Wood-Mizer Introduces Entry-Level LX50START Sawmill for Sawing Logs to Timber Economically

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Wood-Mizer Introduces Entry-Level LX50START Sawmill for Sawing Logs to Timber Economically

Wood-Mizer expands the highly popular LX sawmill series with the compact and entry-level LX50START for those who mill logs occasionally in low volume. A simple design and proven engineering combined with the high-quality standards of a Wood-Mizer sawmill provide sawing precision and reliability at an economical price.

The LX50START sawmill is the second model from the LX50 range of compact and economical Wood-Mizer machines, which, along with the LX50CLASSIC, makes a perfect choice for homeowners, forest owners, and all users who need to cut logs from and produce timber on their own. „The success of the LX50CLASSIC has proved the growing demand for less expensive sawmills while customers still expect good quality, precision, and reliability from these products,” commented Hubert Powietrzyński, Sales Manager at Wood-Mizer Industries, Poland.  

Wood-Mizer has designed the LX50START sawmill for small businesses and amateurs who need to make their boards quickly and inexpensively. This simple and effective sawmill will perfectly match farms, rural households, private land owners, and locations near parks and forests. Still, most importantly, it is an indispensable tool for every enthusiast who wants to start their woodworking adventure.   
All the sawmills in the LX series feature a double-sided sawhead feed system, allowing for increased cutting stability and precision. The LX50START can mill logs with a maximum diameter of 60 cm and produce 40-cm wide boards or cants.  

The LX50START sawmill head is fitted with a manual feed system for up/down and forward/backward movement, which allows for a stable and intuitive operation. The sawmill blade cleaning system keeps the blade, blade wheels, and guide rollers clean by effectively removing sawdust, resin, or bark. The blade tensioning mechanism reduces vibrations and secures high sawing precision. 

The LX50START sawmill frame is manufactured from high-quality steel, and, in the standard version, the bed consists of three segments of a total length of 4 m. The bed can be extended with more segments (each 1,33 m long) for sawing longer logs. The standard S3-type bed features two sturdy side supports and one central log clamp, while it can be optionally equipped with a set of adjustable bed leveling legs. Some useful sawmilling accessories for the LX50START include a cant hook for loading and turning logs onto the bed and a log taper wedge for sawing uneven logs.    

Wood-Mizer is a global manufacturer of sawmills and woodworking machinery with a strong awareness of ecological and environmental issues. All Wood-Mizer sawmills use an ultra-thin sawmill band blade to increase yield from every log and reduce sawdust production. The LX50START uses a 1-mm thick and 32-mm wide sawmill blade that requires minimal engine power, lower fuel consumption, or less electrical energy. The LX50START can be equipped with a 4 kW electric engine or a 7 HP or 14 HP gasoline engine.  

The LX50START is available in the Wood-Mizer online store and through your local sales representative. It is delivered on a single pallet of 165 x 65 x 95 cm, and its simple assembly allows for starting your sawmilling project on the same day. All necessary manuals and instruction films are available online. The product is made in the EU and comes with a 2-year warranty.
Wood-Mizer is also a supplier of sawmill blades for softwoods and hardwoods that meet all sawmilling demands. Visit the Wood-Mizer online store to shop our complete product offering on sawmilling and woodworking machines, sawmill blades, spare parts, accessories, and more.




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