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Product Focus: Reed R6018 Pin/ Pinless Moisture Meter

Product Focus: Reed R6018 Pin/ Pinless Moisture Meter

Today, we will be taking a closer look at the R6018 Pin/ Pinless moisture meter manufactured by professional Canadian manufacturer Reed Instruments.

About the Manufacturer:

Reed have been a manufacturer of precision testing and measuring instruments since 2004. The company specialises in producing professional quality measurement devices that are easy-to-use and great value for money. Reed products cater to a wide variety of trade professionals including electricians, architects, carpenters and builders. The convenience of Reed products also makes them suitable for quality control checks, industrial maintenance teams and health and safety operatives.

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The Reed R6018 moisture meter is a highly-versatile device that can be used for professional testing as well as in DIY projects. Typical applications include:

  • Carpentry – The device can be used to evaluate the moisture content in wood to ensure the wood is of optimum quality to fashion into furniture or flooring. Too much or too little moisture can lead to warping, cracking and other imperfections within the wood.
  • DIY – The R6018 is most often used for standard DIY work around the home. Whilst pins can be used to penetrate samples to obtain moisture readings, pinless operation may be used on finished materials such as timber framing, sealant and wall plaster.
  • Forestry – Pinless wood moisture meters are commonly used in forestry to determine the health of trees though non-destructive testing methods. The moisture content in trees can be analysed to ensure growth rate and monitor conditions for bacterial and fungal growth.
  • Firewood – With log burners gaining in popularity, moisture meters are frequently being used to test moisture levels in firewood to determine suitability prior to burning. Too much moisture can cause dangerous levels of smoke, whilst too little my lead to a quick burn-out.


  • Includes pins, protective cap and battery.
  • Pin and Pinless functions for detecting moisture in wood and building materials (sheet rock, cardboard, plaster, concrete and mortar).
  • Pinless measurement depth up to 1" (25mm).
  • Classifies moisture status as: low, medium and high.
  • Audible alert and Data Hold functions.
  • Built-in measurement verification and battery check.
  • Low battery indicator and auto shut-off.
  • Replaceable pins.


  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 2.6 x 1.2" (170 x 65 x 30mm).
  • Accuracy: Pin Mode: ± (3% + 5 dgt).
  • Resolution: 0.1%.
  • Measuring range: Pin Mode: 5 to 50% (wood); 1.5-33% (building materials) Pinless Mode: 0 to 99.9% (wood and building materials).
  • Approvals: CE.
  • Battery: 9V.

Why buy this moisture meter?

  • The R6018 can interchange between pinless and pin operation as required.
  • Constructed from durable materials that for increased shelf life over other moisture meter models.
  • Simple to operate, allowing it to be used by professionals and novices alike.
  • Built-in classification system for determining results at a glance.
  • CE approvals.


Whilst cheaper moisture meter models can be found on the market, the R6018 caters perfectly to individuals requiring professional-grade moisture measurement. The device comes complete with a wide range of features, sturdy construction and classification are built to withstand rigorous daily use whilst maintaining best results.

Looking to purchase this product? Please visit the R6018 moisture meter product page.

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