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How to Move Silhouette CAMEO Rollers (Easily)

Silhouette Cameo, rollers, move
So if you've ever tried to move the Silhouette CAMEO rollers to cut something smaller than the standard 12" mat (ie the stamp mat or vinyl without a mat) you know it can be a challenge.  Moving the rollers on the CAMEO is not an easy task..usually.   But I have a few tips to make the task easier - and a waring of what NOT to do unless you want to risk buying yourself a new machine!

The first thing you want to do to move the Silhouette CAMEO rollers is to flip open the top of the machine.

On the right side, there's a blue lever. Flip it down. This moves the roller bar up slightly making it easier to grab the white roller.

Silhouette Cameo, rollers, moveWith one hand hold the silver roller bar still while using the other hand to firmly grasp the right white roller (near the top) and twist.

Stop when the teeth come out of the divots in the roller bar.

Silhouette Cameo, rollers, move

With the teeth of the roller between the openings in the bar, slide the roller over to the next set of divots.  Keep on sliding the roller over until you get to a set of divots where you want to position the roller.

Silhouette Cameo, rollers, move

Twist the roller again until the teeth snap back into the roller bar.
Flip the blue lever on the side back up.

And in a Silhouette School first... I'm sharing a video tutorial on the blog to go along with the written instructions.  Things are getting crazy around here, I tell ya.  And don't worry - Silhouette School is NOT moving away from written tutorials for video tutorials. I am simply hoping to incorporate them more along side the written tutorials for those of you who prefer to watch instead of read.  

Speaking of sure to read further down after you watch so you know what NOT to do to when trying to move the CAMEO rollers.) 

What you absolutely don't want to do is grab the white rollers with any kind of tool - such as pliers. This could leave indentations on the rollers which could then leave marking on the material you are cutting. Silhouette America does not sell replacement rollers which means the only way to get around torn up rollers is to buy a new machine! 

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission. That's what helps fund Silhouette School so I can keep buying new Silhouette-related products to show you how to get the most out of your machine! 

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