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Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge

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Simple to use. Just simply press the four prongs into the wood you need to test.

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Product overview

Simple to use. Just simply press the four prongs into the wood you need to test.

Comes with a 1 Year Warranty for peace of mind.

Firewood with less than 25% moisture content will burn cleaner, provide maximum heat outputs, reduce fuel costs and help keep fires and flues performing properly.

• Simple to use with a digital bar-graph display
• Accurate readings with low 0.1% error margin
• Senses a maximum of 40% moisture content
• Low battery use, with auto switch off function
• Four sensor prongs for reliable readings
• Includes handy carry case and 9v battery
• Firewood with less than 25% moisture content is desirable.

Supplied with handy protective carry case, complete with instruction booklet.

SKU: KWF298-7004

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Questions and answers

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Hi, the CEM meter mentions that it will only read a small area around the prongs. What sort of area does the Kent meter read compared to the CEM meter?
With all the models of "prong" moisture gauges they run a current in between the prongs that measures the reading. So it is a small area around the prongs and the area between the prongs that is tested
By Trade Tested on June 11 2024
2 votes
Hi, Does this meter measure moisture in MDF accurately?
Yes it will.
By Trade Tested on January 30 2020
2 votes
Have been on the look out for a product that reads the moisture in sand, and what we call...pap which is the finer crushed chio metal.the product would be to read moisture to be used in concrete,what are your thoughts ?
No, our understanding is that this needs a certain amount of density to work accurately.
By Trade Tested on August 19 2019
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Hi would this be suitable for measuring moisture in caravans?
We would recommend one of our CEM instruments - perhaps the CEM Moisture Detector Pro (it's non invasive), feel free to give us a call for more guidance.
By Trade Tested on September 29 2022
1 vote
How long are the prongs?
They are 11mm.
By Trade Tested on December 16 2019
1 vote
Can it measure moisture content in house walls, ie timber covered with gibboard?
It has to have all prongs inserted into the material you are measuring.
By Trade Tested on September 04 2019
1 vote
Hi we are wanting a meter to measure moisture content on macadamia nuts The distance between probes are important and do all probes have to touch the medium to get an accurate reading What is the lowest reading does this meter go to?
This would probably not be suitable as all probes need to touch. The lowest reading is 0%.
By Trade Tested on February 18 2019
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Hi, does this come with battery?
Yes it does.
By Trade Tested on September 21 2021
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After a moisture meter for timber not firewood how low does this read? does it have a conversion chart? thanks
This is a moisture meter for any wood. It reads as a percentage (0.1% error margin) up to a maximum of 40%.
By Trade Tested on February 11 2019

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Brilliant product

This is a simple, cost effective moisture meter. Last year I purchased firewood that was too wet - but without a moisture meter I didn’t know and struggled with the fire all year. This year, using this moisture meter, I was able to test the firewood before I bought it to make sure it was dry so we’re nice and warm. I highly recommend this useful piece of kit…

Warren P Auckland
Great little tester

This is an awesome little firewood tester. Reasonably priced and does the job it was designed for. I would definitely recommend this.

Warren Auckland
Moisture Gauge

easy to use

Graeme Kennedy Whangarei
kent wood moisture guage

seems to provide an accurate reading that takes out the guess work

woodpecker Auckland
Moisture level

Moisture level

Moisture level Wellington
Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge

I bought this as " this would be interesting tool" little did I realise that it would become an important accessory for our wood stove, the fire box isn't large so putting wet wood into it puts the fire out basically. We were delivered "dry fire wood" but quickly realised with the aid of the moisture tester that we needed to check each piece. Dry fire wood burns much better giving a more controlled temperature for cooking etc.

Colin Taraura
Wood Moisture Gage

Easy to operate, works as described, useful little tool for determining if your wood is dry enough to be coated or for checking firewood

Nic Wellington
Invaluable gadget!

Now that we are all more aware of the importance of being as sustainable as possible, firewood takes on more meaning! This quick and easy little gadget is well worthwhile to make sure you’re not being sold a dud load, &/or sorting your existing stocks into seasons.

BerryRuby Waikato
Kent digital moisture gauge

Handy tool to have if you use firewood

Dave Woodend
Moisture gauge

Very handy to be able to let people know how much moisture is in the firewood before they put in order in and when its delivered to them you can show them just how dry it is and if it's good to burn or leave out side bit longer before its put away

Dibbles Waitara