- Model 18M - Portable Band Sawmill



If you are looking are a sawmill to produce material for the farm, construction, or want to make extra money on the side but yet on a budget, take a look at the Baker 18M Portable Band Sawmill. This mill is very easy to operate. Blade height adjustment is made using a simple hand crank with chain and reduction sprockets. A brake locks the blade in place while sawing. To saw a log, you simply and easily push the carriage by hand down the length of the track. When you finish the cut, you clear the blade and pull the carriage back to the front. An efficient 20 HP gasoline engine comes standard with all Baker 18M Portable Band Sawmill models.

  • Powered by a 20HP gasoline engine (standard)
  • 18' diameter band wheels
  • Designed to saw logs up to 30” diameter x 16’-6” long
  • Roller-style blade guides
  • Thin-kerf technology results in little waste and more material recovery
  • Mechanical spring tensioning
  • Four post carriage design
  • Easy-to-read vertically-mounted blade height indicator
  • Head is raised via hand crank with chain and reduction sprockets
  • Trailer package with lights and removable single axle
  • Track is made of heavy-duty 2” x 4” tubular steel
  • Carriage movement through log requires +/-10 lbs. pressure
  • Heavy-duty log clamps
  • Optional Heavy-duty log ramps--for easy log loading
  • Simple design makes it easy to operate and maintain
  • Truly a one man mill
  • Electric start

  • Production Rate: Varies according to log diameter, thickness of cut, and experience of person running the mill.
  • Band Blades: 13 ft. 5 in. x 11/4 in.      
  • Blade Thickness: 0.035 in. (<1 mm)
  • Band Wheels: 18 in. (46 cm) diameter
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Length: 20 ft. (7.62 m)
    • Width: 74 in. (188 cm)
    • Height: 51 in. (129.5 cm)
    • Weight: 800 lbs. (635 kg)
    • Tongue Weight: 100 lbs. (45 kg)


  • Cutting Capacity: 30 in. (76 cm) diameter maximum
  • Log Length: 16 ft. 6 in. (5 m) standard


  • Engine: 20 HP gasoline engine, with 12-volt battery and electric start


  • Heavy-duty log ramps
  • Bed extensions to any length
  • Quik-Sharp blade sharpener

Other Features

  • Single-axle trailer package makes it easy to tow
  • Simple design makes it easy to operate and maintain
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • 5 gallon reservoir for water drip system
  • Spring tension on blade

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