Kerf, Speed, and Power

I’m not sure if this is the right place for this question, but…
So, is kerf affected by the speed and power settings of your cut? More kerf with more speed? Less? No difference?
I thought I had this figured out, and then, I didn’t.


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Posting here opens a support ticket, so if that’s what you wanted, it’s the right place. Otherwise if you’re just looking for community support you can post over in Everything Else. :slight_smile:

That said, think about the fact that the laser is basically a flame, and kerf is what it burns off of your material. If you have more flame, you’ll get a bigger burned area, and likewise the longer you hold the flame in one spot, the more it will burn. So, more speed = less kerf, and more power = more kerf.


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