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Very hard wood. Cut setting help

I need to cut on some Cumaru. Also called Brazilian Teak. It is super hard (3500 on the Janka scale) and I am looking for some advice on cut settings. I usually cut “common” woods and have not had issues selecting from the drop down menu choices. I don’t have extra material to use to play around with settings. Nor do I want to snap bits trying blindly so I am hoping someone has used something close to help make suggestions. It is similar in hardness to Ipe and Brazilian walnut if that helps.

Please and thank you!!

Wow, you aren’t kidding. It is hard!! I would probably start with bamboo settings and then make it a bit shallower and slower.

Maybe people who carve Corian can chime in??

Curious as to how you made out with cutting the Brazilian Teak?