Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.
 800-553-0182
 800-553-0182

Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has become the world’s largest manufacturer of portable band sawmills with tens of thousands of bandmills sold. Today, Wood-Mizer offers portable & industrial sawmills, resaws, edgers, kilns, log splitters, bandsaw blades and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking hobbyists and forestry professionals all over the world.

Wood-Mizer introduces the compact and versatile MP160 Jointer Planer as an efficient two-in-one woodworking machine for small workshops. The MP160 joins the Wood-Mizer range of woodworking equipment that includes two-sided planer/moulders, four-sided planer/moulders, and slab flattening machines. Starting at $4,495 USD, the MP160 Jointer Planer efficiently shares one horizontal cutter between two cast iron tables to produce straight-edged boards with the top jointer table and evenly planed boards with the bottom planer table. Switching between jointing and planing is done easily by moving the board from one table to the other without needing to adjust the table or stop the cutter or extractor. When jointing boards on the upper table, an adjustable board fence tilts up to 45° and locks into place for angled boards. When planing boards on the lower table, two power feed rollers move the board under the horizontal cutter at a fixed speed or optional variable speed. MP160 Jointer Planer Features • Starting at $4,495 USD • 2-in-1 jointer and planer combo • Switch between jointing and planing without adjusting the table or stopping the cutter • Jointing capacity: 9" wide • Planing capacity: 16" wide x 9-1/2" high • Adjustable jointer board fence up to 45° • 16 fpm fixed feed or optional 6-39 fpm variable feed for planing • Heavy-duty cast iron tables and sheet steel chassis • 240V 60Hz 1-phase or 3-phase power • Compact 56” x 32” machine footprint “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best in class equipment for sawmillers and woodworkers throughout the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. “The MP160 jointer planer is a durable, versatile, and efficient machine that produces the same professional results of a jointer and planer in one compact footprint.” The MP160 Jointer Planer ships on a pallet and requires minimal assembly. Knives and comprehensive sawdust extraction systems are also available from Wood-Mizer. The MP160 Jointer Planer is now available to order worldwide. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, woodworking equipment, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the compact MP200 Planer/Moulder for planing and moulding material on two sides in a single pass. Joining the Wood-Mizer range of four-sided planer/moulders, the two-sided MP200 is engineered to produce a variety of professionally finished products including flooring, planed boards, crown moulding, cabinet trim, paneling, door and window frames, furniture components, and more. Starting at $6,295 USD, the MP200 comes with one horizontal top cutter and one vertical side cutter that can both be fitted with planing knives or moulding profile knives depending on production needs. Steel and rubber power feed rollers with a variable feed of 6 – 40 fpm move the board under the top horizontal cutter and past the vertical side cutter to plane and mould material on one or two adjoining sides with each pass. With the MP200, planing and moulding material on all four sides can be can completed in only two passes. MP200 Planer/Moulder Features: • Starting at $6,295 USD • 1-sided planing: 16" wide x 8-7/8" high • 2-sided planing/moulding: 11-13/16" wide x 4" high • 6 – 40 fpm variable feed rate • 5,840 rpm spindle rotation speed • Heavy-duty cast iron table and sheet steel chassis • 240V 60Hz 1-Phase power option “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best in class equipment for sawmillers and woodworkers throughout the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. “The MP200 planer moulder appeals to customers who want a durable, versatile, and affordable machine that can produce the same professional results as a four-sided planer moulder by using a two-pass method.” The MP200 Two-Sided Planer/Moulder ships on a pallet and requires minimal assembly. Planer knives, moulding profile knives, and comprehensive sawdust extraction systems are also available from Wood-Mizer. The MP200 Planer/Moulder is now available to order worldwide. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the entry-level LX25 portable sawmill with an introductory price of $2,995 USD. Built in the USA, the LX25 is designed for weekend sawyers, woodworkers, homesteaders, and hobbyists who want to start sawing their own lumber and slabs for cabins, fencing, furniture, and more. Introduced as the lowest priced Wood-Mizer sawmill, the LX25 joins the industry-leading, American-made Wood-Mizer portable sawmill lineup of 15 sawmill models engineered for entry-level and professional operations. The LX25 portable sawmill features a large in-class cutting capacity for sawing 26” diameter logs into 22” wide boards up to 12’ 5” in length with optional 5’ bed extensions for sawing longer lengths. The thin-kerf band sawmill blade requires minimal energy and reduces sawdust waste to produce up to 30% more lumber from each log compared to a chainsaw mill. Packed with performance-enhancing features, the LX25 includes reliable Kohler gas engine options, accurate auto-locking sawhead, gravity-fed blade lubrication, and quick-set log handling for a user-friendly sawing experience. Built