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There are three sawmills currently in Old School RuneScape. One is in the Lumber Yard near 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 operator can turn four kinds of logs into planks for a fee, and also sells bolts of cloth, three kinds of nails, and saws. 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.

Methods[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.

Please 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 teleports and rings 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.

The interface to convert logs into planks.
Items Sold
Item Cost
Saw 13-65
Bronze nails 2
Iron nails 5
Steel nails 3
Bolt of cloth 650
Item Cost Log needed
Plank 100 each Logs
Oak plank 250 each Oak logs
Teak plank 500 each Teak logs
Mahogany plank 1,500 each Mahogany logs

Prifddinas[edit | edit source]

While the Sawmill operator in 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 trees 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 369 -100 each -17 252 (6,804) 1,224,720
Oak plank 549 -250 each -16 283 (7,641) 1,375,380
Teak plank 1,017 -500 each -117 400 (10,800) 1,944,000
Mahogany plank 2,214 -1,500 each -364 350 (9,450) 1,701,000