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Pre-Order CAMEO 4 Tools! FAQs on Silhouette Rotary Blade, Kraft Blade, Punch Tool and Pen Adapters!

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 specialty tools and blades are now available for pre-order and will be start shipping in November!


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But there have been a lot of questions about the CAMEO 4 Kraft blade, Silhouette Rotary Blade, Punch Tool and Pen Holder so today I'm going to try answer them!

Can the CAMEO 4 tools be used in the CAMEO 3 or other Silhouette machines?  

All Silhouette CAMEO 4 specialty tools can only be used in the CAMEO 4 cutting machine.

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Which tool carriage does each tool work in? 

The 3mm Kraft Blade, the Silhouette Rotary Blade, and the Silhouette Punch tool all can be exclusively used in Silhouette CAMEO 4's Carriage 2 (right carriage).

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The CAMEO 4 Pen Holder fits in the CAMEO 4's left carriage, Carriage 1.

What materials does the 3mm Silhouette Kraft Blade Cut? 

The 3mm Kraft Blade is a CAMEO 4 tool that features a blade that's at slightly different angle than a standard Silhouette cutting blade. That allows it to cut different types of materials - including leather, craft foam, fabric, mat board and chipboard.

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What materials does the Silhouette Rotary Blade cut? 

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 Rotary Blade allows users to cut fabric, including felt and canvas, without the use of a stabilizer.

How does the Silhouette Punch Tool work?

The Punch Tool marks pieces of a design that should be weeded out after cutting. You can read more about it here.

How does the CAMEO 4 Pen Holder set work? 

The Silhouette CAMEO Pen Adapters allow users to use three different size pens or markers - of their choice - in Carriage 1 for drawing instead cutting.
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What is the price of each of the CAMEO 4 tools? 

3mm Kraft Blade (2 pack) Price: $14.99
Rotary Blade Price:  $19.99
Punch Tool Price: $12.99
Pen Holder Set Price: $9.99

Replacement Silhouette CAMEO 4 AutoBlade Price: $12.99
Replacement Silhouette CAMEO 4 Adapter Set: $4.99

How is the CAMEO 4 Pen Holder different than the CAMEO 4 pen adapter and/or the sketch pens? 

The CAMEO 4 Pen holder is a set of three adapters and a base that allow the user to use third party pens and markers in their Silhouette CAMEO 4.  Pick the size of the threaded adapters that best fits the pen or marker, slide it on and then twist the adapters into the pen holder and lock it into Carriage 1 of the CAMEO 4.

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The CAMEO 4 also comes with the a blue sketch pen adapters which allows you to use the Silhouette brand sketch pens in the CAMEO 4's left carriage.

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Sketch pens MUST be used with the included adapter.

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The original Sketch Pens will work, but the new Sketch Pens with the black casing and lip are ideal with the CAMEO 4 because the lip fits in the ridge in the sketch pen adapter ensuring the best sketch without dragging or shifting upward during sketching.

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Do any of the new CAMEO 4 tools come with the cutting machine?

No. The only tool that is included standard with the CAMEO 4 is the CAMEO 4 AutoBlade along with the 4 tool adapters. 


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New 2mm Silhouette Kraft Blade (2mm) for CAMEO 3, Curio, Portrait 2

Along with the release of the CAMEO 4's 3mm Kraft Blade, Silhouette is also releasing a Kraft Blade for some of the older model Silhouette Machines.  The 2mm Kraft Blade can be used with the CAMEO 3, Portrait 2, and Curio all of which have a 2mm clearance.

The 2mm Kraft Blade can be used in either carriage of the CAMEO 3. It can also be used in the CAMEO 4's left carriage when used with the white Kraft Blade adapter that's included with the CAMEO 4.

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How is the Kraft Blade different than the Deep Cut Blade? 

The Deep Cut Blade and the 2mm Kraft Blade both have a maximum blade depth of 2mm. The difference in the two blades is primarily in the blade angle and therefore the type of materials they cut best.  The Kraft Blade has a broad blade angle which makes it ideal for cutting specialty materials such as crepe paper, leather, and fabric. The angle of the Deep Cut Blade is such that it's ideal for cutting paper-based materials.  



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