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wbrent
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Not running smooth on tracks
Hey folks. Hoping to get a couple ideas from the collective before the spammers show up. Having a harder time pushing the carriage down the tracks this week. It happens every once in a while. Usually means the tracks need relevelling. Did that three times. Ok. Must have dropped a log on too hard and now it’s sideways a bit. Can’t see it anyway. Felt like the top of the tracks are getting mushroomed a bit. So I files the edges to smooth. Also loosened off the wheels a bit. No fix. Any ideas? It enough that one spot I have to put my back into it to push it through the log. Not good.
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Idaho Sawer
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LM 30
What does ever one think of the LM 30
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Idaho Sawer
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Lumber mate III
When I bought this mill in 1996 Also bought the band sharpener and setter. I see now where there are different cams for the sharpener. I use 7/8 pitch bands is my old cam still good for the newer bands
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Shayne
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track width for lm30

Anybody know the track width for a lm30 or 36? I have 22ft steel extention from an older lm2000 that id like to use with a newer mill.

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Alsayyed
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vanguard 23hp is leaking oild
Hello friends I owen Norwood saw mill MX34 it was running good until yesterday I have found out oil is leaking from the vanguard engine it looks like that from the gasket I have removed the engine from the saw mill to check and buy spare parts. I am looking for the model number but it seems that was erased. My question dose anybody know what is the model number of the engine. Ahmed in Qatar
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OL' Purple Pete
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Hoping I am asking in the right place about water tank for a LM2000
I hope this the right forum to ask about a DIY water tank for a LM2000. Mine finally cratered , So I am trying to get a idea to DIY my own for my mill. Someone must have idea to make up one. Dont need it now but in the spring I will. Thanks in advance.
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mountaindog
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Blade sharpening
I’m in south central Pa, Perry county. Can anybody recommend someone to sharpen blades for my HD36?
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sawwood
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shingle att
Was cleaning out the sawmill shed and found two boxes that was opened. Looked in side and there was a square metal plate and handles. Found the instruction that said lap siding and shingle maker. We have a Mar4 mill and have never used them. Has any one used this on your mill ? Not sure if we will ever use them but might try is some day.
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Moltroub
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HD36 cable lubricant
I need y’all’s help. We are back to figuring out the sawmill and finally figured out I was sent a bad batch of blades. I cannot find in the manual which type of lubricant to use for the cables. My brain is thinking I just used the ATF but can’t remember. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Fred K
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Norwood customer service
Have any of you been having trouble's with customer service? I needed a throttle cable and ordered it from Norwood along with a couple other small parts. I was told the cable and parts was in stock. My mill was still running but not throttling down due to a pinch in the old cable. After about 3 months I tried to get a hold of Norwood and left numerous voice and email messages, with no one returning my call.
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OL' Purple Pete
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Forest fires in B.C.
How is everyone surviving with all the forest fires going in B.C. I hope all is well I know it is sad that alot of people are without homes , I seen it on the news. Prayers to all and hope to see all survive.
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Moltroub
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Communication issues with Norwood Customer Service
I’m wondering if anyone else is having issues with Norwood Customer Service. I ordered and paid for some ceramic blocks and blades on 5/4/2021 and a gentleman, Michael, did reply to a few inquires. I asked if the ceramics could be sent and I could wait for the new blades. He shared that it if I did that, the order for blades would go back to the bottoms of the list and I would have to pay separate shipping costs. So all I’m getting is computerized responses now that they haven’t forgotten me. I’ve asked and received no reply on when I can expect shipment.
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warrent
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Two foot bed extension
Hi, I'm looking for a bed extension to fit a LumberMatePro. These are back ordered and not expected in for many months. I'm wondering if anyone in Southern Ontario might have one extra to sell. I would be interested in either a two-foot or a four-foot extension. Thanks, Warren........
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william cunningham
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Blade assistance needed
I need to oder some new blades, and Norwood is extremely busy. I have left messages for a week with no return call. I have a LM29 I need to saw Cedar and then some Walnut and Cherry. I am trying to order blades on the website and can't figure out which ones I need. Can someone assist? I know there are different pitch blades for cedar/soft wood and then hardwood I can't find my receipts what I ordered before. Thank you
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dlabrie
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Throttle cable for LM29
Does anyone know where I can get a throttle cable for my LM29? The case is about 87" and the cable is about 91". I can't find the parts catalog for my mill on the Norwood site and I imagine I can get one cheaper elsewhere, if I can find one with the ring on the end. Thanks
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dlabrie
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Advice on selling my LM29

Hi, The time has come to part with my LM29. My heart is still in it but my back says otherwise. I am trying to figure out what a good price would be for the mill. It has about 100 hours on it,it has a 4' bed extension, 13hp Honda engine, and least 10 blades. It runs perfectly. I've looked on Craigslist but can't seem to find any prices . What are your ideas of its value? is there somewhere else I can look for a price? Thanks, David Campton, NH

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kirk
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Communication with someone at norwood

Getting frustrated with someone trying to help me with this problem with the wear i am getting on the saw head from the tensioner i welded 1/8 steel on top and bottom still wearing into it. I put new belts from norwood, new rollers, and new tension spring also aligned the wheels with the string method and new thrust washers on band wheels, bearings in band wheels are good no play and well greased. Any body else having issues with trying to talk with any body at norwood.

