Using a cutting machine may be a fun hobby for creating interesting projects, or a frustrating exercise that makes you swear that it is worse than a sailor. When you are just learning to use Cricut Maker, Silhouette Cameo or other cutting machines, the frustration is far better than the fun, and you destroy more projects than you create. Many users face the challenge of Cricut’s inability to cut through the material. Even if you are not a beginner, you may need to troubleshoot in the future. Fortunately, you can solve many common cutting problems with some adjustments, and some test cutting can prevent you from destroying expensive materials. So let us dig deeper and find a solution so that you can start making again!
Why is My Cricut Not Cutting Properly
This problem can usually be solved through some basic troubleshooting. Please check the following:
1. The material you want to cut must match the material you selected in the material settings. Make sure that the material setting selected on the "Design Space" or "Smart Settings Dial" matches the material on the machine pad. For the Cricut Explore model, if the turntable has been set to "Custom", please make sure you have selected the appropriate material from the "Custom Material" list.
2. Use Circut brand blades. Open clamp B, and then remove the blade holder from the machine. Make sure you are using Cricut brand blades. Then inspect the blade and blade housing, and remove any debris that may be stuck to the blade or remaining in the blade housing. After cleaning, make a test cut. Make sure that the blade is deep enough to cut cardstock. In most cases, five are perfect.
3. Increase the pressure to the highest setting. Open the "Manage custom materials" page through the account menu and increase the pressure of the material settings by 2-4, and then perform a test cut. You may need to increase the pressure setting by 2-3 times, in 2-4 increments, to see the changes in the cutting results.
4. Clean the cutting mat to remove debris and leave a certain amount of space at the front and back of the machine.
5. Try using a different web browser.
6. Try to cut other materials, such as printer paper, with settings suitable for the material. Did you experience the same result? If this is not the case, there may be a problem with the original material you are cutting.
When you find that Circut is not cutting correctly, the above tips are general troubleshooting steps.