MANUFACTURER Wood-Mizer has unveiled two new compact sawmills in the 'enthusiast and novice segment'. 

The LX50START can process logs with a maximum diameter of 66 cm and a length of 3.10 m, while diameters of 66 cm and lengths of 3.70 m can be achieved with the LX50SUPER. 

Designed for customers seeking "cost-effective products" with the performance of professional machines, the LX50 series mills feature a simplified shape of the sawhead throat and an optimised sawhead mast construction.

A press release from Wood-Mizer stated: "Wood-Mizer significantly emphasises the quality of its manufacturing processes, drawing from over 30 years of experience producing sawmills. 

"Many structural solutions incorporated into the LX50 series sawmills are borrowed from models designed for larger wood processing enterprises. 

"Customers receiving an LX50 series sawmill are provided with a product entirely manufactured in Wood-Mizer's European factory in Poland. It is constructed from quality components and parts, utilizing modern industrial technologies, including production automation."

Both sawmills are based on a three-segment bed with segments measuring 1.33 m in the START version and 1.53 m in the SUPER version. Furthermore, the maximum cutting length can be customised to meet the user's needs by extending the bed with additional segments.

In the LX50START model, four side supports, easily mounted from the top, are added as standard (two longer and two shorter ones). The LX50SUPER version stands out with two adjustable side supports that can be quickly adjusted along the bar, adapting their height to the diameter of the processed log. 

In the LX50 series sawmills, the cross sections have been modified, increasing their number to five (six in the LX50SUPER model) and additionally strengthened with the bars. The START version of the sawmill is equipped with one manual log clamp, while the SUPER version has two.
Adjustable legs are standard in the LX50SUPER sawmill, while in the LX50START model, they are available as an option.

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The user can manually adjust the sawhead height using a crank and read it on the scale, while the forward-backward feed is smoothly achieved by moving the sawhead mounted on rollers. Both models feature a blade cleaning system with a manual valve and a blade tensioning system based on a screw with an indicator. A reliable guiding roller system ensures the blade's stability, similar to those used in larger Wood-Mizer sawmills. 

The Kohler engines are known for their high performance and reliability, benefiting the customer during operation. In the LX50START model, customers can choose between the 9 hp Kohler G9 gasoline engine or the 4 kW electric EH5, while in the LX50SUPER model, the future user can choose between the 14 hp Kohler G14 gasoline engine or the 5.5 kW electric EH7.