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#1 Posted : Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:54:06 PM(UTC)
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Hi all,

I am new to cricut and have purchased a cricut mini. I am trying out all different designs on different card/paper and changing the pressure/ blade depth and i can not for the life of me get a clean cut.

Please help

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#2 Posted : Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:16:09 PM(UTC)
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Hi and welcome! I don't have a mini, but I do have an expression. My expression likes some brands of paper better than others. Maybe try a different brand of paper. Someone else will come along with more help I'm sure. Good luck!!
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:43:43 PM(UTC)
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I'm having the same problem. The first time was flawless (I used a thin paper). I bought brand new paper today because I thought maybe what I tried was too stiff. I don't remember the brand but it's what's on sale at Micheal's for $.25. I'm thinking next time I'll make it cut twice.
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#4 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 4:16:46 PM(UTC)
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Hi, I've just been on utube and a lady had a good tip that I think may help.

Check that the arrow on the cutting blade is positioned central to the front of the machine. She say's if it is slightly off it has caused problems cutting.

As I am new to Cricut mini, I hope this may be of some help. best wishes Denise.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2012 8:58:20 PM(UTC)
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I got an Expressions 2 yesterday as an early Christmas gift and I am having blade cutting issues too. It cut great on heavy card stock today and then I loaded another piece in to finish the project I was working on and it wouldn't cut it. Just tore the paper up and would cut all the way through. Blade is set on 6 and I didn't touch or change any thing after the first few cuts.I haven't even made 10 cuts yet! Could the blade go dull that quick?
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#6 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2012 9:52:20 PM(UTC)
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You can find the cutting guide for the machine here. http://content.provocraf...de_CricutExpression2.pdf
If you are having any other issues please give us a call at Customer Support we would love to help you.

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#7 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2012 7:55:21 AM(UTC)
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I am fairly new as well (I've had mine for a while but just getting into using it). Here are a few things I've found by trial and error.

Make sure you paper is stuck down well to the cutting sheet, and if you've cut even a half dozen times, that corner of your cutting sheet will have lost a lot of its tackiness so turn it around.

The other thing is if you are using CCR, it asks for cutting pressure (I always use 6) but is also asks how many passes you want so it will cut the same image several times to ensure a clean cut.

Hope some of this helps.
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#8 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2012 9:16:51 AM(UTC)
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Welcome to all of you!!!!

Here are some of the things I try...
1) Check to make sure your blade doen't have any little papers stuck on it. Take the housing unit out of the machine to clean it off. I also push the blade up using the little button on the housing unit and blow on it to get those tiny particles.

2) Try slowing your machine speed down. I've found I have better success with tears and intricut cuts at slower speeds.

All that said I have found that some paper just won't cut well no matter what I try. I mostly cut the Recollections cardstock in the packages I get at Michaels. I haven't done much cutting with patterned paper.

Hope this helps.
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Emerald on 12/24/2012(UTC)
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#9 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2012 2:13:21 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for all your tips. I have tried everything, I even went to buy a new blade (they were out at Hobby Lobby) So I returned it and got another one. Haven't cut anything with it yet because I am now trying to figure out why the calibration is off on the new one. Ughh maybe it just isn't meant to be. Crying
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