Peterson Portable Sawmills

Sawmill Photos from Peterson Portable Sawmill Operators

The portable swingblade sawmill concept was designed by Peterson Portable Sawmills in the 1980s , however, the concept is still somewhat of a mystery to many, particularly in North America where portable bandsaw mills have taken centre stage. To help educate the public on how Peterson’s swingblade sawmills are operated, we regularly publish sawmill photos, videos and stories of Peterson operators all around the world.

Many of these photos can be found right here on our website, and also on our Facebook page where anything from part-time sawmilling to commercial mill operations, woodworking to home building, is shared to showcase the versatility of Peterson. If you see a product or setup that interests you, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or flick us an email.

If you have a photo that you would like to send in, email it to us today, we would love to be able to share your story!


Mill Operations – Owner Pictorials Index

Peterson owners do wonderful things with their sawmills. Below is an index of mill operations and project pictorials, click the…

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Building a home with a Peterson Mill

With pine, oak, maple and poplar trees on their land north of Toronto ON Canada, Robin and Fawnda Pellett and…

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Summer Dreams…

Scot Postle had dreams of spending the summer by the lake under cover of a new shelter house built with…

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Screw Propelled Vehicle

This fantastic video was sent to us by Robert Ritchie from Thorold, Ontario Canada which he found when browsing the…

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It’s a Family Affair

The Sande family’s custom milling business, JS Sawmilling, is a family affair. Pictured are Jordin (3) and Jesse (5) ,…

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Diesel Milling in Colombia

New Peterson owners in Colombia are very pleased with their purchase of two 10″ Diesel WPF mills. They have been…

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WPF is designed for fast production sawmilling

Milling in the Pasture

Recently, while going through some of the photos on our server, we came across this image of Rosie Decker, seen…

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Training in Vanuatu

Our Sales Consultant Aaron Kalan, recently returned from his training trip in Vanuatu. We sent four Peterson 8” 27hp Kohler…

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The Peterson Way

Here at Peterson’s we like to really test our products before we sell them to our customers. We wanted to…

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Swampy Milling

In the middle of the jungle, some villagers from Guapi are milling some local hardwood using their Peterson Winch Production…

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