Why Choose Peterson

The Best Range of Portable Swing Blade Sawmills on the Market

What sets us apart from the rest

The Versatility of a Peterson Portable Sawmill

Peterson Portable Sawmills are simply the most versatile portable sawmills on the market today. With a Peterson, you can take on any type of milling project with ease. Capable of handling a wide specification of log sizes, densities, and qualities, from Australian Hardwoods to fibrous South Pacific Coconut Palms. A Peterson Portable Sawmill is easy to set up around logs on the ground, transport to the logs on the back of a pick-up/ute or trailer for contract milling, or setup at a permanent site. Handle any size logs and produce a full range of timber products such as dimensional lumber, weatherboards, and slabs. As well as the ability to plane and sand, all with one machine. And this is all without the hassle of turning logs or saw heads, double-handling boards, or spending hours on blade sharpening. Here are a few key benefits of operating a Peterson:

Small Logs

Mill multiple small logs at a time on one set of skids to increase productivity. Increase recovery with the MicroKerf blade kit.

Large Logs

Mill very large logs with ease, up to 1.8m/6ft in diameter with some models, or larger with a Giant Frame upgrade.

Long Logs

Most production models accommodate unlimited extensions, with no compromise to safety, accuracy or production.

One or Two Person Milling

Mill as a single operator or part of a team simply by choosing to start with either the horizontal or vertical cut.

Double Sawing Area

Minimise log-loading downtime by setting up sawing areas on both ends of the mill, with extended tracks.

Double Cutting

Cut a board twice the width of the standard blade depth by double cutting without needing a slabber attachment.

Wide Boards/Slabs

A clip-on slabber allows you to cut slabs up to 1.5m (5’) wide without the need for additional equipment.

Tapered Boards

The tapered/weatherboard board attachment allows you to cut angled boards, ideal for cladding.

Planed Boards

The Planer Blade and Sanding Disc Kit will dress and finish your timber to a high standard.

We don't oversell

A letter from our Owner

Peterson Portable Sawmills design and manufacture the best range of portable swing blade sawmills on the market today and stand behind our products 100%.

Our customers tend to be those who have done their research. They’ve read information from different manufacturers, they’ve watched videos online, seen photos, read articles, talked to other buyers, compared results and even visited mill owners. Their sawmill is an investment and business, as well as a lifestyle choice. It’s important to them to get the right machine, once. And they don’t suffer hot-air sales pitches.

That’s why, when they’re ready to purchase, they’ll call us. Because they know by now that Peterson doesn’t oversell. We’re totally honest, we send you to an owner for the ‘real’ feedback. We don’t speed up operating videos, and we don’t boost unrealistic cutting speeds.

We’ve got the superior product that’s as efficient as it is robust, and after-sales assistance that’s more of a friendship than a service.

– Kerris Browne, CEO

Get up and running

Free Training & Assistance Worldwide

Swingblade technology can be a lot to learn if you are new to the concept or used to the ways of a bandsaw. Even when you think you know everything about operating a sawmill, you will enjoy the experience of free training and technical support with one of our Peterson Sawmill operators. This can be arranged by our sales team or agents during the purchase process. You may be required to travel for training, or in some cases our mill operators can come to your milling site.

Peterson Sawmill experts are available seven days a week via Whatsapp, Messenger or by phone for sales and technical enquiries, and to discuss the ideal set up for your application and how you can get the most out of your sawmill. Click here to contact us.

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Safety first

Designed with safety in mind

All Peterson Portable Sawmills and accessories are CE certified. The CE marking represents the internationally recognized standard for safety compliance, enabling the company to export its sawmills to the European Union.

CE Certification is accepted by countries worldwide, including Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand. To attain it, companies must comply with all health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.

a cut above the rest

30+ years of development has led to versatility like no other

The Peterson JPWPFASM and DWS sawmills all run on a box-type frame called the ‘Production Frame’. This style of frame ensures a quick and simple set up time and accurate cuts.

The JP, WPF and DWS sawmills can be purchased with additional tracks or have extensions added at any time. These extensions allow you to mill up to ANY length log.

Customise your blade and motor size, track length, motor brand and much more at the time of purchase.

Change the track system on the WPF or DWS from Hi/Lo to Lo/Lo or Lo/Lo to Hi/Lo to maximise mill efficiency on your site.

Operate the DWS and WPF on the same frame, offering the Ultimate Portable Sawmill Set Up. Ready to selectively and accurately mill dimensional or slabbed timber to any requirements.

Our Garantee

We stand behind our products 100%

Petersons stand behind every sawmill they make – no matter how old – as long as they have not been altered, modified, or changed in design.
Help is only a telephone call or email away, day or night!

24-Month Warranty

All Peterson Sawmills come with a twenty four month return-to-factory warranty which includes all bed framing, track and carriage material manufactured by Petersons Global Sales Limited. You can also purchase an extended, five-year frame warranty. This option can be included at time of purchase.

Small Parts/Accessories

All small items, including sharpeners, gearbox, battery and electric components are covered for six months.


All engines are covered by their own specific manufacturers warranties, and are backed up through a local service agent.

For more information on Peterson’s after sales service, please contact us or our owners to hear what they have to say. 

Don't take our word for it

Speak to Peterson owners in your area

If you’re researching a sawmill purchase, the best people to speak to are those who operate the machines on a regular basis. The millers in our Owner’s Network have made themselves available to you to ask questions by phone or email, and some of them even offer private demos and open days at their milling sites.

Can't find an owner on the map?

Some owners aren’t publicly listed. Reach out to us, we’ll check our records and connect you with owners in your area.

Better return on investment with a Peterson

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Looking for our sawmill prices?

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.

If you would like to recieve a copy of our digital Info Pack and Price List, please click here.