Hi, I’m Cortney and in this video we’ll be covering the top 10 things you need to know about working with the Knife Blade and your Cricut Maker First things first before you do anything, and I mean anything, you need to calibrate your Knife Blade Seriously, though this Step is non-negotiable. Calibration is key to make the most accurate and precise cuts possible.
Design Space walks you through every step, so it’s really easy, but if you run into trouble check out our Knife Blade calibration. Video Second thing: you need to know anytime, you’re working on a Knife, Blade related project, make sure you’re using Design Space from your desktop or a laptop. At this time. Knife Blade projects are not compatible with Design Space on your iOS device or Android device.
Third thing: you need to know, make sure you get some masking tape or blue painter’s tape When prepping for a cut you’ll use this tape to secure your material to your StrongGrip mat.
You’Re going to tape down all four sides within an inch of the edge and if you think any corners might lift or bend, you may want to tape those down as well. This is what’s going to hold your material in place. Remember the Maker is cutting with ten times more force, so the mat’s adhesion isn’t necessarily going to be sticky enough to hold the thick or dense types of materials that the Knife Blade is going to take on Here’s. The fourth thing you need to know always remember: to move your white star wheels on the roller all the way over to the right. Otherwise they will indent your material and well, we really don’t want that.
Number five: your Knife Blade: isn’t your intricate cut blade so just remember that the smallest pieces of your design and the interior of those pieces need to be greater than 3/4 of an inch and any line that you have needs to be larger than the diameter of A pencil Here’s why, if they aren’t, they may not cut cleanly and you run the risk of breaking your blade, which would be really sad.
Number six is all about time, Since Knife Blade makes cuts in passes depending on the depth of your material and the size and complexity of your design. Cuts can take some time so plan on it. After Design, Space makes its first pass. It will tell you how many passes are left and it will estimate how long the remaining passes will take.
Lucky number: seven, this one is to add one more pass. When the Cricut Maker completes a mat you’ll be prompted to check the cuts So that way, if it hasn’t cut all the way through, you can send it through again. The eighth thing you need to know is what we call Project Resume:
If your machine stops cutting because of a minor defect in your material or your blade, has jammed or there’s just cutting debris in the way look to see if the Cricut “ C” button is flashing.
Then what you’ll need to do is brush off the debris and press it again. It will resume cutting Number nine is to always use Design Space in a dedicated window. That is avoid opening additional tabs. If, for whatever reason, you absolutely must use the web, while working with Knife Blade open a new window and not a new tab,
Last but not least, number 10 make sure you turn off sleep mode on your computer, Since Knife Blade projects can take some time. As we talked about earlier, it’s really important that your computer doesn’t pause out while you’re cutting your project And that’s it. It’S that easy. We think you’re going to love working with the Knife Blade
I know I have There are so many amazing creative possibilities that are now at your fingertips..
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