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elmo
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power feed for lm2000
any one out there put a power feed on a lm2000 ??? iam thinking about trying to update my mill
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OL' Purple Pete
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About the LX LOG MOULDER
Not about it working on a LM 2000. I know they suppose to work on older models, But do they. I could NOT believe my EYES wow! between a excavator or a log molder. HELL if I won the lottery ,Id buy both and a newer mill with al the bells & whistles to start and Band mill show in Alberta. LOL.
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kirk
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Tension wear revised

Weii i thought i cured the problem with the wear going on from the tensioner with new welded plates top and bottom of saw head. Time to send a picture to norwood and see what they think.

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wbrent
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Can we talk sharpeners
Looks like I will be losing my local go to sharpener this spring. Sold his business and they are moving it. Less than an hour away but in the wrong direction for me. Has me thinking about sharpening my own blades. So what’s everyone else using or doing? Any love for the Norwood products? I see in another thread some negative discussion about the Norwood sharpening wheels or discs. Could I get away without a setter? I’m just a hobbyist when it comes to milling. So I wouldn’t say I go through a lot of blades. And to be honest I’m not sure I want the bother of doing my own blades.
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vinnymck10
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trailer tire bolt pattern
Hi everyone, does anybody know the bolt pattern for the hd36 trailer tire, my mill is snowed in at the cabin and I need it at home so I'm gonna build some skis that will bolt on when I take the tires off then I will tow it 25k.m. with my side by side equipped with tracks to my pickup then simply put tires back on and tow it the rest of the way home.
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Bill
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" Merry Christmas "
Wishing everyone here a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year !!
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len bloom
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Nyle Dehumidification Kiln L 200 For Sale
Nyle Kiln L 200 for sale,located in Saxonburg, Pa. Very clean, good working order. Text me for details and pictures 724 822 2960. Price $2200.00
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Sandshandymanservice
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LOG BED BOW (SWALE)

NOT A FIRST TIME PROBLEM HERE: Howdy all, so I'm a Norwood HD36 owner and sorta proud of it to. I like the saw, take care of it and respect it. My favorite thing to do when I'm not with the wife. Make all sorts of lumber, have all sorts of species of logs and like doing so. But my deck gets a bow or swale in it. Some say it's from putting heavy logs on it, do you think? Whatever.....that it develops and keeps me from cutting true is a major issue.

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MohicanWoodworking
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SOLD HD36 For Sale
Mill is SOLD Norwood LumberPro HD36 Model Year: 2015 Power: 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Hours: Approx. 500 Log Diameter: 36”, Board Width: 28” Add-ons Hydraulic Pump System (5hp Honda GX) Hydraulic Log Clamping System Hydraulic Log Turner Hydraulic Roller Toe Boards (Set of 2) Trailer Package 4-ft Bed Extension Log Loading/Rolling & Ramp Package (Manual) Saw Carriage Cover Lumber Scale Magnets Extra Cross Bunk Light Kit 30+ Blades Asking $16,500 Located in Perrysville, OH
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Bill
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Clutch
Well guess it had to happen sooner or later . Started to saw yesterday and the blade quit spinning as soon as it got into the wood with a little investigation figured it was the clutch. Pulled it off and there's no sign of a keyway slot in the clutch or any sign of the keyway stock. How it's been sawing at all I have no idea but I'm now shopping for a new clutch. I'd like to just phone up Norwood and order one but there's none listed on their site and the last time I seen one seems they wanted $200 more than anyone else.
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wbrent
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Breaking bands
I’ve had my mill coming on two years now. I’ve recently broken two bands(third in total). Each time the belt came off. Any way to know for sure if the broken band is throwing the belt off,or is the belt coming off breaking the bands. Is there a point where you no longer use a blade? My sharpener just says use it til it breaks. Which is what I’m doing. I’ve failed to record how many times each blade has been sharpened but some could have been sharpened a half dozen times. So I’m assuming the blades are just over used. When I put the belt back on it seems tight enough.
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kirk
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Realigned band wheels

This was the test log 28" diameter had to trim a few knots to run the saw down made some nice 4 quarter boards.

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kirk
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saw dust on belts

Anyone get saw dust built up on belts?