This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Cricut Knife Blade is one of my most used tools and I answer all your questions here! The Cricut Maker can do anything you dream up.
The Cricut Maker is hands down the most versatile crafting tools on the market. What makes it even MORE versatile is the Adaptive Tool System. I’ve shared about the Knife blade before but never really went in depth about it.
What is the Cricut Knife Blade?
What Can the Cricut Knife Blade cut?
What can’t it cut? Chipboard, balsa wood, bass wood, leather , you name it. Most things that are super thick, but less than 1/16″, in the crafting world can be cut with the knife blade. I show exactly how I’ve used the following products here:
- DIY Geometric Earrings (Faux Leather or Real Leather)
- Black Cat Halloween Chipboard Sign (Chipboard)
- Engrave Gift Tags (Chipboard)
- DIY Stamp (Chipboard and Craft Foam)
AND Coming very soon I did my first project with balsa wood and I cannot wait to share it with you!
Cricut has an entire section in their shop dedicated to just supplies that you use with the Maker. I love browsing this section for ideas when I’m stumped on what materials to try.
Does the Cricut Maker Come with the Knife Blade?
The Cricut Maker comes with the Standard Blade and the Rotary Blade but not the Knife Blade. Luckily, they are super accessible. I highly suggest picking up one. They will up your crafting game and give your projects a very professional look. If you’re into DIY jewelry, wood cut signs, sewing projects and even more you’re going to want it! Why get a Cricut Maker and not utilize one of the coolest parts of it?!
What Blades Do you Need for a Cricut Maker?
In my opinion, having had a Cricut Maker for over about a year and using it at least once a week, you need all four blades that Cricut Offers. The Standard Blade, Deep Cut Blade, Rotary Blade and Knife Blade all have their purpose and I rotate through them pretty regularly. I also share projects using my Scoring Wheel quite often and I think that is something every paper crafter needs in their arsenal. Yes, I use the Standard blade the very most but that’s because I make a new t-shirt twice a week and that’s what I use to cut my iron on vinyl! But I really think if you are a general crafter, you’re going to find a use for all of these blades.
How Do You Load a Knife Blade in a Cricut Maker?
It is SO simple to load blades into the Adaptive Tool System. Pull the lever on the right side of where the blade is going to go. It will open the area enough to slip your knife blade in the slot. Set it in there so that the round area on the top rests on the adaptive tool system and close the lever. Then you’re good to go!
Can You Use the Knife Blade with a Cricut Explore Air?
No you cannot. The Maker is the only machine that can utilize the Knife Blade, Rotary Blade and Scoring Wheel. If you are wondering if you should upgrade to a Cricut Maker just for this reason, my answer is 100% yes, you should!
What Mat Should I Use with my Knife Blade?
So now you know. Is there anything I left off? Please leave any other questions you have below, I’m sure you’re not the only one wondering and I’d love to help however I can.