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LumberMate LM29 Portable Sawmill

Up to 2000 Board Feet Per Day*

Mill hardwood and softwood logs up to 29” (73cm) in diameter, cut lumber up to 22” (55cm) wide and of unlimited length.

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LumberMate LM29 Portable Sawmill Up to 2000 Board Feet Per Day*

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LumberMate LM29 Portable SawmillYES! – A sawmill this useful … this reliable … this easy-to-use is within your reach! 

USEFUL and EASY TO USE – 

The LumberMate LM29’s healthy appetite for hardwood and softwood logs up to 29” (72cm) in diameter combined with its 22” (55cm) throat opening, give it the muscle to tackle most milling needs.  And it’s so easy to use that even first-time sawyers get to milling like seasoned pros in no time.  If you want to – 

  • Mill for fun or extra income, 

  • Make specialty cuts for fine woodworking,

  • Build your house or cabin out of your own trees,

  • Or even cut valuable lumber to sell for profit …

… The Norwood LumberMate LM29 is perfect for you.

U.S. Patent No. 7,784,387, 11/005,186, 12/949,877 & D638040; Canada Patent Nos. 2,488,216, 133049 & 2,687,619 & 2,687,622; EU Patent No. 001214662-0001; Brazil Patent No. DI 7001876-6; Other patents pending in multiple jurisdictions.

* Under strict test conditions at the 2011 Shoot-Out, the basic 9hp-equipped LumberLite ML26, the predecessor of the LumberMate LM29, milled 280 board feet/hour of 1” x 12” x 8’ yellow poplar lumber (equivalent to 2240 board feet/day). Actual production figures vary depending upon many variables.

Photos throughout this site may show Norwood equipment and sawmills, including the LumberPro, LumberMate, LumberLite and PortaMill, equipped with optional attachments.

LumberMate LM29INNOVATION:

With more portable sawmill patents than all the other portable sawmill companies around the world combined, Norwood is the proven global leader in sawmilling technology.  The LumberMate LM29 is equipped with some of Norwood’s latest groundbreaking advancements in sawmill innovation including Norwood’s patented auto-locking sawhead and laminated sawhead technologies. 
 


QUALITY-BUILT:

Quality-built in the U.S.A. and Canada by highly-trained, highly-skilled operators with leading-edge fabrication and machining technologies, the LumberMate LM29, like all Norwood portable sawmills, is built rugged to accurately cut hundreds of thousands of board-feet of valuable lumber day-in and day-out.
 


VERSATILE:

Fully-customizable, the LumberMate LM29 keeps all your options open – Add available attachments at any time to meet your growing sawmilling needs … Like extensions to mill longer logs, trailer system to tow your sawmill from woodlot to woodlot, log loading/rolling system, toe boards, board offloading rollers, lap siding/shingle making jigs, etc..

Your sawmilling career is just beginning. There’s a good chance your operation will grow over time.  With the Norwood LM29, your sawmill will grow with you.
 

U.S. Patent No. 7,784,387, 11/005,186, 12/949,877 & D638040; Canada Patent Nos. 2,488,216, 133049, 2,687,619 & 2,687,622; EU Patent No. 001214662-0001; Brazil Patent No. DI 7001876-6; Other patents pending in multiple jurisdictions.

* Under strict test conditions at the 2011 Shoot-Out, the basic 9hp-equipped LumberLite ML26, the predecessor of the LumberMate LM29, milled 280 board feet/hour of 1” x 12” x 8’ yellow poplar lumber (equivalent to 2240 board feet/day). Actual production figures vary depending upon many variables.
Photos throughout this site may show Norwood equipment and sawmills, including the LumberPro, LumberMate, LumberLite and PortaMill, equipped with optional attachments.
 

Made in the U.S.A. & Canada – All parts in the LumberMate LM29 are quality-built in Canada and the U.S.A. by highly-trained, highly-skilled operators with cutting-edge fabrication and machining technologies. Norwood does not make anything in China, Taiwan or Poland, like some other companies.

Industrial-Grade Powder-Coat – Like all forestry equipment bearing the Norwood name, the LumberMate is protected by industrial-grade powder-coat – electrostatically-applied, thermoset polymer cured under heat to create a hard finish which is much tougher than the old-fashioned spray paint used by other companies which is more prone to premature rust, chips and scratches.

Smooth Sawhead Feed – Guide the sawhead through the cut with finger-tip pressure – allows you to judge the best speed for smooth cuts through knots and denser core wood. No arm-numbing cranking.

Patented Auto-Lock Sawhead – Patented Norwood sawhead friction-winch system delivers easy, effortless vertical sawhead operation.  Auto-locking sawhead eliminates two time-consuming operations at every cut – the LM29 looks after locking and unlocking the sawhead for every board you mill. That saves hours of wasted time and increases your production.

Blade-Guide Rollers – Precision-machined, hardened and zinc-dichromate-plated 1¼” blade-guide rollers each fitted with sealed double ball-bearings. Optional ceramic guides also available.

Sawdust Exhaust – Sawdust exhausts on far side of mill away from you – not at your feet and in your shoes like other sawmills.

