Moisture Meters

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    Bill Wonneberger

    I’m interested in purchasing a moisture meter to keep track of the large amount of White Oak I’m in the process of cutting and seasoning. Does anyone have a recommendation for a quality product that is priced reasonably?

    George Bridgeman

    Hi Bill,

    I have this one:

    I think it’s fairly accurate. I’ve tested it on recently cut, kiln dried and air dried wood. It also gives higher readings for the inside of a board after resawing, so it’s at least accurate enough for my needs.

    I use it when I get a new piece of timber to see if it’s alright to mill. If the reading is > 10% I’ll wait until it drops.

    The more reliable (and cheaper) method for testing when timber has stopped losing moisture is to use a set of bathroom scales. Weigh the timber every week and once the weight stops going down, it’s a safe bet that the board is stable.

    Hope this helps.


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    Sergiy Moshyk

    I’ve bought Gann Hydromette Compact – this is only one meter which is enough reliable and has a low price here in Ukraine.

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