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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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Finding passion and success milling valuable slabs

Mike Savill grew up in Southampton, United Kingdom and operates a mobile milling service servicing the South of England. Mike…

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Celebrating 30 years – The very beginning

I remember living in the jungles of the Fiji Islands, spending my days making scrub huts and make-believe houses in…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Portable Sawmill Innovation

The exciting story of the Peterson family business started 30 years ago in 1989, when Carl Peterson sold his first…

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The Oldest Peterson Portable Sawmills in Operation

Gary and Elizabeth Basher’s Standard Frame Peterson Sawmill – March 1990 Image courtesy Beef & Lamb NZ Gary and Elizabeth…

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How to make top dollar with your woodlot

In this article we outline different ways of making money with your ready-to-harvest woodlot, and go into detail about the…

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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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