- Are ShapeCutter™ blades fast frayed? How to prolong them?
It depends on the use frequency of the ShapeCutter™ and the material you cut: the more the material is thick , the more the blade is fast frayed. In average, you can cut 500 patterns with a blade on basic weight paper.
To prolong blade life:
We always recommend to put down the ShapeCutter™ on its plastic base when non -used, this enables to protect the blade.
Do not put down it with the blade upwards to avoid cutting risks.
Using a blade for each type of material (one for paper, one for fabric, one for metal…) is recommended.
- How to adjust the blade depth?
The orange button on the top ShapeCutter™ arm enables to adjust the blade depth according to the cut material. You need to adapt it. A line shows where to place it,
- a thin line for thin paper, - a thick line for thick materials.
- Why isn't my ShapeCutter™ cutting correctly?
There are a few of reasons a ShapeCutter™ might not be cutting correctly.
- to cut free hand, keep the orange base - to cut with a ShapeTemplate™, remove the orange base - place fingers on the Softgrip® parts - place the blade against the Shape Template™ border and follow the shape, the wrist doesn’t have to move thanks to the swivel blade
Fiskars® self healing mat :
- placed on the correct side ( so that we can read « Fiskars® ») - essential for a good use of the ShapeCutter™ - the blade doesn’t catch for a uniform cutting without snag - Protects the working surface
Shape Templates™ :
- placed on the right side (so that we can read « Fiskars® »). - remove the orange ShapeCutter™ base- Several patterns available
ShapeCutter™ blade :
- must be locked in the SC (closed orange lock button) - adjust the blade depth to the cut material (handle) - must be not too used (otherwise it snags). - ideally, before beginning, place it on the cutting direction to avoid snags