1/4 inch maple plywood

I’m trying to cut through 1/4" maple plywood and I cannot get it to cut through. I’m very new to Glowforge and I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. I set the speed to 250 and full power? I would greatly appreciate any help with this.

That is way too fast. Try the Proofgrade settings for thick maple plywood.


I am personally curious how on earth you came up with that speed, considering it’s substantially faster than even for 1/8" material.

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