Sawmill operator

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Lumber YardWoodcutting Guild
Sawmill operator
Sawmill operator.png
Released31 May 2006 (Update)
LocationLumber Yard
Sells itemsConstruction supplies
QuestBone Voyage
OptionsTalk-to, Buy-plank, Trade
ExamineHe changes the shape of wood.
Advanced data
NPC ID3101
Sawmill operator chathead.png

The Sawmill operator can be found along the southern wall of the Varrock Lumber Yard on members servers and at the Woodcutting Guild in Great Kourend, their location indicated by the Sawmill icon.png icon on the minimap. They can turn four kinds of logs into planks (see sawmill), and also runs a Construction Supplies shop selling bolts of cloth, three kinds of nails, and saws. They will not accept noted logs, except indirectly through house servants.

Members can obtain planks by taking logs to the sawmill operator. Right-click on them, and there will be a "Buy planks" option. Players can then choose to make regular planks from regular logs, oak planks from oak logs, teak planks from teak logs, or mahogany planks from mahogany logs, for a price. During Daddy's Home, they can also convert waxwood logs into waxwood planks for free.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Lumber Yard[edit | edit source]

The fastest way to make planks using the Sawmill involves the Lumberyard teleport. The teleport will take the player directly to the sawmill. An amulet of glory or a ring of dueling can then be used to bank.

The second fastest way to make planks using the Sawmill involves the Ring of the elements and teleporting to the Earth Altar which places the player just south of the sawmill.

The third fastest way to make planks using the Sawmill involves the Balloon transport system. Start at Castle Wars and use the balloon to travel to the location north-east of Varrock, which is close to the Sawmill. One willow log is required to make this journey. The balloon has a weight restriction (under 40 kg), so some players may only be able to carry 19 oak logs per round; however, wearing Weight-reducing equipment can allow the maximum of 26 oak logs to be brought. After making the planks, use a worn ring of dueling to teleport back to Castle Wars.

Another way to do this is to fly from Castle Wars to the lumberyard and chop down the oak logs there. Once the planks are made, teleport back to Castle Wars. This eliminates the weight restrictions for balloon travel, though it is a bit longer than taking logs from your bank. It is possible to make over 1500 planks per hour using this method.

The third fastest way to make planks using the Sawmill involves the Gnome Glider system. Use a ring of dueling to teleport to the Duel Arena, run south-west and take the glider to the Grand Tree. From there, take the Glider (run north into and its up at the top of the Grand tree) to Lemanto-Andra, which is south-east of the Digsite in Varrock. Run north from there, until you reach the first gate on your left (marked by a red line on your minimap) to the Sawmill and make the planks. Then use a ring of dueling to teleport to Castle Wars to bank.

The fourth fastest way to make planks using the Sawmill involves teleporting to Varrock. Run from Varrock to the Sawmill and make planks, then teleport to Varrock using the spell or a tablet, and run to east Varrock bank to bank.

A variation on these methods that would add woodcutting experience and increase profit per plank at the expense of time would involve cutting oak logs from the Oak Trees west of the Balloon.

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.

Butlers[edit | edit source]

Butlers can take logs to the Sawmill to create planks. They take the Sawmill fee with them. One way to use this is to carry noted logs, then ask the Butler to unnote them, then ask for the unnoted logs to be taken to the Sawmill. The planks received can then be used to train construction immediately, or can be sent to the bank using the Butler for profit.

Another variation is to go outside your house, cut logs, go inside your house, have the logs sent to the sawmill, and use them to train construction.

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%
in stock
sold at
bought at
Saw.pngSaw10006sCoins 5.png 13Coins 5.png 5Coins 100.png 173
Bolt of cloth.pngBolt of cloth10001m Coins 250.png 650Coins 250.png 250Coins 250.png 912
Bronze nails.pngBronze nails10001m Coins 2.png 2Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 5
Iron nails.pngIron nails10001m Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Coins 5.png 11
Steel nails.pngSteel nails10001m Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 18

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.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
2 June 2016

Added a sawmill with the Woodcutting Guild.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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Sawmill operator.png
31 May 2006 –
June/July 2006
June/July 2006 –

See also[edit | edit source]