At Kitmondo, we provide a diverse range of used kilns and ovens, essential for efficient wood drying processes in the woodworking industry. These machines are engineered to remove moisture from wood, ensuring it is properly dried to prevent defects like warping, cracking, or decay. Our selection ranges in price from €10,000 for basic models to €150,000 for advanced, high-capacity units from top brands such as Nardi, Muhlbock, Brunner-Hildebrand, and Valutec. Each machine is equipped with unique features like drying capacity, temperature control, energy efficiency, and automation levels to meet various production requirements.

When choosing a kiln or oven, it’s important to consider factors such as the type of wood being dried, the required drying capacity, the precision of temperature and humidity control, and energy consumption. These elements are crucial for achieving uniform drying, optimizing production efficiency, and maintaining the quality of the wood. Investing in used kilns and ovens from Kitmondo not only gives you access to premium equipment at significantly reduced prices but also promotes sustainable practices by extending the lifespan of durable machinery.

Browse Kitmondo’s listings today to find reliable kilns and ovens that offer excellent performance and value for your wood drying needs. Trust in Kitmondo's dedication to superior customer service to help you find the perfect drying solution to enhance your woodworking operations.

Atria Kurutma firini Used timber drying kiln

Year: 2015

Capacity in m3 300
Fans 5
Fuel Kati
Fan power 5 kW

SECEA JET Used timber drying kiln

Year: 2002

Capacity in m3 30000
Fans 6

MOCAMA wood veneer dryer

Year: 1990

Capacity in m3 2
Initial wood humidity (%) 16
Fans 7
Final wood humidity in % 8

Stela Laxhuber BT 1 / 6200-16,5 Used timber drying kiln

Year: 2008

Final wood humidity in % 10
Initial wood humidity (%) 40

Parmatam PM600 kiln dryer


Fan power 0.75 kW
Fans 2
Engine power 5 kW

Çin 2021 Used timber drying kiln

Year: 2021

Capacity in m3 4.5

Secotherm Secomat Used timber drying kiln

Year: 2000

Capacity in m3 1000
Fans 27
Fan power 81 kW

Used Giardina UV Dryer 1501/3 100×140

Year: 1997

Giardina UV Dryer 1501/3 matr.70285 anno 09/97 long 8,5 mt. with 3 lamps da 120 W/cm . Stacker GIARDINA mod. 1400 with non stop – max pile high 150 cm Status: Used Brand: Giardina Year: 1997 Size: 100x140

Optimizing Wood Drying Processes: An In-Depth Guide to Kilns and Ovens

Drying kilns and ovens are crucial assets in the woodworking industry, providing the perfect conditions to efficiently dry wood, ensuring it achieves the ideal moisture content for various uses. These machines boost productivity, improve wood quality, and prevent issues such as warping, cracking, and fungal growth. Understanding the different types, features, and considerations for acquiring drying kilns and ovens can greatly enhance your woodworking operations. Kitmondo, a premier online marketplace for used industrial machinery, offers a broad selection of drying kilns and ovens, giving businesses access to top-tier equipment at competitive prices.

Exploring Different Types of Wood Drying Equipment

Drying kilns and ovens come in various forms to meet specific woodworking requirements. Here’s an overview of the primary types:

Conventional Dry Kilns

Conventional dry kilns use steam or hot water to heat the air within the kiln chamber, which is circulated by fans to dry the wood.

  • Steam-Heated Kilns: Utilize steam generated by boilers to heat the air. Suitable for large-scale operations and offer precise control over drying conditions.
  • Hot Water-Heated Kilns: Use hot water to heat the air, providing a more energy-efficient alternative to steam. Ideal for small to medium-sized operations.

Dehumidification Kilns

Dehumidification kilns use a dehumidifier to extract moisture from the air inside the kiln chamber, allowing for lower temperature drying and enhanced energy efficiency.

  • Standard Dehumidification Kilns: Offer consistent drying with reduced energy consumption, suitable for various types of wood and production scales.
  • High-Temperature Dehumidification Kilns: Provide higher drying temperatures, shortening drying time while maintaining energy efficiency.

