Installing your blades in the Cricut Maker is easy!
1. Securely seated housing
It is important that your blade housing is seated on the top surface of the B clamp; if the housing it seated too high, your blade will not contact your material. See the images below for some examples of correctly and incorrectly installed blade housings.
2. Clamp closure
When closing the clamp arms around the blade housing, close the left arm first; the left arm has an indentation which will fit snugly around the housing. Holding the left arm in place, swing the right arm around and close the plastic tab. The clamp arms will be very secure around the housing, and it may require some gentle pressure to close the plastic tab; this is normal. When properly closed, the plastic tabs for clamps A and B will align.