Patented design

Patented design

Swingblade App by Turbosawmill

  • Want to learn more about our sawmills?
  • Learn how to fine tune, re-tip blades and quarter saw timber?
  • Would you like to know the kind of recovery you would expect out of a log?

You need to download our app by clicking on the link below. If you have an ios device just search "swingblade" in the app store. Its a great wealth of information. We continue to add relevant information and tools.


A Family Business for Decades...

Spectrum Innovations (trading as Turbo Sawmill) was established in 2007 by Jake Peterson, son of sawmill pioneer Carl Peterson.

Carl developed his first prototype swing blade sawmill in the remote islands of Fiji, and after immigrating to New Zealand in the 1980's, set about creating the world's first commercial swing-blade sawmill.  

Carl's swing-blade sawmill was launched to great acclaim, and with the NZ government backing his innovation, over one thousand mills were manufactured and sent worldwide. 

In 2007 - with Carl's help and support - Jake Peterson launched Spectrum Innovations. Father and son worked together to design and build the Gladiator swing-blade sawmill, utilising Carl's inverted 'T' concept to offer a very clean, open access portable sawmill. 

In 2013, the company launched the Warrior, our more portable line of sawmills.

Used Worldwide

Our mills can now be found in almost every corner of the earth!