Sawmill

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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.

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]

Sells at: 130.0% • Buys at: 50.0% • Change per: 0.0%
ItemNumber
in stock
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
GE
price
Saw.pngSaw1000Coins 5.png 13Coins 5.png 5Coins 100.png 221
Bolt of cloth.pngBolt of cloth1000Coins 250.png 650Coins 250.png 250Coins 250.png 729
Bronze nails.pngBronze nails1000Coins 2.png 2Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 6
Iron nails.pngIron nails1000Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Coins 5.png 13
Steel nails.pngSteel nails1000Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 19

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

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 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.

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 336 -100 each -59 177 (4,779) 860,220
Oak plank.pngOak plank 460 -250 each -50 160 (4,320) 777,600
Teak plank.pngTeak plank 857 -500 each -177 180 (4,860) 874,800
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank 2,204 -1,500 each -411 293 (7,911) 1,423,980

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 April 2020
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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
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Added a sawmill with the Woodcutting Guild.