Silhouette Cutting Machines Blades Guide

SILHOUETTE BLADES GUIDE

Silhouette Cutting Machines Blades Guide

With so many Silhouette Machines now on the market with contrasting capabilities it can be quite confusing at times working out which blade or tool is required or that fits your machine correctly.

In this guide we try and break this information down for you in an easy to digest and follow buying guide.

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What Are Type A, B and C Blades?

Since the launch of the Cameo 4 and Portrait 3 machines you may have noticed that Silhouette now refer to a letter in the naming of their blades, but what does that letter represent?

The letter represents the type of tool holder that the blade fits into and this then determines which machine the blade or tool will work with.

This new way of naming blades has been brought in due to the radical new design of the tool carriage on both the Cameo 4 and Portrait 3 machines as these machines can AutoDetect which blade has been slotted into the tool head. Not only this, the latest design of the tool head also features a new locking system for Type B & Type C blades and tools which completely eliminates that chance of it slipping upwards when the head presses down to cut or draw onto the media.

Here is a breakdown of which machines feature which type of blade holder

Type A Tool Holder:
• Cameo 1 | Cameo 2 | Cameo 3
• Portrait 1 | Portrait 2
• Curio

Type B Blades:
• All Cameo 4 Machines In Tool Position 1
• Portrait 3

Type C Blades & Tools?
• All Cameo 4 Machines In Tool Position 2

Silhouette Cameo Series (1-3 follow at the end- as do the older Portrait models)

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Silhouette Cameo 4 | 4 Plus | 4 Pro View machines here

The head on the Silhouette Cameo 4 range of machines features 2 tool holders. Tool position 1 is for Type B blades and tool position 2 is for Type C blades/tools and is compatible with the below products.

Compatible Type B Blades & Tools For Tool Position 1:
 Silhouette AutoDetect AutoBlade (Supplied As Standard With Machine)
• Silhouette AutoDetect 1mm Ratchet Blade

• Silhouette AutoDetect 2mm Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette AutoDetect 2mm Kraft Blade

Compatible Type C Blades & Tools For Tool Position 2:
• Silhouette Rotary Blade
• Silhouette Punch Tool

• Silhouette 3mm Kraft Blade

Compatible Tools:
• Silhouette Locking Pen Holder

• Silhouette Sketch Pens

 

Silhouette Portrait Series (older versions at the bottom of the page)

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The head on the Silhouette Portrait 3 features 1 x Type B tool holder and is compatible with the below products.

Compatible Type B Blades & Tools:
• 
Silhouette AutoDetect AutoBlade (Supplied As Standard With Machine)
• Silhouette AutoDetect 1mm Ratchet Blade

 Silhouette AutoDetect 2mm Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette AutoDetect 2mm Kraft Blade
• Silhouette Locking Pen Holder

OLDER SILHOUETTE MACHINES (CAMEO AND PORTRAIT)

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Silhouette Cameo 1

The head on the Silhouette Cameo 1 features 1 x Type A tool holder and is compatible with the below products.

Compatible Blades:
• 
Silhouette Standard Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette Premium Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette Fabric Blade (Now Discontinued)

Compatible Tools:
• 
Silhouette Pen Holder
• Silhouette Sketch Pens

Silhouette Cameo 2

The head on the Silhouette Cameo 2 features 1 x Type A tool holder and is compatible with the below products.

Compatible Blades:
• 
Silhouette Standard Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette Premium Ratchet Blade
• Silhouette Fabric Blade (Now Discontinued)

Compatible Tools:
• 
Silhouette Pen Holder
• Silhouette Sketch Pens