in the USA from premium quality steel, the LX25 sawmill adds extra strength and durability with ¼” thick laser cut steel bed rails, additional diagonal sawmill bed cross sections, solid tube steel sawhead frame, and industrial-grade powder coat paint. LX25 Sawmill Features: • Introductory price of $2,995 USD • 7HP and 9.5HP Kohler gas engine options • 26” max log diameter with 22” max width of cut • 12’ 5” length of cut or longer with optional 5’ bed extensions • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee • 2-Year Sawmill Warranty • Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing both entry-level and high-production sawmill operations with the highest-quality equipment on the market,” said Russell Fite, Wood-Mizer North America Sales Director. “The LX25 sawmill fits the needs of hobby sawyers who want to skip the expensive lumber yard and start sawing their own boards at home with a right-priced, well-built, American made sawmill.” The LX25 portable sawmill is now available to pre-order in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From Forest to Final Form®, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the PC200 Single End Power Feed Trim Saw engineered to efficiently trim the ends of deck boards and stringers for manufacturing recycled pallets. With the addition of the PC200, Wood-Mizer now offers equipment to dismantle a pallet and trim boards into smaller material for assembly of a recycled pallet. The PC200 joins the Wood-Mizer pallet and pallet recycling equipment line that includes horizontal resaws and pallet dismantling bandsaws. Built in the USA for pallet recycling and remanufacturing operations, the PC200 trims the ends of boards from 21” to 66” long, up to 2” thick and 10” wide at rates of up to 12,000 boards per 8-hour shift. In addition to four quick-adjustable board stops, the PC200 features an overhead blade design for reduced board kickback, electronic variable feed speed for optimum production, and a gravity-assist incline feed system for efficient material flow. PC200 Single End Power Feed Trim Saw: • Starting at $10,900 USD • 10HP 1-Phase or 3-Phase Arbor Motor • 21” to 66” long material capacity up to 2” thick and 10” wide • Inclined table and overhead blade reduces material kickback • 3 x heavy-duty #2060 roller feed chains with 12” spacing • ½ HP electric power feed motor with gear reduction drive • Electronic variable feed speed for optimum production • 18” nail resistant carbide-tipped circular saw blade • 4 x quick-adjustable board stops with 1” bar and scale • Up to 12,000 boards per 8-hour shift production rate • Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best in class equipment for a variety of timber and wood processing needs throughout the world,” said Brad Kirkaldy, Wood-Mizer Pallet Recycling Product Manager. “The addition of the PC200 single end power feed trim saw is another high-quality piece of Wood-Mizer equipment for the pallet industry that is backed by our established network of service and support.” The PC200 Single End Power Feed trim saw is now available to order in North America. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.



Wood-Mizer launches a new entry-level sawmill for hobbyists and professionals Wood-Mizer introduces the robust, entry-level LX55 portable sawmill designed for entry-level sawyers, hobbyists, and woodworkers. Starting at $4,495 USD, the LX55 portable sawmill replaces Wood-Mizer’s previous entry-level LT10 sawmill while providing a larger cut capacity, more power options, and many upgraded features. Built in the USA, the LX55 saws up to 26” diameter logs into 22” wide boards and slabs. Powered by a 9.5HP gas, 14HP gas or 7HP electric power option, the LX55 features a simple and user-friendly operation by combining manual log handling with a quick sawhead up/down hand crank and a simple push feed system. In addition, the LX55 sawmill includes a low bed profile for easy loading of logs and quick-adjust log clamps and side supports for securing and turning logs on the bed. A key innovation of the Wood-Mizer LX sawmill series includes the rigid LX Frame sawhead tower that holds the control panel, engine, and the sawmill head. The simple and sturdy sawmill design enables the LX55 to make accurate, precise cuts quickly and efficiently. In addition, the LX55 includes all operator controls opposite of the sawdust port for an improved operator experience. LX55 Sawmill Features Starting at $4,495 USD 9.5HP gas, 14HP gas, and 7HP electric power options 26” max log diameter with 22” max width of cut 12’ 5” length of cut or longer with optional 5’ bed extensions Rigid LX Frame sawhead tower with heavy-duty twin rail bed construction Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing both entry-level and high-production sawmill operations with the highest-quality equipment on the market,” said Russell Fite, Wood-Mizer North America Sales Director. “The LX55 sawmill fits the needs of entry-level sawyers, farmers, homesteaders and woodworkers who require high-quality accurate sawn lumber at an economical price.” The LX55 portable sawmill is now available to order in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From Forest to Final Form®, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the Turbo 747 high-performance sawmill blade engineered for all band sawmill and resaw makes and models, horsepower ratings, and sawing applications. Available in SilverTip Carbon and DoubleHard High-Alloy steel material, Turbo 747 sawmill blades feature a deep capacity gullet for less sawdust on the board, extreme back angle for faster