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Finish beams up to 27”W* x 21”H** (69cm x 53cm).

Precisely shape and plane beams & oversized boards with maximum efficiency, right on your sawmill, with a Norwood Log Moulder LX26. 

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Log Moulder LX26

INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
MANUAL OPTIONS
TECH DATA

LumberPro HD36 portable sawmill in fully hydraulic configuration. Precisely shape and plane beams & oversized boards with maximum efficiency, right on your sawmill, with a Norwood Log Moulder LX26.

If you’re ready to take your sawing operation to the next level, the Log Moulder LX26 is an incredibly powerful addition to your milling.




  • Plane, finish, and shape cants and oversized boards right on your mill…
  • Precision-mould and joint for log-home construction…
  • Plane over-length lumber and full-size beams…
  • Customize porch columns, balcony & staircase posts, and more…
  • Craft unique furniture out of heavy, large dimension lumber woods



If you saw for profit, you’ll position yourself as the exclusive “go to” source for premium, finished wood products unavailable anywhere else…

If you’re an expert builder of custom homes, you’ll be recognized and sought after as the designer of unique, award-worthy showpieces…

If you’re a creative artist who takes pride in crafting fine furnishings & unique décor that are truly one-of-a-kind, you’ll find it exciting how easily you can transform ordinary into extraordinary

If you’ve always dreamed of building a log home, you’ll discover how easily and beautifully this can now be accomplished.

You Can Do it ALL with a LX26:

“I got a load of pine delivered, and I’m pretty amazed with what I was able to do with the Log Moulder LX26 Norwood created to mill those timbers. The finish is really smooth. It is amazing how clean they came out. I think you could come up with a million ways to use the Log Moulder.” ~ Larry Fleece, ON

U.S. Patent Nos. 7,784,387, 11/005,186, 8,215, 216, 8,261,645, 8,261,647, 12/949,877, D639,319 & D654,101; Canada Patent Nos. 2,488,216, 132823, 2,687,619, 2,687,622, 2,687,623, 2,688,407, 2,696,974, 2,782,909, 2,806,456, 2,800,791 & 134185; EU Patent Nos. 001212393-0001 & 001217277-0001; Brazil Patent No. DI 7001877-4; Other patents pending in multiple jurisdictions. * Due to many variables, actual production figures may vary.

OVERVIEW

Quick & Efficient: TWO Operations
Successfully Achieved on ONE Platform
Here’s How It Works…

The Log Moulder LX26 works right on your sawmill, mounting on the rails of your mill. This means you can finish your beams immediately after squaring your log, all in one smooth step, without moving your log to another machine.

Equipped with a vertically-adjustable, horizontally-configured cutter-head, the LX26 easily connects to the log deck of your sawmill, rolling smoothly along the length of the bed, exactly like the sawmill carriage.


Can the LX26 Handle It? – You Bet! Your sawmill is built specifically to handle full size logs, and the LX26 is designed to easily take full advantage of your sawmill’s muscle.

Supported by Norwood’s long history of innovation and attention to detail, the LX26 can finish boards and beams much bigger than traditional planers & moulders can.

You can depend on Norwood’s consistently high standard of excellence built into every aspect of the LX26.

U.S. Patent Nos. 7,784,387, 11/005,186, 8,215, 216, 8,261,645, 8,261,647, 12/949,877, D639,319 & D654,101; Canada Patent Nos. 2,488,216, 132823, 2,687,619, 2,687,622, 2,687,623, 2,688,407, 2,696,974, 2,782,909, 2,806,456, 2,800,791 & 134185; EU Patent Nos. 001212393-0001 & 001217277-0001; Brazil Patent No. DI 7001877-4; Other patents pending in multiple jurisdictions. * Due to many variables, actual production figures may vary.

The Norwood LX26 “12-Points of Value”

Maximum Efficiency
Your saw carriage and the Log Moulder LX26 work cooperatively on the log deck. It’s convenient and as simple as this:

  • First, square your log.
  • Second, simply guide your Log Molder along the same track over the beam to finish to your exact specifications.
    Simple. Seamless. Smart.

Reliable Power Plant
When you unleash the ample capacity of the tried and true 13hp Briggs engine, you’ll always have more than enough power to the cutter head via a centrifugal clutch.

Finish Planks & Beams Up to 27” Wide
Reliably finish beams up to 27”W* x 21”H** (69cm x 53cm). The laterally-adjusting cutterhead housing slides up to 11” sideways, making it possible to plane surfaces up to 19” wide with one drum, or up to 27” when equipped with a second optional drum.

Extreme Log Length
Need to finish over-length timber? The LX26 won’t miss a beat. Simply add log deck extensions to lengthen your sawmill track and you’re in business. See? … Easy!

Large-Diameter Cutterhead Drums
A beefy 8” x 4 13/16” cutterhead outfitted with a pair of 8” corrugated HSS planing knives are standard equipment on the versatile LX26. Add a second optional 8” cutterhead to plane beams and planks up to 16” in a single pass (Item No. LX26-CH8).

Opportunity to Unleash Your Creativity
For even more versatility and creativity, select from an array of optional shaped-knife packages to mould different log profiles. Fun and potentially profitable for you!

