Cricut Blades

Detailed Cricut Blades Chart

Are you confused about Cricut blades? Unsure which one to use when? This detailed and easy to follow chart will break it all down for you. The table I put together provides you with the list of currently available Cricut blades. The list identifies which machine a blade is used for and specifies what materials it can cut:

Blades Machine Material
Premium Fine-Point Blade Explore/Maker Regular paper, vinyl, cardstock, washi tape
Deep Point Blade Explore/Maker Craft foam, leather, corrugated paper
Bonded Fabric Blade Explore/Maker Oil cloth, silk, polyester, denim, felt
Rotary Blade Maker Cotton, denim, felt, silk, lycra
Knife Blade Maker Balsa, basswood, heavy chipboard
Swap Tools
, includes:

Debossing Tip

Engraving Tip

Perforation Blade

Wavy Blade

Scoring Wheel

Double Scoring Wheel
Maker Variety of materials, read below for detailed description
Foil Transfer Tool Explore/Maker Cardstock, vellum, printable vinyl, photo paper
Scoring Stylus Explore/Maker
QuickSwap Tools – this tool commonly creates confusion for new users. The tool has two components – housing and blades. The housing is used for quick swap between debossing, engraving and etc. End users are often confused if they need to purchase QuickSwap Tools as a bundle, and/or if each of the tips needs to have its own housing. You don’t need to purchase a bundle unless it is a great deal, and you plan to use all of the blades that it can house. You also only need one housing for all the blades that it can hold. This list specifies which materials each blade that is part of QuickSwap Tool can be used on:

  • Debossing Tip creates detailed depressions to add dimension to adhesive sheet, construction paper, copy paper, craft foam, faux leather and etc.
  • Engraving Tip allows you to add personalized text or create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments, or inscribe your favorite quotes on a variety of materials
  • Perforation Blade creates evenly space perforation lines allowing for clean, even tearing without the need to fold beforehand. It is great for shapes with curves. Can be used on tear-out booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or for any project that demands a clean tear.
  • Wavy Blade adds a wavy edge to any design in half the time of a drag blade. Can be used on envelopes, cards, gift tags, and collage projects.
  • Scoring Wheel makes a deep, single score line. It is perfect for uncoated, light materials, including crepe paper, light cardstock, and even acetate. 
  • Double Scoring Wheel creates two deep, parallel score lines. It is best used on coated or heavier materials like poster board and cardboard. 

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