- Marble needs a different blade from everything else
- Typically change the blade every 3 or 4 weeks
- Make all cuts possible one way before making cuts in the other direction
- cutting speed depends on material (hardness, brittleness, etc.)
- Operator can tell how fast to cut depending how the material reacts to the blade (sound)
- Certain edges require additional machining before fabrication
- bullnose, waterfall, ?