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February 8th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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so my cricut is being really stupid, i have the original one and it's not cutting right anymore, it keeps tearing the paper , some cuts are fine and then others are unusable, i have tried changing the blade twice and made many cuts on the same piece of paper and still can't cut anything right, i managed to make a card this weekend but not without a bunch of frustration, any advice or tips, i have played around with blade depth to
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February 8th, 2009, 09:42 PM
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Have you tried playing with the blade pressure setting? Caden came into my craft room one day and spun that little dial and it really messed everything up lol.

Otherwise try a new mat maybe - I know a lot of people have been having issues with their mats losing their stick after only a few cuts and if my mat isnít nice and sticky, Iíll get tears a lot or where the blade looks like it gets caught, tears a little piece, and then skips a part of the cut. Iíve also noticed that holding the mat level while it cuts (I pull my machine to the edge of the desk so the mat hangs down a little bit) helps sometimes, too.
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February 8th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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Did you play around with the blade depth on both the dial and the blade housing? If so, the only thing I can think of is the cutting speed- I have found that sometimes if I slow it down it seems to work better. GL
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February 9th, 2009, 06:43 AM
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The other idea's here would be what I'd say.

I hope you fix it soon.
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February 9th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Hmmm . . .

If you are still having problems after trying the suggestion the ladies have given you, I looked on the site and found some info

What to do if Your Machine is Producing Rough Cuts
If your Cricut is producing rough cuts when using the appropriate setting for your paper, you may have an insufficiently sharpened blade. Please call our wonderful customer support team 1-877-727-4288 M-F 7am-6pm MST. They can help you determine whether this is a dull blade issue or another issue. Even though your blades may be new, you may have purchased some occasional insufficiently sharpened blades which can be replaced with some blades which our team has lovingly tested and approved.

So this could be your problem
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February 9th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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That's good to know. Sounds like they have a decent customer service dept.
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February 9th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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yes i have tried everything but changing the mat because i can't find any anyway, but i have only made about 15 cuts on this mat, thanks for the help ladies, i will keep searching for a mat
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February 10th, 2009, 05:55 AM
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On Custom Crops the 6x12 mats are only $4.99!!! not sure if they ship to Canada but I don't see why not.
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February 10th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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Hope you can get it figured out as to what the problem is.
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February 10th, 2009, 08:56 PM
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On Custom Crops the 6x12 mats are only $4.99!!! not sure if they ship to Canada but I don't see why not.[/b]
thanks i will check it out and see
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February 16th, 2009, 07:08 AM
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How goes the problem? Sure hope it's fixed
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