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Silhouette CAMEO 4 Adapters Explained: Which Adapter for Which Tool

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 comes with not only the new Autoblade, but four tool adapters.

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The adapters are needed so tools and blades designs for the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and other older machines can be used in the CAMEO 4.

The four adapters come standard with the Silhouette CAMEO 4 machine. There are four different types of adapters - each with a sensor on the back so the Silhouette CAMEO 4 can auto detect what tool and tool adapter are in the carriage. 

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For this reason it is important to use the correct adapter so the machine can detect which tool you are using and automatically adjust the settings in Silhouette Studio. 

  • The black adapter is for the black ratchet blade
  • The blue adapter is for sketch pens
  • The gray adapter is used for the Silhouette Deep Cut blade 
  • The white adapter is for the 2mm CAMEO 3 Kraft blade (not yet available)
Each adapter has a 1 on the front as a reminder it can only be used in CAMEO 4's Carriage 1 - the left side. 

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To use an adapter, carefully unsnap the tab unlock to open up the adapter. 

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Place the tool inside and then snap the lock closed. 

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Place the tool into the CAMEO 4's left tool carriage.  Keep in mind, adapters can only be used in the left carriage. They will not fit into the right carriage.

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CAMEO 4 tool adapters are a replaceable part. I suspect they'll become a popular replaceable part pretty quickly - because they don't seem very well made. I foresee them snapping and needing to be replaced quite often.  



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