Custom Milling on Your Portable Sawmill

The simplest solution to marketing lumber is to sell the service instead of the wood.  A number of sawyers have built successful businesses on the basis of custom milling. The simplest custom milling job is for the customer to provide the logs and hire you to mill them on your bandsaw mill either at your […]

Upgrading Your Portable Band Sawmill

Operating a portable sawmill opens up a world of possibilities, both as a source of building material and as a source of income. When working weekends or in your spare time, those aching muscles are just part of a good day’s work.  But as your confidence grows and you take on more challenging jobs, you […]

Starting a Portable Sawmilling Business

Making the decision to start your own milling business with a portable sawmill can be as profitable as you wish, depending on the amount of work you are willing and able to put into it.  Whether the business will be designed to supplement your present income, or replace it entirely, you can generally make as […]

Portable Sawmill Accessories and Costs

Shopping for a portable sawmill?  Before you break out the checkbook, there are a few things to know.  Having this important information can mean the difference in paying $4,000 or over $40,000 for a unit. So why is there such a variation in price for different sawmill models?  One reason is where they’re made – […]

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Portable Sawmill

When you’re purchasing any major tool or piece of power equipment, the question is always the same:  Will the money I spend on this save me time and money in the long run? Buying a portable sawmill is no exception. So when you’re shopping for portable sawmill and stacking companies up against to each other, […]