Moisture Matters Blog

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

6 of Our Most Frequently-Asked Questions On Hay Moisture Meters

Q: How Do Hay Moisture Meters Work? Hay moisture meters use the principle of electrical resistance to determine moisture content in different types of hay. Because moisture conducts electricity and dry hay acts as an insulator, wet hay will let electricity through ... Read More

Top 3 Most Desirable Traits in a Moisture Meter

Professionals in different industries are always looking for different things from their moisture meters. Different functions, different reading scales, etc. Read More

Balancing Cost, Convenience, and Function for Moisture Meters

Shopping for the right precision tool can be a Zen-like experience for some, and  a constant source of frustration for others. This is as true of moisture meters as it is for other precision tools. Read More

The Best Moisture Meter for Commercial Use

Lots of people want to know: what’s the best moisture meter for commercial use? Read More

3 Reasons a Moisture Meter is Essential for Wood Hobbyists

Picture the following scenario: You’ve spent weeks assembling a new wood chair for your house. Every day, you’ve carefully measured, cut, and shaped each piece of lumber into the perfect piece of furniture for your living room or deck. Read More

Increase the Lifespan of Your Moisture Meter with Replaceable Tips

Pin-type moisture meters are an indispensable tool for professionals who have to deal with moisture on a daily basis. These tools are a proven way to rapidly detect the %MC of wood and many other building materials. Read More

3 Tools Every Craftsman Should Have for Woodworking

Craftsmen can take days or even weeks shaping and assembling custom wood products. The best craftsmen obsess over every detail, making sure that their work is as free of defect as possible. Whether the woodwork product has a practical purpose or is a work of art, ... Read More

Should You Repair Your Moisture Meter, or Replace it?

It happens to the best of us: one day, you’re working on a job, and a tool gets fumbled and hits the concrete, hard. Or, a sensitive tool gets left in the kiln by accident. Maybe a faulty battery just explodes, leaking acid all over the place or even catching fire. ... Read More

5 Common Reasons Your Moisture Meter Isn’t Working and Their Fixes

Moisture meters are very useful tools for professionals in many different industries. The ability to accurately measure the moisture content of different materials is a key part of ensuring high quality for paper producers, woodworkers, contractors, restoration ... Read More