GLOBAL Recycling Solutions has announced the latest model to be released from Norwood Sawmills, the LumberMax HD38. 

The model is the world’s only omega-shaped sawhead, allowing an unrivalled 14” (355 mm) depth of cut, along with a maximum board width of 32” (812 mm).

Andy Dudley, technical consultant at Global Recycling Solutions, said: “The latest Norwood Sawmills offering on the market is also its largest. Customers have always wanted to get that extra bit of capacity and Norwood has stepped up to the mark with increased board widths and a larger depth of cut.”

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The HD38 is a sawmill engineered and built to go where other sawmills can’t. Its superior capacity, next-generation patented technologies and exceptional versatility make this mill stand out from the rest of the market. Its oversized cutting capacity, combined with rugged carriage and log-deck engineering ensure its impressive output capabilities in manual or hydraulic configuration.

Andy said: “All Norwood sawmills are delivered in kit form, which allows the customer to learn the mill inside out while building it. Speaking with customers who have undertaken their own mill build, a lot have expressed how enjoyable and fun it was to assemble. By carrying out their own assembly, they get a great insight into adjustments, settings and operational skills.”

Lowering the bandwheels relative to the drive train gives users the power to handle jaw-dropping dimensions. Dual cast-aluminium rigid-core frames, engineered to handle extreme load levels, tackle the biggest logs and open up a world of opportunities, assisted by Norwood’s patented Omega sawhead.

Norwood’s advanced machined blade guide assembly delivers positive alignment of the blade through angular and lateral adjustment on all three axes. It also gives users control over the fourth axis – along the pitch plane about the blade’s longitudinal axis.

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Its patented pivoting shaft-block-to-trunnion-block geometry featuring a nominal fulcrum delivers precise fine-adjust control over both blade guides on the for–aft plane. The state-of-the-art dual-technology guides pair ceramic blocks with bearing-equipped heat-treated steel rollers, to protect against deflection forces exerted on the blade and deliver precise cuts.

As a result, users have the ability to take on the biggest logs, make the deepest cut and mill ultra-wide slabs.

The HD38 accepts manual, hydraulic and power attachments. The mill is fully customisable, which means features and attachments can be added at your pace and as your needs evolve. This ensures the spirit of Norwood’s build-as-you-grow philosophy is kept alive. Comprehensive hydraulic attachments available include log loader, chain-drive log turner, log clamping and roller toe boards.

Andy said: “The mill is available in three configurations: static, non-road-legal trailer package, and road-legal trailer package. If the customer opts for the road-legal trailer package, an IVA test is required. This can either be completed by the customer with our assistance or it can be undertaken by Global.”

Norwood was the first company to develop affordable personal band sawmills and is the only company to focus entirely on this class of sawmills. Every component of a Norwood sawmill is made of top-quality steel by highly skilled operators with cutting-edge fabrication and machining technologies. Some original Norwood mills from 1993, nearly 30 years ago, are still running strong today.

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Norwood has created sawmills that are going to work hard and look good for years to come. That’s why they finish every critical component on the portable sawmills with the very best powder-coating money can buy. Industrial-grade powder-coating protects the sawmill better and for longer than old-fashioned spray paint, which chips, scratches and rusts. It costs considerably more to powder-coat steel, setting Norwood apart. 

Andy said: “Wear parts are kept on the shelf at Global for the mills, ensuring downtime can be kept to a minimum. Same-day dispatch can be provided by our parts department.”