Sawmill turns Wood.png wood into Timber.png timber, the first construction material available. It can be built in both Old World and New World.

Productivity

It takes 15 seconds to produce 1 ton of timber from 1 ton of wood so the production rate is 4 tons of timber per minute. Productivity can be changed by adjusting working conditions, using items and electricity.

Timber usage and production chains

Timber is the first and most important construction material, it is used to construct almost every building in the game and to construct all sailing ships.

Timber can be used during expeditions, it grants 20 bonus points to crafting skill per 50 tons. It can also be sold for 4 coins, or purchased for 10 coins per ton (by passive trading). Timber can also be actively bought from Archibald Blake or Old Nate (DLC) for 10 coins.

All production chains involving timber are listed below.

Old World

Timber.pngTimber

Balance.png -20Farmers -15

Credits.png 200

New World

Timber.pngTimber

Balance.png -20Jornaleros -30

Credits.png 1000

The Arctic

Timber.pngTimber
Icon dlc passage.png

Balance.png -40Explorers -20

Credits.png 200

Items

Some items when equipped in trade unions can have an impact on sawmills. Below you can find two lists of such items. The first part of the list contains items affecting only particular buildings including sawmills, the list is divided by rarity. The second list contains items affecting every production building in the game.

Sawmill specific items

Carpenter.pngCarpenter
Common
Never lets good wood go to waste.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Carpentry Works
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Wood Wood every 3rd cycle
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +15
Beryl's Fosterling.pngBeryl's Fosterling
Uncommon
After steering clear of an unwanted marriage, Beryl's fosterling joined your ranks. She seems to be surprisingly resourceful.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Lumberjack's Hut Lumberjack's Hut
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Wanza Woodcutter Wanza Woodcutter
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +20
Available from Beryl O'Mara quest: Family Matters 5 — The Objection
Circular Saw.pngCircular Saw
Uncommon
Lend your carpenters a hand.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Wanza Woodcutter Wanza Woodcutter
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Chance of Fire: +30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +20
Joiner.pngJoiner
Uncommon
Join up they said... It'll be fun they said...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Lumberjack's Hut Lumberjack's Hut
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Wanza Woodcutter Wanza Woodcutter
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +25
Watchmaker.pngCabinet Maker
Rare
His windows almost look good enough to leap through.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Workforce Needed: -60%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +35
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +10
Circular Rip Saw.pngCircular Rip Saw
Rare
They can't wait to get its teeth stuck in.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Wanza Woodcutter Wanza Woodcutter
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +40%
Chance of Fire: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +30
Harker's Electric Treadle Lathe.pngHarker's Electric Treadle Lathe
Epic
Harker's lathe cuts through wood and metal like dough. Just make sure your fingers are well clear!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Wanza Woodcutter Wanza Woodcutter
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Workforce Needed: -25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +40
Clockmaker.pngMaster Craftsman Morris
Epic
Morris is invariably found in his potting shed, twiddling with various bits and pieces.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Pearls Pearls every 4th cycle
Maintenance Cost: -80%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +45
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +20
Seraphim Papadikas, The Window Dresser.pngSeraphim Papadikas, The Window Dresser
Legendary
For Papadikas, the pain of experimentation is worthwhile. He hopes his windows shall be looked at, as well as looked through.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coachmakers Coachmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Marquetry Workshop Marquetry Workshop
Sawmill Sawmill
Window Makers Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Wood Veneers Wood Veneers every 3rd cycle
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +55
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +30
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants

Items for all production buildings

Bag of Money.pngBag of Money
Common
Free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -40%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +4
Hand-Blown Grenade.pngHand-Blown Grenade
Common
Puts out fires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -40%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +4


Big Bag of Money.pngBig Bag of Money
Uncommon
Lots of free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -60%
Duration:01:20:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +5
Certificate of Inspection.pngCertificate of Inspection
Uncommon
Makes it look like your premises are all above board.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Chance of Fire: +20%
Dynamo.pngDynamo
Uncommon
A volatile source of electric power.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +100%
Explosion Chance: +70%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +30
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
Fire Safety Poster.pngFire Safety Poster
Uncommon
Fewer fires, for little cost.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +5%
Chance of Fire: -30%
Hall of Collective Property.pngHall of Collective Property
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The people own what they produce! They should be free to join a great queue to collect their quota!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: -10%
Maintenance Cost: -15%
Iron Grillwork.pngIron Grillwork
Uncommon
Reduces the risk of fire.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Chance of Fire: -30%
Old Factory Bell.pngOld Factory Bell
Uncommon
The old toll of toil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Workforce Needed: -20%
Suspended Frosted Glass Grenade.pngSuspended Frosted Glass Grenade
Uncommon
Puts out fires well.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -60%
Duration:01:20:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +5
Writing Machine.pngWriting Machine
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
Workers are enthused by the new system of written labour notes to reward their efforts.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Workforce Needed: -20%