sawing speeds, and sharp penetrating points for increased sawing accuracy. The new Turbo 747 sawmill blade joins the industry-favorite Wood-Mizer Turbo 7 blade profile that has proven itself in the industry since 2013. The first Turbo 7 blade was engineered specifically for high production, high horsepower, and high feed rate operations throughout the world. With the introduction of the new Turbo 747 degree profile designed for any make and model of sawmill equipment, Wood-Mizer’s exclusive Turbo 7 and Turbo 747 degree blades set the industry standard for high-performance sawmill blades for all sawmill operations. Turbo 747 Sawmill Blade Features • Compatible with multiple makes and models of band sawmill equipment • Resharpen with precision CBN grinding wheel technology • SilverTip Carbon and DoubleHard High-Alloy steel material • Available in any length • 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, 1-3/4”, 2” widths • .042”, .045”, .055” thicknesses • 7/8” tooth spacing • Made in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing the best sawmill blades in the industry for all sawmilling equipment and applications,” said Randy Panko, Wood-Mizer Blades Sales Manager. “After extensive field testing, the new Turbo 747 blade has resulted in increased feed rate, accuracy, and sharp life in all horsepower levels and sawmill equipment models. With the blade’s steep sloped back angle and proven 7 degree hook angle, sawyers can try it on everything they saw and take on even the most challenging sawing applications.” The Wood-Mizer Turbo 747 sawmill blade is now available to order direct, online at woodmizer.com, or through authorized dealers. Wood-Mizer offers an extensive range of sawmill blades with more than 100 combinations based on profile, width, thickness, tooth spacing, and alloy for any type of sawing or resawing application from green softwoods to abrasive hardwoods. For more information, visit woodmizer.com or call 800.522.5760. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


With the growing demand for high-quality finished wood slabs in the woodworking industry, Wood-Mizer introduces the SlabMizer MB200 Slab Flattener ideal for sawmill owners, woodworkers, and professional workshops. Built in the USA, the SlabMizer efficiently surfaces and flattens wood slabs, boards, burls, cookies, and other wide material with minimal labor. Compared to a traditional router or planer, the SlabMizer flattens wider and thicker material up to 56” wide and 8” thick in less time using powered cutter head directional controls with variable feed speed. For larger capacity, 5’ modular table extensions can be added to extend the material length and a 72” width option is coming soon. With the addition of the SlabMizer, Wood-Mizer offers wood processing equipment from forest to final form that can turn a log into a kiln-dried, finished wood product. SlabMizer Features: • Starting at $16,995 USD • 56" max material width and 8” max thickness • 13' material length or longer with 5' modular table extensions • Powered cutter head directional controls with variable feed speed or manual feed • 5,500 RPM 5” cutter head with five 4-sided carbide knives • Orbital sanding head attachment for fine finishes • Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing our customers with the equipment necessary to process material from forest to final form,” said Greg Bacon Sales Director. “The SlabMizer satisfies the needs of operations producing high-value finished slabs and reduces the manual labor required to finish these wide slabs that are extremely valuable in the woodworking industry.” Starting at $16,995 USD, the SlabMizer is now available to order in North America. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the LX250 wide slab sawmill designed for sawyers and woodworkers that need to saw massive slabs and boards up to 54 ½” wide. Joining Wood-Mizer’s world-leading range of portable sawmills, the LX250 is the second largest capacity sawmill offered by the company, with the popular WM1000 sawmill capable of sawing 67” diameter logs. Built in the USA, the LX250 is a robust sawmill with powered saw head controls for ease of operation, adjustable presets for quick and accurate blade height control, and a massive 54 ½” width of cut ideal for sawing wide, live edge slabs. A key innovation of the Wood-Mizer LX sawmill series includes the rigid LX Frame sawhead tower that holds the control panel, engine, and the sawmill head. Designed to accommodate a larger width and depth of cut, the LX Frame travels on twin parallel hardened steel rails on the bed and allows the operator to have better visibility while sawing. LX250 Wide Slab Sawmill Features • Starting at $25,995 USD • 55” log diameter with 54 ½” max width of cut and 13' length of cut • Optional 5’ bed extension available for 18’ max length of cut • Powered saw head up/down & forward/reverse with dual power feed chain system • Adjustable preset board thicknesses to quickly and accurately control blade height • 38HP gas engine or 15HP 3-Phase electric motor • Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing best-in-class sawmill and wood processing equipment that fits the diverse needs of our customers,” said Greg Bacon Sales Director. “With the growing demand of wide, live edge slabs and boards, the LX250 provides customers a large capacity sawmill at an affordable price that can efficiently produce these high-value wood products.” Starting at $25,995 USD, the LX250 Wide Slab Sawmill is now available to order in North America. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.



