Comments on: What Materials Can A Cricut Machine Cut? Here Are Over 100! https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/ Do it yourself! Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:43:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-462060 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:43:16 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-462060 In reply to Hilary Nickerson.

The Maker can’t cut through material that thick. 🙁 It’s actually more a limitation on the rollers that feed the material into the machine than the actual cutting blade and housing, but the rollers can only handle materials up to 2.4mm thick. Anything thicker than that won’t even feed into the machine, and 3/16″ is about 5mm, so it’s too thick.

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By: Hilary Nickerson https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-462000 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:09:14 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-462000 I have a Maker with the knife blade attachment, I’m wanting to cut 3/16″ cork, do you think I could do that? Will it break the machine if I try it? I’m completely new to this as of today, please pardon my ignorance!

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By: Mickie Stocker https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-461425 Sat, 03 Oct 2020 13:20:45 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-461425 Hello I can see that the cricut ultimate will cut aluminium sheet, but I need to know what thickness please. I’m struggling as I want to start a small buissness and need this machine but only if it will cut aluminium sheet and obviously I don’t want to go out and buy the machine if it wont cut it, I just cant seem to get straight answers. Someone please help me!!! Much appreciated

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By: How Do I Upload My Own Images With A Cricut Machine? https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-461014 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:50:21 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-461014 […] What Materials Can A Cricut Machine Cut? Here Are Over 100! […]

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460538 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:54:34 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460538 In reply to Tanya.

It depends on how thick the acrylic is. If it’s thin (like .007mm or thereabouts) you can use the Acetate setting; if it’s thicker (like .07mm) you probably want to use the knife blade and use a thicker material setting like Basswood so that it does multiple passes to make sure it’s really cut.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460495 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:55:06 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460495 In reply to Peggy C..

It’s ok to have some stuff left behind on your mat; they still work just fine even if they have some glitter, dust, or paper debris on them.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460489 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:45:35 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460489 In reply to Betty.

.5mm aluminum is more like 24 gauge; that’s pretty heavy duty. A soda can is usually about .1mm thick, which is approximately what 40 gauge translates to. I doubt the machine could cut .5mm metal, even if it is soft. 🙁

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460484 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:33:34 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460484 In reply to Janice.

It depends on how thick it is. Materials thicker than 2.4mm won’t fit under the rollers of the machine, so you won’t be able to load thick materials into the machine. But the Maker can cut basswood and balsa wood, so it may be able to cut a thinner sheet of MDF using one of the wood settings for the material and the Knife blade.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460270 Fri, 17 Jul 2020 16:08:00 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460270 In reply to Mickie Stocker.

The Cricut Maker can cut materials up to 2.4mm thick, meaning that is the thickest material that will fit under the rollers of the machine. The Explore can cut up to 2.0mm thick. I don’t think either machine can actually cut a super-thick sheet of metal just because the blade isn’t strong enough, but I know the Maker can cut aluminum cans and sheets of copper and brass.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/materials-a-cricut-machine-can-cut/#comment-460266 Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:44:25 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=27913&preview=true&preview_id=27913#comment-460266 In reply to Abdul.

Both the Explore and the Maker can cut those, but the Maker will have an easier time if you use the Knife Blade. The Knife blade is meant to cut thicker materials like leather or even wood, but it’s only compatible with the Maker; the Explore cannot use the Knife blade. You can find out a little more about the three different machines to compare them here: https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/best-cricut-machine-compare-cricut-models/

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