Peterson Portable Sawmills

Portable Sawmill News and Articles

Portable sawmill news including articles from a variety of worldwide publications, as well as stories researched and written by members of the Peterson team. In this section of our website, we’ve also included business and general milling articles to give you more insight into the industry.

It pays to do your research when contemplating a sawmill purchase. Read portable sawmill news articles from every brand you’re looking in to, discover what that brand’s operators say about their investment and find out about their favourite features.

Included in this section are blog posts from Peterson’s CEO, Kerris Browne (nee Peterson) who lets the reader into her life as the ‘boss lady’ of a majority male led industry, show’s the reader around her farm, introduces you to her family and more. Also included are results from Petersons’ entries into The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout over recent years, it’s worth checking out. Happy reading!


Ezra and Aaron in background with mill, Layla in foreground introducting ATS interview session.

When the Boss is Busy with “Running Business”

Though I am the CEO of Petersons, I also have running business interests in other activities : including a Bed-and-Breakfast; working…

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Making manual winch adjustments on Peterson custom-order portable sawmill

Photo shoot while testing custom-order portable sawmill

In February 2017, we had an opportunity to test a custom-order portable sawmill in photo-perfect conditions. This All Terrain Sawmill has…

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Peterson Mills Assembled & Tested in the USA

Left Coast Supplies Assembling NZ Designed Peterson Swingblade Mills in the US

Left Coast Supplies LLC have formed a partnership with the New Zealand design and manufacturing company, Peterson Portable Sawmills. The…

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Please VOTE for Kerris – Making Sport and Fitness Coaching Accessible for Anyone

As well as being CEO of Peterson Portable Sawmills, I am passionate about helping people achieve fitness and health goals…

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Kerris and powertools, home woodworking project

Fresh start in 2017

Here in New Zealand, Christmas and New Year holidays coincide with our annual summer break. New Year’s Eve is traditionally…

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Ash and Kerris celebrating before Peterson holidays

Tis the season, summer holidays

‘Tis the season for outdoor summer festivities in New Zealand, and the Peterson team have been winding down for the…

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Mill specialist Aaron Kalan giving swingmill training

Swingmill training at Peterson’s factory site in Rotorua

Before you take your new Peterson mill home, we offer one-on-one swingmill training with a Peterson mill specialist. Our specialist…

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Fast accurate production with Peterson's Commercial Mill

Commercial mill designed for fast production

Peterson’s Automated Swingblade Mill is a commercial mill, designed for fast and accurate timber production so you can work smarter,…

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Slabber Mill by Peterson Portable Sawmills

Slabber Mill by Peterson Portable Sawmills

Sawmill Review – Peterson Slabber Mill Slabber Mill review by Dave Boyt for Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine (April 2016) The…

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Peterson Sander for Sawmill

Sawmill Sander Disc for Peterson Portable Sawmills

Peterson Portable Sawmills introduce sawmill sander disc to its accessory range Sawmill Sander Disc Launch – October 26 2016 New…

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