How to Sharpen Cricut Blades...if blade appears "clean", then use a sheet of tin foil on the mat and create a "sharpen" file in ccr, consisting of 4 straight line cuts, 4 circle cuts, and 4 square cuts; then try cutting paper, repeating if necessary.
SAMPLE OF CRICUT EXPLORE CUTTING GUIDE LIST..Cricut released a new and improved Cricut Explore Cutting Guide as of today, 8/10/2014. Yipee ! This is a comprehensive list that includes a large variety of material types, multi cuts needed, pressure settings, what blade to use, and even which of the Cricut Mats is best to use. You can read about the variety of Cricut mats available now to make working on various materials easier in my previous post HERE.