Manley Portable Milling



We mill logs from your trees into lumber at your location (to be used as studs, rafters, joists, beams, decking, fencing, flooring, slab-form to furniture grade).

Production Milling in MOST weather conditions!

Note:  The operator's only responsibility is to run the Sawmill for greater production. It is your responsibility to have at least one worker available to offload lumber.  It is recommended that you have two workers to keep the process going and ensure maximum production (but it is not required as long as the one worker can off-bear/off-load all cap cuts, slabs and lumber/beams by themselves).

Mobile sawmill service:

  • Milling/sawing: $100.00 per hour
  • ***4 hr. min. for local jobs.
  • ***Mileage charge of $1 per mile both ways from our location.
  • ***8 hour minimum outside of a 100 mile radius from Pasco WA
  • Multiple day jobs will require lodging or per diem of $100 per night (unless there is room for my camper onsite then it will be $25/night).
  • We are willing to travel throughout Central and Eastern Washington as well as Western Idaho and Northern Oregon.

Site Visits / Consultation

We are willing to travel to your location for a site visit and consult on how to prepare for the mill to arrive, what to expect, what you can get out of your logs as well as how to prepare the logs and dry the lumber etc. 

 ***Within 30 miles of our location -- FREE / No Charge

 ***30 to 50 miles from our location = $100 Fee ($50 discount off total invoice for milling if hired).

 ***Greater than 50 miles = $2/mile charge (No additional mileage fee if hired after site visit)


  • Customer is 45 miles from our location:  Charged $100 for site visit/consult and discounted $50 off total milling bill once hired and milling is completed.
  • Customer is 125 miles from our location:  Charged $250 for site visit/consult and discounted mileage rate of $250 off total milling bill once hired and milling is completed.

By using our services, you save the costs of hauling logs to a mill and the lumber back to your property or job site. You receive all your lumber and can adjust your cut lists as you monitor our production. We can do some hand moving of logs at the mill site when a forklift or loader/tractor is not available.  Our mill loads the logs itself so no need to have equipment available to do so.  Just have the logs ready to roll to the mill.

Save costs by:

  • Trimming large logs over 36” before our mill arrives or we will trim logs to fit our mill at our hourly rate.
  • Cutting all limbs flush with the bark or we will have to use our chainsaw to cut limbs flush at our hourly rate (no 45 degree cuts or 'horns').
  • YOUR crew stacks all lumber & cap cuts.
  • The sawdust will be piled next to the mill.
  • Clean up is done after each log is milled for safety.
  • We will leave all slabs (cap cuts) whole (good to buck up and use for firewood).
  • We can leave all flitches (flat board with bark on one or more sides) or edge cut them into lumber or help you cut them into stickers for stacking to dry your lumber (not recommended for pine).
  • Cut all logs to the length of lumber you desire (plus a few inches on either side).  No sense milling a 20 log for a 12 foot piece of lumber and it will save time.

Other Fees:

  • $40.00 fee for all damaged blades that cannot be re-sharpened (metal/nail, rock, foreign objects damage etc).
  • There will be a $10/hr charge added for milling dry logs (logs that have been on the ground for a long time (end checks are the first sign a log is drying out and can occur after a year or more on the ground depending on condition of the logs at time of milling though usually these will be logs that have been down for several years or burned logs left standing for 2 or more years). Very dry Logs eat up bands/blades faster and take longer to mill. 
  • Mobile Set up.  We charge 1 hour at our hourly rate to deliver and set up the mill once arrived onsite.
  • Moving the mill.  Once completely set up, if we have to move the mill we will charge an additional 1hr charge to tear down, move and set up the mill again.
  • We charge by the hour and will be ready to mill at 8am daily (unless otherwise agreed to).  If we are delayed and must wait onsite for logs, off-bearers/crew or any similar delay we will continue to charge our hourly rate during the delay.


  • Minimum Length of Logs:  3 feet (shorter possible)
  • Maximum Length of Logs:  21 Feet (note:  20'6" is best but we can make 21 feet work -- ask if longer is needed).
  • Minimum Thickness (small end): 8 inches (ask us)
  • Maximum Thickness (large end):  36 inches (more possible, call to discuss)
  • Kerf Thickness (blade):  1/8” (this thin Kerf increases total board footage produced in a log by approximately 15%)

To save time & your cost, please have all log preparation completed before we arrive at your site.

We can cut at a much faster production rate when you provide two or more people & equipment to handle all the wood and the job-site is flat with enough room to accommodate our mill & truck.

Your logs need to be in one central location or we will move the mill at our hourly rate. The logs must be no more than 21 feet long and all limbs cut flat to bark, no 45 degree cuts. The pile of logs needs to be centered with the trunk (butt ends) to one side (note: the sawmill’s loading ramps face the driver’s side of the truck).

Customer is responsible for all blade damage caused by any foreign objects (dirt, paint, nails, metallic objects, bolts, wire, rocks, bullets, moss, etc.) in or on logs.  To reduce the blade damage, it is recommended that you use a metal detector on urban or farm trees.

NOTE: Rates are subject to change.

PAYMENT DUE: Payment is due in cash before the mill leaves your site. 

Special agreements must be reached before milling starts.