Clarke Custom Steel Inc.

Model #20 - Clarke Portable Sawmills


The new Clarke Model #20 cuts a log 30 inches in diameter by 17 feet long. It comes with a 13 HP Honda gas engine, electric start, and electric winch that lifts the head up and down. This mill is designed to sit on the ground when in operation. Options available are the trailer package, loading ramps, longer cutting bed and larger horse power motor. This is our most affordable mill for the weekend or part time sawyer.

Some standard features don't apply to the new Model #20 as it sits on the ground and it is priced to assist the part-time sawyer get started. Give us a call at 705-324-2700 anytime and we will explain the difference.

Clarke band sawmills are appropriate for both personal and business use. Since they are both easy to use and affordable, our mills are used in business to generate revenue and also by those looking for an interesting hobby.

Clarke portable sawmills consist of a base in which the log is clamped to. The lumber is sawed as the carriage of the unit passes through the log. In addition to being easy to use, Clarke mills are completely portable and can be taken into any woodlot location.

Clarke mills are capable of sawing both hard and softwood. Logs of up to 30' in diameter and 20' long can be cut with these mills.

The mills are designed with a solid twin rail constructed of 3' x 6' tubing which gives a stronger frame to anchor your logs to. This construction allows for more accurate sawing with no shifting of heavy logs and does not require supporting arms.

All Clarke mills come with the following standard features:

  • Our swedish-made bandsaw blades are 1 ¼' by .042 x 3/4' pitch for accurate cutting and less lumber waste. Blades are enclosed behind removable shields on both sides for operator safety. These blades can be changed in 5 minutes and can be re-sharpened many times.
  • Blade oiler to be used when working with sappy lumber
  • 4 jacks with a total capacity of 20,000 lbs with can be set-up in 10 minutes
  • Trailer package featuring a single axle with 3500 lb capacity, steel fenders, a 2' ball and safety chains
  • Bed extensions or extra-long beds are available when placing an order.
  • 20 HP Honda gas engine with electric start are available on all models except model #50 (any name brand motor can be ordered).
  • Manufacturer's warranty on all engines
  • Saw guides with industrial bearings
  • Clamping system to secure round or square logs
  • Ruler gauge attached to the side of the head to achieve the desired lumber thickness
  • The model #20 and model #50 comes with an 18' band wheel and uses a 14' 5' blade
  • The model #100 - #350 comes with a 25' band wheel and uses a 16' 11' blade, all frame jacks are more adjustable and have a better leveling system, and tongues are removable.

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