Quick Knife Change-Over & Adjustment
Change knives quickly and easily through the easy-access hatch. All you need are a 6mm Allen key and a set of locking & adjusting screws. A simple block ensures the knife edge is precisely where it needs to be.

Easily Adaptable to Multiple Sawmills
Your efficiency is assured, because the LX26 is designed to adapt to a variety of sawmill models including Norwood’s HD36, LM29, MX34, & ML26. PLUS, it fits Norwood’s 2000, MK3 & MK4-series sawmills.

The adjustable carriage wheels accommodate rails 31”-33-1/2” apart, and 40-1/2-43” apart (79cm-85cm & 103cm-110cm).

Low-Shock Drive
The belt-drive transmission on the LX26 provides smooth operation, while minimizing the irritating shock and “chatter” of direct-drive mechanisms. When belt changing is required, no problem. The belt is tensioned in seconds by a single, easy-access tensioning ring between the motor and motor mount. You’re back to work in a quick ten minutes.

Low-Maintenance
For maximum enjoyment of your LX26, everything is designed for low maintenance. For example, the powder-coated chassis means superior rust-resistance compared to ordinary wet-coat paint. The cutter bearings are sealed for maintenance-free operation, as is the drive motor. Just lubricate the transmission chain, sprockets, and trapezoidal threaded bars, clean out wood debris, and keep on cutting!

Easy Chip Extraction
And, last but not least, the outdoor-operated gas-powered Log Moulder LX26 doesn’t need additional chip extraction equipment. You’ll appreciate this simple but smart design element, as it makes things even easier for you.

Precision Log Control
The LX26 has optional log posts for accurate, stable, and safe adjustment of ALL sized logs over the entire length of the bed. This allows extremely accurate positioning of the log to the left and right of the sawmill. The result? Perfectly conjoined log profiles from end to end (Item No. LX26-REST).

OPTIONS

Unleash Your Creativity

The Norwood LX26 Log Moulder is just the beginning. Your imagination is the journey!

“I think you could come up with a million ways of using the LX26 Log Moulder.” – Larry Fleece, ON

For even more versatility and creativity, plane wider and experiment with different optional shaped-knife packages to mould different log profiles.

 

Cutterhead Kit (8-inch)
Cutterhead Kit (8-inch) – The LX26 comes standard with a beefy 8” x 4 13/16” cutterhead outfitted with a pair of 8” corrugated HSS planing knives. Add a second optional 8” cutterhead to plane beams and planks up to 16” in a single pass. (Item No. LX26-CH8)

 

Cant Rest
Cant Rest – Accurate, stable, and safe adjustment of the cant facilitates accurate positioning of the log to the left and right of the sawmill. The result? Perfectly conjoined log profiles from end to end. (Item No. LX26-REST)

 

Knives - 210mm x 1.5” x 8mm planer knives
Knives - 210mm x 1.5” x 8mm planer knives (1 pair) (Item No. LX26-KN-P-0035)

 

Knife Profile Package - 6” x 8” Traditional D
Knife Profile Package - 6” x 8” Traditional D (Knives - 3 pair) (Item No. LX26-KN-TD-6X8)

 

Knife Profile Package 6 inch Swedish Cope
Knife Profile Package - 6” Swedish Cope (Knives - 2 pair) (Item No. LX26-KN-SC-6)

 

Knife Profile Package 8 inch Swedish Cope
Knife Profile Package - 8” Swedish Cope (Knives - 2 pair) (Item No. LX26-KN-SC-8)

SAWMILL SPECS

Cutting Capacities
Maximum Cant Height: 
23.75" (LM29 & MN26) 21" (HD36) 36”
Maximum Planing Width (2 passes): 
19” (single drum) 27” (with 2nd optional drum)
Cant Height (Last board minimum)1 (Minimum distance from cutter to top of log deck): 
4.75" (LM29 & MN26) 2" (HD36)
Power Plant
Gasoline Engine: 
13hp (420cc) Briggs recoil-start
Weight & Dimensions
Length: 
40” (102cm)
Width: 
65” (165cm)
Height: 
41.5” (105cm)
Weight: 
450 lbs (205 kg) Approx.
Lateral distance between carriage wheels (distance between log deck rails): 
Variable: 31"-33½" & 40½"-43" (79cm-85 cm & 103cm - 110cm)
Cutterhead
Drum Length: 
8” (205 mm)
Drum Diameter: 
4 13/16" (122 mm)
Drum Speed: 
4680 RPM
Included Knives (with standard drum): 
8” (205 mm) corrugated HSS planer
Lateral Adjustment (Maximum): 
11” (28 cm)
Optional 2nd Drum: 
8” x 4 13/16" (205 mm x 122 mm)
Knife Pattern Protrusion (Maximum): 
1” (25 mm)
Moulding Depth (Maximum): 
3/4” (19 mm)
WARRANTY
Warranty: 
1 year limited (knives and belts not included). Engine warranted by Briggs.

1 Defined by the minimum distance from the cutter to the top of the log deck cross-bunks. If your sawmill does not have raised cross bunks, or if you wish to finish last boards smaller than the minimums shown, you may need to build up your cross-bunks to reduce the distance between the top of the log deck and the cutter head. In all cases, the LX26 must be removed from the sawmill before trailering or transporting the sawmill.

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