Blade Lube System – Keeps the saw blade pitch-free in softwoods.  Delivers water directly to the blade at the point of entry into the cut.  Large custom-molded water bottle with wide-mouth filling port for easy refilling.  Optional auto-lube system to automatically turn the flow of water on and off also available.

Comfort-Height Operator’s Station – Standard on the LumberMate LM29, the convenience and comfort of the ergonomic tilt operator’s station.

Easy Working Position – Elevate as desired for easy log loading or add the optional trailer system with support legs.

Log-Clamping System – Screw-crank log-dog and opposing dual vertical-adjust log-rests firmly clamp logs in the round, cants and boards as thin as 1” (2.5cm).  3-function log rests simplify clamping both logs in the round and squared cants, and rotating logs without hang-ups.  Micro-precision log-rest adjusting bolts guarantee perfectly true 90-degree cuts.

Smooth-Action Carriage Wheels – Large CNC-machined upper carriage wheels fitted with sealed double bearings key to smooth, effortless rolling action.  Rubber under-track wheels for extra security and stability.

Rock-Solid Stability – Rigid 4-post carriage frame and patented laminated sawhead construction deliver superior strength and torsional stability.

Versatile – Backed by the brand-name company you can trust, the LumberMate LM29 comes standard as the most reliable, easiest-to-use  sawmill in its class.  And it gets better … At any time … now, or ten years from now, you can add sawmill attachments to grow your ML26 – add extra extensions to mill longer logs, trailer system, log loading/rolling system and more.  So you keep all of your options open.

  • Boost your mill’s capacity.
  • Expand your mill’s functionality.
  • Grow your mill’s productivity.

The LumberMate LM29 portable sawmill can churn out up to a whopping 2000 board feet of lumber a day … in its basic configuration**.

Add capacity-boosting and productivity-boosting attachments to expand what you can do with your LM29 … and how fast you can do it.

Grow your LM29 when you want … how you want.  Add any of the optional portable sawmill attachments at any time – now, or down the road.

 

Trailer, Sub-Frame & Support Jack System for the LumberMate LM29 and LumberLite ML26 Portable Sawmills
Trailer/Support Leg Package  – Tow your LumberMate LM29 on highways behind a pickup* and through the woodlot right to your milling site behind an ATV or pickup.  When you get there, quickly and solidly level the log deck with the adjustable support outriggers. Package includes a sub-frame that rigidly and solidly supports both the log deck and trailer system components. It also includes a solid 1400 pound-rated single axle, 12” wheels, highway running-lights and wiring harness, safety chains, 2” (50mm) coupler and 8 support legs.  Note: Maximum of one 4-foot bed extension recommended on trailer-equipped model. (Item No. ML26-41150)

Tip: Add an additional sub-frame section and pair of support legs. (Item No. ML26-41150-B) to support additional 4-foot bed extension.

 

 

4-Foot Bed Extension – Standard, the LumberMate LM29 mills up to 12’ 8” (3.8m) long.  To mill logs nearly 17-feet (5.0m), add a 4-ft (1.2m) extension.  Or, add as many extensions as you need to mill logs of any length. Each 4-foot extension bolts permanently to the end of the log deck. Note: Maximum of one 4-foot extension recommended on trailer-equipped model. (Item No. ML26-41130)  Additional log rest/dog clamping assemblies sold separately.

 

 

Log Loading, Rolling & Ramp System for the LumberMate LM29 and LumberLite ML26 portable band sawmills.
Log Loading/Rolling & Ramp Package – Load and roll logs onto your LM29 easier and more securely.  Pass the winch cable over and around the log, connect it to the log deck frame and operate the winch – the log rolls up the ramps onto the bed.  It also makes rolling (rotating) the log on the bed a snap, and holds the log firmly for dogging. Enables one person to operate the sawmill alone easily. Package includes two loading ramps, a 2-speed 1800 lb. winch, mast/boom & receiver and log-rolling hook. (Item No. ML26-41400)

 

 

 

 

 

Carriage Cover custom-fitted to protect Norwood LumberMate LM29 and LumberLite ML26 sawmills. Also available in Norwood Green.
Saw Carriage Cover – Protect your LumberMate LM29 with a custom-made Norwood cover. Made from the same rugged material used for transport-truck covers – they’re rip, rot and UV-resistant.  Tailored specifically for the LumberMate LM29 to fit snuggly over the whole carriage.  Available in two colors: Norwood orange and Norwood green – it’s your choice. 
  (Norwood Orange - Item No. ML26-41290 
  (Norwood Green - Item No. ML26-41290G)

 

 

Lap Siding & Shingle-Making System fits virtually any portable bandmill.
Lap Siding & Shingle Making Package – Make shiplap siding and cedar shingles quickly and easily. With this unique sawmill jig, cut lap-siding up to 9” (22.5cm) wide, with taper widths down to a feather-edge.  Reconfigure the jigs and make cedar-shake shingles 9” (22.5cm) wide and up to 16” (40cm) long – Each pass makes two shingles.  Two jigs per set. 

