Delmhorst J-2000 Digital Wood Meter


Capable of correcting for 48 wood species, the Delmhorst J-2000 Digital Wood Moisture Meter is a versatile and accurate tool for measuring wood moisture. Ideal for cabinetmakers, woodworkers, and craftspeople, this handheld meter measures moisture from 6 to 40 percent and displays results on an easy-to-read LCD. Its broad measurement range covers a variety of applications and it’s temperature correction compensates for environment changes from room temperature to hot kilns. 

Designed for woodworkers, flooring contractors, furniture manufacturers, QC inspectors and small mills, the J-2000 helps to keep up with ever-changing job conditions. With built-in correction for over 48 wood species, temperature correction, and storage and informative reading statistics, the J-2000 is an extremely versatile tool at a great value. Measure moisture content over the range of 6-40%.

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Delmhorst J-2000 Digital Wood Meter with Carrying Case Delmhorst J-2000 Digital Wood Meter with Carrying Case SKU: J-2000W-CS
Special Price $378.00 Regular Price $420.00
Delmhorst 26-ES Slide Hammer Electrode Delmhorst 26-ES Slide Hammer Electrode SKU: 26-ES

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Delmhorst 22-E Pin Electrode for 7/16” Pins Delmhorst 22-E Pin Electrode for 7/16” Pins SKU: 22-E

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Delmhorst 496 Pins for 26-ES Electrode – 1-1/8” Penetration (24-Pack) Delmhorst 496 Pins for 26-ES Electrode – 1-1/8” Penetration (24-Pack) SKU: 496-24

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Delmhorst 1849 Pins for 26-ES – 1/2” Penetration (24-Pack) Delmhorst 1849 Pins for 26-ES – 1/2” Penetration (24-Pack) SKU: 1849-24

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Delmhorst 2497-A-100 Pins – 5/16” Penetration (24-Pack) Delmhorst 2497-A-100 Pins – 5/16” Penetration (24-Pack) SKU: 2497-A-100-24

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The Delmhorst J-2000 Digital Wood Meter—trusted by the most demanding woodworkers that desire only the highest quality product.

Versatile Meter Corrects for Temperature Changes and 48 Wood Species
The Delmhorst J-2000 delivers accurate moisture readings, so you can create high-quality finished wood products. With its range of capabilities, the meter can be relied upon in a wide array of settings, from lumber yards to craft shops
The meter features the ability to correct for changes in temperature, making it easy to take readings in room-temperature environments or the extreme heat of a kiln. The meter's ability to correct for 48 wood species also makes it ideal for working with a variety of wood types.

LCD Screen Shows Results Quickly and Accurately
This meter works quickly to warn you of problem moisture levels, helping to minimize defects such as shrinkage, cracks, and splits in your projects. Its LCD screen displays easy-to-read, accurate results. The meter averages up to 99 accumulated readings, giving you a big-picture view of your current job.  The Delmhorst J-2000 gauges moisture from 6 to 40 percent--measuring from dry conditions (ideal for fine furniture) to the fiber saturation point (about 24 to 30 percent). The large range means the meter can be used in high-humidity and low-humidity climates.

Pin-Type Meter with Electrode Connector Delivers Superior Results
The Delmhorst J-2000's pin-type meter uses two pins that penetrate wood to a depth of up to 5/16 inch. Pin-type meters provide more accurate readings than non-penetrating meters because their tips come into direct contact with the wood fiber. If you ever deal with wood that has been exposed to surface moisture such as rain, a pin meter is the best measurement tool because its readings are not skewed by this factor. Plus, the Delmhorst J-2000 is equipped with a special connector for the Delmhorst 26-ES external electrode (sold separately), which allows you to take surface and core moisture content readings to a maximum depth of 1-1/16 inch.

Durable Case with Built-In Handle for Portability
The Delmhorst J-2000 features a functional case with a built-in handle, which allows you to keep the meter at your fingertips. And for those times when you're using one of your hands to stabilize a work piece, this meter comes to your aid with its easy, one-handed operation.


  • Bright, clear digital display.
  • Corrects for 50 individual wood species and temperature (°F and °C).
  • Averages up to 100 accumulated readings.
  • Moisture Range: 6%-40% on wood.
  • Also available with 6%-60% MC range as J-2000/X.
  • Built-in calibration check.
  • Integral contact pins mounted on top of meter provide 5/16” penetration.
  • Built-in connector accepts any Delmhorst electrode.
  • Size: 8” x 3” x 1 5/8”.
  • Weight: 10 oz.
  • Rugged construction ensures years of reliable use.
  • Sturdy plastic carrying case.
  • 9V battery.
  • 1-year warranty.

What's included:

  • J-2000 Digital Wood Moisture Meter
  • Carrying case
  • Extra contact pins for the meter

Available Accessories:

1849 Pins
An alternate to the 496 pin for the 26-ES, the 1849 is a 1-1/2” insulated pin with 1/2" penetration. The 1849 is suitable for wood up to 2" thick.

2497-A-100 Pins
Uninsulated pin and retainer with 5/16" penetration. Standard on all meters with built-in pins. Used on wood up to 6/4 (1-1/2”), concrete and gypsum.

496 Pins
496 contact pins are insulated except at the tips, and measure 2" overall with 1-1/8" penetration. Standard on the 26-ES, and can be used to check wood up to 5" thick.

22-E Electrode for 7/16” Pins
Comes with A-111 uninsulated contact pins for 7/16" penetration. For use on plaster, masonry, and wood. Will also accept 496, insulated pins; 1-1/16” penetration. 

26-ES Slide Hammer Electrode
Easily check high density hardwood that short pins are unable to penetrate. The 496 contact pins that come with the 26-ES penetrate 1-1/8” and have insulated shanks so that only the tips are exposed. The pins make contact only at their uncoated tips and provide much more accurate readings of moisture content at various levels of penetration. This feature is useful for a variety of different applications.

Delmhorst—a market leader since 1946.
Delmhorst Instrument Co. has built a reputation for designing, manufacturing, and marketing the highest quality moisture meters available on the market—right here in the USA!

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Country of Manufacture United States

WARNING: Wood Dust created by Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

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