Buying a portable sawmill is an important decision. First and foremost, you should buy
from a company that you can trust. Next, look at the performance functions.
A sawmill’s performance can be narrowed down to FOUR key areas: power, design, operation, and log handling.
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When you need portability, gas or diesel is your answer. Wood-Mizer offers the world’s best engines with a proven track record of performing in climates found in North America.
NEW! Tier 4 - Ultra low emission and 12.5% average lower fuel consumption diesel engines now available.
For stationary applications, electric motor sawmills provide the best results. Compared to gas or diesel, they are generally less expensive to purchase, operate, and maintain. Electric mills are also quieter, cleaner, and have a longer life.
Now, Wood-Mizer is the only sawmill
manufacturer that gives you the choice
between a monorail or twin rail sawmill design.
Monorail Sawmills (LT Series)
Wood-Mizer has long been the only sawmill manufacturer of the monorail
cantilever design, holding several patents on this technology and trusted
by 70,000 sawyers throughout the world. Wood-Mizer's open side of the
cantilever sawhead allows for minimal leveling during set-up, easy off-bearing
with the trapezoid bed, and sawing of odd shaped logs.
Twin Rail Sawmills (LX Series)
LX sawmills feature a rigid LXFrame sawhead tower that travels on twin
parallel hardened steel bars and holds the saw head, engine, and operator
control console. LX sawmills saw wider and deeper than standard model
monorail sawmills, but leveling is not as simple. Features such as tubular
bubble levels and fine adjustment outriggers help reduce set-up time.
There are two main things to look for when you are determining the sawmill
operation: Feed System and Operator Control Location.
Feed System is how you move the sawmill head through the cut.
With the push feed
system you easily
move the head through
the cut, keeping a
The crank feed system
features a hand crank
that you turn, allowing the
head to travel smoothly
down the track.
The advanced electronic
feed system uses an
electronic motor to
automatically power the
head down the log.
Operator Control Location is where you are positioned when you operate the sawmill.
This operating position
gives you a watchful
eye over the quality of
your cut, any possible
obstacles, the cutting
speeds, and blade
Walk-along controls are
standard on all portable sawmill models.
The ride-along seat travels
with the sawmill head
controls, giving you the
same visibility but without
the steps. This option
can be added to any
LT40-LT70 sawmill built with the standard
or Wireless Remote
These two options allow
more flexibility on operator
position for the LT40
Hydraulic - LT70 sawmill.
Manual Log Handling (LT10 - LT35)
If you aren’t afraid of physical labor and have the time to put into handling logs, the Wood-Mizer manual mills are a practical choice. Logs can be turned by using a basic cant hook or the manual assist Log Deck Package.
This simple accessory enables a single
operator to rotate even larger diameter logs. Available from 28" to over 6' long.
Log Deck Package
(LT28 & LT35 Manual)
The manual winch allows a single operator to load logs weighing several thousand pounds onto the bed and is used in conjunction with the manual log turner to rotate logs.
This simple accessory, when used in
conjunction with the manual winch, enables a single operator to rotate larger diameter logs.
Mounted on the sawmill bed’s front and rear cross members, the toeboards enable you to lift either end of a tapered log by hand crank.
Hydraulic Log Handling (LT35 Hydraulic - LT40 Hydraulic)
Hydraulic Log Handling PLUS (LT40 Super Hydraulic - LT70 Super Hydraulic & LX450)
Wood-Mizer hydraulic sawmills take charge when productivity and efficiency are your top priority. With these mills, you not only get precise cuts but you also
get the added ability to load, level, clamp and turn the logs with ease.
Hydraulic Log Handling PLUS means faster hydraulics for maximum productivity.
Hydraulic Log Turner
Turning a log or cant for the next cut is easy.
Just move the lever on the control box.
Hydraulic Log Side Supports
Raise and lower remotely through the control box.
Hydraulic Log Clamp
Special two-plane clamping system simplifies sawing of stressed logs. Cuts as close as 1" from the bed are possible. (LT35HD-LT70 & LX450)
Hydraulic Loading Arms
Logs can be loaded in seconds with the throw of a lever. Each arm features a self-leveling, heavy-duty cylinder. (Lift up to 4,400 lb logs.) (LT35HD-LT70 & LX450)
Hydraulic Roller Toeboards
Two extra-wide roller toeboards
compensate for log taper and
allow easy log positioning. (LT35HD-LT70 & LX450)
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