Tungsten carbide tips and decades of development bring you the best swing blades in the world

Peterson Blades

Product Description

One of the best features of Peterson’s range of portable sawmills, are their circular blades. When people discover just how low-maintenance they are, they can hardly believe it, especially if they’re used to the maintenance and replacement costs of a band saw blade.

Peterson’s circular blades generally last up to six years with normal use, and we have even had reports of blades lasting over a decade.


Built to Last

Peterson Sawmills’ 6″, 8″ and 10″ circular blades are made from high-grade steel, with solid tungsten carbide tips. The tips are easily sharpened by the operator in around five minutes and can be replaced when they’re worn.

Save Time and Money

With the ability to sharpen Peterson’s circular blades in around five minutes without having to remove them from the mill, maintenance costs are minimal.

Low Maintenance

Setting aside for the moment the arguments between bandsaws and swingmills regarding production rates and recovery rates, lets look at typical blade maintenance costs only. This is assuming both mills cut exactly the same amount of timber (1900bft or 4.5cubes) in an 8-hour day, and that neither hit metal. Here is a pretty comprehensive table that has been drawn up from data from two operators using the two different machines in the field. Typical blade maintenance costs and usage periods like these can also be found on the forums mentioned above.

Bandsaw vs Swingblade

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Milling Soft & Hard Woods
Peterson Blades are designed to handle all types of timber from soft to hard. Peterson owners all accross the world will back this up. To date, there isn’t a log too difficult for a Peterson Portable Sawmill.
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Peterson Portable Sawmills manufacture and export worldwide from our factory in Rotorua, New Zealand. Encountering fluctuating freight, raw materials, currencies and export costs, therefore we have tailored pricelists pertaining to each country.
We also have over 40 different mill configurations to suit all applications, so it often helps to call and speak to us about your particular needs.

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