MaxCut 2.8

Make the best use of wood or metal sheets with this program
4.2  (17 votes) (See all)

This program lets you optimize the area of a wood, glass or metal sheet before cutting so you can make the maximum of it and reduce waste. It is especially useful for carpenters, metal workers, furniture makers, and Do-It-Yourselfers.

After installing the program, you need to follow an optimization process to set your language, your preferred measurement system (metric or English), as well as other elements. This will allow the program to perform the most accurate calculations. Once you have optimized the program, you can start using it. First, you need to define the size and material of the sheet from which you will cut the pieces you need. Then, you will define the size(s) of the pieces you want to obtain. You can set multiple different sizes and make the maximum of the sheet. This will also allow you to avoid making unnecessary cuts and reduce wasting valuable material. The program produces a report that you can print for your reference. It details the cost per unit cut, cutting charges, and so on.

The program also has a useful Job details section, where you can type the relevant information about a particular job, such as the client's name and address, due date, invoice number, and more. This will allow you to have a record of current and past jobs.

The program is free to download and use, but you can save only 8 default items. There is a commercial version without this limitation available at the developer's website. It also contains additional features, as well as different payment methods.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary


  • Free
  • Allows to optimize the use of a given wood, metal or glass sheet and avoid unnecessary cuts and reduce waste


  • Only for specialized users, although this is not necessarily a disadvantage
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