About.com recommends band sawmills from companies such as Baker Products, Norwood and Hud-Son Forest Equipment. According to their websites, these companies focus on producing high-quality, affordable portable band sawmills.
As of 2015, Baker Products offers five portable sawmills, including the Blue Streak 3638G, the Wood Buddy and the 18HD.
Norwood builds its sawmills in the United States and Canada only. The company offers three band sawmills including the LumberPro HD36, LumberMate LM29 and LumberMan MN26. Norwood also offers upgrade features for each sawmill.
Based in New York State, Hud-Son offers a wide range of band sawmills with features including hydraulic systems, trailer hitches and heavy duty machinery.