Using a Cricut knife blade is a great way to cut intricate designs in a variety of materials. It is compatible with the Explore and Cricut Maker family machines, and comes with a pink housing and fine-pointed blade. The pink FabricGrip mat is made of a stronger, denser material designed to withstand the increased pressure of the swivel blade. It is important to calibrate the machine before using the blade, and to store it in the compartments inside the Cricut machines.
When cutting paper, use the fine-pointed blade on the blue LightGrip mat, and when cutting vinyl use it on the green StandardGrip mat. The Premium fine-tipped blade is also suitable for cutting intricate designs in a variety of materials. To cut wood, such as balsa and linden wood, use the Cricut knife blade with the fine-pointed blade housing and pink cloth mat. Make sure to do this before cutting anything to ensure that the blade cuts each pass in the same place.
It is important to note that the knife blade will wear out quickly compared to other blades. To avoid damaging your strong grip mats, it is best to use the swivel blade for cutting fabric. Additionally, there is a metal magnet that will keep replacement blades in place at all times. Overall, using a Cricut knife blade is an effective way to cut intricate designs in a variety of materials.
It is important to calibrate the machine before using it, and to store it in its designated compartments. Additionally, it is best to use the swivel blade for cutting fabric, and to use a metal magnet for replacement blades.