Better watch your hands…

A sawmill is a machine that processes wood into wood planks more efficiently than by hand. It can also be used to recycle various wooden things.


A placed sawmill can be instantly picked up by dismantling it with a wrench. Its configuration is preserved in the item. It can also be mined using a pickaxe, though this can be much slower.



A sawmill is initially at the lowest tier (basic). It can be upgraded to higher tiers using upgrade kits and conversion kits.



When placed, a sawmill faces the player. It can face any of the four cardinal directions, and can be rotated using a wrench.


When items are placed in a sawmill’s input slot, the machine will start consuming Redstone Flux to process them. Every item requires a certain amount of energy to process. When enough energy has been consumed for an item, the input is consumed and the output is placed in the primary output slot. A secondary output may be produced when processing certain items, which is placed in the secondary output slot.

When installed, a resin funnel makes a sawmill produce fluid byproducts, which are placed in an added output tank.

The speed at which a sawmill processes items depends on how much energy it can use per tick. This in turn depends on how much power is being supplied, and on the machine’s maximum power usage. A basic sawmill has a maximum power usage of 20 RF/t. This can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier, and by installing certain augments.

Input and output

Items and fluids can enter and exit a sawmill through its sides. Every side of a sawmill may correspond to its input slot, one of its output slots (and possibly its output tank), or certain slots/tanks at the same time.

A sawmill can automatically transfer items or fluids out of any sides that directly correspond to its output slot/tank. This is called auto-output. It can also transfer items from adjacent inventories into any sides that directly correspond to its input slot. This is called auto-input. Auto-output and auto-input occur whenever the machine finishes processing an item, or every 32 ticks (1.6 seconds) if the machine is inactive.

A basic sawmill can automatically transfer up to 16 items and up to 1,000 mB of fluid at a time. These amounts can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier.

Which sides correspond to which slots/tanks and whether auto-output and auto-input are enabled can be configured using the Configuration tab in the machine’s GUI.

Redstone control

A sawmill may be configured to respond to redstone signals. It can be in one of three modes:

Redstone control is disabled. The sawmill works whenever possible. This is the default mode.
The sawmill works when not powered. When powered, it stops working.
The sawmill only works when powered.

The current mode can be set using the Redstone Control tab in the machine’s GUI.

When a sawmill must stop working due to a redstone signal and is still processing an item, it will finish processing that item before stopping.


A sawmill can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.


A sawmill’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other sawmills.


Sawmills come in five tiers.

Tier Max. power usage Augment slots Max. items per auto-transfer Max. fluid per auto-transfer
Basic 20 RF/t 0 16 1,000 mB
Hardened 30 RF/t 1 16 1,000 mB
Reinforced 40 RF/t 2 28 3,000 mB
Signalum 50 RF/t 3 44 6,000 mB
Resonant 60 RF/t 4 64 10,000 mB


A sawmill can have augments installed to improve certain properties or to change how it works. The amount of augments that can be installed depends on the machine’s tier. A basic sawmill cannot be augmented.

Augments can be installed in the Augmentation tab in a sawmill’s GUI.

Augment Installable in Description
Auxiliary Reception Coil Auxiliary Reception Coil Any machine Increases a machine's maximum power usage (speed). However, also increases the amount of energy required per operation. Can be installed multiple times.
Auxiliary Sieve Auxiliary Sieve Machines with
secondary products
Increases the chances of a machine producing a secondary product. However, also increases the amount of energy required per operation. Can be installed multiple times.
Nullification Chamber Nullification Chamber Machines with
secondary products
Destroys excess secondary products when a machine's secondary output slot/tank is full, allowing it to keep working.
Resin Funnel Resin Funnel Sawmill A specialization that allows for a sawmill to extract fluids from wood while processing it, like resin and sap.


Wood processing

Result(s) Ingredients Energy Sawmill recipe
Wood Planks
Any Wood
800 RF


Thermal Expansion
Machines Redstone Furnace Pulverizer Sawmill Induction Smelter Phytogenic Insolator Compactor Magma Crucible Fractionating Still Fluid Transposer Energetic Infuser Centrifugal Separator Sequential Fabricator Alchemical Imbuer Arcane Ensorcellator Glacial Precipitator Igneous Extruder
Devices Aqueous Accumulator Nullifier Thermal Mediator Arboreal Extractor Aquatic Entangler Item Allocator Fluid Allocator Lexical Transmuter Insightful Condenser Decoctive Diffuser
Dynamos Steam Dynamo Magmatic Dynamo Compression Dynamo Reactant Dynamo Enervation Dynamo Numismatic Dynamo
Storage Energy Cell Flux Capacitor Portable Tank Reservoir Cache Strongbox Satchel
Machine Auxiliary Reception Coil Auxiliary Sieve Nullification Chamber Trivection Chamber Flux Anodizers Pyrolytic Conversion Tectonic Initiator Resin Funnel Metallurgical Recovery Pyro-Concentrator Nutrient Recovery Sapling Infuser Monoculture Cycle Numismatic Press Gearworking Die Pyroconvective Loop Reflux Column Alchemical Retort Flux Linkage Concentrator Flux Reconstruction Parabolic Flux Coupling Enstabulation Apparatus Pattern Validation Fluidic Fabrication Reagent Recovery Pyroclastic Injection
Dynamo Auxiliary Transmission Coil Fuel Catalyzer Transmission Coil Ducting Excitation Field Limiter Boiler Conversion Turbine Conversion Isentropic Reservoir Closed-Loop Cooling Ignition Plugs Elemental Catalyzer Disjunctive Extraction Lapidary Calibration
Other Coolants Florb (Magmatic) Morb (Reusable)

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