Blades That Come With A Cricut Maker And What They Do
Are you struggling to find a perfect blade for your Cricut Maker? Do you always wonder what kind of blade would suit your purpose? Here's the solution to your problem.
A Cricut Maker cuts everything ranging from plastic to wood. It depends upon what kind of blade you are using with it. Blades of Cricut Maker are not like knives.
Instead, they are small nails or sharp needles. Interestingly, you can use many house tools and cutlery items with it if you just know what to use each blade of the Cricut Maker for.
The fine-point blade is a most common blade for cutting material such as paper, cardstock, and parchment papers. It usually cuts papers with an average thickness.
If you are a beginner and are working a Cricut Maker for the first time, then use this premium blade to get your things done more intricately and quickly.
The needle of the deep point blade is black in color and more than the fine point blade, and it is used to cut more material such as cardboards, chipboards, and foam sheets.
With the various forms of blades, you must know how to fix them in the Cricut Maker and use them. Leather magnetic sheets also are cut with deep- point blade.
Bonded Fabric Blade
The bonded fabric blade is like a fine point blade, but it is color-coded to use with fabric. It is used for cutting fabrics, so it has a softer needle.
This type of blade uses the method of adhering and heating so that it cuts the fabric properly without damaging or tearing the fabric or Cricut Mat.
Check Bonded Blade
It is another type of blade used for cutting fabric that is very soft in nature, such as silk, polyester, cotton, and oil cloth.
The rotatory blade is somewhat difficult to use as once it is fixed in the Cricut Maker, it cannot be used interchangeably with other blades. This blade is also used for cutting fabrics. To use it for the cutting of fabric, there must be a Cricut fabric cutting mat for perfect finishing.
It is used to cut heavy fabric such as bamboo fabric, canvas, cashmere, chiffon denim, cotton, micro-fabric, felt, and nylon. The rotatory blade is perfect as it gives perfect finishing with the corners as well as circular shapes.
But there is a restriction that the fabric's size should not be much smaller, resulting in the decline in function of the blade.
The knife blade is the most special form of the blade that makes the Cricut Maker different from all other devices and compatible for cutting the hardest material such as wood. For using this blade, you need a very strong sticking mat because cutting the wood is not an easy process.
It is the sharpest blade of all. It cuts all types of the word, including bamboo, basswood, and rugged leather, as well as light and heavy chipboards.
A Cricut joy is a small purpose blade that can be used for cutting various things. It is the easiest to use and suitable for beginners. It can be used to cut many materials, including cardstock paper, poster papers, poster boards, and card transfer sheets in many small materials. It is suited best for the simple Cricut Maker models.
The wavy blade is another type of stylish cricket blade. It is used to create stylish waves at the corners of the paper of fabric that is cut with it. The wavy blade is suitable for cutting cardstock, paper, and vinyl.
Engraving Tip Blades
Monograms and text designs on fabrics, paper or aluminum, and any other form of logos are made with the help of engraving tip blades. Can make monograms of your choice and labels of different companies on your leather bag yourself.
Engraving tip blades are excellent for working with acrylic leather plastic, and soft metals. They are perfect for etching designs and making labels and monograms.
All these are varieties of blades that you can use with the Cricut Maker according to your need and choice. But keep in mind that the blades for cutting fabric, paper, and wood are different. And if you are wondering, can I use a cricut cartridge that has been linked, check out the linked post.