Frontier Sawmills Overview


Frontier sawmills were several years in planning and we left no stone unturned in the process. We didn’t skimp or cut corners on the reliable features we’ve built into these tough little mills.

Other companies turn over the design of their sawmills to offshore manufacturers who, quite frankly, find the cheapest, fastest, and easiest way to build a product.

But that’s not how we do things at Norwood. Yes, we made a tough decision to go offshore so we could offer an entry-level sawmill that would fit into more budgets. But we knew from the start; we wouldn’t settle for any slipshod materials or flimsy design elements.

Unlike other sawmills manufactured in China, Norwood’s smart designs and patented innovations are part and parcel of the Frontier. That means you can trust in the reliable quality you’ll enjoy and depend on with your decision to go with Frontier.

In fact, our designers have personally traveled overseas numerous times, to supervise the production of the Frontier, carefully inspect each mill, and thereby create another layer of quality control for every single Frontier produced Plus, we have them built in limited quantities, assuring that quality will not be compromised by a hurried, mass production of our mill.

You’ll be impressed with the thoughtful design and functionality of the Frontier.

We even offer optional features that can help maximize the use and utility of your mill, including a trailer system, cam dog, and patented auto-lube system.

Now let’s get down to the literal nuts and bolts of the Frontier!

We invite you to go through these features carefully. Then compare what you’ll get with Norwood to ANY other portable sawmill manufactured offshore (that is if they even reveal that important fact!).

There simply isn’t any question. With Norwood, you’ll have the quality, integrity, and reliability you need and deserve in your portable sawmill.

Frontier are built to last. Don’t settle for less.

  • Norwood created ALL elements of the design using our high standards of innovative engineering.
  • The backbone of Frontier sawmills is Norwood’s patented laminated sawhead construction giving it the strongest and most rigid-possible core.
  • Frontier mills deliver the highest production volumes thanks to Norwood’s patented auto-locking sawhead, a feature that saves you hours of tedious, repetitive operations.
  • Take it to GO! Yes, you can trailer your every Frontier sawmill! Mill where you fell your trees. Or, saw on someone else’s property.
  • Frontier sawmills are built to rigorous international safety standards.
  • Durable wear-resistant vertical guide blocks.
  • EZ blade tension– Just turn the “T”-handle and saw. Frontier is the only sawmill in its class that gives you NO frustrating disruption of bandwheel alignment every time you change blades.
  • Large 19” diameter cast-iron bandwheels on the OS27 and OS31 for greater torque and increased blade life.
  • A full-size 144” band blade on the OS27 and OS31 for increased blade life.
  • Precision laser-cut track.
  • Strong box-beam cross-bunks.
  • Customizable – Trailer, auto-blade lube system and cam-dog available!
  • Frontier sawmills are protected by powder-coat (as versus less durable wet spray paint) and zinc-plating.
  • They're easy to put together, and the sawhead is already assembled.

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