Work Smarter, Not Harder

The Smartest Portable Sawmill Choice

Work Smarter, Not Harder

The Smartest Portable Sawmill Choice

For over three decades, Peterson Portable Sawmills have been the passion and livelihood of thousands of satisfied sawmillers worldwide; from farmers and woodlot owners, to custom sawyers, arborists, and commercial operators who enjoy after-sales service that is second to none.

With Peterson, you get what you pay for; well-designed, efficient, and versatile portable sawmills with innovative features that will SAVE you money on running costs and help you to work smarter, not harder! We proudly cut, weld, treat, build, and individually test every single machine with love and care and to the highest workmanship standards, right here at our factory in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Our Portable Sawmill Range

JP (Junior Peterson)

The part-timer’s sawmill – packed with features and unbeatable versatility
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ATS (All Terrain Sawmill)

The best choice for remote locations – Tackle jungles, forests & mountains
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WPF (Winch Production Frame)

The contractor’s sawmill – portable or fixed site milling in any weather
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DWS (Dedicated Wide Slabber)

Purpose built chainsaw slabber – high value slab milling in record time
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WPF + DWS Combination

The ultimate portable sawmill package – offering unbeatable versatility
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ASM (Automated Swingblade Mill)

Commercial swing blade – unmatched production at the push of a button
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Stories from Peterson Owners

Petersons have thousands of happy customers operating mills in every corner of the globe. Some of them are so proud of their sawmills and the work they do, they want to share their story with you to encourage and inspire.

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Better return on investment with a Peterson Portable Sawmill

Custom Built to Suit Your needs

Whether you’re looking to mill high value slabs, cut commercial dimensional timber, or just mill for fun, Petersons have a mill set-up for all needs and custom build every sawmill to match your specific needs.

Improve Your Production Rate

Reports of increased milling productivity come in regularly from commercial operators, with some stating that the Peterson is the “best forestry or agriculture machine” they’ve ever purchased. 

Mill Wide Boards & Slabs With Ease

An innovative and unique feature of all Peterson Portable Sawmills, is the ease of true double cutting by a single operator without the need to turn the mill head around like imitation sawmills.

Save Time and Money With Peterson Blades

Peterson blades typically last for 2-6 years with normal use and maintenance. Some Peterson owners have been using the same blades for over 10 years! To decrease downtime, the Peterson blade can be sharpened while it is still on the mill in less than 10 minutes, and without having to remove any guards.

Smarter Track Design

No log-turning required, a Peterson Swingblade cuts dimensional lumber straight away and you can grade as you go. Peterson’s Rigid Track Systems allow you to handle large, abrasive logs with ease.

Outstanding Customer Support and Service

Peterson Portable Sawmills staff are proud of the robust, high-quality machines they manufacture, and provide unmatched customer service and advice both pre and post-sale.

You only have to read the multitude of positive testimonials from Peterson mill owners for assurance that we will care for you and ensure you get the best out of your new machine.

Stories from Peterson Owners

Petersons have thousands of happy customers operating mills in every corner of the globe. Some of them are so proud of their sawmills and the work they do, they want to share their story with you to encourage and inspire.

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Looking for our sawmill prices?

Peterson Portable Sawmills manufacture and export worldwide from our factory in Rotorua, New Zealand. Encountering fluctuating freight, raw materials, currencies and export costs, therefore we have tailored pricelists pertaining to each country.
We also have over 40 different mill configurations to suit all applications, so it often helps to call and speak to us about your particular needs.

If you would like to recieve a copy of our digital Info Pack and Price List, please click here.