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Peterson Portable Sawmills

MicroKerf blade

Interested in getting higher recovery out of your logs?

thin kerf blades

In the past, bandsaws were the only mill capable of offering thin kerf technology to their customers, that is until now!

With the development of the MicroKerf blade, Petersons are now able to offer a thinner kerf blade that still has all the benefits of circular saw technology. This ultra thin blade can reduce the kerf to a tiny 3.5mm, and is the first of its kind in the portable sawmilling market. It minimizes the wastage of valuable wood and maximizes the amount of quality, useable timber produced from each log.

“The new MicroKerf cuts like a hot knife through butter”

– Simon Ceglinski (click for story)

The new MicroKerf blade has been proven to increase cutting speed by 20-30%, while also increasing recovery by 15-20%. These two factors contribute to reduced fuel and maintenance costs, reduced operator fatigue and less waste in sawdust.

The MicroKerf uses a specialized large boss that stabilizes the ultra thin blade plate and is easily interchangeable with your existing Peterson blade. Because of the larger boss, the blades have a reduced clear surface area, meaning that both 8” and 10” blades have a 6” cut depth.

thin sawblade

These blades are particularly useful in hardwoods as they take smaller bites more frequently, resulting in a smoother cut as well as providing greater recovery. The Peterson MicroKerf Blade fits all the latest 8” and 10” Peterson Mills and has been successfully trialled on Rimu, Gum, Macrocarpa, Redwood and Pine.^

Microkerf blade kits (two blades + boss) are priced from $1600 (NZD)*


^The MicroKerf is not recommended to be used on Poplar or similar fibrous timbers

*Portable sawmill accessories: prices exclude freight, delivery, clearance and taxes at the time of print. Prices frequently change due to currency fluctuations and may differ depending on your location. For updated prices, please contact our office.