Logosol M5 – In Its Best Form
The original Logosol Sawmill – fully functional at an optimal price.
M5 is a refined version of the original Logosol sawmill, introduced in 1989, which has now reached its optimal function. M5 is the most sold model of all Logosol sawmills, so there is no doubt that it is a good sawmill. If you are not going to saw that much, or if you for instance are only going to use the sawmill for log house moulding, you can save some money by choosing a Logosol M5. It lacks some features that the M8 has, however, and it cannot be combined with the new accessories that have been specially developed for the M8.
Differences between M5, M8 and Woodworker’s Mill
5,5 m (18 ft)
50 cm (20")
Sturdy and appealing
2,5 m (9 ft)
50 cm (20")
Sturdy and appealing
Cotter pin in lifting beam
Handles most sizes
The sawmill can work with all standard shape logs up to 4.6 m (15") length. Extensions are available to easily add length to process longer logs. Half metre extensions are normally added to provide extra length and support for longer logs. The low profile chain is available in 40 cm (16"), 50 cm (20") and 63 cm (25") cutting lengths to handle most log diameters (even longer chains can be added to handle those extra large logs). Logs too large to place on the sawmill can be cut by placing the sawmill on the log.
The mill, when assembled, will cut accurately. Because of the high quality and precision of the parts, none of the angles need setting. The only adjustment required is for the cutting height and once that is set, the mill is accurate in all dimensions.
The entire sawmill is made of anodized extruded aluminium and weighs only 52 kg (115 lbs) - it can easily be carried by one person and transported on a car roof-rack to remote areas. Move the mill, not the logs.
Made of anodized, extruded aluminium, the mill is extremely strong for it's size, easily supporting and lifting over ten times it's weight. The aluminium is of the highest quality available, in the same class as that used for aircraft construction.
This mill is designed with the operator in mind. Everything is at the right height for long hours of operation without back strain. It is easy to use - no pushing the saw through the wood.
The M5 is rust proof - all parts are weather resistant. Anodised aluminium, stainless steel bolts and nylon slides are used in the construction. There is very little to break, adjust or wear out in this mill.
The work site
The logs are best handled on a log deck and the sawmill is designed to allow the logs to be rolled directly from the log table onto the log bed and to be sawn at a comfortable working height.
The log is placed on one or two log beds which can be moved up and down. One end of the log is held in place by a spiked bumper. The saw runs on a straight guide rail and saws the log very accurately. The special chain and bar allow the chainsaw to cut straight with very high accuracy even in low-grade quality saw logs.
Smooth surface finish
The surface is so smooth on lumber finished with the M5, it can be finished with a belt sander. With the ease of log handling and positioning, using the independent log bed suspension, you can maximise the cutting of the log to produce the best lumber.
Unique, low-profile ripping chain
The chain used on this sawmill is manufactured by the world's leading chainsaw manufacturer and has been proven as a reliable cutting solution. It produces an amazingly smooth surface. This narrow chain takes only 6 mm (¼") kerf. Easily sharpened, these chains will last through 7 cubic meters (3000 board feet) of cutting.
This sawmill has been designed with safety in mind. The chain pulls the wood against the bed, firmly holding it in place while cutting. The use of the mill involves both hands, keeping the possibility of accidents at a minimum.
Independent log bed suspension
The two log beds move up and down, separately allowing for easy levelling of the log to achieve the most productive cut. This feature also provides the ability to produce tapered and angle cuts.
Log bed raises in two increments
You can easily switch from 6 mm (¼") to 3 mm (1/8") increments to produce lumber to the accuracy desired. Three pulleys combined with a nylon poly line provide maximum lifting capacity. Easily lifts a log up to 500 kg (1100 lbs).
Each M5 comes with a 34 page instruction manual.
Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs) without saw unit.
Length: Standard length is 5.0 m (16 ft 5")
Width: 1.0 m (40")
Distance between log beds: 1.8 m (71")
Log diameter: Up to 60 cm (24"), with the possibility of sawing logs of larger diameters.
Log length: Standard lenght is 4.6 m (15 ft), but you can extend the sawmill to any length.
Accessories: Gas chainsaws, electric chainsaws, guide bars, chains, log house molder etc.