You Time & Money: Use this handy meter to check the moisture content percentage before shelling out big bucks on lumber that could lead to defects like shrinkage, cracking, and splitting; Customers also use it to check firewood before lighting a fire and around their home to look for leaks and water damage
  • Built In Calibration For Pinpoint Accuracy: This firewood moisture meter features (8) calibration scales, so you can test all types of wood species’ moisture content ranging from 6% to 60%; The easy to read, backlit LCD screen quickly alerts you of the moisture level: Green = Low (<12%), Yellow = Medium (12-15.9%), and Red = High (16-60%)
  • Can Be Used On More Than Wood: You can use this moisture meter for woodworking to test cardboard, paper, brick, drywall, plaster, flooring, cabinets, furniture, slats, beams, plywood, paneling, window frames, and more; Builders, woodworkers, manufacturers, flooring installers, and homeowners all use this moisture detector
  • Premium Tools That Are Built To Last: Giant Viking tools are known for their affordability, quality and reliability. So reliable, that we back this wood moisture meter with a 3-year-replacement-warranty. If it let’s you down, we’ll replace it. No questions asked.

7. Bside EMT01 Digital Wood Moisture Meter Handheld 2 Pins Timber Lumber Damp Humidity Detector Tester with Large LCD Display

Features :

  • Use this digital pin-type moisture meter to determine the moisture content of wood. Check water damaged areas to see if moisture is still present.
  • Four measured wood species for you select: A is for Teak, Afrormosia, Walnut etc; B is for White Poplar, Keruing etc; C is for Lauan, Ash, Elm etc; D is for Basswood, Larch, Pine etc.
  • 2 integrated pins(10mm/0.4inch) into the wood to assure the highest accuracy of your measured moisture readings.
  • Measuring range: 0-99.9%; Resolution: 0.1%; Accuracy: ±0.5%.
  • Auto power off in 10 minutes without any operation to save energy, data hold function, large LCD display, easy to read.

Additional Info :

Color EMT01
Item Dimensions
Height 2.6377952729
Width 5.7086614115
Length 1.2598425184

8. Pinless Wood Moisture Meter – 4 IN 1 Upgraded Inductive Pinless Moisture Meter for Wood, Pinless-Type Digital Moisture Detector Non-Destructive Moisture Detection in Drywall, Firewood, and Masonry

Features :

  • 4 IN 1 WITH ACCURATE & FAST MEASUREMENT – This wood moisture meter with 4 modes (SOFTWOOD, HARDWOOD,DRYWALL,MASONRY) meets your many applications. The pinless scanning mode with non-invasive measurement is ideal for high-end wood and building materials, which can provide a accurate and fast measurement results. So this pinless wood moisture for woodworking is the best tool to help identify the location of moisture and definitely the must-have gear in your home inspection tool kit.
  • UPGRADED DETECTION CHIP, EMF AND HF DESIGN – Our moisture meter for firewood takes updated detection chip to make the measure results more accurate, and its EMF(electromagnetic field) and HF(electromagnetic waves) designs without making hole in furniture or other valuable objects, which spares the hassle of making holes and having to deal with the cleanup.First step in early leak prevention to have moisture detector, as you can know the moisture level more easier in any objects no destroying
  • DYR-WET MOISTURE CONTENT ALERTS – Still don’t know the moisture level when you test the wood or building material? Choose this mold detector, its DYR-WET MOISTURE CONTENT ALERTS would tell you whether moisture of the material is high or low directly, at the same time, present the measure data in the LCD screen. It is ideal for woodworking, construction, agricultural repair and floor laying. And know the moisture content of wood products such as hardwood floors, cabinets, furniture, wood,etc
  • EASY TO READ AND USE – This wood moisture meter for woodworking with ultra large LCD screen, which reflects the moisture level of measure quickly, tell you the accurate results and ensures clear readings when you measure the objects. And its “HOLD” function more convenient for you to record by freezing the measure data. In addition, it also has C/F display temperature and 3 minutes automatic shutdown function without turning off the power for hand. Really a good parnter for wood or building jobs
  • ANTI-SLIP AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN – Our mold detector is covered in anti-slip material in ergonomic shape, providing a comfort firm grip, easy to hold and detect, give your hand for a more comfortable user experience. Besides, The compact size and light weight allow moisture meter be easily carried-around in pocket. Easy-to-select materials with mode button: drywall, masonry, hardwood, and softwood. So choose us ,you can have a good using experience and accurate results, make your work more easier

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.57
Width 2.99
Length 5.9

9. Wood Moisture Meter, 2 in 1 Pin & Pinless Moisture Tester, Dr.meter Digital Dampness Moisture Sensor Detector for Wood Firewood Drywall Paper Floor Woodworking, Water Leak Detector

Features :

  • ▶ 【2-in-1 Moisture Meter】The 2-in-1 Dr.meter moisture meter offers ideal dual functions of pin-type and pinless scanning in one. The pinless scanning mode with non-invasive measurement is ideal for high-end wood and building materials. The pin-type mode with faster response and higher accuracy is great for all kinds of wood and building materials.
  • ▶ 【Wide Measuring Range】Different measurement modes correspond to different measurement ranges. In the pin-type mode: wood: 5%-50%, building materials: 1.5%-33%, error range: +/-2%; In the pinless scanning mode: wood: 5%-53%, building materials: 0-35%, error range: +/-4%.
  • ▶ 【Over-range Alert】There are four pinless scanning modes of softwood, hardwood, gypsum board and concrete. The general algorithm has been written into the user manual to reduce the redundant settings before use to facilitate customers. When the wood moisture exceeds 17% or the wall humidity exceeds 70%, the wood moisture tester will beep to alert you.
  • ▶ 【Current Ambient Temperature Measurement】The Dr.meter intelligent wood moisture meter can not only measure the humidity of wood and building materials, but also it can measure 0-40 degree current environmental temperature with only +/- 2 degree error.
  • ▶ 【User-friendly Design】Designed with green backlight display, reading hold on function and measurement signal bar display for more intuitive measurement tips, the digital moisture detector is more user-friendly. A bonus nylon storage bag is provided to store the product conveniently.

Additional Info :

Color 2 in 1

10. mini-Ligno E/D moisture meter pin type moisture meter. Accurate, reliable, versatile and affordable moisture meter. Measuring range 6-45% 2 calibrations for soft wood and hard woods

Features :

  • wood moisture range: 6-45%
  • 2 wood groups for softwood and hardwood
  • measuring depth of 3/16″ and 7/16″
  • accurate, reliable, versatile and affordable
  • convenient to use. Fast, one-hand operation
  • Expertly designed circuitry assures stable calibrations for the life-time of the meter.
  • All mini-Lignos internally check the calibration before each reading

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2
Width 3
Length 6
Weight 0.4

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select moisture meters for woods

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to moisture meters for woods, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best moisture meters for woods for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their moisture meters for woods!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to moisture meters for woods. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a moisture meters for woods, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a moisture meters for woods that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the moisture meters for woods and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their moisture meters for woods online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online moisture meters for woods the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the moisture meters for woods for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online moisture meters for woods are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of moisture meters for woods

Before even thinking about all the different moisture meters for woods available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these moisture meters for woodss will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these moisture meters for woods will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer moisture meters for woods every few months. This is because they know that people want the better moisture meters for woods. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good moisture meters for woods tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.