Cricut Maker comes pre-calibrated for Rotary Blade, so you’re ready to cut fabric right out of the box!
Cricut Maker 3 is not pre-calibrated for Rotary Blade, but when using Rotary Blade with Cricut Maker 3 for the first time, calibration will occur automatically when you send your project to the machine.
To get optimal cut performance, sizing, and alignment, you should perform the Rotary blade calibration every time you change your Rotary blade.
Note: Rotary Blade calibration is available only for Cricut Maker machines and must be completed using a Windows/Mac computer.
- Open the app menu () in the upper left and select Calibration.
- Select Rotary Blade.
- Insert the Rotary Blade and load a sheet of plain printer paper onto your mat. Click Continue.
- Select your machine from the drop-down menu. It may automatically populate in this field but check to be sure the correct machine is showing. Load the mat and paper into the machine.
- Press the flashing Go button to begin calibration.
- The machine will cut 7 sets of lines. When the cuts are complete, you can remove the mat from the machine.
- Inspect the cut lines to find the set of lines that overlap the most. If you have difficulty seeing the lines, use a pencil and lightly color perpendicularly across the cuts to reveal the lines.
- Select the corresponding number from the drop-down menu for the set of lines that overlap the most.
- When you have made your selection, click Continue.
- Calibration is complete! Close the window to return to the Canvas and continue with your project.