Wood-Mizer introduces Heicor Enterprises, LLC as their industrial authorized sales center in the Pacific Northwest. Heicor will provide all industrial products along with select professional products from Wood-Mizer. Wood-Mizer Oregon, the established branch office near Portland, Oregon, will continue to provide sales and service for Wood-Mizer professional sawmill equipment and blades in the area. In addition to their world-leading portable sawmill equipment, Wood-Mizer’s equipment line has grown significantly and now includes machinery for the pallet industry, remanufacturing operations, cabinet and millwork shops, small log sawmill processing systems, headrigs, multirips, and sawmill systems that can produce tens of thousands of board feet of lumber per shift. “Wood-Mizer is committed to serve the needs of hobbyist, professional, and industrial-level wood processing clients throughout the world,” said Greg Bacon, Wood-Mizer Sales Director. “It became apparent that Heicor was the best choice to represent Wood-Mizer industrial products in the Pacific Northwest because of their experience and industry knowledge. We’re confident that Heicor can successfully represent Wood-Mizer in a way that is beneficial for both our company and our customers for years to come.” Located in Monmouth, Oregon, Heicor Enterprises was founded in 2016 by Glen Heiner and Kevin Corder who both have extensive experience with Wood-Mizer. Kevin spent 27 years at Wood-Mizer and was the head of the Industrial Products Division, and Glen was an Industrial Sales/Service Specialist at Wood-Mizer for more than a decade. Glen also has experience on the user side as the owner of Portland Specialty Lumber, a millwork firm in Portland, Oregon. Kevin Corder, President of Heicor Enterprises, said “We are very excited to become an industrial sales center for Wood-Mizer. Glen and I are both former long-time employees and it’s great to be ‘back in the saddle’ again! We are eager to present Wood-Mizer machines as a solution to many of the needs and opportunities in this region. We know the function and quality of these products along with the legendary support will fit well into the markets we will serve.” For more information, contact Heicor Enterprises at 971-271-8070, or by email at [email protected] About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


The family-owned and operated L. Garbers & Sons Sawmill in Northwest Ohio was established in 1997 by Luther and Kathryn Garbers and their two sons David and Marty. What started out as a side business with a portable sawmill has grown into a full-time operation with a high-production industrial sawmilling system producing pallet material, cut stock, blocking, and grade lumber in Wauseon, Ohio. L. Garbers & Sons Sawmill During the formative years of the business, Luther, David and Marty both farmed and worked separate full-time jobs so they were only able to help their father at the mill on weekends and holidays, but their interest in sawing started at a young age. “We both love sawing lumber and it’s a joy to run the mill,” said David. “It all started when we were kids running our grandfather’s mill. We’ve grown up with it in our blood.” When Luther passed away in 2002 and farming profits started to decline, the brothers turned their focus to sawmilling and began working full-time at the family mill. “Our dad always told us to produce quality material and you will always have work,” said David. “That’s been true and we’ve held to that since the start.” In addition to having decades of experience running sawmill equipment, L. Garbers & Sons has relied on Wood-Mizer equipment for more than 20 years to produce accurate, consistent material by maintaining thickness, reducing waves or variation, and minimizing wane. “We’ve always received comments about the quality and consistency of our material and Wood-Mizer contributes a great deal to our quality,” said Marty. “The quality of how they construct their mills and their engineering help you maintain your production as well as your quality of cutting.” In addition to providing quality material, L. Garbers & Sons has grown throughout the decades by sawing a variety of material and taking smaller jobs to get their foot in the door with a potential for securing larger jobs with clients. For example, the business entered the pallet board business by first doing trailer planking for a trucking company who eventually started a steel coil shipping business and contracted all pallet work to L. Garbers & Sons. “If one product is a little slower, another product will pick up,” said David. “We try to keep our eggs in different baskets.” The business