I have had my cricut for over 2 years and I have never been very happy with it. I can't get a clean cut no matter how hard I try. I just replaced my blade and small edges still stick causing me to spend so much time trying to pick my cut from the paper. What am I doing wrong. Half of it will cut clean but a good part of it does not. For a regular cut with a regular piece of paper what should my settings be? So sorry to vent, but now my daughter wants this page and here I sit fighting my cricut to get it perfect. Anybody?
Thank you. I am using a light weight card stock paper and just cutting a font. That's it. But my fonts don't cut all the way through, or I get a rough edge and it looks fuzzy with a darker paper behind it. It's all good. I will figure it out. It just doesn't make sense for cutting a light weight card stock that the pressure has to be on high. What happens if I want to cut something thicker?
Is your blade set in it's housing properly? If you are just using standard cardstock, then setting your blade pressure at 4 should work.
Go to the Above Rubies Studio website and download the Cricut settings guidebook that they created which will tell you what settings your Cricut should be on to cut just about every brand of paper on the market.
For light cardstock, I usually have my pressure at high and my blade at 5 and speed at medium. Have you taken the blade out of the holder to make sure you don't have paper bits inside? Sometime the smallest piece will cause your machine to cut funky.
Yes, check to make sure your blade is cleaned out.
And make sure it is installed correctly. It can be easy to get it in there a little wonky.
I was also going to suggest slowing down your speed if you have it on high. Try it on med/high or med.
Sometimes light paper cuts worse just because it is too thin. Try a little heavier paper and see how it cuts.
You can always turn on the "multi-cut" feature when you cut. This feature programs the Cricut to cut the same path twice. This may help it to get the spots it missed the first time.