LX50START Portable Sawmill
Exceptional value starter portable sawmill with premium quality features including a strong steel sawmill frame, durable laser cut steel bed, reliable 9.5HP KOHLER gas engine, convenient sawdust management, efficient quick-set log handling, and more!
Exceptional Value Starter Portable Sawmill with Premium Quality Features
START sawing logs into lumber, slabs, and more with the exceptional value LX50START portable sawmill! Combining premium quality features with an entry-level price, the LX50START is one of the best portable sawmills for the money. This small portable sawmill can take on most of the softwood and hardwood logs you’ll come across with the ability to saw 26” diameter logs with a 23-1/2” width of cut, 8” depth of cut, and 10’ 2” length of cut. Maximize sawing capacity with the rectangular throat design that provides full width sawing at any cutting depth or saw longer logs with optional 4’ 4” bed extensions with no practical limit. The LX50START adds strength and durability where it counts with a premium steel sawmill frame, laser cut steel bed, diagonal bed crossbars for additional stability, and more. Packed with performance-enhancing features, the LX50START includes a reliable 9.5HP KOHLER gas engine, high-performance blade guide rollers, gravity-fed blade lubrication, convenient sawdust port, quick up/down sawhead, and quick-set log handling for a user-friendly sawing experience. These performance-rich features combined with the industry-leading reliability and durability of Wood-Mizer equipment makes the LX50START one of the best portable sawmills for the money in its class.
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Features | LX50START Portable Sawmill
Maximize Sawing Capacity with Rectangular Throat
Saw softwood and hardwood logs up to 26” in diameter with a 23-1/2” width of cut and an 8” depth of cut – more than enough capacity for the hobby sawyer. Maximize sawing capacity with the rectangular saw throat design that provides the same 23-1/2” width of cut from the blade all the way up to the saw head compared to triangular designs that lose sawing width capacity the deeper you cut.
Reliable Power with KOHLER Gas Engine
The powerful and dependable KOHLER Command Pro 9.5HP gas engine (14HP gas engine included with the LX50SUPER) features Quad-Clean™ all-season four-stage cyclonic air filter for effective engine protection even in tough and dirty sawing conditions. In addition, performance-driven features include a forged-steel crankshaft, electronic ignition and cast-iron cylinder liner for professional grade power and performance. Plus, a large-capacity fuel tank means more time sawing and less time refueling. Each Kohler engine includes a 3-year commercial limited warranty.
Strong Sawmill Frame with Premium Steel
The sawmill frame is constructed of premium steel to hold the controls, engine, and sawmill head in a strong and stable structure (heavier-duty premium bent steel sawmill frame included with the LX50SUPER). For smooth and accurate sawing, the sawmill frame runs forward/reverse on the sawmill bed using high-quality enclosed rollers that are protected from sawdust and debris.
Durable Sawmill Bed with Diagonal Crossbars
The sawmill bed adds strength and durability where it counts with laser cut steel bed rails, cross sections with wide top surface areas for better weight distribution and easier log handling, and extra diagonal crossbars for additional stability. In addition, the entire sawmill bed is painted and constructed of the same premium solid steel throughout the bed to last for years, not seasons.
Saw Longer Logs with Optional Bed Extensions
Saw logs up to 10’ 2” in length with the included sawmill bed sections (12’ 5” log length included with the LX50SUPER). Optional 4’ 4” bed extensions are available for sawing longer lengths with no practical limit (5’ bed extensions available with the LX50SUPER). All sawmill bed sections are modular and easily bolt together for seamless extension of your sawmill. Simplify leveling of the sawmill bed with optional adjustable bed leveling feet (bed leveling feet included with the LX50SUPER) available for each bed section.
Precision Sawing with Thin-Kerf Sawmill Blades
Engage the sawmill blade with the convenient pull handle that engages the mechanical clutch and throttles the engine at the same time. The LX50START requires 132” length sawmill blades (sold separately) and it is recommended to have at least 10 sawmill blades on hand to minimize sawing downtime when sharpening blades. With the ability to saw as precise as 1/16” with the thin-kerf sawmill blade, you get the most usable lumber out of every log.
High-Performance Sawing with Blade Guide Rollers
High-performance blade guide rollers provide extra support and stability for sawmill blades to saw accurately and consistently compared to blade guide blocks. In addition to continuously feeding the blades, the blade guide rollers apply downward pressure on the blade while sawing for better cut quality. Sawmill blades run on belted 16" diameter cast iron band wheels for additional stability in the cut.
Clean Blades with Gravity-Fed Blade Lubrication
Keep the sawmill blade cool and free of pitch, sap, and sawdust while sawing with the gravity-fed blade lubrication that applies directly to the blade. A water tank conveniently located close to the operator is easier to refill and features an on/off valve for consistently distributing lubrication to the blade.
Quick Sawhead Up/Down with Crank Handle
Quickly and accurately move the sawhead up and down to prepare for sawing with the crank handle. Easily turn the handle clockwise or counterclockwise with 34 locking locations to adjust the blade depth for the next cut. A log scale is also included for sawing 8/4”, 6/4”, 5/4”, 4/4”, and 3/4” lumber.
