Learn how to install the Deep Cut Blade into the Cricut Explore, and why you need a Deep Cut Blade. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are my own because I love giving you helpful tutorials!
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Do you have a Cricut Explore? I have A Cricut Explore Air 2 and use it ALL OF THE TIME! Seriously, I have a whole section of my blog dedicated to my Cricut Project Tutorials!
I love the Cricut because it has so many uses and cuts so many different materials. Right out of the box it cuts cardstock, paper, vellum, vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, fabric, and so much more! Below are just of the examples of what it can cut.
BUT did you know there is an additional blade you can buy that makes it possible to cut even more materials? It is called the Deep Cut Blade and it opens up the possibilities to even more materials that can be cut with the Cricut! Like, thin wood sheets, leather, cork, felt, chipboard and even soda cans!
For a complete list of everything that the Cricut can cut visit the Cricut Materials List on Cricut.com.
The Deep Cut Blade will fit in any model of Cricut Explore and is a great way to extend the uses of an already amazing machine!
After you purchase the Deep Cut Blade, you will need to install it into your Cricut Explore Machine. Don’t worry, this process is super easy to do. Plus, I’m here to help!
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How to Install the Deep Cut Blade in the Cricut Explore
The Deep Cut Blade comes in 2 pieces. You have the Blade and the Blade Housing.
There is a blue rubber tip that is covering the blade. The blade is very sharp so remove the rubber cap carefully.
The Blade Housing is the black piece from the package. There is a piece on the bottom that can be pushed up and down. Holding the housing in one hand with your thumb on the bottom, push the bottom piece into the housing.
With the blade up, carefully drop the blade into the housing.
When you release the base of the housing, the blade is pulled inside and the Deep Cut Blade is ready to use. Don’t worry, the blade housing has a good grip on that blade and it won’t fall out.
To install it into the Cricut Explore, flip open the door labeled B on the carriage. Pull the original blade straight out with an upward motion. Drop the black Deep Cut Blade into the same compartment and flip the B door shut.
That’s it, it’s installed!
The front lid of the Cricut Explore even has a handy little compartment you can flip open to store your blade so it doesn’t get misplaced. The Deep Cut Blade will fit inside too!
After I installed the Deep Cut Blade into my Cricut Explore I made some fun leather jewelry! Of course, I have tutorials and you can even use my same files in Cricut Design Space!
What would you like to cut and or make with Cricut Explore Deep Cut Blade?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.