processes and sells material to a range of clients including pallet stock to the pallet industry, blocking to the railroad and steel industry, and grade lumber to clients throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri. Upgrading to a WM4500 Industrial Sawmilling System While L. Garbers & Sons has remained flexible to produce whatever the market demands, one constant has been operating with Wood-Mizer sawmilling equipment. The company started with a Wood-Mizer LT40 hydraulic portable sawmill before securing a large contract for producing pallet stock. This led to an upgrade to an LT40 super hydraulic portable sawmill to meet production demands. After more than 1 ½ million board feet on the LT40 super portable sawmill in just a few years, the operation upgraded again to an LT300 sawmill – Wood-Mizer’s largest industrial mill at the time. Sixteen years later, the company operates today with an industrial sawmilling system that includes a Wood-Mizer WM4500 sawmill, EG400 board edger, and material handling equipment. They also maintain their own blades on-site with Wood-Mizer blade sharpening and setting equipment. “The WM4500 was huge for us, kind of like a present for paying our dues and working our way up,” said David. The installation of the WM4500 was completed in approximately three days and David and Marty were both trained by Wood-Mizer technicians how to operate the new machinery. “What I like most about the WM4500 is the powered toeboard rollers,” said Marty. “It is much nicer shifting the log back and forth on the deck how you want and the dual chain turners are able to handle the logs so much easier.” L. Garbers & Sons fits their sawmill equipment with Wood-Mizer Turbo 7 blades. “We’ve always had the best results with Wood-Mizer blades. We are running the 2” wide Turbo 7 blades with the 1-1/4” tooth spacing and we really like them for the ability to cut faster with the same surface quality,” said Marty. “We’ve tried other blades but didn’t see the quality like we do with Wood-Mizer.” The company also sharpens their blades daily in-house with Wood-Mizer blade sharpening and setting equipment which has helped reduce costs and provide consistent cut quality. “Maintaining our blades in house tends to save money when you don’t have to worry about shipping them out,” said Marty. “We can also control the quality of blades that we are using and we can change the tooth set based on the species we are sawing.” Processing Grade and Pallet Material The sawmill business runs eight hours a day, five days a week with five employees doing a variety of work including milling, edging, running the chop saw, and sharpening blades. "The WM4500 is a lot heavier built which makes it a lot easier handling bigger and longer logs,” said Marty. A variety of grade and pallet quality logs are supplied from Ohio and nearby states including Michigan and Indiana. Grade quality logs tend to come from longer distances because there is more money in the finished material than pallet quality logs that generally come from shorter distances. “We primarily saw walnut, red and white oak, cottonwood, cherry, maple, sassafras, and hickory,” said Marty. First, logs are unloaded and scaled for board footage before being sorted for grade or pallet quality. If they are grade quality, logs are also sorted by species. On the WM4500 sawmill, logs are milled into various sized cants and boards depending on the customer needs and sent to a transfer deck. For boards that need to be edged, the transfer deck sends material to a green chain that goes to the EG400 board edger. “The EG400 edger has a larger width capacity, laser lines, and presets for quickly setting the right board width. Plus cutting speed is a lot faster which has sped up production,” shared Marty. For straight edged material off the mill, the transfer deck sends material to a large chop saw to cut to the correct length. Material is then stacked and prepared to send out to clients. David’s advice for start-up sawmill operations is to work hard, market your business to grow your customer base, and to be patient during good times and bad. For the future, the company is looking to invest in a log debarker, a second sawmill, or even a grade resaw system in order to improve efficiency. For now, L. Garbers & Sons continues to focus on quality and consistency in everything they do. “Do a quality job and you will always have work,” said Marty. “We’ve heard from many different customers that they buy from places with good quality and consistency. That’s something we always try to strive for and is a pride of ours. That philosophy has kept us work in even some of the leanest times.”


