Choosing the Right Portable Sawmill

Portable sawmills fall into three general categories: chainsaw mills, circular sawmills and band sawmills. Here are the pros and cons when choosing the right portable sawmill.



Choosing the right portable sawmill. Les Oke of Northbrook, Ontario, cut all the lumber for his house with this Granberg International Alaskan Mark III chainsaw mill.
Choosing the right portable sawmill. Les Oke of Northbrook, Ontario, cut all the lumber for his house with this Granberg International Alaskan Mark III chainsaw mill.
PHOTO: LES OKE
Learn about choosing portable sawmills.
Learn about choosing portable sawmills.
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Chart: Bandmills at a glance.
Chart: Bandmills at a glance.
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A portable band sawmill can produce boards and beams in almost any size you want.











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