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Blade offset question for KNK Maxx

cbauer50cbauer50 Posts: 232Member
edited December 2011 in Help for Make The Cut
I see a lot of discussion about blade offset settings for red-cap & blue-cap blades when using the Zing.

Do we use these same blade offset settings for the KNK Maxx - or are they just for the Zing?

Thanks.
Carol Bauer
Designs Sew Fine
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Comments

  • Tiny_CutterTiny_Cutter Posts: 328Member
    Well it depends on the blades. If you are talking about zing blades, they use zing blade offsets
    -Mike
  • cbauer50cbauer50 Posts: 232Member
    no - not zing blades - I use roland blades in my KNK maxx - from what I understand - the zing blade holder does not even fit in the KNK maxx.
    Carol Bauer
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  • PaperthreadsPaperthreads Posts: 748Member
    The zing blade holder fits fine in the knk maxx.
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  • debzdebz Posts: 3,304Member
    I never change it on my Maxx. But I mostly use the red blade
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  • cbauer50cbauer50 Posts: 232Member
    well - I guess that still doesn't answer my question. If I use the blue blade, should I change the offset?
    Carol Bauer
    Designs Sew Fine
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  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    I think this would be a question for Sandy or Chad. Try adding her name like this @SandyMcC to get her attention. Or email her directly.
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  • Tiny_CutterTiny_Cutter Posts: 328Member
    60 should be .40 offset and the 45 should be .25

    Those are the standard offsets for Roland blades.
    -Mike
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Thanks, Mike.
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Posts: 4,623Member
    If you are using the blue blade purchased from KNK USA, then it will use the same Offset as the red blade purchased from KNK USA. You'll notice that the tip of the blue blade is cut back so that it will have the same tip location as the red one. That most likely will not be true of any Roland blades you purchase from EBay. I don't know what offset would work well for those. You'll probably just need to test a few settings to see what works best for closing paths and achieving sharp 90 degree corners.
    Sandy McCauley
    Retiring from KNK USA on May 1st... Cutting with KNK's forever!
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  • cbauer50cbauer50 Posts: 232Member
    Thanks, Sandy. I guess I'm still a little confused as I believe you told me that that setting in MTC for the KNK Maxx controlled both the offset and trailing blade. Do those 2 work together for all cutters? I think I understand what the trailing blade means - but not positive. I may have mine set too high (offset blade when I have been cutting). I noticed that a set of 60% blades I ordered have a label on the box that says offset .25 - so maybe that's what I should use. I've been setting it higher because I was thinking of the trailing blade setting - gosh - I'm rattling now. LOL
    Carol Bauer
    Designs Sew Fine
    http://DesignsSewFine.com
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Posts: 4,623Member
    In KNK Studio, you have the option of setting Overcut and Trailing Blade separately, where Overcut will close a path and Trailing Blade will make corners sharper.

    In MTC and most other cutting software programs, the two settings are combined into Blade Offset.

    Note the Overcut and Trailing Blade settings in KNK Studio use a different scale than MTC thus you would never input either value from KNK Studio into MTC.

    If the recommended setting on the blades you are purchasing is 0.25, then that's what you should be using in MTC! : )
    Sandy McCauley
    Retiring from KNK USA on May 1st... Cutting with KNK's forever!
    Providing the best in KNK education & support at I Love KNK
  • cbauer50cbauer50 Posts: 232Member
    Thanks again, Sandy. Ahh - overcut - that's what term I was thinking rather than trailing blade.

    I don't use KNK Studio at all any longer. I only use MTC now. Little by little, things are all starting to make more sense now.

    So if the path in a design doesn't close completely, I would raise the Blade Offset from .25 to maybe .30?
    Carol Bauer
    Designs Sew Fine
    http://DesignsSewFine.com
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Posts: 4,623Member
    Yes... exactly!
    Sandy McCauley
    Retiring from KNK USA on May 1st... Cutting with KNK's forever!
    Providing the best in KNK education & support at I Love KNK
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