XT980 – Sawmill

The Easy-Laser® XT980 Sawmill system will help you increase efficiency and save money in your sawmill. The system measures straightness, flatness and squareness. Simple to use, even for your own maintenance and production staff. Equally useful on band saws and circular saws.

Easy-Laser XT980 is a laser based measurement and alignment system that helps sawmills to make optimal use of their facilities. Correctly set up machines make it possible to maintain a high rate of production with the highest quality end products hour after hour.

Easy-Laser XT980 makes it fast and easy to measure and adjust reducers, counterholds, band and circular saw blades. The laser transmitter in XT980 can be used as a rotated point, which gives a ”plane” to measure against. It replaces the traditional cord/wire, that was tensioned in the centre, and enables you to move around freely in the machine, screwing and adjusting, while following the result of the adjustment in real time.

With XT980 you can measure straightness, flatness and squareness in relation to the vertical and horizontal planes if you wish. The system is easy for production and maintenance personnel to use and works for both band and circular saws. In addition, it is excellent for measuring flatness and ensuring that the base remains stable and level.

There is a rapid return on the investment through fewer production stoppages and more even quality in the sawn timber.

 Benefits of using Easy-Laser XT980: 

  • Less unplanned downtime
  • Better product quality
  • Longer lifetime for blades
  • Longer lifetime for bearings
  • Less vibration
  • Less waste material

Measurement programs

The featured programs below are the most common used with this system. Please click here for a complete overview of possibilities. *=accessories needed

Values - Extended applications

The Values program can be used for most geometrical measurements, with suitable units and brackets. Perfect for the complete machine installation phase. The Values interface can show up to four units at the same time; both measuring units and digital levels, for example. Automatic recording possible (set the interval and duration). You can make individual notes for each measurement point.


With our program for measuring straightness, you can easily measure long shafts, rolls, bearing journals, bases, overhead rails, machine structures etc. You will be able to get the result for both the horizontal and vertical alignment, graphically as well as digitally. The program automatically calculates different Best-fit results. (Requires Geo Kit)

Basic flatness*

With this program you can check the flatness of foundations and frames, using two rows of points, 2 to 8 points per row. Separate laser transmitter required. (Requires Geo Kit).

Smart functions


Measurement value filter




Multiple languages


AV connector


Sign reports electronically


Read QR and bar codes


Continue session



Save to USB memory


Save to built-in memory


Make a printout


Share your reports


Add pictures


Versatile reports

Display Unit

Type of display/size
8″ LCD capacitive multi-touch colour display
Internal battery (fixed)
Heavy duty Li Ion chargeable
USB A, USB C, Charger, AV
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Storage temperature
-20–50 °C
Wireless technology, WiFi
Relative humidity
Built-in, rear-facing
15 V
13 Mp autofocus, with LED diode
IR camera (optional)
FLIR LEPTON® (0–400 °C, 32–752 °F)
Help functions
Built-in manual
Environmental protection
IP class 66 and 67. Designed for outdoor use (pollution degree 4)
Housing material
WxHxD: 269.0×190.0x49.4 mm [10.59×7.48×1.95″]
Weight (without batteries)
1400 g [49.4 oz]
Operating time
Up to 16 h continuously


Laser Transmitter

Type of laser
Fiber-coupled diode laser
Laser wavelength
630–680 nm
Laser Safety Class
Class 2
Output power
< 1 mW
Beam diameter
6 mm [0.24″] at aperture
13 mm [0.51″] at 40 m [132′]
Working range
40 m radius [132′]
BT Wireless technology
Warning indications
Tempearature drift and shake/vibration
Type of battery
Heavy duty Li-Ion chargeable
Operating time
Up to 30 hours continuous use
Warmup time
15 min
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C [14–122 °F]
Charging temperature (battery)
0–50 °C [32–122 °F]
Storage temperature
-20–50 °C [-4–122 °F]
Relative humidity
10–95% non-condensing
Number of precision levels
2 pcs Horizontal, 1 pc Vertical
Precision level range
± 10 mm/m [± 10 mils/inch]
Precision level accuracy
± 0.02 mm/m ±1% [± 0.02 mils/inch ±1%]
Precision level sensitivity
0.001 mm/m [0.001 mils/inch]
Laser plane flatness
± 0.01 mm/m [± 0.01 mils/inch]
Squareness between laser beams
± 0.01 mm/m [± 0.01 mils/inch]
Laser head fine turning
1:1320 gear ratio
Environmental protection
N/A, designed for industrial use (pollution deg. 3)
TFT display
240×240 pixels, RGB colour
Housing material
Anodized aluminium + PC/ABS + TPU
WxHxD: 147x136x152 mm [5.79×5.35×5.98″]
2264 g [79.86 oz]

Measuring Units

XT70-M / XT70-S
BT wireless technology
Type of detector
2 axis TruePSD 20×20 mm [0.79×0.79″]
0.001 mm [0.05 mils]
Measurement accuracy
±1µm ±1%
Measurement range
Up to 20 m [66 feet]
Type of laser
Diode laser
Laser wavelength
630-680 nm
Laser class
Safety class 2
Laser output
<1 mW
Electronic inclinometer
0.1° resolution
Environmental protection
IP class 66 and 67
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Storage temperature
-20–50 °C
Relative humidity
Housing material
Anodized aluminium + PC/ABS + TPE
WxHxD: 76×76.7×45.9 mm [3.0×3.0x1.8″]
272 g [9.6 oz]
OLED display
128×64 pixels
Operating time
Up to 24 h continuously

How to align sawmill machinery with laser

In this video, we explain how you can use laser alignment equipment to align your sawmill machinery – both band saws and circular saws. With laser alignment, you will increase yield and improve product quality.

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