Username Post: Deep Cut Blade Question        (Topic#1556093)
scrapnread
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scrapnread

Several months ago I bought the Deep Cut Blade and Housing for my Cricut Expression. I just tried using it for the first time. I was cutting the cardboard that is used to back picture frames. It is the thickness of 3 pieces of cardstock stacked. My blade, set on #6, will not cut all the way through this. Any one else have problems with this blade or am I doing something wrong? I have the pressure set as high as it will go and the speed on the second setting.
Any help will be appreciated.


 
HisGEM
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In response to scrapnread

You may need to do a mulitcut...but remember some chipboard is too thick for the machine to handle.


 
scrapnread
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scrapnread
In response to HisGEM

Thanks. I will try it. This cardboard isn't even half as thick as the chipboard I have bought.


 
Rileysmom06
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In response to scrapnread

Multicut should handle this.


 
GemGirl
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In response to scrapnread

At the risk of revealing myself to be nearly blind (& not always very alert), I had the same problem & found I'd put the dang blade in upside down, as in the sharp end up into the housing carriage. I was showing it to DH, saying, "No wonder it won't work, it's not even sharp!" If you can run it over a sheet of scrap paper with no effect, something similar may be the problem.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to GemGirl

and you have THEREFORE discovered embossing with the cricut, Gem there's a tut on how to turn your blade upside down and emboss with it


 
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