Orion® 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Kit

(16 customer reviews)

From USD $599.00

• Smart data collection & dual depth pinless moisture meter. Bluetooth Enabled.
• IntelliSense technology backed with a 7-year warranty.
• Calculate EMC. Temperature and humidity sensor.
• Relative measurement mode to measure non-solid wood such as drywall.
• Includes an on-demand calibrator.


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Product Description

Your smart device will detect any Wagner Meters wireless device that features Bluetooth connectivity such as the Smart Logger or Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter, and perform the pairing procedure automatically. There is nothing you need to do, the devices do the work for you.

The Orion® 950 Smart Moisture Meter Kit includes:

  • Orion 950 Wood Moisture Meter with Built-in Temperature/RH Sensor and backlight screen
  • Paired On-Demand Calibrator
  • Rubber Protective Boot
  • Foam-lined ABS Plastic Carrying Case
  • 9V Battery
  • Species Settings Booklet
  • Instruction Manual
  • Common Flooring Materials Settings Reference Card

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The Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Kit features the Orion 950, carrying the Wagner tradition of superior accuracy forward with all of the features of the 910, 920, 930, and 940 meters and adding more. A flexible rubber boot makes the 950 durable enough to withstand your toughest jobs.

The Orion 950 joins the rest of the Orion line of meters in being the first in the industry to provide true in-the-field calibration capability with the included On-Demand Calibrator. Calibrate your Orion 950 at your location in about 30 seconds whenever you want.

The Orion line of wood moisture meters continues Wagner’s 50-plus year tradition of providing accurate, dependable non-damaging pinless moisture measurement technology, measuring IN the wood not just ON the wood, and backed by Wagner’s industry-leading 7-year warranty.

Meter Features:

Bluetooth® App Enabled

The Orion 950 interacts through Bluetooth technology with free mobile apps for your Android or Apple smart device. The app is available on either Google Play or iTunes. You can receive and record data, set specifications for separate jobs, and much more!

To send readings data from the Orion 950 to the FloorSmart™ or Woodshop MC app on your smart device, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that Bluetooth has been enabled on your smart device. The Orion 950 will automatically pair with your smart device when the power is on and the two devices are within Bluetooth range.
  2. Ensure that the DATA mode on the 950 is ON. Consult your Orion 950 manual for instructions.
  3. Open the FloorSmart or Woodshop MC app and enter a new job description or choose a current job to edit.
  4. Press the “Record” tab at the bottom left to access the “Record Readings” screen.
  5. Press the “Record” button at the top right to enable the app to record data from the Orion 950.
  6. Scan the target area with the Orion 950 and press the “ON/HOLD” button when you want to send a reading to the FloorSmart or Woodshop MC app.

Temperature and Humidity Sensor

Get the ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH) measurements of any room the Orion 950 is in with its built-in sensor. It’s like having an ambient conditions data logger and a moisture meter all in one!

Dew Point Calculations

The Orion 950 will calculate the dew point of the environment for you. Utilizing the built-in temperature and humidity sensor, the Orion 950 will calculate and display the current dew point whenever and wherever you need.

Equilibrium Moisture Content

The Orion 950 calculates the current equilibrium moisture content (EMC), which is the point when wood no longer gains or loses moisture. This meter also measures the moisture content (MC) of your wood at the time the reading was taken. EMC readings vary based on relative humidity and temperature, and for best results, you want the EMC and MC to be as similar as possible. When you have these readings, they help you know when your floor or wood projects are ready for installation or fabrication.

Grains Per Pound/Kilogram Mode

Grains per pound/kilogram (GPP/GPK) is a more precise measurement to know the exact weight of water vapor that is in the surrounding air. The Orion 950 will calculate and display instantly the grains per pound/kilogram, also known as the specific humidity of the air, compared to relative humidity.

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Technical Specifications

Dimensions with Boot

  • Length: 5.75 inches (146mm)
  • Width: 3.0 inches (76mm)
  • Thickness: 1.0 inches (25mm)

Weight with Boot

  • 7.2 oz. (204g)

Scanning Area

  • 2.0 inches (50mm) x 2.5 inches (63mm)


  • 9-volt battery (Wagner recommends using non-rechargeable Alkaline or Lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)

Auto Power Shut-Down

  • 60 seconds

Measurement Ranges

  • MC for wood: 4.0% to 32.0% (range will vary slightly depending on species setting)
  • Relative Measurement Scale: 0-100

Internal Data Storage Capacity

  • 100 saved readings

Measurement Ranges

  • Ambient Temperature: 32˚F to +110˚F (0˚C to +43˚C)
  • Ambient Relative Humidity: 0% to 100%
  • Equilibrium Moisture Content Measurement Range: 0-40.7%
  • Dew Point: -85˚F to +110˚F (-65˚C to +43˚C)
  • Absolute Humidity: 0 to 431.1 lb/ft (0 to 61.6 kg/m)

Specific Gravity Range for Wood Species

  • 0.20-1.0 SG

Storage Temperature and Humidity

  • +50˚F to +90˚F (+10˚C to +32˚C), Maximum relative humidity of 95%, Non-condensing

Operating Temperature Range

  • +32˚F to +110˚F (+0˚C to +43˚C)



  Orion® 950 Manual
  Species Settings Booklet
   Species Settings for Common Flooring Products
   Instruction Sheet for Connecting Orion 950 to Wood Mobile Apps


Mobile Apps

floorsmart app


woodsmart app

Woodshop MC


Training Video

Calculate EMC


What is an Orion pinless moisture meter?
The Orion series of pinless moisture meters features accuracy, versatility, and quality that can’t be found in other meters. Incorporating enhanced technology, the Orion line leaves our competitors in the sawdust with high-speed moisture content readings, on the site calibration, deep depth measurements, Bluetooth enabled, and EMC calculator.

