|Released||28 July 2003 (Update)|
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.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Prices[edit | edit source]
|Oak plank||250||Oak logs|
|Teak plank||500||Teak logs|
|Mahogany plank||1,500||Mahogany logs|
Stock[edit | edit source]
|Bolt of cloth||1000||1m||650||250||1,002|
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.
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]
|Item||Plank Value (G.E)||Sawmill Cost||Log (Price)||Net Profit (x27 - Per inventory)||Gp/hr (20s trips)|
|Plank||161||−100 each||−65||−4 (−108)||−19,440|
|Oak plank||452||−250 each||−58||144 (3,888)||699,840|
|Teak plank||854||−500 each||−205||149 (4,023)||724,140|
|Mahogany plank||1,998||−1,500 each||−332||166 (4,482)||806,760|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|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
The Buy-All Planks button for regular logs now converts all your logs into planks rather than just one.