What blades do I need for Silhouette Cameo?

What blades do I need for Silhouette Cameo?

There are currently five blades available to use with your Silhouette: the Ratchet Blade, the Premium Blade, the Deep-cut Blade, the Fabric blade, and the AutoBlade. Each blade is standard size, meaning that you can (mostly) use the same blade in your Curio as you do in your Portrait or Cameo.

How often should I change the blade on my silhouette cameo?

According to Silhouette, the average blade lifespan is about 6 months, but can vary widely by usage. The range they give as an example is that a blade could last anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year. Blade life is decreased by: frequent use.

Do Cricut blades work with Silhouette?

Cricut and Silhouette blades and machine tools are not interchangeable between machines. However, handheld tools like weeding kits, spatulas, and scrapers are compatible with both machine projects. Cricut pens are adaptable to some Silhouette machines with a special pen adapter.

Can you use Silhouette Premium blade with Cameo 4?

The purple 1mm Premium Blade can only be used in the left tool carriage (carriage 1) of the Silhouette CAMEO 4, CAMEO 4 Plus, and CAMEO 4 Pro along with the Silhouette Portrait 3. In other words the 1mm Premium Blade is basically a Silhouette CAMEO 4 ratchet blade that does not require an adapter.

What is the best blade for the Silhouette CAMEO 4?

The 2MM Kraft blade works with the Cameo 3, Portrait 2 and the Cameo 4 (with an adapter). It is designed to work with craft materials such as leather, craft foam, acetate and chipboard. Silhouette America recommends using the Strong Tack Mat when cutting some materials using this blade.

How long do vinyl cutter blades last?

Using thicker materials and making intricate cuts will run the blades down faster than if you cut paper designs or use your cutter infrequently, blades have been known to perform incredibly well for over a year. We’d recommend changing them every 12-18 months, depending on how heavy your usage is.

Why won’t my Silhouette cut all the way through?

The most common cause for the Silhouette CAMEO 3 not cutting or not cutting through is a problem with the blade – specifically the Autoblade. Press the blade completely down and then lock it into place by pressing the tab all the way in. Here’s a picture of the autoblade correctly positioned in the carriage.

What is the thickest material a silhouette cameo can cut?

2mm thick
The Silhouette Deep Cut blade can cut materials up to 2mm thick. Those are usually reserved for the Curio, CAMEO 3, Portrait 2 and Silhouette CAMEO 4 which are the machines that have the higher clearance and therefore can cut thicker materials.

What is the silhouette cameo 4 AutoBlade?

The new Silhouette CAMEO 4 Autoblade is a single tap to reset blade letting you get to cutting faster. Four included tool adapters allow you to use Silhouette blades and tools from older model Silhouette machines in the CAMEO 4.

What comes in the silhouette cameo 4 extras bundle?

Silhouette Cameo 4 Extras Bundle with Extra AutoBlade, Pink Tool Kit, Cutting mat and PixScan. Silhouette Handbook and 10 Extra Designs – Pink Edition

What is the difference between the silhouette cameo 3 and cameo 2?

The second carriage, reserved for the specialty Kraft Blade, Punch Tool, and Rotary Blade, is driven by a separate powerful motor that delivers force up to 5g-that’s 20x more than the Silhouette CAMEO 3. The increased force allows crafters to cut more materials than ever before and at a thickness never before seen in a Silhouette cutting machine.

What are the features of the cameo 4?

In addition, the CAMEO 4 is Bluetooth-enabled with a built-In cross cutter, retractable lid, back lit touch panel, and built-in roll feeder making for a compact and portable desktop vinyl cutter.