Which Blade to Use: Cricut Blades

Each blade and what materials it can be used on and also which machine it is compatible with. 
Currently there are 10 blade tools available fot the Cricut Cutting Machines.

Premium Fine Cut Blade

The Premium Fine Cut Blade can be used with both the Maker & the Explore family of machines.

It is recommended for use with paper, card stock, poster board, vinyl, iron-on, and other thin to medium weight materials.

Deep Cut Blade


It is recommended for intricate cuts on thicker materials, such as a magnets, chipboard, stamp material, thick card stock, stiffened felt, foam sheets, cardboard, and some fabrics.
The Deep Cut Blade can be used with both the Maker & the Explore family of machines.

Bonded Fabric Blade

The Bonded Fabric Blade can be used with both the Maker & the Explore family of machines.

It is recommended for more intricate cuts on bonded fabrics or fabrics with an iron-on backer. The fabric must be bonded or it will get ripped and stretched while cutting. 

Rotary Blade

It is part of the QuickSwap tools, which feature a special gear housing, the Rotary Blade is only compatible with the Maker.

It is recommended for use with fabrics and other soft, delicate, or less-dense materials, such as tissue paper and cork.

Your design needs to be 3/4″ or larger when using Rotary Blade. Anything smaller than 3/4″ may cause the blade to scrape as it tries to make a small turn, which could leave gouges in your mat, and may diminish the life of the blade.

Knife Blade

It is recommended for use with thicker materials such as balsa wood, mat board, and chipboard up to 3/32″ thick.
The Knife Blade is only compatible with the Maker.
It works well with moderate detail but not fine, intricate cutting.

Scoring Wheel 

The Scoring Wheel makes a deep, single score line — perfect for uncoated, light materials, including crepe paper, light card stock, and even acetate. It is only compatible with Maker.

Perforation Blade

Use the Perforation Blade to create perfect tear-offs and easy peel-aways using paper, card stock, foam, acetate, foil, fabrics, poster board, and more.

Grate for tags, tear-away cards, gift coupons, advent calendars, paper dolls, booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or any project that demands a clean tear.

Wavy Blade

Use the Wavy Blade to quickly create a fun wavy edge on a variety of popular materials such as iron-on (HTV), adhesive vinyl, paper, card stock, leather, and more.

It has a specially sculpted stainless steel blade is great for original vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift tags, and collage projects, that deserve a whimsical styled edge. 

Fine Debossing Tip

It is perfect for cardstock, foil poster board, foil cardstock, foil kraft board, poster board, kraft board, and more.

It has a ceramic, rolling debossing ball, with a wide range of motion, so you can customize, personalize, and design with incredible intricacy. Make a dimensional wedding card, thank you card with your monogram, or add flourish to gift boxes, tags, and more

Engraving Tip

It works with flat, soft metals, leather, acrylic, plastic, anodized or sublimated aluminum, and more.

Perfect for intricately engraved dog tags (human or canine), name plates, inscribed art and decor, jewelry, monograms, and keepsakes.


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