Norwood Sawmills Introduces a Higher-Capacity Personal Bandsaw Mill


Norwood Sawmills, a leading global portable sawmill and forestry equipment manufacturer, has introduced a newly designed personal bandsaw mill in response to demands from its growing worldwide sawmilling customer base.

The next-generation LumberMate LM29 portable sawmill, based on the successful Norwood LumberLite ML26, is the next evolution in personal band mills. With beefed-up capacity, the new LM29 can handle logs up to 29 inches in diameter. Its throat opening has also been increased by over 40 percent, giving the LM29 the power to mill lumber up to 24 inches wide. An adjustable guide system has been added to provide maximum blade support through both wide and narrow cuts. Finally, the range of engines available to power this particular model has been increased to include a 16 hp V-twin Briggs Vanguard electric-start engine, in addition to 9, 13 and 14 hp recoil-start engines.

Norwood Sawmills' president, Ashlynne Dale, points out, "With bigger capacity and greater functionality, the LM29's additional utility answers a broader range of sawmilling needs. It will give Norwood's global customers affordable access to a versatile mobile bandsaw, capable of milling substantially sized softwood and hardwood logs, while remaining exceptionally easy to use and maintain."

Like its predecessor, the LumberMate LM29 boasts a useful lineup of optional add-on attachments, including log deck extensions to mill longer lumber, a trailer system to tow the sawmill to remote milling sites, toe boards to compensate for log taper, log loading winches and ramps to simplify log loading and rotating, and Norwood's patented auto-lube system, among others. With so many attachments to add over time, the mill is capable of expanding as customers' sawmilling needs do.

"Given the increased size and utility of the LM29," continues Dale, "it has earned the right to bear Norwood's flagship sawmill brand name, 'LumberMate,' a name which is synonymous with premium quality, reliability and versatility to sawyers all around the world.

"The LumberMate LM29 is an exceptionally capable sawmill that outperforms all others in its class. It's engineered to cut lumber faster and more easily, which means higher production for Norwood owners," says Dale. "And given its incredibly low purchase price, the LM29 is perfect for hobbyists, first-time sawyers and even custom sawyers."

Norwood Sawmills has been designing and building top-quality portable sawmills for over 20 years. Norwood sawmills are hard at work in over 100 countries worldwide, cutting millions of valuable board feet of lumber. With nearly 50 patents, more than the combined total of all the other sawmill companies around the world, Norwood has established itself as the clear global leader in portable sawmill technology.

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