How does an Orion pinless moisture meter work?
Orion Pinless meters use electromagnetic wave technology. The meter sends out electrical waves at a certain electromagnetic frequency that creates an electromagnetic field in the area under the sensor pad. The meter then produces a moisture content correlated to the signal it reads back. Pinless meters typically test a much larger area than pin-style meters and can “scan” the wood for a more complete moisture content picture. Again, this technology is not without some limitations and can be impacted by density variations.

How do I calibrate an Orion wood moisture meter?

  1. Make sure the serial number on your On-Demand Calibrator (ODC) matches the serial number on your meter.
  2. Place the ODC on its legs on a non-metallic surface.
  3. Turn the meter on, then use the SPECIES/MATERIAL button to put your meter in CAL mode.
  4. Place the meter on the ODC, correctly “seating” the meter sensor pad firmly in the recessed area of the ODC. IMPORTANT: Failure to correctly and firmly “seat” the sensor pad in the recessed area will cause an inaccurate calibration.
  5. Apply light downward pressure, and press the AUDIO button 3 times. The meter will begin to make a “beeping” sound which indicates it’s going through the calibration process.
  6. When the calibration procedure is completed, the meter will display the word LIFT. Immediately remove the meter from the ODC, and hold the meter in the air for approximately 5 seconds until the word DONE appears on the display.
  7. Press the ON/HOLD to return the meter to normal measuring mode.

16 reviews for Orion® 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Kit

  1. Hater of the Year, Amazon Customer

    Very fast and accurate, the calibration and species selection is also key, along with ambient temperature and humidity detection and adjustable depth.

  2. Josh Leavitt, Amazon Customer

    Best meter on the market.

  3. Lemur, Amazon Customer

    Love this meter!

  4. Kurt, Amazon Customer

    Very easy to use!

  5. Bob, Amazon Customer

    Easier than my pin type to use and compared to the reading on the pin type 1/2 a point different and who which is on the money.

  6. Mary, Amazon Customer

    Went around testing everything learning how it works

  7. wa2paul, Amazon Customer

    Been waiting to buy this, finally figured if I am ever going to pull the trigger, now is the time. Very pleased with the performance and capabilities. No issues with purchase, plot delivery. All is great!

  8. GRW, Amazon Customer

    I have used several meters. This is by far the best and most versatile. Customer support is fantastic; I used them for help with measuring various materials such as SPF hardwood and OSB subfloor. I would consider no other. There are much cheaper meters on the market; however, if you’re in the market for a meter you are only in the market for an accurate meter.

  9. D Simons, Amazon Customer

    The moisture meter gives you an edge when working with wood. Putting out a great product one must understand the movement of wood and why. I chose Wagner because of their reputation. In the end, reputation is everything.

  10. solidwood, Amazon Customer

    I have a saw mill and a woodworking shop. In the past, I simply let wood dry a couple of years in a barn. I bought the meter so I could shorten that time. What I like about the 950 is that it calculates the theoretical equilibrium moisture content. That is, for the temperature and humidity conditions where the wood is stored, what would the lowest moisture to which the wood can dry. With this info, I can increase temperature and/or decrease humidity to reach my target moisture content in a shorter time.

  11. Papik Woodworks (verified owner)

    Great product! If you work with wood, DIY or Pro, you need this moisture meter. Much better than my pin meter on flat surfaces. Easy to operate with instant accurate readings. I used it today on rough sawn with no issues. Very happy!

  12. James (verified owner)

    Great meter. Far more accurate than my pin meter and it doesn’t damage the surface. I use this meter to check moisture in slab lumber I use for table tops as well as green wood turnings.

  13. Duane Simons

    The moisture meter gives you an edge when working with wood. Putting out a great product one must understand the movement of wood and why. I chose Wagner because of their reputation. In the end, reputation is everything.

  14. Niko Kougias

    Wagner is, without a doubt, the best moisture meter company in the world and this is a beautiful device.

  15. Robert

    Wagner makes the best wood moisture meters. I have been using them for over 25 years as a pro, and the Orion 950 is the fourth one for me (all of them still going strong). The added features on the 950 are a real game changer. By having relative humidity, temperature, and EMC at my fingertips I am able to make quick decisions at job-sites.

  16. Blacktail Studio

    Can’t tell you how great this tool is. Had a slab air dried for six years and was about to build a desk for a client. Put the meter on it and was waaaaaay too wet (30%+) Confirmed reading at my local lumber supplier and got them to kiln dry it. All good now, disaster averted!

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