Recommendation For A Good Moisture Meter?

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Can you recommend a good moisture meter for checking the moisture content in firewood?


Moisture meters are a quick, easy and accurate way to check the moisture content in firewood. They're easy to use and they're produced by several different manufactures so you have a lot of options to choose from.

Which moisture meter is the best? I use the General Tools MMD4E Digital Moisture Meter. This is the only one I have ever purchased or used so I guess my experience is somewhat limited. So far after several years of use it still works great.

I use mine primarily on firewood but I have used it a couple of times to check moisture in various other things like drywall. We had washing machine overflow causing a huge mess. I used it to check some nearby drywall for moisture and I thought it worked really well.

It has 2 modes which allows you to measure different materials like wood, concrete or other building materials.

I decided on this model after reading several good reviews on Amazon. I knew I needed a good "middle of the line" meter but I didn't want to spend a lot of money for something I don't use everyday.

Although the prices fluctuate, they average about $30 which I think is a pretty good deal.

After reading some of the reviews online I was a little concerned the pins might break off during use. So far I haven't had any issues but I'm pretty careful when I push them into the wood. The on/off button can be a little tricky at times but I wouldn't consider it an issue with mine.

For a good overall moisture meter that has all the necessary functions to measure firewood and other materials at a low and affordable price, I would definitely recommend the General Tools MMD4E Digital Moisture Meter.

Hope this helps,


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Nov 13, 2022
Wood moisture meter
by: Mark in NH

I have had very good luck with the Azuno Model WMM09AQ1 moisture meter. I picked it up on Amazon for a about $20 dollars. It's served me well in tracking the seasoning of wood that I use or sell. I sell some firewood as a sideline, and it demonstrates your honesty when you can show your customer the actual moisture content of the wood that their hard-earned dollars are buying.

Best of luck to you, and keep warm.

Great job, guys, in crafting and maintaining this go-to website.

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