Can the Silhouette Cameo 4 Cut Wood?

The Silhouette Cameo 4 is a powerful craft and hobby cutting machine that can make precision cuts in a wide range of materials, including paper, fabric, vinyl, cardstock and even thin sheets of wood. It’s one of the most popular cutting machines on the market and is widely used by crafters, scrapbookers and even professional sign makers. But can the Silhouette Cameo 4 cut wood?

The answer is yes! The Silhouette Cameo 4 is equipped with a dual carriage system that allows it to cut through a variety of materials up to 3mm thick.

This includes many types of wood such as plywood, MDF and balsa wood. However it’s important to note that not all woods are suitable for cutting with the Silhouette Cameo 4; some types of hardwoods are too thick or dense for the machine to handle.

When cutting wood with the Silhouette Cameo 4 it’s important to use the right blade settings. The Silhouette Deep Cut Blade is designed specifically for thicker materials like wood and should be used for best results. It’s also important to use a backing material such as cardstock to help support the wood while it’s being cut; this will help prevent any tearing or damage.

Another important factor when cutting wood with the Silhouette Cameo 4 is speed. Take it slow – no faster than 2 inches per second – as this helps ensure a cleaner cut. And if you’re using thicker pieces of wood, you may need to reduce your speed even more.


Yes,the Silhoutte Cameo 4 can cut wood – provided it is within 3mm thickness and you use the right blade settings and backing material – taking care not to go too fast (no more than 2 inches per second).