Portable sawmill manufacturers with good mills are thriving and do-it-yourself sawmilling for lumber is on the rise. If you have energy enough to saw your own, here are the most popular mills sold in North America. I've picked these excellent companies and all have Internet sales. Below are links to manufacturers that represent the very best in portable sawmilling products. The mills are designed to fit nearly every pocketbook, every company has a proven reputation and sell throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Canadian company ENERCRAFT/BAKER has more than 27 years combined experience in the manufacturing of sawmill equipment. Through continuous improvements to the equipment, Enercaft is a leader in the industry for both portable band sawmills and band resaws.
"Before committing to using an Enercraft mill for our business, we did our homework. Enercraft was the best machine on the portable mill market." - Model 30HTL owner, Homosassa, Florida
2. TimberKingTIMBERKING is one of the largest portable sawmill manufacturers in the United States. TimberKing offers three different models to serve three very different needs:
The 1220 mill is suited to small, occasional cutting projects on the farm or at a hunting or fishing camp.
The 1600 has more productive capacity with features like hydraulic power feed, hydraulic blade up/down and available hydraulic log loaders.
The B-20 is the choice for using a mill as part of a full-time business venture.
3. Wood-MiserWOOD-MIZER is the largest seller of portable sawmills in the U.S. This Indianapolis, Indiana company has been in business for over 20 years with years of experience and thousands of manufactured mills.
No other company can match Wood-mizer's selection of mills. They offer two small personal sized mills for small weekend jobs, four professional sized mills for increased production using larger logs, and industrial strength bandsaw mills that can match circular saws in productivity.
4. Jonsered USAAlthough well known for their chainsaws, JONSERED makes quality chainsaw mills. These mills are backed by the excellent reputation of this Swedish company that sells throughout North America.
Jonsereds chainsaw mill is supplied complete with the Jonsered 2095 Turbo, their largest chainsaw. The chainsaw mill is a cost-efficient alternative for those who dont saw every day. It is also suitable for moving around because of its low weight.
The Swedish Mill is precision made but you need to be reminded that this is a very simple mill and demands much of the user. Although it is simple, safe and inexpensive, it is lacking in accessories that make running a saw easier with high productive capacity.
Hud-Son Forest Equipment, Inc. is located in Barneveld, NY and has on of the largest dealer distributor networks in North America. They have decades of experience in the manufacturing of sawmill and wood processing equipment. Hud-Son specializes in portable sawmills, bandmills, and sawmilling equipment and offer reasonable consumer loans. Hud-Son manufactures "quality, affordable portable saw mills and wood processing equipment" with competent dealers who work hard at helping you get the sawmill up and running.