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#1 Posted : Wednesday, November 03, 2010 1:59:54 AM(UTC)
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I am right in the middle of all of my Christmas projects. I replaced my blade for the first time, and it worked great for a few cuts, then all the cuts became very shallow, and the paper is tearing as it cuts. It just seems like the blade is just being dragged instead of cutting. I have adjusted the pressure and the depth, tried another new blade, tried making sure the blade assembly is in with the arrow facing out. Any other ideas? Thanks for any help I can get.Confused
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 03, 2010 2:06:08 AM(UTC)
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Did you buy a regular blade vs. a deep cut blade? If I remember right, a deep cut blade will not work properly in a regular housing.

ALSO, did you hold the top button down on the housing as you inserted the blade? Then, as you are holding the blade up into position, release that top button? Also, while you are inserting the blade up into the housing, perhaps you need to turn it, slowly, to see if it locks up into a certain position before you release the top button.

Check out the EDUCATION icon on the main page of the CRICUT website (the cover page of the old MB). I think they talk about inserting the blade on page 6 or 9. It appears in the index rather quickly.

Sorry, but I don't know how to help other than just making a few suggestions hoping something will help you.

Maybe you need to try calling PC; that would probably be the best thing to do at this point. Good luck. Let us know how you resolve your problem.

Char

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HeatherAdams5 on 11/3/2010(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 03, 2010 12:26:31 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for your help. I did purchase the regular cutting blades. I tried your suggestion and it didn't change anything. I will keep trying and contact PC for help. I never realized how much I use my machine until I couldn't use it.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:18:01 PM(UTC)
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Was having the same problem. I purchased
two packages of blades. So I removed the
bad blade, opened the second package of
blades, and inserted a new blade. This
worked. Cuts very well.

It makes me think that Provo Craft let
a bad batch of blades get out on the
market.
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