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New Silhouette CAMEO 4 Blades (First Look)

Three new Silhouette CAMEO 4 tools will be available to order very soon!  

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The new blades allow Silhouette CAMEO 4, CAMEO 4 Plus, CAMEO 4 Pro, and Portrait 3 users to get away from using some, but not all, of the tool adapters currently needed to use tools fitted for the older model Silhouette machines. 

The three new tools are: 
With their flat back and tool sensor strip, Type B Silhouette tools can be used in the left side carriage of the CAMEO 4 cutting machines and the Portrait 3's tool carriage.  

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Previously only the Type A Silhouette tool versions were available which have the slimmer body and required an adapter. The Type A version will continue to be available as they can be used in the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and Portrait 2). 

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 2mm Kraft Blade has a broad blade and can be used to cut thick dense materials such as craft foam, chipboard, and leather.  You'll notice it now looks very similar to the 3mm Kraft Blade, but it only has two rows of numbers. 

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The new dark purple CAMEO 4 Deep Cut blade is a 2mm blade (hence the 2 rows of numbers). It can be used to cut thicker materials that aren't quite as dense such thick cardstock and thinner chipboard. 

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The light purple CAMEO 4 Premium Blade is a manually adjustable 1mm blade that's an alternative to the Autoblade Blade and Ratchet Blade. It's to be used to cut the majority of materials including vinyl, HTV, cardstock, and paper. 

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Other "B" Silhouette tools are the "B" AutoBlade and the "B" pen holder. 

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With the addition of the new tool, there are now eight Silhouette CAMEO 4 tools and blades that can be used in the Silhouette CAMEO 4, Silhouette CAMEO 4 Plus, and CAMEO 4 Pro without an adapter.

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  1. I'm so excited for the manual blades. It seems my auto blade Springs keep going out and I've had to keep replacing my blades very often. So this is going to be awesome.

  2. I wish I could be impressed 😔 I'm still waiting for the ability to use my blades like the Cameo 3 does, i.e.., pen tools in right carriage, without an adapter, being able to score with a scoring TOOL, etc...still hoping we're going to be able to use the higher force carriage for some cool NEW tools and features someday, soon! Right now the 3mm Kraft blade has proved nearly useless as anything that SHOULD be able to be cut just gets torn up or can't do more than one pass RELIABLY as it nearly always misses the previous cut lines. I'm hoping for something better. The Cricut Maker seems to have really great reviews on such things, and I would hate to have to convert, but we need something we can just load our material in and not have to constantly guess at what the settings should be, or be able to DEPEND on our projects cutting well...

  3. Are you sure that new 1mm blade is a premium blade made of high performance alloy? There is no premium prefix on the manufacturer's website, and the price is lower than the old premium blade type.


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