Peterson Sawmill Feature – Elevated Sawmill Engine
One of the features of the Peterson Portable Sawmill is its elevated saw mill engine. Petersons mount their engines higher than other manufacturers for two reasons:
- To ensure the air filter intake is further away from the sawdust output. This prevents sawdust build up and overheating of the motor.
- To allow the ability of double-cutting to full depth, without the motor and gearbox restricting the opposite side of the blade.
Double-cutting is where you can cut the width that is twice as large as the maximum cut of your blade. So cutting 12′ with a 6′ blade, or 16′ with an 8′ blade.