Peterson Portable Sawmills

Junior Peterson Mill (JP) – The Part Timers Sawmill

NEW Model, Junior Peterson Portable part timers Sawmill



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Ted Issacs with his JP part timers sawmillManufactured from mild steel, the perfect swingblade sawmill designed for part time sawmilling is the Junior Peterson (JP).

Ideal for customers who are wanting to cut their own lumber for home and farm projects, the Junior Peterson Portable Sawmill is competitively priced, solid in structure, productive and portable. It is the entry-level, part timers sawmill, and the ‘ease of use’ design means that even if you haven’t operated a sawmill before, you will soon gain confidence operating the Junior Peterson.

It is lightweight, can be transported on the deck of a pick up or on a trailer, simple for one person to use and the JP produces top quality dimensional lumber straight off the mill. You can also cut weather boards/tapered siding without the need to purchase an extra attachment!

Breakfast bar slab produced from JP part timers sawmill

Produce slabs like this with your JP.

Ted Isaacs (above left) was the first person – in the world – to purchase a Junior Peterson, known as the part timers sawmill. Ted loves his new hobby mill and uses it for various projects around his farm. “I am tickled with my portable sawmill, especially for the price. It does everything I need!”

PETERSON MILLING 101: Use the Junior Peterson Portable Sawmill to produce one full width slab from every log you cut! Simply measure the desired depth of slab that you want to get from the middle of your log, mill down to your start point then turn the log over 180º. Your log will automatically be level to the bottom of your slab. Now you just need to sawmill dimensional lumber from the top of the log until you create the flat face of the top of your slab!

Get the elbow grease out for sanding, apply some lacquer and you have yourself a stunning table top, bench top or bar leaner.

Finance your portable sawmill



Standard Feature (ASM / WPF) – Single Point SizingSINGLE POINT SIZING
On all ASM and WPF and JP frames, the system allows the operator to lower all four corners of the mill equally from one position meaning more accurate boards. The manual, single point winch system, may be upgraded to electric on the WPF.

Standard Feature (WPF / JP) – Rigid Track System

The Peterson JP, WPF, ASM and DWS have all been designed with a track system which allows for unlimited track extensions (extensions available as optional extras). Perfect for a job like the one in the image above, where Jeff Sincell milled a 40′ log on his WPF.

Standard Feature – Durable Circular Blades

Peterson blades last for 2-6 years with normal use and maintenance. However, some sawmill owners have been using the same blades for over 10 years! With our blades, maintenance is minimal as our circular blades can be sharpened right on the mill in less than five minutes.

Standard Feature – Double Cutting Wide Boards

A unique feature of all Peterson Portable Sawmills, is the ease of double cutting timber slabs by a single operator. A double cut is the joining of two horizontal cuts together to obtain a wider board or slab using both sides of the blade.

Standard Feature – Positive Lock for Left-Right SizingPOSITIVE LOCK FOR LEFT/RIGHT SIZING
Peterson’s left/right sizing system is run by chain and sprocket, with a turning handle and lock. So that means it will only move when you unlock it, and you can position the sizing very accurately to within 1mm. No slippage, and top accuracy for every board.

Standard Feature – Faster Blade SharpeningFASTER BLADE SHARPENING
To decrease downtime, the Peterson blade can be sharpened while it is still on the sawmill; in less than 10 minutes, and without having to remove any guards. For your convenience the sharpener is pre-set to fit your blade size.

Standard Feature – 3-year Frame WarrantyTHREE YEAR FRAME WARRANTY
We manufacture the Peterson Portable Sawmill range using quality materials such as hand polished stainless steel and aluminum that make them virtually rust free. This also means the mills are robust in performance, and most importantly – have long-term durability in even the harshest conditions. Because we have faith in our manufacture, and we want you to as well, we offer a 3-year frame warranty on stainless and alloy frames manufactured by Peterson.

Standard Feature – Elevated Sawmill EngineELEVATED SAWMILL ENGINE
Petersons mount their sawmill engines higher than other manufacturers for two reasons: firstly, to ensure the air filter intake is further away from the sawdust output. This prevents sawdust build up and overheating of the motor. And secondly, to allow the ability of double-cutting to full depth, without the motor and gearbox restricting the opposite side of the blade.

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Blade 6″ hardwood
Motor 13.5hp petrol Briggs & Stratton
Maximum Cut 6″ (152mm) x 6″ (152mm)
Double Cut  4″ (102mm) x 12″ (305mm)
Max. Log Diameter 3′ (914.4mm)
Max. log length on std tracks 13′ (4m)
Average Production** 400-1600bft+ per day (1-4 cubic meters per day)
Vertical Sizing Easy single point sizing
Set up 5-10 minutes, weight: approximately 300kgs
Materials Mild steel
Crate Dimensions Timber crate size: 2.2m x 1.1m x 0.7m  @450kg
Track bundle size: 5.75m x 0.35m x 0.15m @100kg

* Production numbers may vary due to species and size of cut

Junior Peterson Videos

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