Vacuum Kilns

Vacuum kilns lower the boiling point of water by creating a vacuum, enabling wood to dry at lower temperatures and faster rates, minimizing the risk of defects.

  • Standard Vacuum Kilns: Ideal for drying smaller batches of high-value wood with precise control over drying conditions.
  • Continuous Vacuum Kilns: Designed for larger-scale operations, offering continuous drying with high efficiency.

Solar Kilns

Solar kilns harness solar energy to heat the air inside the kiln chamber, providing an eco-friendly and cost-effective drying solution.

  • Passive Solar Kilns: Depend on natural sunlight to heat the air, suitable for small-scale operations and sunny regions.
  • Active Solar Kilns: Combine solar energy with auxiliary heating sources for more consistent drying, ideal for medium-sized operations.

Key Considerations for Selecting Wood Drying Equipment

When choosing a drying kiln or oven, it's essential to consider specific features and specifications to ensure the machine meets your operational needs. Key factors include:

Drying Capacity

The drying capacity indicates the volume of wood the kiln or oven can process in a single batch. Ensure the equipment can meet your production targets, whether for small artisanal batches or large-scale industrial operations. Kitmondo’s listings provide detailed specifications on drying capacity, helping you find a machine that matches your requirements.

Drying Time

The drying time is vital for operational efficiency. Shorter drying times can increase throughput and reduce inventory holding costs. Consider machines with advanced drying technologies that offer rapid drying without compromising wood quality.

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient machines lower operational costs and environmental impact. Look for kilns and ovens with features like insulated chambers, efficient heat exchangers, and advanced control systems to optimize energy use.

Control Systems

Advanced control systems enhance precision, consistency, and efficiency in the drying process. Features such as programmable settings, touch-screen interfaces, real-time monitoring, and automated adjustments can significantly boost productivity and ensure consistent product quality. Kitmondo’s platform includes machines with various levels of automation, allowing you to find the right balance between functionality and ease of use.

Build Quality and Durability

The build quality and durability of the machine are crucial for long-term operational efficiency. Machines constructed from high-quality materials, such as stainless steel and robust alloys, are more resistant to wear and tear. Easy-to-maintain designs and accessible components simplify maintenance, reducing downtime and operational costs. Kitmondo provides information on the condition and maintenance history of used machines, aiding in informed decision-making.

Leading Brands in Drying Kilns and Ovens

Opting for reputable brands ensures higher quality and reliable support. Here are some top brands in the drying kiln and oven market:

  • Nyle Systems: Known for their high-precision and innovative dehumidification kilns, offering robust solutions for various woodworking applications.
  • USNR: Renowned for durable and advanced technology, popular in the woodworking industry.
  • Wood-Mizer: Provides a range of high-performance drying kilns, known for reliability and efficiency in demanding applications.
  • Vacutherm: Offers versatile vacuum kilns characterized by efficiency and robustness, suitable for large-scale operations.
  • Ebac: Known for high-quality dehumidification kilns designed for precision and high-speed drying, ideal for complex and high-volume production.

Kitmondo features equipment from these and other reputable brands, ensuring access to reliable and well-supported machinery.

Pricing of Used Drying Kilns and Ovens

The cost of used drying kilns and ovens varies widely based on factors such as age, condition, brand, and specific features. Prices generally range from several thousand to several tens of thousands of dollars. For example, a used Nyle Systems dehumidification kiln might be priced between $10,000 and $30,000, while a high-end USNR steam-heated kiln could cost between $50,000 and $100,000. Kitmondo’s marketplace offers a range of pricing options, providing transparency and competitive deals for buyers.


Drying kilns and ovens are essential tools in the woodworking industry, offering efficient and reliable solutions for drying wood. By understanding the different types of machines and key factors to consider when purchasing, businesses can make informed decisions that enhance their operational capabilities. Kitmondo offers a comprehensive platform for sourcing high-quality used machinery, providing detailed listings and competitive pricing. Whether you need a conventional dry kiln, a dehumidification kiln, a vacuum kiln, or a solar kiln, Kitmondo’s extensive inventory and user-friendly interface make it easy to find the right equipment for your woodworking operations.