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How to Change the Blade on a TrueControl Cricut Knife: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Hello, crafters!

Thanks for stopping over and joining me for a quick Cricut tutorial.

I’m Tammie from Tammie Ann Creative, and today I’m here to guide you through the simple process of changing the blade on your TrueControl Cricut Knife. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, knowing how to replace the blade is essential to ensure your projects continue to cut with precision.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll cover everything you need to know, from recognizing when it’s time for a blade change to safely installing a new one. Your TrueControl Cricut Knife is a versatile tool, and keeping it sharp is crucial for achieving those perfect cuts on various materials.

When should you start thinking about changing out the blade?

If your bade is showing signs of being dull, and not cutting through the materials it used to, it’s time to change out the blade. If your blade tip is no longer pointy, your tip has been broken off. This is the perfect time to make your TrueControl Knife like new.

Let’s get right into replacing your blade. By the end of this guide, you’ll be ready to tackle your next crafting project with confidence.

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Before we begin, make sure you have these items at your disposal.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

  • Your TrueControl Cricut Knife
  • A replacement blade package
  • A flat, clean work surface

Step 2: Ensure Safety

Safety is our top priority. The TrueControl Cricut Knife comes with a safety cap because this tool is pointed and sharp. Make sure to use the cap when the knife is not in use to protect the blade and prevent accidents.

Step 3: Unlock the Blade

  1. Take your TrueControl Cricut Knife and locate the base at the bottom.
  2. Turn the blade tip away from you and remove the cover.
  3. Find the padlock symbol on the base, and turn it to the “unlocked” position.

Step 4: Remove the Old Blade

  1. With the base in the “unlocked” position, gently push up on the base.
  2. The old blade will rise up from the housing. Carefully remove the bad blade and place it to the side for later disposal.

Step 5: Install the New Blade

  1. Hold the new blade kit upright.
  2. While holding the TrueControl Knife vertically with the flat side facing you, press the base and push it onto the new blade topper.
  3. Ensure the new blade is securely attached.

Step 6: Lock the Blade

Turn the base back to the “locked” position to secure the new blade in place.

Step 7: Replace the Safety Cap

Put the safety cap back on the knife to cover the blade, ensuring it’s protected when not in use.

Step 8: Dispose of the Old Blade

Safely store the old blade by popping it into the blade package for future disposal.

This completes the step-by-step tutorial for changing the blade on your TrueControl Cricut Knife. I hope this tutorial is valuable to you and makes your crafting projects so much easier. Working with a dull blade sucks. It really sucks! Having a sharp knife will make your life so much better and your cuts more perfect.

Happy crafting!

Hello, Tammie here.

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I’m an artist, crafter and art teacher.
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