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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

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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Customer questions

Questions and answers

1 vote
q: Hi, Does this meter measure moisture in MDF accurately?
a: Yes it will.
By Trade Tested on January 30, 2020
1 vote
q: 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 ?
a: No, our understanding is that this needs a certain amount of density to work accurately.
By Trade Tested on August 19, 2019
0 votes
q: How long are the prongs?
a: They are 11mm.
By Trade Tested on December 16, 2019
0 votes
q: Can it measure moisture content in house walls, ie timber covered with gibboard?
a: It has to have all prongs inserted into the material you are measuring.
By Trade Tested on September 4, 2019
0 votes
q: 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?
a: This would probably not be suitable as all probes need to touch. The lowest reading is 0%.
By Trade Tested on February 18, 2019
-1 votes
q: After a moisture meter for timber not firewood how low does this read? does it have a conversion chart? thanks
a: 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
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
A.C. Ltd Northland

Good product for a good price.

7 days ago


Works well, came on time and decent price tag.

David Auckland

Good product.

12 days ago


Does exactly what it advertisers, and gives you a good idea as to if the wood you are selecting is ready for use, be it just damp from rain, or newly cut down.

Jan Poulson Whangarei

Kent Digital Wood Moisture

13 days ago


Great tool for my firewood as there are a few piles of wood to sort out "whose the driest"

Nolegs Coromandel


8 months ago


Excellent piece of equipment at a reasonable price more than happy with it.

Bert Hastings

Kent Moisture Gauge

8 months ago


Excellent product, works well, a very happy customer. Great Firm to deal with.

Dan Chch

Really good

11 months ago


Good wee device I just need know what the levels are meant to be

Bazza Manawatu

Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge.

11 months ago


Robust and easy to use.

Max Bay of Plenty

Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge

about 1 year ago


Excellent Product

Neville Nelson

Great for Testing Moisture

about 1 year ago


Does what it says to do

Roy Piopio

Kent wood gauge

about 1 year ago


Love this, have a small wood business and it’s good to show u selling dry wood

Justin Waikato

Great value for a great little package

over 2 years ago


Does a simple task very well removing the guess work out of whether the wood stacked in the shed is ready to be used or not. The handy carry case it came with is also great to prevent the prongs stabbing you as you walk to the shed.

Happy toiler Auckland

Guide only

over 2 years ago


I'm happy with my moisture gauge although it's taking me a while to figure the parameters of the readings. Because of the variability of the types of timber and their density the readings will vary quite widely - I calculate +-10% so the readings will only be approximate. The reality is that 'clinking' the timber (ie tapping it on a hard surface a listening to the noise it makes) and feeling its heft/colour is as good a guide as ever.

Tree Fella Gore

Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge

over 2 years ago


Gauge is easy to read and works well. Very happy with this product.

Duke Bay of Plenty

Kent Log Moisture Gauge

over 2 years ago


because of the wet summer we had the wood i bought was dry on the outside but still wet inside. it appeared dry but wouldn't burn. on chopping a few pieces up i discovered that it was wet beneath the surface. now when i order wood i just tell the supplier that i have a moisture gauge and if its not properly dry i will reject it. the gauge is easy to use and gives an instant reading and a good tool to have.

Crusty Nelson

Kent wood moisture tester.

over 2 years ago


Brilliant product. Needed one for ages and now I've got one. I am frequently out in the bush searching for dry firewood and this product has made my job sooo much easier, thank you so so much Trade Tested.

Duijn Waikato

Ease of use

over 2 years ago


Just used it a few times, but it's very easy and very straight forward. Ideal if you want to measure the water content of your firewood, or, like me, measure the water content before processing it for a woodturning project.

Murray Taranaki

Moisture gauge

over 2 years ago


Supplied with a new flat battery. Appears to with well, nothing to compare with.So believe the readings. All good.

Gordon Whitianga

Kent wood moisture meter

over 3 years ago


Excellent easy to use and meets my needs exactly.

Stod1 Auckland

Kent Digital wood gauge

over 3 years ago


Works well thank you

Oldbarn Bay of Plenty

Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gage

over 3 years ago


Great moisture gauge have used it several times already this year.

JB Wellington

Wood moisture gauge

over 3 years ago


great product - every firewood buff should own one.

Gordy Otago


over 3 years ago


This product was delivered on time and is a great item as advertised,I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about one.

WarmAndHappy Dunedin

Accurate wood moisture gauge

over 4 years ago


Works really well - seems to detect moisture accurately in both soft and hard wood types. Wood under the 25% level burns as expected, so it does what it says on the box.

Collie Otago

Kent Digital Wood Moisture Gauge

over 4 years ago


Easy to use and easy to read. A must for all firewood collectors. I don't know why I didn't get one years ago!


no more wet wood

over 4 years ago


great product, no more damp wood going into the shed, works well, easy to use. Highly recommend it.. thanks for the great service once again.

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