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#1 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 2:42:07 PM(UTC)
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Hi folks. I just got my Cricut Expression in the mail today, direct from PC. I've had two others in the past, and have spent about 20 minutes to half an hour experimenting with pressure/speed /blade depth settings until I got nice, clean cuts. Well, this time I have been at it for the last two hours and can't get a cut I am happy with on anything but the simplest of shapes. If I set it at blade depth 4, and low to medium pressure and slow speed, which for regular weight paper should give me a nice cut, I am getting an incomplete cut, not cutting all the way through. If I set it higher, or a deeper blade depth, I'm getting tearing or ragged edges. I'm ready to scream! Please help!
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#2 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 4:16:24 PM(UTC)
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It sounds like it could be the blade. Be sure you're screwing it in tightly...also make sure you have the screw at the very back of the opening of the two arms (I call this armature; but, what do I know) when you tighten it.

Have you got another blade to try?

I have a few papers that won't cut good no matter what I do.....softer papers. I just don't even try them anymore. Did you try some cardstock on the higher settings?

Char

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#3 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 4:23:45 PM(UTC)
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Char, thanks! I haven't tried cards stock yet. The papers I've tried so far are typical weight patterned papers, not the thinner or softer stuff. Do you by any chance have a pic of how the blade is supposed to be set? I think I have it in right but I could be wrong.
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 7:07:50 PM(UTC)
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Got it fixed! A new blade from Michael's did the trick. Now it's working perfectly!
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 8:40:26 PM(UTC)
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Got it fixed! A new blade from Michael's did the trick. Now it's working perfectly!


Now you need to call PC for them to send you a label to send the defective blade back to them and they should send you out a new one.

I'm glad you found out what was causing your problems. Were you able to cut the softer paper?

Char
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