What are Cricut Scoring Wheel tools?
Cricut Scoring Wheel tools were designed especially for Cricut Maker. With the ability to use up to 10X more pressure than the Scoring Stylus, these two new tools — Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel — create crisp creases in thick and thin materials to make perfect, effortless folds.
Scoring Wheel makes a deep, single score line — perfect for uncoated, light materials, including crepe paper, light cardstock, and even acetate.
Double Scoring Wheel creates two deep, parallel score lines — exactly what you need for coated or heavier materials like poster board and cardboard.
Can I use Cricut Scoring Wheels with the Cricut Explore family of machines?
No. Cricut Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel are compatible with Cricut Maker only. They require the power and the drive mechanism that is built into the Cricut Maker Adaptive Tool System.
I don't yet have a Scoring Wheel tool. How do I switch back to the Scoring Stylus?
It is easy to select a different scoring or cutting tool. Once you've selected your material, click Edit Tools to confirm your scoring and cutting tool. You can then select Scoring Stylus.
Which types of materials should I use with Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel?
To see which materials work best with Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel, view this list.
How do I change a Scoring Wheel tip?
The QuickSwap™ Housing makes changing tips as easy as pushing a button. When your Cricut Maker prompts you to insert Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel, push and hold the button at the top of the housing to snap on your desired tip. Then release the button, insert the tool into Clamp B, and you’re ready to score. View simple instructions here.
What are the benefits of using a Scoring Wheel as opposed to the Scoring Stylus?
Both Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring take advantage of increased power made possible by Cricut Maker. Utilizing up to 10X the pressure of Scoring Stylus, Scoring Wheel tools create extra-deep score lines that make every fold effortless. This makes possible more crease-and-fold projects than ever before, including breathtaking wearable art, 3D home decor, sculptures, and more.
Can I use a different scoring tool than Design Space recommends?
Yes. Design Space recommends the best tool for the task at hand. However, based on the unique needs of your project or because you may not yet have the recommended tool, you may choose something other than the tool recommended. After selecting your material, you can change your scoring or cutting tool simply by selecting Edit Tools.
Do I need a separate drive housing for Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel?
No. You only need one QuickSwap™ Housing to use either Scoring Wheel tip.
How do I know when to use Scoring Wheel and when to use Double Scoring Wheel?
Both tools — Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel — create extra-deep score lines on materials that result in perfect folds and a flawless finish. Design Space will always recommend which tip you need based on the material you are scoring.
Scoring Wheel makes a single crease on the material — perfect for your thinner papers and everyday cardstock.
Double Scoring Wheel makes two parallel creases — exactly what you need to create flawless folds in thicker or specialty materials like coated cardstock. With Double Scoring Wheel, your material will always fold into the score line; this means that most of the time you’ll want to put the “pretty” side (or finished side) of your material face down on the mat. For a list of which material works best for which scoring tip, Scoring Wheel Recommended Material Settings.
What does the "01" and "02" on the tips refer to?
The etched numbers identify which scoring wheel you have. 01 identifies Scoring Wheel, and 02 identifies Double Scoring Wheel.
Can I create a default setting in Design Space that recommends a specific scoring tool?
Not at this time. Depending on the project and material, Design Space will recommend either Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel by default. To select a different tool, click “Edit Tools” and follow the on-screen prompts.
Do Scoring Wheels tools need to be calibrated?
No. There is no need to calibrate.
Is Fast Mode available when using the Scoring Wheel tools?
No. Fast Mode is only available when cutting and writing on certain materials.
Which mat should I use when working with either Scoring Wheel?
Any mat. As always, use the mat that is recommended for the material you are scoring.
Can I create a custom setting for Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel?
No. There is no way to create a custom pressure setting for Scoring Wheel tools. Any custom material setting you create will be assigned a default scoring setting, which works for most materials. At this time, there is no way to adjust this pressure setting.
Are Scoring Wheel tools compatible with mobile versions of Design Space, like on my phone or tablet?
Yes. Scoring Wheel functionality is compatible with all Design Space mobile apps.
Does choosing "More" or "Less" on Step 1 on the cut interaction screen affect the scoring pressure?
No. Choosing “More” or “Less” only affects the cut pressure.
Can I use the housing from my Rotary Blade for my Scoring Wheel tools?
No. Rotary Blade and Scoring Wheel were designed specifically for their respective housings; they are not interchangeable.
Why did my material crack when using Double Scoring Wheel?
Double Scoring Wheel creates beautiful folds on coated and thicker materials; however it requires that you fold into the crease. If your material cracked at the fold, check to make sure that you didn’t fold against the crease. For most projects, this means putting your material “pretty side” down on the mat before you load it into the machine. If you want to fold “pretty sides” together, place the material “pretty side” up on the mat. For the cleanest look, gently folding only as far as required will also help prevent cracking. For example, if creating a box, fold only 45 - 50 degrees into the fold.