Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Video: How to Open and Clean the Silhouette Cameo Blade


One of the main complaints about the Silhouette ratchet blade is that it cannot be opened so that the tiny bits of papers that get trapped inside cannot be removed. Nataliia of Stampika has figured out how to open it so that it can be cleaned out.

Nataliia has kindly allowed me to share her video here. You can also find it at this YouTube link or on her blog where there is also the original German version. Thank you, Nataliia!



Warning: Use your own discretion if you want to attempt to open your blade. It is sharp and can cut. After all, it IS a cutting blade so please be careful and don't cut yourself in the process.


15 comments :

  1. This is Fabulous!!
    thanks for sharing Nataliia's tutorial video.

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  2. I am so glad that Anna sent me this link to the video, as I was wondering how to open it up and clean it out.

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  3. Jin,

    This is great info. I tried it and it worked beautifully. Clean it out and it is cutting again like a dream!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Jin, at the risk of sounding like a stalker - I love you!
    Thank you so much for this article. It's just what I need.

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  5. Glad it worked for many of you. I tried several times and it didn't work and I nearly wasn't able to turn it. Not worth breaking my blade.

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  6. So glad to see it in English!! I watched the German video yesterday, and I could pretty much understand by WATCHING, but I am not very confident in how to do this. :) Thanks for the post Jin!
    Lori

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  7. This is a great video. Found lots of paper bits in mine. Thanks for a great tutorial.

    Jen

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  8. Hi I want to buy Silhouette Cameo and i heard that it can't cut gum paste because the blade can't cut it can you tell what blade i should use to cut gum pase i read that cricut blade can cut and can fit in the Silhouette Cameo is that right and how please help me

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  9. This didn't work for me, either -- ended up getting my blade permanently stuck on #2 and had to throw away. :(

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  10. Well that didn't work for me! Broke my blade.

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  11. Hi,

    I too struggled to get it to turn, in sheer desperation I used WD40 and hey presto it came off, have cleaned it and put it back together - will see if the clean has cured it's ails!

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  12. Didn't work for me either. I broke my blade and had to buy a new one. When I screwed it back on, the blade did not come down through the hole anymore. Someone told me that there are two types of blades. the one I broke was the original blade design. The replacement was different. Maybe that was the problem, but I don't think I will try this on my new blade!

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  13. ugh!!!! this video made my break my blade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this doesnt work! i couldnt turn it back again now it wont move what so ever!

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    1. keep trying, mine was stuck on one side and once I got it off it was much easier to open on subsequent occasions. I did have to lever with a small screwdriver!

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  14. I messed up my blade too. Stuck permanently on 3. I will try the WD40 trick. However, I found by mistake the very tip of the white blade housing just unscrews, super simple, takes half a second (make sure it is set at 0 first!!). i decided i just wasn't going to try cleaning it anymore so am glad to have found that.

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