Wood-Mizer introduced the first portable band sawmill in 1981. Although our first proto-type was a four-post design much like our competitors mills today, we found that the cantilever design was much better suited for portability. The ease of setup and tear down made the cantilever design a winner and it was patented by Wood-Mizer in 1985. Our competitors don’t copy our design because for years it was illegal to do so!

The first is still the best. Wood-Mizer invented the thin-kerf portable band sawmill back in 1982, and we do our very best to stay #1. Customer feedback tells us what you need and want, and that's our work order for the day.

More than 40,000 mill operators in many countries own Wood-Mizer sawmills. Some are seasoned pros who cut lumber for a living; others are hobbyists who are also serious about producing high quality work.

To meet the diverse needs of our customers, Wood-Mizer builds two categories of sawmills: manual and hydraulic.

Manual sawmills are great tools for wood enthusiasts who cut lumber for enjoyment or for occasional special projects.

Hydraulic mills are ideal for custom-cutting and for successful wood cutting operations.

Wood-Mizer stands apart for many reasons; one key element is our patented monorail construction and cutting system. It's reliable and safe: two features Wood-Mizer owners have come to trust!

For unmatched selection of thin-kerf portable band sawmills and unchallenged quality, it's Wood-Mizer.

Wood-Mizer works.
  1. We are not far away - 14 locations in the U.S., 6 in Canada and growing!
  1. Best after-sale support - provides training, performs on-site service, offers blade resharpening service, open 5 days per week and Saturdays by appointment only
  1. Full day of training included with sawmill purchase - LT10 and LT15 supplied with a training video
  1. Highest resale value of any used sawmill in the industry
  1. Over 90% of all your blade and part orders are filled and shipped the same day
  1. Chosen more often than any other manufacturer with more than 40,000 sawmills sold
  1. Most comprehensive safety, operation, and parts manuals of any manufacturer
  1. Committed to continual refinement of sawmill designs and features with over 40,000 man-hours of testing per year
  1. Revolutionized the sawmill industry with our unique monorail design patented in 1985
  1. Transferable warranties and free sign-up for Demonstrator and Custom Cutter programs