I’m cutting Proofgrade Thick Maple Plywood and it didn’t cut through. This has happened before but it usually cut through everything but the backing paper. Now it’s not getting through the wood (like almost a full ply is uncut) and my pieces were unusable. The Proofgrade Cut ends up being 150/Full and the cut time is 0:34. I changed it manually to 125/Full [see below] and the cut time increased to 0:54. With 100/Full, the cut time was 2:59. That’s certainly non-linear.
I cut with 100/Full thinking I didn’t want to waste material with interim measures and the result was a thoroughly charred piece I can’t use. More wasted material. Next I tried 125/Full and it did cut all the way through but is still more charred than I would like.
In case it matters, the cuts are mostly curves, not straight lines.
What’s the solution? Is there a known correct setting?
I can send photos but I don’t want to post them publicly.
[UPDATE: Originally, I said 150/Full twice in my description above, but that was a typo. I corrected the middle setting I tested to 125/Full.]