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Amandaj0831 Offline
#1 Posted : Saturday, January 15, 2011 8:23:56 PM(UTC)
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I just got my cricut for Christmas I used I have used it a few times and already the blade is not cutting through. I tried putting the blade on a deeper cut but it still is not working. How long do the blades normally last? Also do you think I put mine in wrong? It was working fine when I put it in. I did cut quite a bit one day for school maybe 10-15 sheets total on this blade.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:47:02 AM(UTC)
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My blades generally last for ages. There's two things you can adjust - the pressure dial and the blade depth setting on the blade housing.

You can download a free cutting guide from www.aboverubiesstudio.com that gives settings for many different types of cutting material.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:41:24 AM(UTC)
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Make sure the little black arrow on the blade housing is facing out toward you and that the carriage screw hasn't come loose. Also, take the blade housing out and push the little button on top and make sure you don't have a build up of "paper fuzz" inside the blade housing. You mentioned that you used it a good bit in one day so this may be the problem. You need to do this from time to time just to make sure it doesn't build up and prevent the blade from swiveling around the way it needs to. The blade should last a very long time, relatively, unless you use it to cut a lot of chipboard and glitter and such. Hope this helps.
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Beth Anne on 1/18/2011(UTC)
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