The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts





Author Topic: Norwood Frontier sawmills  (Read 975 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline adirondacker

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 21
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Norwood Frontier sawmills
« on: July 28, 2019, 07:02:19 AM »
To any owner of Norwood or Frontier sawmill...I'm having trouble with my T-Handle slowly backing off as I mill. Does anyone know what the diameter and size of the Acme threaded rod the T-Handle spins on.
Think once my warranty expires...there is going to be a design change.
Because as it stands....T-Handle backs off.....blade tension is gone.

Offline John Bartley

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 456
  • Location: 13 Critchley Avenue, PO Box 36, Monteith Ont, P0K1P0
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 10:06:22 AM »
To any owner of Norwood or Frontier sawmill...I'm having trouble with my T-Handle slowly backing off as I mill. Does anyone know what the diameter and size of the Acme threaded rod the T-Handle spins on.
Think once my warranty expires...there is going to be a design change.
Because as it stands....T-Handle backs off.....blade tension is gone.
A friend has a similar system with a T handle bolt for band tension.  His has a lock-nut behind the T-bolt.
Kioti DK35HSE w/loader & forks
Champion 25hp band mill, 20' bed
Stihl MS361
Stihl 026

Offline Dana Stanley

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Gender: Male
  • For fun and profit!
    • Share Post
    • Yankee Wood Signs
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 07:27:26 AM »
I know you (only want to here from frontier users) but, here is Norwoods video  Does yours have the two collars and washer?
Making Sawdust, boards and signs.
Woodland Mills HM-126
Kabota B-7800 with backhoe and loader
Ford Ranger, Husqvarna 455 20", Mac 610 24", other chainsaws 14"
Matthew 3:10

Offline Frontier_Paul

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Okatie, South Carolina
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 05:04:58 PM »
So far so good, going on 1.5 yrs with my OS27 and no backing off tension issues. Not sure why yours is backing off.


Offline marcnaz

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Location: Northern Arizona
    • Share Post
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 01:37:38 PM »
The manual shows a flat washer and spacer, no lock washers. I've  never any issues with mine.
USAF Retired

Offline Dana Stanley

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Gender: Male
  • For fun and profit!
    • Share Post
    • Yankee Wood Signs
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 06:47:55 PM »
The manual shows a flat washer and spacer, no lock washers. I've  never any issues with mine.
@ Marcnaz When you tighten yours down does it bottom out on the spacer. Not sure why it would have that spacer if not, unless it just keeps the spring centered. Their bigger machines have two spacers, but in the video they call them collars. 
Making Sawdust, boards and signs.
Woodland Mills HM-126
Kabota B-7800 with backhoe and loader
Ford Ranger, Husqvarna 455 20", Mac 610 24", other chainsaws 14"
Matthew 3:10

Offline marcnaz

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Location: Northern Arizona
    • Share Post
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 10:11:25 AM »
If I remember correctly the spacer is shorter than the spring. It snugs against spring when initially tightening, then a few more turns and it is tensioned properly I think is does bottom on the spacer. The instruction are lacking. The photo shows a spacer (singular part #60) and the tensioning instructions next to the photo state spacers (plural parts #101, 102). Mine is a single spacer and I think it could be better described as a collar like the other Norwood models.


Here is the specifics from the instruction manual. It's not a great drawing of the spacer.



USAF Retired

Offline Dana Stanley

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Gender: Male
  • For fun and profit!
    • Share Post
    • Yankee Wood Signs
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 11:00:25 AM »
I think the spacer is what's locking it in, so unless you bottom out on that (pinch it between the frame and washer) it would come loose. Have you had a conversation with tech support at Norwood? 
 I was reading another post on static, or dynamic tension, and they suggest the spring would need to be able to compress if you get a piece of wood, bark etc. between the blade and wheel! Although that's not what the instructions say. 
Some folks have welded a nut on the T handle, then you can find a torque setting that works. Mine is 25 lbs, and the setup is almost identical!
Making Sawdust, boards and signs.
Woodland Mills HM-126
Kabota B-7800 with backhoe and loader
Ford Ranger, Husqvarna 455 20", Mac 610 24", other chainsaws 14"
Matthew 3:10

Offline Dana Stanley

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Gender: Male
  • For fun and profit!
    • Share Post
    • Yankee Wood Signs
Re: Norwood Frontier sawmills
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 07:29:03 AM »
A lot of good stuff on the post about tension. They mention this type of washer. I wonder if it is what you have and if it is on backwards? A  quote from Google.

What does a Belleville washer do?
High Loads in Small Spaces
Their conical configuration enables them to support high loads with relatively small deflections and solid heights compared to helical springs. Belleville Washers are often used to solve vibration, thermal expansion, relaxation and bolt creep problems.
Making Sawdust, boards and signs.
Woodland Mills HM-126
Kabota B-7800 with backhoe and loader
Ford Ranger, Husqvarna 455 20", Mac 610 24", other chainsaws 14"
Matthew 3:10


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Norwood Frontier OS 23, 27, 31

Started by adirondacker on Sawmills and Milling

12 Replies
1274 Views
Last post August 14, 2019, 11:47:17 PM
by DavidLovesUSA
moved
MOVED: Norwood Frontier OS 23, 27, 31

Started by chet on Forestry and Logging

0 Replies
137 Views
Last post July 15, 2019, 12:11:31 AM
by chet
xx
Norwood's Frontier line up of OS 23,27,31

Started by adirondacker on Sawmills and Milling

14 Replies
915 Views
Last post August 15, 2019, 05:58:24 AM
by thecfarm
xx
Replace Kohler 440 on frontier or Norwood

Started by Wolfgang Rother on Sawmills and Milling

6 Replies
458 Views
Last post February 16, 2020, 02:59:09 PM
by Wolfgang Rother
 


Powered by EzPortal