The sawmill uses water power and diesel power to drive a single common shaft linked to saws and other equipment by a system of four pulleys and belts.

The sawmill houses a range of machinery used for the sawing of timbers.

The current water power for the sawmill is a water turbine which replaced a water wheel known to have been is use in the 19th century..

Diesel power provides an alternative to water power when there is insufficient water in the River Barle for the sawmill to be permitted to take water for the water turbine.