Peterson Portable Sawmills

Portable Sawmill Operator Profiles

For many, becoming a portable sawmill operator is a natural path, with generations of foresters, lumberjacks and woodworkers in their ancestry. For others, it’s a huge learning curve with many twists and turns on the way to becoming a proficient operator. Peterson Portable Sawmills are well aware of this, and that’s why we offer comprehensive manuals, instruction videos, and seven day a week phone support to new mill owners.

Once a Peterson Portable Sawmill operator is comfortable with his mill, we start receiving photos and stories from them documenting their journey. We’ve included some of these tales in our operator profiles which feature tips and tricks from mill owners along with their favourite sawmill features and more!

From part time sawmillers to custom sawyers to commercial operators… while their work stories differ, they still share passion for their machines and lumber. Peterson call this, sawdustitis!

Jeff Sincell

Name: Jeff Sincell Location: Springfield, WV, USA Mill: 2002 8″ 24hp Honda WPF Set Up: Hi/Lo track, siding attachment, two…

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Paul Van Steenberghe

Name: Paul Van Steenberghe Location: Maine, USA Mill: 2006 8″ 27hp Kohler ATS Add ons: Clip on slabber, Micro Kerf…

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Jeff Moskonas

Name: Jeff Moskonas Location: Cataract Wisconsin, USA Mill: 2006 10″ 27hp Kohler ASM Add ons: Clip on Slabber, Hi/Lo Tracks…

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Ian Abraham

Name: Ian Abraham Location: Taranaki, New Zealand Mill: 8″ Stihl 090 WPF Add ons: Chainsaws, Cant Hooks and whatever heavy…

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Mark & Tammy Allen

Name: Mark & Tammy Allen Location: Argenta, IL, USA Mill: 8″ 27hp Kohler WPF Add ons: Extra rails to saw…

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Russell Wilkins

Name: Russell Wilkins Location: Runnells, Iowa, USA Mill: 2002 8″ 24hp Honda WPF Lo/Lo Add Ons: Taper board attachment, skid…

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Ulf Stuhmer

Name: Ulf Stuhmer Location: Kiel, Germany Mill: 2004 10″ 24hp Honda WPF Add ons: Hi/Lo wide frame tracks Operation: I…

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Walebarasialia Tobata

Preferred name: Wale Tobata Location: Malaita, Solomon Islands Mill: 2004 10″ 20hp Honda ATS Add ons: 5 ton pulleys Operation:…

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Bill Iverson

Name: Bill Iverson Location: Soldotna, Alaska, USA Mill: 2002 10″ 24hp Honda WPF Add Ons: Slabber Operation: I cut mostly…

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Bryan Anderson

Name: Bryan Anderson Location: Taihape, New Zealand Mill: 1993 Production Frame, Stihl 090 Add ons: 2m track extensions Operation: Mills…

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