Sorry I really don't understand what you are cutting but I had a problem with hold down of my material and went to Schmalz website and ordered a rubber flange to set my material on to create a pod effect. When the vacuum kicks on it pulls the material tight to the table. If I cut through the rubber flange it loses a little vacuum but not all of it. I have since had my rubber flanges made by a private company as it cost 90% less and I go through several flanges a week. the flange I first used was on they use for matieral lifting and routered it into my table. the part number is 10.07.04.0014 sealing profile DI-MOS 11 x23 1k-MOS-20-DL sealing lip. Hope that helps. By the way if I stick my hand under the matieral between the pods and turn on the vacuum it would probably break my fingers, it works that well.