General cost for cutting lumber is $70.00 per hour. There are many factors that can affect the amount of lumber that will be cut:
Help - Cutting lumber is typically a two person job. With help, logs are quickly placed on the sawmill and lumber is taken off.
Organization - A well organized wood lot makes loading logs and stacking lumber quick and easy.
Note: Costs can be calculated per board foot if desired.
End sealing can be applied for $0.50 per log. I use Anchorseal which is a little expensive but there is no better product to reduce end checking.
Stickers can be purchased for $0.25 each.
Damaged blades: In the event a saw blade is broken or damaged by foreign matter (nail, rock, metal, insulators, etc.) in Customer's log, there is a charge of $30.00 per damaged blade.