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!

Michael Peterson from the Family Business - hand routed lettering for Aria's Farm

We are a Family Business

We have fourteen staff at Peterson’s and we very much consider ourselves a family business. Three of us are related…

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Aaron Kalan making horizontal blade adjustments on the Peterson quality portable sawmill

Each quality portable sawmill is tested before delivery

. This month, it is my turn to write the Peterson blog. I’m Aaron Kalan, Sales Manager at Peterson Portable…

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Mark van Zee with the Big Beech log which inspired his slabbing project

Visitors from the Netherlands

CEO Kerris Browne : It’s been a very wet and cold winter here in Rotorua – the latest freeze even…

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Peterson Portable Sawmills at Stand O16, SawTechLogExpo, Renfrew, Ontario.

Chris Browne in Canada to train new Peterson sawmill owners

My name has been mentioned in this blog a lot in the past, so I’ve decided to hijack it! I’m Chris…

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Setting up the Peterson Wide Slabber in Pete's front yard

Dedicated Wide Slabber working in Suburbia

Warning:  Dedicated Wide Slabber and Peterson film crew working in the suburbs! Pete is a Rotorua local who makes money out…

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Making manual winch adjustments on Peterson custom-order portable sawmill

Photo shoot while testing custom-order portable sawmill

In February 2017, we had an opportunity to test a custom-order portable sawmill in photo-perfect conditions. This All Terrain Sawmill has…

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Mill specialist Aaron Kalan giving swingmill training

Swingmill training at Peterson’s factory site in Rotorua

Before you take your new Peterson mill home, we offer one-on-one swingmill training with a Peterson mill specialist. Our specialist…

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Fast accurate production with Peterson's Commercial Mill

Commercial mill designed for fast production

Peterson’s Automated Swingblade Mill is a commercial mill, designed for fast and accurate timber production so you can work smarter,…

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Slabber Mill by Peterson Portable Sawmills

Slabber Mill by Peterson Portable Sawmills

Sawmill Review – Peterson Slabber Mill Slabber Mill review by Dave Boyt for Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine (April 2016) The…

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Peterson Sander for Sawmill

Sawmill Sander Disc for Peterson Portable Sawmills

Peterson Portable Sawmills introduce sawmill sander disc to its accessory range Sawmill Sander Disc Launch – October 26 2016 New…

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