Updated: Aug 1, 2020
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Seven Months ago in August, 2017, I was sitting in my kitchen having a cup of tea and surfing the web. An add popped up for a new electronic cutting machine: The Cricut Maker - The Ultimate Smart Cutting Machine. I watched the video and read the features and was totally intrigued by the Rotary Cutting Blade. That was it! I had to get one...right then and there! Now, seven months later I can tell you that the Maker has lived up to its claims.
The Cricut Maker Cuts Hundreds of Materials
The Cricut Maker is the newest addition in the Cricut lineup of electronic cutting machines. It is the ultimate cutting machine as it not only cuts paper, but it will cut hundreds of other products as well from paper to vinyl to fabric to balsa wood to plastic and leather. The list of materials it will cut is exhaustive.
The Cricut Maker Has a Unique Adaptive Tool System
The Maker offers standard cutting blades that are typically found on other machines such as a fine point blade. But, the maker does not stop there. It has an Adaptive Tool System which controls the direction of the blade and the cutting pressure based on the material you are cutting. So, why would you care to know this? Because the Adaptive Tool System is what allows Cricut to offer us the Rotary Blade. With this bade (which I consider to be genius on the part of Cricut) you no longer need to bond your fabric before cutting on the Maker. And, the ability to change the blades direction and to adjust the amount of pressure needed to cut material allowed me to recently cut a tiny 0.125" diameter hole on a piece of dense cork fabric. Check out the pic. THAT is AMAZING!!
The Cricut Maker Will Grow With You
The Adaptive Tool System allows Cricut to develop new blades for us to use in the future such as the Knife Blade which will cut out materials such as chipboard and balsa wood up to 2.4mm thick. I am anxiously awaiting the release of this blade to use in my mixed media projects. We have the ability to upgrade our Makers as Cricut adds new tools in the future.
The Cricut Maker is Smart