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#1 Posted : Saturday, August 04, 2012 8:51:07 PM(UTC)
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Just wondering if anyone is having cutting issues. These designs are very intricate and I find they don't cut through all the way. Do I just need to replace my blade or cut a bigger design? Help if help is out there.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 04, 2012 9:00:15 PM(UTC)
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I do not have this cart, so cannot help. Someone will come along who will, though. Good luck! GG
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#3 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:20:49 PM(UTC)
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Hello,
Not sure if you found your answers to this yet.

For some of these cuts you will need to make at least 2-3 in.(Lace type cuts)

I suggest you SLOW your speed all the way down.
Texture card stock cut at 4 pressure, Blade 5

The thicker the paper the higher the numbers.

Also if you are using the E2 machine you may need to use the highest settings on the machine.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:14:02 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Patty R Go to Quoted Post
Hello,

For some of these cuts you will need to make at least 2-3 in.(Lace type cuts)



I don't quite understand your response. Are you saying you need to make at least 2 cuts? Or make the design at least 2-3 in size (as in inches)? Or are you saying you need to have the blade cut the design at least 2-3 in times (as in number of times the blade cuts)?

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:22:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: susanjoydesignsc32cab8b Go to Quoted Post
Just wondering if anyone is having cutting issues. These designs are very intricate and I find they don't cut through all the way. Do I just need to replace my blade or cut a bigger design? Help if help is out there.
Thanks


I know this is an old post but there are always newbies to the world of Cricut so I thought I'd try to answer as I have had the same issue.

Although it is possible the blade may need to be replaced (if it has had a lot of wear as in about 500 cuts) before you do that first check the blade to make sure there isn't a tiny piece of paper caught up in the housing (happens sometimes). That can cause cutting issues big time and is a simple fix.

Also, before replacing the blade, try increasing the amount of pressure on the pressure dial. You could also try increasing the depth of the blade cut (which is the dial on the blade itself). For heavier cardstock, you may need to increase it all the way to 6.

The other thing you can try is increasing the number of cuts. Try adjusting it from the default of "1" to "2". Sometimes on thicker papers the blade may need to go over the cut more than once to get it cleanly.

What I found helpful is once I find the right combination for a certain type of paper I write that down on a scrap piece. That way when I go to cut another similar weight I don't have to experiment...the info is handy!

Hope this helps.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:28:20 PM(UTC)
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I think she means that if your image is very intricate (lacy) you need to make sure the size is no smaller than 2 inches. Most machines has settings ranging from 3/4 inch up to 11+ inches. The more fancy the design is limits how small you can make the image. Hope this helps you.

Also once you find the best setting for a particular brand of cardstock, you could jot down the settings in the cartridge book at the back, or do as my sister does. She has a dry erase board on the wall close to her machine and she jots down the information on it. She also writes down what size the image is she is cutting (especially if she is making more than one of the same image.)
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