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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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Portable Sawmills Leader Norwood Sawmills Introduces a Higher Capacity Personal Bands

BUFFALO, NY, April 22, 2013 - Norwood Sawmills, a leading global portable sawmill and forestry equipment manufacturer, has introduced a newly designed, personal bandsaw mill in response to demands from its growing worldwide sawmilling customer base.

The next-generation LumberMate LM29 portable sawmill, based on the successful Norwood LumberLite ML26, is the next evolution in personal bandmills. With beefed-up capacity, the new LM29 can handle logs up to 29" (72.5cm) in diameter. Its throat opening has also been increased by over 40%, giving the LM29 the power to mill lumber up to 24" (60cm) wide. An adjustable guide system has been added to provide maximum blade support through both wide and narrow cuts. Finally, the range of engines available to power this particular model has been increased to include a 16hp V-Twin Briggs Vanguard electric-start engine, in addition to 9hp, 13hp and 14hp recoil-start engines.

Norwood Sawmills' President, Ashlynne Dale points out, "With bigger capacity and greater functionality, the LM29's additional utility answers a broader range of sawmilling needs. It will give Norwood's global customers affordable access to a versatile mobile bandsaw, capable of milling substantially-sized softwood and hardwood logs, while remaining exceptionally easy to use and maintain."

Like its predecessor, the LumberMate LM29 boasts a useful line-up of optional add-on attachments, including log deck extensions to mill longer lumber, a trailer system to tow the sawmill to remote milling sites, toe boards to compensate for log taper, log loading winches and ramps to simplify log loading and rotating, and Norwood's patented auto-lube system, among others. With so many attachments to add over time, the mill is capable of expanding as customers' sawmilling needs do.

"Given the increased size and utility of the LM29," continues Dale, "it has earned the right to bear Norwood's flagship sawmill brand name 'LumberMate' a name which is synonymous with premium-quality, reliability and versatility to sawyers all around the world."

"The LumberMate LM29 is an exceptionally capable sawmill, which outperforms all others in its class. It's engineered to cut lumber faster and more easily, which means higher production for Norwood owners," concludes Dale, "And, given its incredibly low purchase price, the LM29 is perfect for hobbyists, first-time sawyers and even custom sawyers."

About Norwood Sawmills

Norwood Sawmills has been designing and building top quality portable sawmills for over 20 years. Norwood sawmills are hard at work, in over 100 countries worldwide, cutting millions of valuable board feet of lumber. With nearly 50 patents, more than the combined total of all the other sawmill companies around the world, Norwood has established itself as the clear global leader in portable sawmill technology.

Image with caption: "Norwood Sawmills' LumberMate LM29 is the latest evolution in personal portable sawmill technology, engineered to flexibly adapt to the growing needs of sawyers worldwide. (CNW Group/Norwood Industries Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/dow...O_EN_25777.jpg

SOURCE: Norwood Industries Inc.

For further information:
Contact:

Ashlynne Dale
President
Norwood Sawmills
800-567-0404
adale@norwoodindustries.com
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