MaxCut Software

Saw Blade Thickness per Sheet Material Type

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Why does blade thickness matter?

One way you improve your cutting efficiency is by using the right saw blade thickness for the material you are cutting. By selecting the right saw blade thickness, you can optimize your cutting times and achieve better results.


For soft sheet materials, a thin saw blade provides faster cutting speeds and a smoother finish. While a thicker saw blade may be necessary for harder sheet materials to provide strength and durability.


General Saw Blade Thickness Guidelines

As a general guideline, consider using saw blades that have the following blade thicknesses:

  • Softwoods such as pine or poplar: a blade thickness of 0.1-0.25 inches (2.5 mm-6.3 mm) is generally sufficient.
  • Hardwoods such as oak or maple: a blade thickness of 0.3-0.5 inches (7.6 mm-13 mm) is recommended.
  • Composite boards such as MDF: a blade thickness of 0.1-0.2 inches (2.5 mm-5 mm) is usually sufficient.

Whether cutting delicate inlays or thick countertops, the right blade thickness can make all the difference in speed and accuracy.


How does MaxCut handle different saw blade thicknesses?

In the Community Edition of MaxCut, you can only use a single blade thickness for all materials. This means you cannot customize the blade for different materials or saws in a single job.


In Business Edition, you can specify different blade thicknesses for different sheet materials. This means you can cater for cutting different sheet materials on various saws in a single job.


For example, you can easily set MaxCut up to handle the following scenario in your workshop. One table saw with a durable blade for cutting hardwoods. Then a different table saw with a suitable blade for cutting melamine and composite boards.


Handling different blade thicknesses in a single job is just one example where the customization options offered by the Business Edition give you the edge.

MaxCut is more than a powerful panel optimiser. By utilising advanced algorithms, in a matter of seconds, it works out precisely the amount of materials, the cost analysis, job breakdown and produces all the paperwork you need to successfully make and sell your job. Subscribe now to the Business Edition to get the most for your cabinetry business!