LumberPro HD36 Portable Sawmill
Get the same big-log capacity as mega-sized industrial sawmills, but at just a fraction of the price, with the LumberPro HD36 portable sawmill – Mill hardwood and softwood logs up to 36” (90cm) in diameter, slice boards up to 28” (70cm) wide and process wood of any length.
Start with your LumberPro manually configured. Then add hydraulics or other commercial-capacity options down the road. Whether you are planning on milling lumber to build your own home or planning on milling commercially as a way of life, there’s good chance someday you’ll want to take on bigger projects. The LumberPro HD36 won’t hold you back … it’ll grow with you.
And, quality-built in the U.S.A. and Canada, it’s made to handle heavy logs and mill accurate lumber under even the toughest conditions.
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.
Huge Capacity Maximizes Your Output
The LumberPro’s appetite for massive logs up to 36” (90cm) in diameter combined with its best-in-class throat-opening of 28” (70cm) give you the power to mill virtually any hardwood or softwood tree into valuable lumber.
Norwood engineers loaded the LumberPro HD36 with their very latest groundbreaking advancements in sawmill technology. Here are just a few examples of the patented innovations built into the Pro making it the strongest, the most productive, the easiest-to-use sawmill … Period.
- Auto-locking sawhead
- Auto-on/off blade lube
- Laminated sawhead construction
- Quick-set log rests
- Auto-locking adjustable blade guide
- Dura-Guide™ ceramic guides
Engineered from the ground up to be rugged yet easy to operate. Norwood goes the extra mile to ensure your LumberPro band sawmill is every bit as tough as the jobs you give it.
The LumberPro’s wide-track log deck built of twin double-plated commercial-grade-steel rails is stronger than the competition and 2X stiffer. Sure, there’s a whole lot of steel , but the real secret to making the LM Pro’s log deck stronger than the others is the way it’s formed – 400-ton press-formed strengthening debossments boost rigidity and strength. What’s more, the boxed front and rear end-frames are extra-rigid structures that provide added strength and torsional stability.
The LumberPro’s rigid 4-post carriage frame is fortified with structurally-engineered and reinforced 2” x 5” (5cm x 12.5cm) precision-extruded vertical guides, and heavy-gauge 2½” structural tubular-steel rear vertical mounts and front horizontal stabilizer bar. The LumberPro’s solid 4-post frame effortlessly manages higher load inputs to mill with accuracy and control.
Ultimate Versatility – Manual to Hydraulic
With unprecedented versatility, the LumberPro HD36 has a broader selection of optional attachments than any other sawmill on the market. Super-productive even in its stock manual configuration, you’re free to step up its output and performance even more with yield-boosting attachments. And you’re free to choose when, and how.
Start very affordably with standard stationary LumberPro HD36. Then, build up your Pro as your milling operation grows, adding hydraulic or manual log loaders, log turner, toe boards, power feed/power setworks, etc … Add them anytime – one-at-a-time or several at once.
Ultimately, your friends may find you have a fully-hydraulic commercial-grade LumberPro HD36 bandmill in your milling shed … next to your stacks of valuable lumber.
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. 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 Lumber Pro HD36 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.
Rigid 4-Post Carriage Frame – The sawhead has to be stable and strong to make straight cuts. The only way to make absolutely sure that it can do its job is to support it on both sides. The LumberPro’s 4-post carriage frame does just that.
Customizable – Increase the LumberPro’s production, capacity, and efficiency by adding any of the optional manual or hydraulic commercial-capacity sawmill attachments at any time.
Dura-Guide© Ceramic Blade Guides – Full 3-sided saw blade support maximizes stability in the cut. More durable than bearings & rollers, they also run cooler and virtually silent, and are less affected by sawdust buildup and freezing. Because they eliminate blade deflection and down-pressure, they extend sawmill blade life by up to 40%.
Single-Action Multi-Function Operator’s Control – Activate the lever at the operator’s station and simultaneously throttle up the engine, turn on the blade lubrication and engage the centrifugal clutch. These time-saving automated functions boost your efficiency and your production.
Auto-Lock Sawhead – Patented Norwood sawhead friction makes raising and lowering the sawhead effortless and also automatically locks the sawhead. By eliminating two operator functions on every cut (locking and unlocking the sawhead), your sawing cycle times are faster and your output is greater.
Patented Laminated Sawhead Technology – Extra-rigid laminated sawhead structure with twin-reinforcing beams provide maximum strength and torsional stability for superior accuracy.
International Safety Standards – Integrated safety features including full sawmill blade protection, safety-switch equipped guards and rapid blade-brake meet rigorous international safety standards.
Oversize Bandwheels – Custom industrial-size cast-iron, precision-machined and balanced. Measuring 20¼” x 7/8” (50cm x 2.2cm), the super-wide surface area maximizes sawmill blade support, minimizes cupping and extends blade life.
Worry-Free Cross-Bunks – Narrow cross-bunk design eliminates debris build-up. Standard stainless-steel caps protect your sawmill investment and prevent staining of your valuable lumber.
Extreme-Duty Log Clamping System – Dual patented quick-locking log clamping systems lock fast, and hold firm even the knottiest logs. Fast, no-fuss functions minimize log-handling time and maximize production throughput. Designed for rapid-repositioning with available extra receivers for milling different log lengths.
Rugged Over-Centre Cam Dogs – Bite firm into both logs and cants.
Patented Norwood Quick-Set Log Rests – Adjust vertically in ¾” increments and automatically lock in position. Log rest scale decals give quick visual reference of height to the sawmill blade. Top-mounted roller wheels help with log rolling. Or, activate the back-stops for small logs and cants. Lateral quick-adjust design to independently relocate the log rests well clear of the fixed blade guide for safe milling of irregular and knotty logs.
Laser-Straight Track – Laser-machined running surface and precision-CNC-machined upper carriage wheels deliver unparalleled milling accuracy. Carriage equipped with under-track wheels for additional stability and security.
1½” Blade-Capable – The LumberPro is 1¼” and 1½” blade-capable. (Shipped standard with 1¼” blade)
Tailor your LumberPro to match your sawmilling needs – now, or later as your milling operation grows.
Your bandsaw mill is a big investment in your future. It’s a big investment in your family’s future.
It’s almost guaranteed that, sooner or later, your sawmilling jobs will get bigger. You don’t want a sawmill that will let you down because it can’t grow with you. You need a sawmill that can step up when the logs get bigger, the deadlines shorter and the loads heavier.
The LumberPro is a big, high-capacity, heavy-duty sawmill that’ll keep all your options open. Add manual, hydraulic and power functions at any time, in virtually any combination. You decide when.
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 that 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 sawmills really well and then putting you in charge of where your mill goes from there.
- Harness the muscle of hydraulics: Load, roll, clamp and raise your logs with hydraulics.
- Power-up your Pro: Set depth-of-cut, feed and offload boards by remote control.
- Choice: The Norwood LumberPro HD36 gives you the ultimate flexibility to take your milling operation in any direction … any time.
- Flexibility: Build it up… Power it up… Choose manual, hydraulic or power functions … choose any optional accessory and build the sawmill that’s perfect for you.