Where to Buy a Cutter in Starfield

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Where to Buy a Cutter in Starfield

Imagine this for a moment: you just arrived on a new planet, ready to scan its resources. You see some ores you want, search your inventory to equip your cutter, and begin mining. Once you go to check, you realize you dropped it to clear out space in your bag. It happens to the best of us; fortunately, there are ways to get a new one. To learn more, continue reading to discover where to buy a cutter in Starfield.

Starfield: Where to Buy a Cutter

You can purchase cutters at any general store in Starfield. To find them, head into a store, select Weapons, and scroll through until you see a cutter. While the exact stats and value will differ depending on the day and vendor, they all serve the same purpose.

Starfield Cutter in Shop Menu
Screenshot by Prima Games

Most general stores can sell cutters among their wares. Below are some locations you can visit to find a cutter:

  • Jemison Mercantile – New Atlantis, Jemison, Alpha Centauri
  • Shepherd’s General Store – Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne
  • Mining League – Neon, Volii Alpha, Volii

While other options are available, these spots are good places to start. Neon’s Mining League, in particular, is one of the best spots to get cutters and ores. If you don’t see a cutter in their list, visit another shop or wait 24 in-game hours and browse their wares again to refresh your options.

How to Get a Free Cutter in Starfield

If you want to save your credits for future purchases, you can frequently find cutters on enemy corpses as you explore the galaxy. Hostiles tend to drop their weapons, with good odds of having a cutter as an option. If you enter a base full of enemies, the chances of finding one are very high.

Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more, check out how to get potatoes in Starfield, or click the game tag below to explore our growing content collection.

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