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Silhouette CAMEO 4: Can Foil Quill, CB09, and Amy Chomas Tips Be Used?

The Foil Quill and some of the popular other third party tools for Silhouette, including the Amy Chomas etching and engraving tips, can be used in the CAMEO 4.

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The Silhouette CAMEO 4 includes a set of four tool adapters and I can confirm those adapters will work with a lot of the popular non Silhouette tools.  

To use the Foil Quill in the Silhouette CAMEO 4, first screw the 'C' adapter onto the Foil Quill tip. Note this is NOT the standard Silhouette Foil Quill adapter.


Then place that into the blue CAMEO 4 tool adapter.


Lock the small tab on the adapter before placing the whole thing into Carriage 1 (left tool carriage) of the CAMEO 4.

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The blue tool adapter is intended for Silhouette sketch pens so in Silhouette Studio you'll need to manually adjust the material from Cardstock to your preferred Foil Quill Silhouette settings.

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The CB09 Blade can also be used in the CAMEO 4...but I will warn you it's a tight squeeze. Use the CB09 in Silhouette CAMEO 4 at your own risk. If you decide to try it - the blue adapter, again, is the one you'll want to use.

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Also keep in mind, Silhouette America is releasing a Kraft blade for Silhouette CAMEO 3 and CAMEO 4, which should offer the same benefits of the CB09.

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The Amy Chomas engraving and etching tips can also be used with the blue tool adapter.

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They go directly into the adapter. Make sure you lock the adapter up before placing it into the left carriage of the CAMEO 4.

Unfortunately the Chomas Creations pen and marker adapters can not be used in the CAMEO 4. The screw on those tools gets in the way preventing the adapter from closing or fitting into the tool carriage.

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4 comments

  1. Hi Melissa! I am curious if you can us an auto blade (or any cutting blade) in carriage 2? If so, that would provide a work around for using sketch pens etc. simultaneously. It seems crazy that Silhouette would make this great machine and eliminate the ability to do these combination tasks (sketch and cut, score and cut etc.) It's the only thing preventing me from ordering one. :(

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    1. No you can not. The Autoblade can only go in Carriage 1. They have in deed eliminated that ability.

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  2. Can you test cutting 5mil+ Mylar stencil material with the Cameo 4? I have tried to cut it with my Cameo 3, but each time it wouldn't cut all the way through. Max pressure and max blade. It has become very frustrating. The new pressure with the Cameo 4 has me hopeful and excited!

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  3. Thanks so much for this post! I was curious and will get the machine to play around and develop any work around I can. :)

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