Sawmill Demonstrations and Trade Shows

Peterson Portable Sawmills cut using one circular blade which pivots from horizontal to vertical position, enabling you to cut an entire log one board at a time. This can be quite mystifying to those who have only seen band sawmills in operation, so while we attempt to explain the methodology on our website, there is nothing better than seeing a swing blade sawmill demonstration.

Through our Agents and Mill Owners, Peterson are able to showcase our range of mills at various trade shows and demonstrations around the world. They’re the perfect opportunity not only to see sawmill demonstrations, but to also speak with operators and in some cases operate the mill yourself.

Many of the visitors to our demos are mesmerized by the versatility of our machines and the durability of the mill and blade. The mills are also easy to use and maintain. Come to a sawmill demonstration and ask to see us sharpen a blade, you won’t believe how easy it is!

Below is a list of our upcoming shows and demos. We update this page often, so be sure to bookmark it. You can also follow us on Facebook or sign up to our newsletter to be notified when we schedule a new show.

LIVE Sawmill Demonstrations

Other demonstration opportunities

A one-on-one demonstration is available at anytime for those able to come to the factory in Rotorua, New Zealand. Please click here to contact us and arrange a personal demo of a Peterson mill.

Our Agents and many of our mill owners are more than happy to demonstrate their sawmill to members of the public. To see if there’s an owner near you, visit our Owner’s Network map. If you don’t see anyone, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll check our database.