How do I clean out my cameo blade?

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Posted 3/3/2013 by Scrappinnut01 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/3/2013 3:05:45 PM
My blade is really chopping up my papers and not cutting well at all. I know there are most likely lots of tiny pieces of paper in the blade, but I can't get them all out. I tried to watch a youtube video on it, but the way she is doing it is not working on mine. I still can't get it opened. How do you clean yours out?

I did put in a new blade and it works great, but I really hate for this one to be wasted just because I can't get the paper out. If I can save it, I'd like to do that.

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Posted: 3/3/2013 5:01:02 PM
This is how I clean mine. I have no idea if its the "right" way.

Put your blade all the way to 10. Then I take a stiffer paintbrush and get all of the bits and pieces out. Sometimes I have to take my paper piercer to get any pieces that are stuck way down deep.

Hope this helps!


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Posted: 3/3/2013 6:51:40 PM
I watched a video on this too but after all the cutting I've done and with all the different types of paper I've used, for $13, I replaced the blade!


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Posted: 3/3/2013 7:27:29 PM
I read somewhere the old style of blades do not come apart. I just noticed that Amazon has blades on sale for $9.26.

Link:

Silhouette blade




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Posted: 3/3/2013 7:28:40 PM
I read somewhere the old style of blades do not come apart. I just noticed that Amazon has blades on sale for $9.26. If your order is $25 or more, there is no shipping fee.

Link:

Silhouette blade




~Heidi




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Posted: 3/3/2013 7:56:27 PM
I clean my blade with a brush too.


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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:55:15 PM
Dang never even thought about it- maybe I should look at mine and see if it needs cleaning


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Posted: 3/3/2013 10:17:38 PM
Thanks for this thread. My Cameo is new, but I know I will need this information soon.
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