Log-Master Saw Difference

Log-Master’s products are a better value than any other on the market today and here is why.

1. Log-Master builds the heaviest sawmills on the portable mill market. The performance of a sawmill is directly related to amount of steel and hydraulics built into that machine. That is why we use 3” x 6” x 1/4” steel in the main side rails of our large mills 3” x 2” x 1/4” steel tubing in the head rigs and 6” x 4” x 1/4” steel for the “C” Frames that carry our 30” diameter bandwheels. All of our trailer cross members are 9” x 2” x 1/4” thick. Usually our sawmill trailer alone will weigh more than the competition’s entire sawmill.

2. Our smallest model, the LM 1, weighs 1,400 lbs. The biggest competitor comes in at around 944 lbs. In the large mill bracket, the LM 6 weighs over 8,000 lbs. The competition comes in around 5,200 lbs.

3. All of the Log-Master sawmills have a built in blade lube system that is part of the head rig on the sawmill. The lube system is designed to lube both the in-feed and the out-feed of the saw blade system. The competition uses a bucket and it is an option on most sawmills. They make you buy the lube bucket.

4. We use 35 horsepower Briggs and Stratton commercial electric engines. The competition uses whatever they can get the best deal on. Now comes the problem of where will you get service on these off-brand engines. With our engines, the service rep. comes to you with just a phone call. That is not the case with other engine companies. In most cases these off brand engines will have to go to wherever that engine company has a rep. It is usually far away. We will continue to use the tried and proven best engines on the market today. We are not interested in trying to cause a problem where we don’t have one.

5. On the LM 1, we use 19” solid steel band wheels that are crowned and balanced. We use the largest and heaviest bandwheels of any manufacturer in the portable business. Our wheels weigh up to 120 lbs. each.

6. Log-Master uses a NO SIDE LOAD SYSTEM on ALL of our sawmills. This is a WRAP AROUND BEARING SYSTEM that completely eliminates side load on the sawmill. All bearings shafts run from 2” to 2 5/16” diameter on both sides of the bandwheel to eliminate side load pressure. We have never had a bearing failure on this system. The competition across the industry uses bearing systems that permit side load and lead to early bearing failure. These are bearing setups that are overhung on the front of the shaft and fail frequently. When you tension up a blade on this type of system you create overhung side pressure on the bearings and they fail.

7. Log-Master has the most precise blade tensioning system in the industry. We use hydraulic pressure with a visual gauge to strain the blade up to a precise PSI on all of our mills larger than the LM 1. There is no guess work here. We set the mill up during the manufacturing process using a tension meter. On the LM 1 we use a Torque wrench to precisely set the tension at 50 ft/lbs of Torque.

8. On Log-Master sawmills all hydraulic front dogs, back dogs and hook turners are HEAT TREATED and operate up and down on hydraulic cylinders that will press 7000 lbs. each. Most competitors use side elevating back dogs made of 1/2” plate metal. These things bend easily and have little power to move a log and clamp it properly.