I was trying to cut small letters on my cricut last night, using a little bit thicker paper then normal scrap booking paper.. and every time it tore.. It was driving me crazy and I had to end up just stopping for the night. I was wasting paper and it was getting very frustrating..
I haven't changed the blade since I got it about the end of February.. I have changed the pressure to low and high.. I have changed the speed.... I am just not sure what I can do to make it cut nice small letters.... or anything small for that matter..
Should I change the blade?
Or am I just using a little but to thick of paper for the cricut?
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Hmmm, it may be the blade. Did you pulling the blade depth up a little. Like if it was on 6 put it on 4? Either that or it may just be dull? But end of February sounds awfully early to need another blade unless you have been doing some serious cutting. Take the blade out. Sometimes there is a little piece of paper stuck to the end of it. I do that a lot when it start tearing. IDK....
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I'll look at the blade and see if that is the problem... Hopefully I can fix it easily.. cause I am starting to get frustrated..
Samantha & Rob
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Taken November 29th 2009
I agree with Charys - I would doubt that you need a new blade already unless you have been using it pretty hardcore!!!
I get frustrated with the smaller cuts sometimes, too. I usually end up fiddling with all of the settings (speed, pressure, and especially the blade depth). Sometimes I can figure it out, but I have a few carts that are just especially hard to use the smallest sizes - Jasmine and Mini Monograms to name a few - and I just try to use a little bit bigger cut if possible. Sorry I'm no help, and I hope you get it figured out!