The Frontier OS27 Portable Sawmill is a more affordable portable sawmill backed by Norwood’s commitment to innovation, safety, and quality. It is our first and only sawmill manufactured outside of North America.
The Frontier OS27 sawmill was two 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 this tough little mill.
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 OS27. 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 OS27 produced.
Plus, we have them build 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 OS27.
We even offer optional features that can help maximize the use and utility of your mill, including a trailer system, cam dog, and auto-lube system.
Now let’s get down to the literal nuts and bolts of the Frontier OS27!
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.
The Frontier OS27 is built to last. Don’t settle for less.
|Maximum Log Diameter||27” (69cm)|
|Maximum Cant Width||22” (56cm)|
|Bed Length||14’ (4.1m)|
|Board Length||11’6” (3.5m)|
|Bed Extensions||7” (2.1m) (Unlimited Length)|
|Blade Width||1 ¼”|
|Engines||13hp (420cc) Briggs (recoil start)|
|Carriage Configuration||Rigid 4-post with laminated lower frames|
|Blade Engagement||Centrifugal clutch|
|Blade Guide System||Fixed roller guides with sealed bearings|
|Carriage Wheels||Machined with sealed bearings|
|Sawhead||Laminated construction (Patented)|
|Sawhead Locking System||Auto-lock system (Patented)|
|Depth-of-Cut Scale||2”, 1”, 9/8”, 6/4”, ¾”|
|Log Rests||Long and short (x2)|
|Log Clamp||Screw-dog (x1)|