Secure Logs with Quick-Set Log Clamp
Constructed of strong tube steel, the quick-set log clamp tightly fastens logs for sawing and is adjustable up/down and in/out as material is cut (two quick-set log clamps included with the LX50SUPER). The log clamp uses a large acme thread screw for better durability and a clamp point block for an extra grip on a round log or squared cant. Comparable plated style log clamps are lightweight and difficult to provide a safe and secure clamp on heavier logs. Each log clamp is able to move between other cross sections and additional log clamps are available.
Support Logs with 4 Quick-Lock Drop-In Side Supports
Four strong steel quick-lock drop-in side supports (two short and two long) stabilize logs on the bed during loading, turning, clamping, and sawing. The side supports use a convenient and secure notching system for fast adjustment between cuts and when turning logs (two quick-set up/down side supports included with the LX50SUPER). Comparable drop-in style side supports without notches and small fastener screws can loosen and allow the log to move when loading, handling, or sawing. An additional built-in bed side support on each cross section eliminates the need for quick-lock side supports while sawing a squared cant and allows for final cuts within 1” of the bed.
Convenient Sawdust Management with Port
Keep sawdust away from the band wheels, belts, and sawmill blade with the 4” diameter sawdust port conveniently located on the opposite side of the operator. In addition, the open slots on the bottom of the saw head direct additional sawdust away from moving parts to further reduce sawdust build-up that can impact sawmill and blade performance.
Easy Blade Changes with One-Piece Sawhead
Sawmill blade changes are easy with the one-piece saw head cover that is secured by two outside fasteners and two inside clips. The space-saving cover opens above the sawmill and locks into place for convenience and safety. To change a sawmill blade, simply release the blade tension, replace the blade, and tension the blade with the simple screw indicator without having to remove any extra parts.
Premium Quality Manufacturing by Wood-Mizer in Europe
Manufacturing the LX50START portable sawmills by the Wood-Mizer owned and operated factory in Poland provides for the best combination of premium quality equipment at a low cost to you. With decades of manufacturing experience, Wood-Mizer employees in Poland have been manufacturing high-quality Wood-Mizer equipment for global markets since 1990. Sales of parts and blades, service, and support are always available through your local Wood-Mizer representative.
Free Shipping and Easy Assembly
$0 shipping* to your door including residential and lift-gate service in the contiguous United States. The LX50START portable sawmill ships on a single pallet and requires minimal assembly time so you can start sawing within a few hours of receiving your sawmill.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee and 2-Year Warranty
With a 30-day money back guarantee and a 2-year sawmill warranty, the LX50START sawmill is backed by the same level of service, quality and safety features shared by the entire family of Wood-Mizer wood processing equipment. Whether you need technical advice, parts ordering, or troubleshooting, our Customer Service team is available to help. Call 800.525.8100 Monday – Saturday and talk to the experts.
*All prices and savings in U.S. dollars. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Shipping or delivery not included. Trailer-mounted mills require delivery or pick up from Wood-Mizer location. Some assembly may be required. Free shipping and flat rate shipping available on select products in contiguous U.S. only. Free shipping and flat rate shipping offer is based on location and cannot be redeemed for cash.
|9.5HP Kohler Gas
|Max. Log Diameter
|Max. Width of Cut
|Max. Cant Width
|Max. Depth of Cut
|Max. Length of Cut
|10' 2" (3.1m)
|Max. Length of Cut w/ Bed Extensions
|4' 4" (1.33m) extensions
|4 Quick-Lock (2 Short and 2 Long)
|Bed Leveling Feet
|1 Gal. (3.8L) Water Tank with On/Off Valve
|16" (400mm) Diameter Cast Iron Belted
|798 lbs (362 kg)
|64" x 26" x 59" (162 cm x 66 cm x 150 cm)
30-Day Money Back
Popular Options & Accessories
132" Sawmill Blades
Shop 132" sawmill bandsaw blades available in 5-packs, 10-packs, and 15-packs.
Starting at $97.10/5-Pack
Sawmill Bed Leveling Feet
Simplify leveling of the sawmill bed with adjustable bed leveling feet. Set of 10 feet compatible with included bed sections for LX50START portable sawmills.
Log Loading Ramps
Improve manual log handling on your sawmill with log loading ramps! Includes two steel, spring-loaded, anti-rollback log loading ramps.
Sawmill Bed Extension (4' 4")
Saw longer logs (no practical limit) by extending the cutting length of your sawmill with a 4' 4" bed extension. All sawmill bed sections are modular and easily bolt together for seamless extension of your sawmill.
Quick-Set Log Clamp
Secure logs on the sawmill bed for sawing with the strong tube steel, quick-set log clamp that is adjustable up/down and in/out as material is cut.
Log Taper Wedge
Level tapered or uneven logs on your sawmill with a log taper wedge.
Quick-Lock Side Support (Short)
Support logs for loading, turning, or clamping on the sawmill bed with a strong steel quick-lock drop-in short side support.
Quick-Lock Side Support (Long)
Support logs for loading, turning, or clamping on the sawmill bed with a strong steel quick-lock drop-in long side support.
Steel Cant Hooks
Roll, lift, move, and pivot heavy logs around your woodlot or sawmill with a steel cant hook available in 28", 48", and 60" lengths.
Starting at $105