The LT15WIDE portable sawmill from Wood-Mizer is now available with a lithium-ion battery that reportedly operates at peak levels for eight hours. The battery version features a patent-pending “Smart Feed” technology that continuously monitors the amperage while sawing and will speed up or slow down the feed rate to optimize sawing performance.
The powered saw head up/down raises and lowers the sawmill blade quickly and accurately for the next cut with servo-driven power. An on-board computer includes 3 independent libraries that allow a sawyer to hold up to 13 board thicknesses within each library for creating custom cutting programs. An advanced saw head return includes bump return or stack return options depending on the sawyer’s needs.
The base model LT15WIDE battery-powered portable sawmill comes standard with four rechargeable lithium-ion batteries but can run on up to five or six batteries. Each battery weighs approximately 20 pounds, includes a 1.4 kWh capacity, and is covered by a 5-year warranty. The included six-battery charging base allows sawyers to charge all four batteries in under four hours, five batteries in under five hours, six batteries in under six hours, and is compatible with a standard single-phase (15 amp) 110 AC wall outlet connection.