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#1 Posted : Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:13:00 PM(UTC)
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How thick of chip board can you cut on a Cricut Expression without damaging your machine? Chip board comes in lightweight, medium weight and extra heavy weight.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:23:56 PM(UTC)
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Use the deep cut blade, I have used it on chipboard that was too thick and it didn't ruin the machine, it just doesnt cut and might dull your blade. I use multi-cut on medium weight chipboard. HTH!
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#3 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 9:59:13 AM(UTC)
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Can someone please tell me where to buy chipboard? I've looked at Ms and HL but can't find it. Thank you.
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#4 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 10:32:23 AM(UTC)
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cereal boxes work great
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#5 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 3:53:12 PM(UTC)
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I got mine at Joannes
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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:07:17 AM(UTC)
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EvelynMiner wrote:
How thick of chip board can you cut on a Cricut Expression without damaging your machine? Chip board comes in lightweight, medium weight and extra heavy weight.


It all depends on your Expression as to how it cuts. For the most part it is said that the Expression will not cut over .20 to .22 chipboard yet I cut up to .45 chipboard. Not all chipboard is equal either in quality.

Things like cereal boxes, TV Dinner boxes, etc are supposedly in the .20 range.

In my cutting .45 chipboard and using the deep cut blue housing with deep blade did not work and the machine made loud nosies and wanted to jump out of its case. Unsure

However my putting back in the regular housing unit with either a deep blade or regular blade allows me to cut .45 using multi-cut of 4-6 times.

Also using a new STICKY MAT is best otherwise you will have the chipboard moving all over the place.

Cutting my .45 chipboard blade is set on 6, speed low/min, and pressure on high/max. If low/min for speed doesn't do the trick I use the next one which is medium but best if you don't go higher than that.

Now for chipboard that is .20-.22 multi-cut of 2 at most should be needed with pressure at 3 or 4 at most and same speed min/low and no more than medium.
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#7 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 3:01:52 AM(UTC)
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I have done some cutting on chipboard, and I realised after a while that to find the right amount of pressure and number of cuts you can do this.

I cut out a circle with maybe 3 inch diameter. if the cricut does not manage to make the circle perfect, then you have to much pressure, so less pressure and more cuts.
Try this out until you get your circle perfect.
The reason for this is offcourse that you will cut out the patern paper to match the chipboard. If you have not managed to make your cricut cut the chipboard out prefect you will not have identical shapes to glue together. And I found out the hard way that cutting chipboard with to much pressure makes imperfect cuts.

Good luck!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:27:58 AM(UTC)
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I sell .22 12x12 Chipboard 50 sheets for $20.00 plus shipping

I sell .33 12x12 Chipboard 50 sheets for $35.00 Plus shipping.

If you are intersted let me know :)
I personally only have used .22 or less and is wonderful!
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:05:43 AM(UTC)
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Hi

I use .022 chipboard on my cricut since it seems to be the thickest that will cut correctly on my machine. If you do to ebay you can type in ".022 chipboard" to find some. I get the 8 1/2 x 11 (50) for about $11 with shipping.

Good Luck.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, November 02, 2010 2:10:01 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know if you can get chipboard that is longer than 12"?
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#11 Posted : Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:18:43 AM(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:51:27 PM(UTC)
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You can purchase chip board at Michells and Hobby Lobby in the art/framing department.
It should be with the poster paper. The sheets are 19"x25" and I cut them down for my
24" mat. I found several different colors of matting sheets that are great for my larger
projects. Have fun cutting.
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