Tip: To double shingle production, add an extra set. (Item No. 41270-MK2)

 

 

Toe Boards for the LumberMate LM29 and LumberLite ML26 band sawmills.
Toe Boards – Trees are wider at the butt making it hard to mill true lumber parallel to the heart of the log. Shimming is time-consuming hard work. Compensate for taper to mill true, high-value lumber fast and easy.  Choose the perfect height for each log thanks to the manual hydraulic bottle jack. Steel rollers make repositioning the log lengthwise along the bed easy. Two toe board units per set.
Note: Image of toe boards mounted on LM Pro shown. (Item No. ML26-41285B)

 

 

Board Offloader System speeds up offloading boards on Norwood HD36, LM29, MX34 & ML26 portable sawmills.
Board Offloaders – Offload lumber fast and easy with a set of board offloaders.  Push the fresh-sawn board or slab onto the bunk-mounted rollers and shoot it down to the end of the bed for fast, efficient unloading and stacking.  Quickly retractable so there’s zero interference when milling oversized logs and cants. Four roller assemblies per set. 
(Item No. 41287)

 

 

Clamp cants and boards on the LumberMate LM29 and LumberLite ML26 bandmills quickly with the cam dog.
Cam Dog – Ideal for instant clamping of squared cants and boards with a quick push of the handle. Use the standard log dog to clamp your log in the round and the cam dog to clamp squared beams and lumber. The pick’s blunt-nose design reduces marring of your valuable lumber. Clamp as low as ¾” above bunk height. (Item No. ML26-CD01)

 

 

Speeds up dogging and rolling small to mid-sized logs on any of the Norwood HD36, LM29, MX34 & ML26 portable sawmills.  Photo shows system installed on Pro sawmill.
Rapid-Dogging and Rolling System – If you mill mainly small to mid-sized sawlogs 6” - 16” (15 - 40cm) in diameter, this patented dogging and rolling system is engineered to save you time and hassle. You’ll find your sawlog is easy to turn – even by hand!  Dogging is lightning fast thanks to the one-handed, single-action log dog clamps designed specifically to handle mid-size dimension logs. Two units per set.
Note: Image of rapid-dogging/rolling units mounted on LM Pro shown. (Item No. 41295)

 

 

Patented Norwood Dura-Guide band sawmill ceramic blade guides.
Dura-Guide™ Ceramic Blade Guides – Originally designed for the Norwood Pro, LumberMate LM29 owners can now also benefit from the improved performance delivered by Norwood’s patented ceramic guides. The Dura-Guides deliver full 3-sided support to maximize stability in the cut.  The ceramics are more durable than rollers & bearings, they run cooler and virtually silent, and are less affected by sawdust build-up and freezing.  And, because they eliminate blade deflection and down-pressure, they help extend blade life. Kit includes a pair of precision-machined patented ceramic blade guide blocks and shafts, a complete set of ceramic inserts, a template and all hardware. (Item No. MILL-BGCRK)

 

 

Patented auto-lube system for band sawmills.
Auto-Lube Kit – Automate the blade lubrication system on your LM29. Water automatically flows when you activate the throttle, and stops when you release.  Saves two operator functions for each board you cut. (Item No. MILL-WLKIT)

 

It’s easy to pick the Norwood portable sawmill that’s right for you!

It’s almost as sure as the sun will come up tomorrow you’ll be looking for more milling capacity and more functions, later on down the road. You need a sawmill that can grow with you.  Norwood believes in making a few portable bandsaw mills really well and then putting you in charge of where your mill goes from there.

Cutting Capacities
Log Diameter: 
  • 29" (72 cm)
Board Width: 
  • 22" (55 cm)
Log Length: 
  • 12' 9" (3.8 m)
Power Selections
Engine Type: 
  • 14hp (429cc) OHV Kohler
  • 13hp (389cc) OHV Honda GX-Series
  • 16hp (479cc) V-Twin OHV Briggs Vanguard
Dimensions
Bed Length: 
  • 16’ (4.8 m)
Width: 
  • 5’11” (1.8 m)
Blade Length: 
  • 144”
Bandwheels: 
  • 19” x 5/8” (47.5 x 1.5 cm)
Drive: 
  • Centrifugal clutch
Set Display: 
  • 2”, 1”, ¾”, 9/8”, 6/4” standard scale
Features & Attachments
Laminated Sawhead: 
  • Standard
Auto-Sawhead Lock: 
  • Standard
Auto Blade-Lube System: 
  • Optional
Manual Blade Lube System: 
  • Standard
Dura-Guide © Ceramic Blade Guides: 
  • Optional
Roller Blade Guides w/Twin-Sealed Bearings: 
  • Standard
Comfort-Height © Adjustable Operator Station: 
  • Standard
Leveling Feet: 
  • Standard
Manual Functions & Attachments
Cam Dogs: 
  • Optional
Bed Extensions - 4' (1.2m) Permanent: 
  • Optional
Trailer & Support Jack Package: 
  • Optional
Log Loader/Roller & Ramps System: 
  • Optional
Toe Boards: 
  • Optional
Single/Lap Siding Jigs: 
  • Optional
Carriage Cover: 
  • Optional
Board-Off-Rollers: 
  • Optional
Rapid-Dogging & Roller System: 
  • Optional

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