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CB09 Blade and Silhouette CAMEO 3: Will They Work Together?

You guys know I love my CB09 Blade...but I was super disappointed when I got my Silhouette CAMEO 3 only to realize my favorite blade for cutting vinyl would not fit in the re-designed blade carriage on the new Silhouette machine. guys...I was so wrong. I was so, so wrong and (in this case..take note, Bob!) I'm happy to admit it!

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When I first got my Silhouette CAMEO 3 I immediately tried the CB09 in it and it would not fit.
And I was not willing to jam it in there or wittle it down to make it fit.

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Fast forward a few months and someone swore to me their CB09 blade fit in the CAMEO 3. Could it be? No...they must have a different CB09 Blade holder - as there are slight variations on the popular blade and holder. 

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I figured I'd try again to see if I could get the CB09 Blade to fit in the CAMEO 3. Low and went in with just a press of my finger! I stand corrected: The CB09 and CAMEO 3 can be used together!

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So here's my theory...when it was brand spankin' new the blade housing in the Silhouette CAMEO 3 was still a little tight. But with use over the last several months the 'joints' have loosened up a bit making it possible for CB09 blade to fit into either housing without any added pressure or force. 

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And every Silhouette CAMEO 3 user said AMEN that they can once again use get those amazing vinyl cuts with their CB09 blade!!!

Want to know how to put the Graphtec CB09 blade together? Check out this Silhouette School tutorial and video.

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