Like punching trees, but better!

The Sawmill is one of the Machines added by Thermal Expansion. It uses Redstone Flux to cut wooden objects. It is capable of processing Wood logs more efficiently than by hand, as well as turning various things made of wood back into Wood Planks. The machine often produces Sawdust as a byproduct.


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When working at maximum speed, the Sawmill consumes 20 RF per tick. When its internal energy storage is starting to deplete, the Machine will slow down and use less power. This prevents sudden interruptions of the Sawmill's work when its power supply cuts short.


1. Input Slot
Items placed in this slot are sawed by the Sawmill.
2. Primary Output Slots
Fully processed items end up in these slots.
3. Secondary Output Slot
Possible byproducts of items being sawed end up in this slot.
4. Progress Arrow
Displays the progress of the item currently being processed. If Not Enough Items is installed, the arrow can be clicked to look up the Sawmill's recipes.
5. Power Gauge
Displays how fast the Sawmill is working in relation to its maximum speed.
6. Energy Gauge
Displays how much Redstone Flux is currently stored in the Sawmill.
7. Charging Slot
Items that store Redstone Flux that are placed here are discharged by the Sawmill to charge itself.
8. Energy Tab
Displays how much power the Sawmill uses, and how much Redstone Flux is currently stored in it.
9. Information Tab
Displays a bit of information about the Sawmill.
10. Tutorial Tab
Explains various things about the Sawmill and the other tabs in the GUI.
11. Augmentation Tab
Allows installing Augments in the Machine.
12. Security Tab
Allows setting who is allowed to access the Sawmill. Only available if a Signalum Security Lock is installed.
13. Redstone Control Tab
Allows setting how the Sawmill responds to Redstone signals. Only available if the Integrated Redstone Circuit Augment is installed.
14. Configuration Tab
Allows configuring the input/output behavior of the sides of the Sawmill. Only available if the Integrated Modular Framework Augment is installed.
15. Player Inventory
The inventory and hotbar of the player that is accessing the Sawmill.


The different sides of the Sawmill correspond to different color-coded slots in its GUI. These sides can be identified by color-coded openings in the sides of the Sawmill. This is used for handling input and output with ducts/pipes/conduits/tubes, other Machines and other types of inventories.

If the Integrated Modular Framework Augment is installed, this feature of the Sawmill can be configured. Some things can be inserted from any side.

If the Integrated Servo Mechanism Augment is installed, output items are automatically ejected from the corresponding sides of the Sawmill, evenly divided between the available outputs.

If the Integrated Hopper Apparatus Augment is installed, input items are automatically pulled into the Sawmill from adjacent inventories at the corresponding sides.

Type Color Default Sides
Item input Blue Top
Primary item output Red Left, Right, Back
Secondary item output Yellow Bottom
Any item output Orange (not set)
Any item input/output* (colorless) (not set)
Redstone Flux input - (any side)
*: Cannot be automatically ejected from.


The following table lists the recipes that the Sawmill can perform. Recipes that use less energy also take less time.

*: May be changed or disabled in the config.

Input Primary Output Secondary Output Energy
Wood (log) 6x* Wood Planks Sawdust 800 RF
Crafting Table 4x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Chest 8x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Bookshelf 6x Oak Wood Planks 3x Book 2400 RF
Bed 8x Oak Wood Planks 3x White Wool 2400 RF
Wooden Door 6x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Trapdoor 3x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Fence Gate 2x Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 2400 RF
Wooden Pressure Plate 2x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Sign 2x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Note Block 8x Oak Wood Planks Redstone 2400 RF
Jukebox 8x Oak Wood Planks Diamond 2400 RF
Boat 5x Oak Wood Planks - 2400 RF
Wooden Pickaxe 3x Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 1600 RF
Wooden Shovel Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 1600 RF
Wooden Axe 3x Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 1600 RF
Wooden Hoe 2x Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 1600 RF
Wooden Sword 2x Oak Wood Planks Sawdust 1600 RF
Melon (block) 8x Melon (item) - 800 RF
Rubber Wood 5x Jungle Wood Planks Raw Rubber (50%) 1200 RF
Thermal Expansion
Machines Redstone Furnace Pulverizer Sawmill Induction Smelter Phytogenic Insolator Compactor Magma Crucible Fractionating Still Fluid Transposer Energetic Infuser Centrifugal Separator Glacial Precipitator Igneous Extruder
Devices Aqueous Accumulator Nullifier Thermal Mediator Arboreal Extractor Item Allocator
Dynamos Steam Dynamo Magmatic Dynamo Compression Dynamo Reactant Dynamo Enervation Dynamo Numismatic Dynamo
Storage Energy Cell Flux Capacitor Portable Tank Cache Strongbox Satchel
Tiers Upgrade Kits Conversion Kits
Redstone Furnace Flux Anodizers Pyrolytic Conversion Trivection Chamber
Pulverizer Tectonic Initator
Sawmill Resin Funnel
Induction Smelter Pyro-Concentrator
Phytogenic Insolator Mycelium Substrate Nether Substrate Ender Substrate Sapling Infuser
Compactor Numismatic Press
Magma Crucible Pyroconvective Loop
Energetic Infuser Flux Linkage Concentrator
Glacial Precipitator Flurry Stratum Permafrost Compressor
Igneous Extruder Andesitic Subduction Dioritic Subduction Granitic Subduction Pyroclastic Injection
Steam Turbine Conversion
Magmatic Isentropic Reservoir
Compression Closed-Loop Cooling Ignition Plugs
Reactant Elemental Catalyzer
Numismatic Lapidary Calibration
Items Frame (Machine Device Energy Cell) Florb (Magmatic)
Other Coolants Mod Support

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