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 into, 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!

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Slabber Mill Sawmill & Woodlot magazine article

Originally published in Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Management Magazine, April 2016 Written by Dave Boyt The trick in operating a…

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Rotorua sawmill manufacturer supports student project

When 17 year old Hayden Swears reached out to Rotorua manufacturers, Peterson Portable Sawmills for help with a woodworking project…

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A real Kiwi bloke’s 30 years of sawmill design and practical know-how

Many people in the portable sawmill community know Chris Browne or have at least heard of him. Born and bred…

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Top 10 Uses for Sawdust

Top 10 Tips for Reusing Sawdust

There are two byproducts of portable sawmilling: firewood (offcuts) and sawdust.  Firewood is highly sought after so finding someone to…

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Celebrating 30 Years of service across the world

Originally published in Australian Forests & Timber News, September 2019. Written by Keith Smiley Our Kiwi brothers are a surprising…

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Two mills working in tandem

Guy Jackson is a custom sawmiller and a maker. A maker of large outdoor/indoor tables, bench tops, bed frames… and…

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Gone fishing

Canadian Earl Schuk worked as a logger before semi-retiring in British Columbia 25 years ago. At 66 years old, Earl…

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Custom sawmilling, a comfortable lifestyle choice

Waiheke Island is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and white sandy beaches, all just a short ferry ride…

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Russell’s sawmill is the Bee’s knees

Russell Bee is almost 80 years old and owns a farm near Dannevirke, a small township located on the North…

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Celebrating 30 Years – 1992 to 1996

Peterson is celebrating 30 Years of portable sawmill innovation. We’re inviting you to join us as we relive our exciting history.