Designed to cut the log horizontally and vertically, the single thin kerf blade of a Peterson swingblade circular sawmill pivots from the horizontal position to the vertical position with ease. Each cut of the log intersects at a precise point resulting in perfect boards every time.
A unique feature of all Peterson Portable Sawmills, is the ease of double cutting timber slabs by a single operator. A double cut is the joining of two horizontal cuts together to obtain a wider board or slab using both sides of the blade.
Peterson Portable Sawmills are extremely versatile and able to make a number of different cuts for various purposes. These include flat (plain) sawing, quarter (grade) sawing, wide slabs and resawing, and tapers, beams and doublecuts.
It can be difficult to explain exactly how Peterson’s range of portable swingblade sawmills work, so we’d like to show you instead! Check out a varied selection of Peterson videos.
It can be difficult to explain exactly how Peterson’s range of portable swingblade sawmills work, so we’d like to show you instead! Luckily Peterson Portable Sawmills can be found in all corners of the world and our mill owners are always happy to share photos of their sawmills, site set-ups and timber.
Millers are always coming up with new ideas, tips & tricks that make a better, more efficient sawmilling experience. Some ideas have been incorporated into the design of the mills, as we are constantly looking for ways to improve our mills.