Ultra-compact sawmill for maximum quality and affordability

An affordable sawmill for low-volume timber processing to support your business or hobby.


The LT15START is the ideal affordable sawmill for straightforward timber processing with sturdy construction and simple features. Woodworkers, farmers, furniture makers, and builders who want to save money by producing their own sawn timber from logs will find that the LT15START will exceed their expectations for an entry-level sawmill.

The LT15START cuts logs up to 70 cm in diameter and 5.4 m long with the standard bed. In order to cut longer logs, bed extensions can be added to extend the sawmill bed to any required cutting length.

The sawmill features push feed and a manual crank for repositioning the blade for the next cut.

Thin-kerf blades require minimal energy consumption, so a 5.5 kW electric motor provides sufficient power to cut all wood types. A 14 HP petrol engine is also available on the LT15START.

Logs are secured to the bed by the three standard log clamps and six adjustable backstops. The head height is precisely positioned by a hand crank and cutting is accomplished by steadily pushing the sawmill head along the length of the log with light pressure. Once the cut is completed, the head is raised, and then pulled back and lowered into position for the next cut.

A water tank feeds lubrication directly to the blade to improve cutting performance and keep the blade clean. The adjustable blade guide arm keeps the blade well-supported while cutting various sized material. Blade tension is easily adjusted, and keeps the blade at the proper tension for cutting.

Popular Options

Optional log loading ramps aid loading large logs with spring loaded brackets. Easily cut longer logs by adding additional bed extensions.


Easy Shipping

Ships on one pallet and assembles in less than a day.

Three log clamps

Secure logs and allow you to cut as low as 25 mm from the bed.

Plane and Mould Finished Beams

Saw logs and plane and mould finished beams by adding the MP100 Planer/Moulder to your LT15 sawmill.

High Quality Blade Rollers

Fully adjustable and high quality guides manufactured by Wood-Mizer specifically for our sawmills.

Thin-Kerf Wood-Mizer Blades

Cut hardwoods and softwoods with Wood-Mizer’s wide range of blades.

Electric Motor Options

Choose from several electric motors to meet your requirements.

Petrol Engine Option

Plenty of power for cutting and results in a low power bill.

Manual Feed and Up/Down

Adjust blade height with the crank up/down and gently push the blade into the cut.



Power 5.5 kW Electric
7.5 kW Electric
14 HP Petrol (KOHLER Command PRO CH440)
Max. Log Diameter 70 cm
Max. Log Length 5.2 m (2 segments 2.7 m each, M2 Bed)
5.4 m (3 segments 1.95 m each, S3 Bed)
7.9 m (3 segments 2.7 m each, M3 Bed)
Max. Width of Cut 64 cm
Max. Cant Width 59 cm
Max. Depth of Cut 27 cm
Setworks N/A
Head Up/Down Hand Crank
Electric (Chain)
Head Forward/Reverse Manual Push
Blade Guide Arm Manual
Blade Lubrication Manual Valve
Blade Tension System Screw with Gauge
Debarker N/A
Additional Options N/A
Sawdust Collection Port Diameter 101.6 mm (4”)
Length 4010 mm
Width 32 mm
35 mm
Diameter 483 mm
Type Belted
Blade Wheel Material Cast Iron
Bed Construction Twin Rail
Angled Bed Rails N/A
Bed Extensions Additional Bed Sections: 1.95 m or 2.7 m
Trailer Package N/A
Manual S3 Bed (3 segments 1.95 m each): 6 Side Supports, 3 Manual Log Clamps
M2 Bed (2 segments 2.7 m each): 4 Side Supports, 2 Manual Log Clamps
Log wedge
STANDARD Hydraulic N/A
SUPER Hydraulic N/A
Frame Construction Semi-Cantilever
Power Requirements 400 V, 11 A (5,5 kW)
400 V, 16 A (7,5 kW)
Standards CE
Options Log Loading Ramps
Cant Hook
Log Moulder/Planer MP100