Sawing your own lumber appeals to many different people. Woodworking hobbyists, sawmill business owners, farmers, home builders are just a few of the many different people that buy a sawmill. Many are compelled to buy their own mill after seeing one for the first time, and don't come from a lumber producing background. This section is to help get your familiar with portable sawmills, the lingo used in the industry, and how easy it is to get sawing your own lumber, no matter what your background.
A Portable Sawmill: How it Works
Making lumber with a portable sawmill is simple. Pass a bandsaw blade through a log from end to end a few times, and the result is boards! Wood-Mizer founders Don Laskowski and Dan Tekulve came up with this brilliantly simple method way back in 1982, and basically, it hasn't changed much since. The simple design was perfectly suited for easy transportation. Instead of bringing logs to your mill, you can take your sawmill to the logs. This flexibility is what makes the portable sawmill so popular for custom sawing businesses.