Bureau of Worker-Owned Cooperatives.pngBureau of Worker-Owned Cooperatives
Rare
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The people need somewhere they feel comfortable sharing ideas to help economise during production!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Icon book uncommon 0.pngCertificate of Industrial Standard
Rare
You can make everything on the cheap, and no-one has to know.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Chance of Fire: +30%
Copperplate Printer.pngCopperplate Printer
Rare
DLC Required
The Anarchist
A new and better printing machine helps distribute labour notes to workers at no maintenance cost!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Double Iron Grillwork.pngDouble Iron Grillwork
Rare
Reduces the risk of fire, and looks nice.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Attractiveness: +2
Chance of Fire: -40%
Icon book uncommon 0.pngFire Prevention Directive
Rare
An investment that provides your people with the ways and means to combat a blaze.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Chance of Fire: -50%
ForkTuN8 Mk.1.pngForkTuN8 Mk.1
Rare
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
This unpredictable prototype was originally built to gain an unfair advantage at steam car races.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +15%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +10
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 10 Scrap
Wood.png 15 Wood
Chassis.png 3 Chassis
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Heat Activated CTC Grenade.pngHeat Activated CTC Grenade
Rare
Very good at putting out fires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -90%
Duration:02:00:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +6
Huge Bag of Money.pngHuge Bag of Money
Rare
Life-changing sums of free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Workforce Needed -15%
Chance of Riots -90%
Duration:02:00:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +6
ImpersoN8r Nr. 531.pngImpersoN8r Nr. 531
Rare
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Some say there's a tiny boy inside pulling the levers...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -15%
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 15 Scrap
Light bulb.png 3 Light Bulbs
Filaments.png 10 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Iron Factory Bell.pngIron Factory Bell
Rare
Once heard, cannot be unheard.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Steam Turbine.pngSteam Turbine
Rare
A safe source of electric power.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +75%
Explosion Chance: +50%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +45
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants


Bekonin, Spirit of Liberty.pngBekonin, Spirit of Liberty
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
A man with an infectious, impetuous and impassioned urge for action.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Workforce Needed: -25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +50
Iron Factory Bell.pngExtremely Loud Bell
Epic
A worker's gift. "Just in case you have to wake us up, boss. We can be bunch of sleepyheads sometimes..."
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Workforce Needed: -50%
Feras Alsarami, the Persuader.pngFeras Alsarami, the Persuader
Epic
Feras' voice puts people in a comforting trance, letting them lead happier, more focused and productive lives.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Workforce Needed: -10%
Chance of Riots: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +20
Trait: Hypnotist
Icon book rare 0.pngFizgig's Fabulous Fireproofing Failsafe
Epic
Better factory materials cost more money, but it's bound to be worth it in the end, argues Lord Fizgig.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +15%
Chance of Fire: -70%
ForkTuN8 Mk.2.pngForkTuN8 Mk.2
Epic
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
A reinforced variant, which in spite of the minor combustion risk, takes all the labour out of warehouse work.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +20
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 20 Scrap
Wood.png 10 Wood
Chassis.png 5 Chassis
Caoutchouc.png 10 Caoutchouc
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Hall of Mutualist Ideologies.pngHall of Mutualist Ideologies
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
An airy space, not at all empty, but brimming with ideas for economisation! Self-sufficiency; over-abundance! Those are the topics for discussion at this venue's very functional table.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Workforce Needed: -40%
Iron and Glass Grillwork.pngIron and Glass Grillwork
Epic
Reduces the risk of fire, and looks divine.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Attractiveness: +3
Chance of Fire: -50%
Oxford Electrical Bell.pngOxford Electrical Bell
Epic
Shirkers begone! The shrill cry of a new day has sounded!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Workforce Needed: -40%
Pertwee's Turbo Generator.pngPertwee's Turbo Generator
Epic
A highly-efficient and safe source of electrical power!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +50%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +60
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
Printing Press.pngPrinting Press
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The labour notes are now so beautifully typeset and presented, they really look like they're worth something! A sign of the wonders of anarchy to come!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Workforce Needed: -40%
SubordiN8 Nr. 360.pngSubordiN8 Nr. 360
Epic
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Compensates for its faithfulness in performing simple human tasks by being wilfully blind.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Crafting Cost
Nice Scrap.png 15 Nice Scrap
Light bulb.png 5 Light Bulbs
Work clothes.png 5 Work Clothes
Filaments.png 15 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Icon book rare 0.pngVon Malching's Labour Law Proposal
Epic
Von Malching fought hard at the council to ensure children might also enjoy supervisory roles in factories.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Chance of Fire: +40%


Angela "Meg" Iver, The Polyvalent.pngAngela "Meg" Iver, The Polyvalent
Legendary
Angela has an astonishing intellect, but it's her capacity to improvise that makes her really sparkle.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +55
ExpeditionMedicine.png Medicine: +25
Trait: Diver
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
ForkTuN8 Mk.3 - Very ForktuN8 Indeed.pngForkTuN8 Mk.3 - Very ForktuN8 Indeed
Legendary
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Old Nate's baby. Prone to the odd tantrum, but provides the lift everyone needs in times of logistical disconsolation.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +35%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +30
Crafting Cost
Nice Scrap.png 20 Nice Scrap
Timber.png 20 Timber
Chassis.png 10 Chassis
Steam motors.png 3 Steam Motors
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Human IncarN8 Nr. 9.pngHuman IncarN8 Nr. 9
Legendary
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
The nearest thing Nate has to a companion. Unlike a human servant, it won't complain when he kicks it for setting things on fire.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -50%
Crafting Cost
Special Scrap.png 15 Special Scrap
Light bulb.png 5 Light Bulbs
Work clothes.png 10 Work Clothes
Filaments.png 15 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney


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