Hunter Portable Sawmill

Hunter Portable Sawmill


Decades of experience designing & collaborating with customers to a budget sawmill


Selling thousands of portable sawmills has led to the All-American Hunter / Sawyer mill that are perfect for the do-it-yourself handyman on a budget. When it’s hard to justify an extra expense for higher priced sawmills, this competitively priced mill is our most unique portable sawmill yet.


• Unassembled to help meet your needs and budget
• Welded frame was developed with extra bracing, making the mill sturdy and durable

Assembly Instructions June 2023 and Older
Assembly Instructions July 2023 and Newer

(8 customer reviews)

Specifications: Hunter Portable Sawmill

Hud-Son Freedom portable sawmills, our most affordable build-it-yourself sawmills.

Save money and assemble the bandsaw yourself, or for a little more you can purchase one pre-assembled. Built in the USA for the handyman, farmer or woodland homesteader. Choose from the red, white and blue Sawyer or camouflage custom painted Hunter.

Hud-Son Forest Equipment is introducing the all-new Freedom Line with the Hunter portable sawmill. This sawmills is built here in the USA in our hometown of Barneveld, NY. Some people just cannot reason with the extra expense for the very high priced sawmills on the market. Hud-Son Forest Equipment has come up with a solution to save YOU money..

With the experience of selling thousands of sawmills across the USA and internationally, we’ve seen what is out there and what customers want.. so we’ve come up with the Hunter, an All-American Mill that is perfect for the Do-it-yourselfer, Handyman or mechanically skilled person.

Competitively priced, this is our most unique mill yet. It can be ordered assembled or unassembled to help meet your needs and budget. With our how-to video and instructions, you can easily assemble this mill at home with simple hand tools… no welding necessary! The welded frame is developed with extra bracing, making the mill sturdy and durable. We suggest reviewing the instructional video first if you are deciding to purchase unassembled or assembled, or stop by your local dealership to view them in person.

The Hunter, colored in military green designed and manufactured with hardworking Americans in mind. It comes with a three-year warranty. Contact your local Dealer or buy now below to get your Hunter Sawmill today.


  • Max Log Capacity
    21″ Diameter
  • Distance Between Guide
  • Max Thickness of Cut
  • Standard Track Length
    12′ Galvanized Steel Lag Down
  • Log Dogs
    2 Cam Style Dogs & Square Posts
  • Max Log Length (with standard track)
  • Blade
    132 X 1.25 X .035″
  • Blade Lubrication
    5 Gallon


  • Engine / Motor
    6.5 Gas – Manual Start
  • Clutch Engagement


  • Frame
    Modified 4 Post
  • Bandwheels
  • Guide System
    Dual Shoe Guides, Fixed
  • Lift System
    Manual Cable
  • Measuring
    Dual Scale 1″and 4,5,6,8 Quarter
  • Main Bearings


  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
    Residential Use
  • 6-Year Warranty
    Main Shafts and Bearings



Hunter Portable Sawmill



Add to cart


WM132 Replacement Bandblade

Single Blade

$25.00Add to cart

WM132 Replacement Bandblade

Case 15 Blades

$335.00Add to cart

TE-21G Track Extension

Galvanized 4’ Lag Down Track ext

$195.00Add to cart

DOG-21 Log Dog Assembly

w/ Jbar

$195.00Add to cart


Sawmill Maintenance Kit

$159.00Add to cart

Assembly Charge

Assembled Hunter-Sawyer

$650.00Add to cart

8 reviews for Hunter Portable Sawmill

  1. Kevin F.

    Great product The Hunter

  2. Rich Radley (verified owner)

    One issue: On the Mill, The welded in bolt for mounting the guards. One of the bolts was not centered properly and the Guard had to be modified so that it would fit. Right side only. Left side was perfect.

    Image #1 from Rich Radley
  3. Tim B


    Image #1 from Tim B
  4. Ron Beerman (verified owner)

    good quality assembly video is not very good

  5. Pat D

    Purchased the Hunter portable sawmill to cut logs into lumber. Instead of paying a logger to clear and take the logs, I decided to do it myself. This is a very well-made piece of equipment! I have cut a number of logs, mostly oak, 16-20″ in diameter. This sawmill does the job! Portable, so you can bring it to the site and mill on the spot.

  6. ELI GOLDEN (verified owner)

    I am in my first week of owning this mill and I am loving it. My only complaint about this was the shipping company, however Mike from shipping went above and beyond to help me remedy the issue. At this point I am learning and honestly this is 100% my first sawmilling experience, and have had a back ground in metal working , gardening, recycling, wood working and cnc carving and by far this has over all been the best experience so far.

    So to sum it all up and hopefully I will get some time to review this on YouTube at a later date.

    1. They have great customer service. and an excellent product and well priced.
    2. The assembly video kind of dry but it is so step by step as long as you can play Simon says you will most likely not have an issue.
    3. A great saw mill to learn with from a beginners point of view.

  7. Alex D. (verified owner)

    I have owned this mill for over 2 years now. It has been through 12 blades and around 1,000 bft of dense Missouri hardwood. Once the machine was assembled which took some man hours to align everything to our precise tolerance, It has had zero issues outside of maintenance. It did take time fine tuning of the process to produce bft at the machines max. I rate 5 stars based on durability of carriage along with quality of steel as well as performance and the ease of maintenance/ repairs.

  8. Walter D

    About 3 years ago I purchased the Hud-Son Hunter, from an individual that had bought it and never assembled it. I have had it on a homemade trailer since I assembled it, and it has worked very well for me. I decided there is really no need for my mill to be portable, so I am in the process of pouring concrete in sono tubes and mounting it more permanently. Also, I am re-doing the sub frame and extending it to 20ft. I am also replacing the tracks with 1 piece steel. On top of all of that it will be housed in a new building instead of sawing out in the open.
    Some day I may upgrade to a fully hydraulic mill but for now this mill serves me very well. I primarily saw erc but have milled up just about every type of tree known in Missouri.
    Thank you Hud-Son for producing a quality mill.

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