Cut calculator for ipad

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Review by ic3ss posted 01-20-2014 04:41 AM 4002 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been using this app on my ipad for a few weeks now so I guess I can review it. In a nutshell, it works as advertised. It’s pretty simple and fairly straightforward to use. You enter the X/Y dimensions for each piece of wood in your project, the dimensions of the wood you will cut from, and your saw kerf width. It lays out your pieces to be cut over the stock so you can visually estimate your materials. You have limited controls available, you can lay out the grain direction vertically or horizontally, and thats about it. With your pieces laid out, if you want to rotate one 90 degrees, you have to edit the dimensions swapping the width and height measurements. You also don’t have the ability to move a piece to another part of the stock if that’s what you wanted to do.

You can print out the layout, save as a pdf and email it. There are layouts for using both linear board and sheet goods.

Although it is useful in figuring material usage, it would be much better with some further development. I can think of several tools that this app should have but does not. But at 5 bucks its a cheap and useful tool that’s worth having, and if they further develop it you can get the updates for free on the app store. It’s not quite there yet, but it’s a good start.


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#1 posted 01-20-2014 05:53 PM

On the PC I use a program called MaxCut. Free and very good.

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 02:30 PM

While this may work well remember every “app” you put on your phone has the potential to track you.

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 03:39 PM

Just HAVING an iPhone turned on has the same potential! And for the record, this is primarily an iPAD app….not really designed for the iPHONE.


Great find. Thanks. On my iPad now! Cheers!

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 10:37 PM

Like it or not, we’re all being tracked even if you don’t have a phone, even if you’ve never used the internet. It’s a fact of our modern life. I’m not worried about a silly little app.

Bampei, I’m glad it was worth a try for you.


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