Cut Calculator 4+

Bugfoot Studios LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 117 Ratings
    • $4.99

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*** Winner of This Old House's Top 100: Best New Home Products ***

"Enter the lengths of lumber, sheet goods, crown molding, pipe, and other materials for a project and this app produces a cutting plan that gets the most out of your stock, minimizing waste. Invaluable. " - This Old House Magazine

Ever get to the end of a project and you don't have a piece big enough to finish the job? Guess what, you didn't plan the cut combinations and now you're heading back to the home improvement store to buy more material. Not any more with Cut Calculator!

Don't get caught with wrong material estimates again. Cut Calculator will help minimize the amount of material you need to buy, accommodating all of your cut sizes. Perfect for linear cuts such as baseboard molding, crown molding, pipe, lumber AND area cuts such as plywood or drywall. Cut Calculator will plan your cuts to save you money!

Cut Calculator is a contractor's, a carpenter's and do-it-yourself'ers must have!!


* Add all of your cuts in feet, inches, centimeters, and millimeters. You can use fractions or decimal. Even mix between imperial and metric

* Add multiple available material sizes. Cut Calculator is going to figure out how to minimize waste with any combination

* Add your saw blade width (kerf) and Cut Calculator is smart enough to know that a 3 ft. cut and a 7 ft. cut will no longer work on the same 10 ft. board

* For sheet goods, Cut Calculator allows you to factor in wood grain or ignore it, all while optimizing your cut plan

* Save your Plans for later, load up old Plans is fast and easy

* View and print a PDF of your plan design

* Export your shopping list to email, iMessage, or copy into any App

Avoid one mishap using this App, and Cut Calculator has paid for itself, and then some!! Don't just take our word for it:

"Some people have a hard time visualizing the best way to utilize materials, and Cut Calculator creates a picture illustration of your materials and your cuts to help you best utilize what you have" - MacNewsWorld, June 2013

Featured by Apple as a New and Noteworthy App - Utilities

What’s New

Version 3.11.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

* Fixed a critical bug affecting small Linear Plans

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

PianoGeoff ,

Great for deck planning

Building a small deck, and this is the first cut list app that has actually exceeded my expectations. I’m able to enter the cut lengths I need, then quickly experiment with board lengths for purchase to see how to reduce waste. In general, waste is more costly than incremental cost per lineal foot for longer boards (but not always).

App crashed once when switching grain direction from horizontal to vertical, which didn’t inspire confidence out the gate.

Output to PDF for printing is fantastic!

Haven’t tried panel layout, as I don’t need that yet.

Would be nice to be able to input pricing and/or availability for different material lengths and have that as an optimization input (for example, say 10’ boards are unusually expensive compared to 8’, or perhaps I need materials now, and there are only 2 10’ boards in stock, but plenty of 8’s).

Worth the asking price - I’d buy the developer a cuppa coffee!

TimS_Pgh ,

Nifty App

Helped me figure out the size of lumber to buy based on my project needs, really simple and easy to use. Printing ability was great as well, so I can take sheets with me to store. Also was able to go back to a saved "project", make changes, and recalculate. Had a little learning curve at first, but realized you want to calculate lengths on one dimension at a time, (for ex. Put in all cuts on 2x4s only, and available stock to come up with lengths to buy), or cuts and available stock on a "area" (for ex. Plywood sheets of certain size to but for all cuts from plywood needed). I thought ability to have pricing might be helpful, but generally longer stock lengths and efficient cuts translate to lower costs. Couldn't find this tool in more expensive apps.

Jimmymjr ,

Good app

I make signs for a living and find this app useful for its intended use. It saves time when doing several different size cuts to minimize waste. One review said 5th grade math would do the trick. You can do the same calculations on a sheet of paper with the same results however, why waste the paper? It’s not a perfect CAD design program but that’s not what I is intended to be. It’s a simple to use calculator that saves time and resources. I’ve used it from its beginning and through any and all upgrades it is still useful unlike other calculators I’ve used. Keep up the good work.

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