Stonecutter's table

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Stonecutter's table

Stonecutter's table

A work table with saws and chisels for cutting stone chunks into usable blocks.

Base Stats

20 kg
Path Cost


3 × 1
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance
Tool cabinet


Required Research
Work To Make
2,000 ticks (33.33 secs)
Stuff Tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 75 + Steel 30
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 37 - 38 + Steel 15
Destroy yield
Stuff 18 - 19 + Steel 7 - 8

This table is used to cut rock chunks into stone blocks. Stonecutting is a crafting task, but gives no experience points. Each rock chunk will make 20 stone blocks, and the crafting skill level of the pawn does not influence the yield. Stonecutter's tables are considered dirty, and have a cleanliness of -5.


It is built with Stuff 75 Stuff (Metallic/Woody), Steel 30 Steel in 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs) after the research Stonecutting has been completed.


Work bills can be created at the stonecutter's table for each kind of rock chunk, as well as a special bill that will use any type of rock chunk available. In order to any of several types of stone block, it is easiest to create the universal work bill, and then select only the desired rock types from the list of allowed ingredients.

Chunks for the active work bills will be taken from anywhere on the entire map, even if they're not marked for hauling. This can be avoided by reducing the ingredient radius on the work bills. It is more efficient to create a dumping stockpile zone close to the work station, and adjust the ingredient radius accordingly. Especially when creating an infinite work bill, your pawns will eventually travel very far to gather the remaining rock chunks, unless the ingredient radius has been limited manually.

When setting up the work bills, keep in mind that the task count lists the amount of chunks that are cut, not the amount of stone blocks produced. So in order to produce 100 stone blocks, a bill of 5 work units has to be set up, each producing 20 stone blocks.

Production strategy

This section is transcluded from Stonecutting maximization.

Stonecutting speed is controlled by the cutting pawn's General Labor Speed stat which is determined by a pawn's stats and capacities rather than any skill. Thus, maximization is based on improving that stat and removing process inefficiencies rather than grinding for experience.

General Labor Speed[edit]

General labor speed is affected by manipulation, sight and global work speed.

  • Sight decreases general labor speed if below 100%, but offers no benefit if raised
  • Manipulation can be improved with bionic or archotech arms, or with drugs that improve Manipulation or Consciousness such as Go-juice or Wake-up.
  • Global work speed can be improved by certain traits, such as Industrious or Neurotic, a Leader's Work DriveContent added by the Ideology DLC, and the drug Wake-up, which stacks with the drug's manipulation improvement.
  • General Labor Speed is also increased by +50% Production specialistsContent added by the Ideology DLC, and those affected by their Production Command.
    • The ability stacks with the role, but a specialist cannot self-buff.

Like other workbenches, using a stonecutter while outdoors, having no light, or under extreme temperature will negatively affect production speed. Care should be taken to avoid these conditions. Pawns with damaged vision / manipulation, or with traits such as Lazy should avoid stonecutting unless they are otherwise unoccupied.

Being a production specialist will lock out a pawn out of many other work types, while the quality increase is useless for stonecutting. A 'dedicated stonecutter' may want to become a production specialist to build up a stockpile of bricks, or promoted if they would otherwise benefit from the role. Note that there is a −15 <Role> lost if you decide to switch or remove the specialist role later.

Process efficiency[edit]

Using shelves placed directly adjacent to the crafting position will remove travel time to pick up new chunks for cutting, as described on that page, so long as:

  1. Sufficient haulers are present to bring chunks to them.
  2. The bill is set to drop the blocks on the ground.

If there are insufficient haulers, removing the shelves and instead positioning the cutting table next to the chunk stockpile is ideal.

Placing an armchair or other chair will not improve production rates, but will ensure that the pawn remains comfortable and happy while cutting. It's worth mentioning, with the Ideology DLC installed, slavesContent added by the Ideology DLC are ideal as stone cutters as the task doesn't raise any of the pawns skills. The -15% work speed from slaves is offset by a lack of need for recreation. Adding a circadian half-cyclerContent added by the Royalty DLC further increases efficiency by removing the need for sleep at the cost of -15% consciousness.

Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Market Value
    Wooden Stonecutter's table 75 Wood 0 001,400 ticks (23.33 secs) 117 100% 00,152,00 Silver
    Golden Stonecutter's table 750 Gold 20 001,800 ticks (30 secs) 108 40% 07,565,00 Silver
    Plasteel Stonecutter's table 75 Plasteel 0 004,400 ticks (1.22 mins) 504 0% 00,750,00 Silver
    Silver Stonecutter's table 750 Silver 6 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 126 40% 00,815,00 Silver
    Steel Stonecutter's table 75 Steel 0 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 180 40% 00,205,00 Silver
    Uranium Stonecutter's table 75 Uranium 0 003,800 ticks (1.06 mins) 450 0% 00,520,00 Silver
  • Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.

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