Edited: August 15, 2023
It's everything you wanted to know about Cricut Knife Blade. Use the links below for FAQs and help articles.
Top 10 things to know about Knife Blade
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Knife Blade FAQ
Get answers to frequently asked questions about Knife Blade.
Prepare Cricut Maker machine to cut with Knife Blade
When cutting thick materials with Knife Blade, always move the white star wheels on the roller bar all the way to the right. This gives clearance for thicker materials and ensures you won't end up with track marks on your finished project. For step-by-step instructions, read this help article.
Prep your material and mat for the Knife Blade
Before cutting with Knife Blade, prepare your material and mat following these specific Knife Blade preparation guidelines.
Calibrate Knife Blade
Using Knife Blade requires a quick and painless calibration process before you can use your new tool. It's so easy you may not even need these step-by-step Knife Blade Calibration instructions.
Knife Blade cut-time expectations
Thicker materials require multiple cut-passes, which means that Knife Blade cuts take significantly more time than when cutting thinner materials with other blades.
Cutting specific materials
Knife Blade was designed to cut thicker and denser materials that cannot be easily or successfully cut with other blades. Make something amazing with these materials:
Adding one more cut pass
When cutting with Knife Blade, Design Space will ask if you wish to add one more cut pass to get a complete cut.
Cleaning the mat after cutting with Knife Blade
Some materials generate dust or debris while cutting that stick to the machine mat. To prolong the life of your mat adhesive we recommend gently removing debris with tweezers after a cut, and occasionally switching which end of the mat you insert into the machine first.
Replacing Knife Blade
When you need to replace your blade, we've got simple Knife Blade replacement instructions right here.
My project stopped cutting and the Go button on my machine is flashing again. What do I do?
If your project stops cutting part way through and the Go button starts flashing, this means that the machine has encountered an error. But don't worry — just read this and you'll be cutting again in no time.