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!


Compare Peterson and Lucas

Comparing Peterson and Lucas Portable Sawmills – from a guy who has both

As the current owner of a Peterson 8” swingblade, and a Lucas 8” swingblade, Bill Shore is uniquely qualified to discuss…

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Sawmilling in Australia, Living His Dream

Sawmilling as a Lifestyle – Living His Dream

There are few people in this world who have turned their dream into reality; custom sawmiller Owen Burns is one…

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Portable sawmill in New Zealand

20 Year Old Peterson Sawmill

Mike Candy bought his 1990 Peterson Standard Frame mill in 1996. He worked as an Operational Forester for almost a…

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Harris Sawing Equipment in South Africa

Sawing Equipment in South Africa – Harris Sawing Equipment

South African company, Harris Sawing Equipment cc have partnered with New Zealand manufacturer, Peterson Portable Sawmills to supply high quality, durable…

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Apologetic gift of Wine

Stuff-up of the Year!

Ok so we are real human beings. We make mistakes… sometimes. Someone didn’t tell someone else something, and a part…

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Kerris and Chris Browne

The Wife of a Sawmill Specialist

It’s hard being a single mum and the wife of a sawmill specialist! Yes, I DO have a husband –…

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Harris Sawing Equipment

Sawmill Distributor in South Africa – Peterson Portable Sawmills

PETERSON SIGN NEW  SAWMILL DISTRIBUTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21 2016 New Zealand manufacturers Peterson Portable Sawmills…

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Should I have a website for my business?

Marketing Advice for Custom Sawmillers

Whether you’re looking to do the odd weekend job for clients, or wanting to go full-time with your portable sawmill,…

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Sawmill Production Record - Great Portable Sawmill Shootout

Great Portable Sawmill Shootout 2015 – Splinters and Shootouts

Every year no matter how organized we try to be, there always seems to be a splinter in our Great…

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Portable Sawmill cutting boards

Great Portable Sawmill Shootout 2015 Results

Peterson Portable Sawmills entered two sawmills in the 2015 Great Portable Sawmill Shootout held in Ohio. The Independent Sawmill and…

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