Sawmill

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Sawmill
Sawmill.png
Released28 July 2003 (Update)
MembersYes
Minimap iconSawmill icon.png
LocationLumber Yard
Woodcutting Guild
Prifddinas
OwnerSawmill operator
SpecialtyPlanks

There are three sawmills in Old School RuneScape. The sawmill operator working there can turn four kinds of logs into planks for a fee, and also sells Construction supplies: saws, bolts of cloth and three kinds of nails, they share the same stock. Players can have their logs converted to planks by using the sawmill operator's "Buy planks" option. He is able to create planks, oak planks, teak planks, and mahogany planks for the player assuming they have the requisite unnoted logs and enough coins.

One sawmill is in the Lumber Yard north-east of Varrock, another is in the Woodcutting Guild and the third is in Prifddinas. The sawmill in the Woodcutting Guild is closer to a bank than the one in the Lumber Yard, although 75% Hosidius favour and level 60 in woodcutting is required in order to enter the Woodcutting Guild. The sawmill in Prifddinas requires completion of Song of the Elves.

The interface to convert logs into planks.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Lumber YardMember icon.png1Maplink
Woodcutting GuildMember icon.png1Maplink
Prifddinas CourtyardMember icon.png1Maplink

Prices[edit | edit source]

Item Cost Log needed
Plank.pngPlank 100 Logs.pngLogs
Oak plank.pngOak plank 250 Oak logs.pngOak logs
Teak plank.pngTeak plank 500 Teak logs.pngTeak logs
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank 1,500 Mahogany logs.pngMahogany logs

Stock[edit | edit source]

Main article: Construction supplies
Sells at: 130.0% • Buys at: 50.0% • Change per: 0.0%
ItemNumber
in stock
Restock
time
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
GE
price
Saw.pngSaw10006sCoins 5.png 13Coins 5.png 5Coins 250.png 285
Bolt of cloth.pngBolt of cloth10001m Coins 250.png 650Coins 250.png 250Coins 1000.png 1,002
Bronze nails.pngBronze nails10001m Coins 2.png 2Coins 1.png 1Coins 3.png 3
Iron nails.pngIron nails10001m Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Coins 5.png 7
Steel nails.pngSteel nails10001m Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 14

Note: The stock is shared between the shops in the three locations.

Bolts of cloth will never sell out and will restock instantly by adding 50 to the stock after the player buys the stock below 50 and closes the interface.

Making planks[edit | edit source]

Lumber Yard[edit | edit source]

An efficient method to make regular or oak planks is obtain a full inventory of logs, take them to the Sawmill Operator and turn them into planks, then fill your Plank sack before obtaining a new inventory of logs. You can also make a small trek north to the Wilderness and fill a looting bag with the planks and obtain a new inventory to turn into planks, allowing an extra 25 logs per trip.

  • Although you can carry 28 items in the looting bag you will have to go to a bank to empty the bag before you can use those planks, as the bag is Deposit Only, so this method is only efficient if you are intending to cut regular/oak trees to take to the sawmill operator after the looting bag is full of planks from your first visit.
  • Hardcore Ironmen who do not want to risk death by entering the wilderness may choose to chop the oak trees next to the mill, turn them into planks, then run them back to the bank with an inventory of planks which weigh half as much as logs. When returning to the mill to chop oaks, you will then have an empty inventory. This method dramatically conserves run energy and saves time on banking oak logs.

Note: You cannot fill both the looting bag and your inventory with logs and take them to the sawmill operator as he will only supply you with planks from logs that are in your inventory.

There is a hot-air balloon slightly south of the sawmill that could be used from Castle Wars, requiring completion of Enlightened Journey and having the Varrock route unlocked. Each trip would require a ring of dueling and a willow log. The ring of dueling can also be used to travel to Ferox Enclave to restore run energy via the Pool of Refreshment.

For those with 99 Crafting, the hot-air balloon just outside the Crafting Guild can be used to travel to the Lumberyard for one willow log, using the Crafting cape to teleport back to the Crafting Guild for quick and easy banking, without additional teleportation costs.

Lumberyard teleport and ring of dueling could also be used to bank faster and return, although this is somewhat expensive.

Woodcutting Guild[edit | edit source]

Using the Sawmill in the Woodcutting Guild, the player can make a full load of planks in 20 seconds by using a charged skills necklace and ring of dueling. Alternatively there is a bank chest in the western part of the guild.

Prifddinas[edit | edit source]

While the Sawmill operator in Crwys district of Prifddinas is a less efficient method of producing planks from previously obtained logs, it can be a very viable way of turning the nearby cut teak or mahogany trees into planks and subsequently banking them.

Players can expect upwards of 500 teak or mahogany planks an hour with this method.

Calculator[edit | edit source]

Planks
Item Plank Value (G.E) Sawmill Cost Log (Price) Net Profit (x27 - Per inventory) Gp/hr (20s trips)
Plank.pngPlank 161 −100 each −65 −4 (−108) −19,440
Oak plank.pngOak plank 452 −250 each −58 144 (3,888) 699,840
Teak plank.pngTeak plank 854 −500 each −205 149 (4,023) 724,140
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank 1,998 −1,500 each −332 166 (4,482) 806,760

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 April 2020
(update | poll)

The menu for buying planks at the Sawmill has been updated to use the standard Make-X interface, as used for skilling activities like smelting and glassblowing.

2 June 2016
(update | poll)

Added a sawmill with the Woodcutting Guild.

3 September 2015
(update)

The Buy-All Planks button for regular logs now converts all your logs into planks rather than just one.