Silhouette offers a variety of blades that can be used to cut a variety of materials types.
This includes the following:
NOTE: This is only a list of current blade models offered. Some older models may not be listed above as they are no longer offered.
Click here for a compatibility chart showing which blades work with which machine models.
The lifespan of the blade depends on a variety of factors, including:
Frequency of use / Overall line length traveled / Intricacy of designs
Of course, the more the blade is used, the more it will be worn down. Detailed designs where the blade may turn multiple corners sharply can sometimes wear down the blade more quickly.
Some materials will wear the blade down much more quickly than others, especially those that are thicker or denser.
Attempts to cut certain materials that may not be designed to be cut or which are more dense may ruin the blade or result in the blade dulling extremely fast. Certain specialty materials that contain foreign objects imbedded in the material (i.e. certain glitter cardstock materials with hard glitter chunks) may immediately impair the blade.
Cut Settings in use
Incorrect cut settings, espectially those where the Blade and/or Force setting is higher than necessary, can unnecessarily wear the blade down more quickly.
The blade should be replaced once you are unable to successfully cut through materials that have been known to previously cut without concern.
Replacement blades are available for purchase.