Quick Answer: How Long Does A Cricut Blade Last?

Can you sharpen Cricut blades?

To sharpen your blade, depress the blade lever at the top so that the blade is exposed but will not fall out of the housing, Stab the blade into the aluminum foil ball several times.

I usually do this 50 times after I have been making several projects.

Getting into the habit of doing this before a cut really helps..

How often should you sharpen your Cricut blade?

In general, 3-6 months is the average useful life of a Premium Fine Point blade in a Cricut Maker machine.

Does aluminum foil sharpen Cricut blades?

You can easily sharpen up your Cricut blade with heavy aluminum foil and it actually works.

Do all Cricut blades fit all machines?

It works with any of the Cricut Explore Family machines and the Cricut Maker. Note: Besides color (from silver to gold) there’s no difference between the housings silver and gold housings, including the blade there’s inside it when you initially purchase your machine.

Do I need a new housing for deep cut blade?

The Cricut Deep-Cut Blade It’s designed to be stronger than the Fine-Point Blade and uses a different angle and depth-of-cut to cut thicker materials. You will need to buy this blade and housing separately.

Why is my new Cricut Blade not cutting?

Ensure that you are using a Cricut brand blade. Then inspect the blade and blade housing and remove any debris that may be stuck to the blade or lodged in the blade housing. Once clean, perform a test cut. … If not, it may be an issue with the original material you are attempting to cut.

How often do you need to replace Cricut blades?

every two monthsFor a guideline you could start with, I recommend that at the minimum, you change your blade every two months with average use of your Cricut machine. If you’re cutting with it quite often, you might need to move that up to every six weeks.

How do I make my Cricut mat sticky again?

Run lukewarm water over the mat. Use a plastic, hard-bristled brush to gently scrub in a circular motion until the entire surface of the mat had been cleaned. Pat dry with a paper towel. Let mat air dry completely for stickiness to return.

Why is my paper tearing with my Cricut?

My machine is tearing or dragging through my material Make sure that you have selected the correct material setting in Design Space or that the Smart Set Dial is on the correct setting. If you are using the Custom setting, ensure that the proper material is selected from the drop-down list.

What Cricut blade cuts vinyl?

Premium FINE POINT BLADE. A fine point blade is great for cutting paper, poster board, card stock, iron-on, vinyl, and other medium-weight materials. This blade is compatible with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore.

What degree is the Cricut fine point blade?

45-degreeThe fine point blade was designed to make intricate cuts on a variety of thin to medium-weight materials such as cardstock, vinyl, iron-on and more. The blade has a 45-degree point and can handle most of your normal cutting needs.

How do you sharpen a Cricut blade with aluminum foil?

Ball up a sheet of aluminum foil, remove the blade housing from the Cricut, depress the plunger, and stick the blade into the aluminum foil ball over and over. I poke the point in about 50 times. This helps to remove any bits of paper or vinyl that might be stuck to the blade, working to clean it (not sharpen it).