At the Forest Products Equipment Expo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Wood-Mizer will display two new sawmills including the high-production WM4500 industrial sawmill and the wide capacity LX250 sawmill, in addition to other professional sawmilling equipment. Visitors to Wood-Mizer Booth 1039 at the Forest Products Equipment Expo 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center will be met with one of the largest displays of forestry and wood processing equipment at the Expo. Wood-Mizer’s industrial sawmilling equipment will be represented which includes the company’s new flagship WM4500 industrial sawmill. Continuing Wood-Mizer’s tradition of providing commercial sawmilling solutions for high-production lumber processing operations through the world, the WM4500 includes many key innovations to the sawmill head and sawmill bed for enhanced durability and dependability. In addition, the new LX250 wide capacity sawmill with a 54 ½” width of cut will be displayed at the event. Additional products including the new HR250 twin band horizontal resaw, EG400 industrial board edger, and more professional sawmilling equipment will be represented at the event. “The Forest Products Equipment Expo in Atlanta gives Wood-Mizer the ability to showcase two of our newest sawmills alongside our industry-leading equipment range,” said Darryl Floyd, Wood-Mizer North America President. “The innovations that have become the WM4500 industrial sawmill and the LX250 wide capacity sawmill both represent our commitment to providing sawmill equipment that fits the various needs of sawmillers throughout the world." According to the Expo, more than 100,000 square feet of the Georgia World Congress Center will be dedicated to showcase a broad range of forestry and wood processing equipment during the 3-day exposition. Since 1950, the Expo has provided the forest products industry with a quality venue to discuss trends, discover new technologies and focus on manufacturing success. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.


Wood-Mizer introduces the compact and versatile HR150 and HR250 super horizontal band resaws designed to easily integrate into pallet and lumber operations without taking up valuable production space. The HR150 and HR250 join the Wood-Mizer range of single and multi-head band resaws that capitalize on thin-kerf blade technology to produce accurate lumber while reducing material, labor, energy, and maintenance costs. The HR150 super horizontal resaw is primarily designed to resaw cants and boards into two pieces with each pass. It can also be used as a recovery saw for slabs, flitches, and jacket boards. The HR250 is a twin blade version of the HR150. By placing one blade directly over the other blade within one compact head, the HR250 can make one or two horizontal cuts to resaw cants and boards into two or three pieces with each pass. It also works well with resawing stressed material. HR150 and HR250 Super Features - 11 ½” (290mm) wide x 10” (250mm) high capacity - 0 – 90 ft/min (0 – 27 m/min) variable feed - Setworks with digital blade position controls - Air-over-oil hydraulic blade tension - Pneumatic hold-down top rollers - Variable blade speed - HR150 starts at $13,295 USD - HR250 starts at $19,995 USD “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing our customers with the equipment necessary to be competitive in the lumber and pallet industry,” said Greg Bacon Sales Director. “The HR150 and HR250 are compact and affordable resaws that satisfy the needs of mid-size pallet and lumber operations throughout the world.” The HR150 and HR250 are powered by 25HP (18kW) saw wheel motors and 2HP (1.5kW) gearbox motors. Both machines feature a material capacity of 11 ½” x 10” (290mm x 250mm) for the ability to resaw a variety of cants, boards, and jacket boards. With heavy-duty construction, premium components, and large 28” (710mm) diameter steel band wheels, the HR150 and HR250 resaws are built to last. Control panel setworks with digital blade position controls in both imperial and metric ensure accurate height positioning of the blade when setting cut thickness. Each blade has its own setworks panel and is controlled and run independently. Pneumatic hold down rollers and an idle top roller keep material secure as it moves through the machine. Blade speed is variable to accommodate various cutting requirements and the variable feed speed is controlled by an electric motor for efficiency. Blade tension is automatic and controlled by an air-over-oil hydraulic system in order to maintain proper tensioning for longer blade life. Starting at $17,995 USD, the HR250 is also available in an economic manual version with manual saw wheel elevation, manual blade tensioning, and a single blade speed. The HR150 and HR250 horizontal band resaws are now available to order. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative.



Contact Us
  • Toll Free & Canada: (800) 477-7606
  • Direct & International: (931)381-1638
  • Location: 2508 Pillow Dr. Columbia, TN 38401
Copyright © 2020 LumbermenOnline.com - All Rights Reserved