Autumn Milling

Autumn has to be the best time to run a portable bandsaw mill here in the Missouri Ozarks.  After a summer of enduring 100-degree temperatures, fighting off ticks and chiggers, dealing with dehydration, and entertaining visitors (who usually show up when I am trying to patch up the hydraulics on my old 8N Ford tractor, […]

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 […]

Cold Weather Sawing

Winter milling can be a challenge for both the sawyer and the machine. While staying warm is important for the operator, this article will focus more on the portable sawmill side of the equation.  The interaction between man and machine can get more complex and, in some cases, more dangerous when the thermometer dips below […]

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 – […]

Portable Bandsaw Mill Types, Sizes and Accessories

Choose the right equipment for the job as portable sawmills come in a variety of sizes and can include any number of accessories to improve how quickly you and your mill will operate. When shopping for a portable sawmill, you will find bandsaws lead the way, though chainsaw mills are also popular for those who […]