At the sawmill, the player has to enter in the door on the far right of the Sawmill operator and they will find themselves in a small room. Talk to the Overseer nearby and offer to help. The player will then be told to take one of the jobs. Inside the play area, there is a notice sheet of jobs to the left of the door (it may be hard to see at first).
When looked at, the player can choose between two jobs, a quick job, or a large job. The bulk of experience comes at the completion of the job. The amount of experience gained at the end of a job increases with each level gained.
- Quick jobs are faster, but give relatively less experience.
- Large jobs, however, are slower, but give much more experience.
The amount of planks needed is shown in a small box at the top left corner of the screen when selecting a job and after choosing one.
A player loading logs into the conveyor belt hopper.
Doing the job
First off, the player needs to take logs from the stack of logs from the west of the job area, and place them into the conveyor belt hopper, where each log is turned into two planks. A maximum of 63 logs can be placed in the hopper at any one time, meaning that the plank tray can hold up to 126 planks at once. A full inventory can be withdrawn with one click (but takes a little time). A large task requires a minimum of 115 planks - with spoilage 126 planks are unlikely to be enough.
A player sawing planks.
At the workbenches, cut the planks into the desired types of planks to fulfill your order. Note that making some plank types may be failed. The harder ones have the higher chance of failing. Your cut planks will be teleported to the cart, so your inventory is empty to cut more.
Finishing your job
Right click on the Overseer and select Finish job. Confirm that you want all your planks to be sent (you can take excess ones out of the cart next to the overseer, but it is not recommended - see Maximising Experience below). You will earn a bonus 8, 580 exp after successfully completing a large task, while quick tasks reward 4, 395 exp. After the Overseer thanks you, you can select a new job and work on it.
The rewards are purely Woodcutting experience. Players can earn between 80, 000, with level 80, and 95, 000, with level 99, Woodcutting experience per hour by Sawmill training. Bonus experience is used while training in the area. None of the logs or planks can be taken out of the playing area. If a player attempts to, Jill will stop the player trying to leave, saying that they cannot leave with the sawmill wood in their inventory. The player is then asked to confirm leaving and losing all the planks in the inventory. If the player teleports out, she will confiscate them without a warning. Progress such as planks in the plank tray, or planks already cut into specific types and put into the cart, are not lost.
A Large Task
There are 6 different types of planks you can make. You can, on three occasions, make two cuts out of one plank. They have different difficulty levels and different fail notices. The number of cuts of each plank varies with each task, but will always be in multiples of 5.
- Difficulty - Simple
- Notes - A very easy cut to perform. Alongside it, a Long Cut is also performed. On average, a player (Woodcutting Level varying from 80-99) can make from 20-27 cuts successfully out of 27. Making this will yield one Short cut, and one Long cut per plank, unless it is ruined.