The Starfield Cutter is one of the first tools you acquire in Starfield, and essential to mining and gathering resources.

Weapon TypesMining Tool
Damage TypesEnergy
Ammo TypesCutter
Magazine Capacity100
Item Code00016758

This laser cutter is a beam-based tool primarily used for harvesting raw resources such as Fe – Iron or Ni – Nickel. It is automatically equipped when you enter the scanner mode and unequipped when you leave it. The Cutter is your primary tool when navigating, mining, and building bases across the Settled Systems.

The cutter uses an automatically recharging fuel tank with 100 units of ammo.

Cutter overview

The Starfield Cutter is a Mining Tool found in the Settled Systems. Manufactured by B.R.A.C.E., the Cutter Starfield weapon has a credit value of 475, and a mass of 4.

Cutter stats

The Cutter deals 4 Energy damage per hit.

As a weapon which specializes in Energy damage, the Cutter is boosted by the Lasers skill.

Fire rate: 76

Range: 3

Accuracy: 76.70%

The Cutter has a baseline fire rate of 76, though the speed at which you reload will ultimately determine how close you can get to this rate of fire. Accuracy determines the spread of your gun, with lower accuracy weapons having more spread than others. Some ammunition and magazine weapon mods can drastically alter the rate of fire, accuracy and effective range of any weapon, so it’s worth experimenting with the Cutter weapon mods to make the Mining Tool better fit your playstyle.

Without modification, Cutter comes with 0 mod slots.

Cutter ammo

The Cutter requires Cutter ammunition, and has a magazine capacity of 100.

Cutter mods

To really make the most of your Cutter weapon, you’ll want to head to a weapon workstation and install some Cutter weapon mods. You may need to complete some Starfield research projects first, and get your hands on some Starfield resources, but weapon mods will massively enhance your firearms, and your playstyle.

The Cutter has a total of 0 mod slots with which you can customize your weapon.

Here are all the compatible Cutter weapon modifications:

No weapon mods have yet been confirmed for this weapon.

Where to find Cutter

You can find base and upgraded versions of the Cutter randomly in a number of containers, as loot from defeated enemies, and in several NPC inventories. Bear in mind, many weapons will not spawn unless you have reached a specific Starfield level. So, if you visit any of the below and can’t find the weapon, check back later once you’re a higher level.

You can purchase or find the Cutter in the following Starfield locations:

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