L2  Sawmill 

LDE Company, LLC     dba:  L2 Sawmill

Portable Sawmill Service 

in East Texas

Sawmill services are subject to Texas Sales Tax.  If you are exempt from sales taxes,

a certificate will be required.  Please inform ahead of the project.

Rates and Fees for Sawing:


                                                                                                                                         Travel &                Minimum

                                                                                                                                     Set Up Fee:    +    Sawing Fee:

                0 - 20 miles from Bullard location                       $  50         +         $200

​                   21 - 35 miles from Bullard location                        $  75         +         $250

                   36 - 50 miles from Bullard location                        $100         +         $300

              Miles over 50 from Bullard location                              $1.50 / mile     +         $350 Plus

                   Mileage over 50 miles is billed just 1-way

Sawing - By Hourly Rate:   $100      **

Sawing - By Board Foot:    50 cents  Per Board Foot **


                    ** "Specialty Sawing"... LARGE slabs, logs shorter than 8', LARGE diameter logs,

                    etc.... Will require a higher rate (see more info below).


                    Board Foot pricing on lumber milled at less than 1" thick will be calculated as if 1" thick.


                    On Portable jobsThe Customer is to provide at least 1-helper (2-3 preferable) to

                    offload boards.  Customer is also to provide "Equipment" (tractor, backhoe, etc...)

                    to handle larger logs and get the logs to the sawmill loading arms. 

                    Additional charges will apply if no helper or equipment is provided.....(due to the

                    additional time to process the logs)


                    These rates are typical and cover most projects.  However, some species or situations

                    will be higher.  Listed rates are for "Straight, Clean, Quality  Logs" 8.5' to 16.5' long

                    and 12-24" diameters.....(These are Optimal Sizes)  (Again, my mill can handle logs

                    up to 20.5' long and 36" wide (even bigger on some odd-shaped logs).


Blade Damage Fee:           $  30

Minimum Sawing Fees:     $ 200 +    Plus Travel & Set-up   (see above)

Sawing Fees at my place in Bullard:   $0   on Set-up and    $100 minimum saw fee.


** Published rates are subject to change without notice**


For your project, there will be a Travel & Set-up fee to get the sawmill there and ready to work.  Sawing can be billed "By The Hour" or "By Board Foot". 

Keep in mind that some sawing work, "SPECIALTY" Sawing such as Quarter-sawing / Rift Sawing / Book-Matching Slabs, Mantels, Ovals, "Cookies", Thick-Heavy Slabs, Small 2-3 log jobs,  etc..., any log prepping, any site prepping, certain species, small logs less than 8ft, very LARGE diameter logs, etc...will have a Higher Board Foot rate and/or be billed By The Hour due to the extra labor time involved.

We will have full disclosure before any work begins

My machine (Wood-Mizer LT-50) is a Cadillac in portable sawmills and is capable of producing large amounts of lumber very quickly.  Depending on your log size, log species, you labor help, your support equipment, your desired cut list, and other variables,  I can cut between 150 and 500 board feet per hour (I'd say "average" is 250 to 325 typically).  

All projects will have a "Minimum Fee" for sawing (listed above).  The Minimum Fee is in addition to Relocating and Mill Set-Up, Mileage, Damaged Blades, etc...

Blade Damage Fee will be charged to the customer for striking any metals, or other foreign materials, in your logs....(damaging/destroying the blade).​  You are not responsible for a blade getting dull and me swapping out a new one.  You're only responsible if a blade gets damaged from striking objects in your logs.  Blades are expensive to replace, so if you know of any metals or other "foreign objects" in your logs - Please Point Them Out.  "Yard Trees", Fence Line Trees etc....are great candidates to have wire, nails, bullets, etc.. in them.

We will discuss all current rates / fees when you call.

All projects will require a "Work Agreement" to be signed by you and me before any work begins.



What is a Board Foot?   1" thick  x 12" wide x 12" long  =  1 bf
The Math:   Thickness  x  Width  x  Length  /  12  =  bf

Examples:     2x4x8'    =   (Rough-Cut Size)    1 9/16  x  3 5/8 x  8'  /  12  =   3.80 bf
                      2x10x12'  =  (Rough-Cut Size)   1 9/16 x  9 3/4 x  12'  / 12  =  15.21 bf