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A copy of Andy's Suggested Blade Offsets

HappyCrafterHappyCrafter Member Posts: 2,663
Does anyone happen to have a copy of Andy's file that he posted in this post in 2011.  It is no longer available.


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  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,378
    It sounds very much like it may have been something like this

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  • 1cardcreator1cardcreator Member Posts: 835
    @HappyCrafter ; I was looking for the same thing earlier this week.  After tearing my hair out I found out my problem was not the offset after all.  I learned 2 things to check, one was my blade holder, when I opened it up and took it apart I was amazed at how much junk had accumulated in there, no wonder I had lousy cuts.  Since I messed with a perfectly good offset which I then could not remember, I did find a helpful trick.  I was cutting Merry Christmas out of a box in red so the negative space behind would read in white.  It kept tearing, so I reversed the image on my mat with the mirror tool and cut the backside.  Every single one came out perfect.  I also had problems with birds on a branch, the branch edges would curl and because the paper had a bit of texture it looked like it was chewed up a bit.  That was not a cutting problem but a paper problem which the upside down mirror fixed perfectly, all the chewed up ends faced the backside where I glued them down.  I hope this helps someone.  ~Diane
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,063
    Blade offsets are suggested by the manufacturer of the blade and/or the cutter if you are using OEM blades and usually in the literature provided by same (ie a User Manual). If you don't recall what to use, then a simple Google search should get you your answer. Just suggesting! =) 
  • 1cardcreator1cardcreator Member Posts: 835
    @Liz_A ; Thank you.  I know I had played with it a bit to get it really good, it was not the standard setting.  I do remember I had read something about if you see this go up and or go down.  I had it perfect until I cut some glitter card stock that loaded my blade housing with junk, lol.  My own fault, I asked for it.  BTW, the glitter card cut beautiful and those were pointy poinsettias.  ~Diane
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,063
    @1cardcreator - glad it worked out ok.

    For an explanation of how to adjust offset is found in almost every MTC with a KNK cutter User Manual, so for the Zing one, here:


    That info is found on page 25; page 30 has more info.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,433
    Cutterpunk did a great blog post on blade offset.  Note that his tests of various blade offsets are shown in inches, whereas MTC has you enter them as mm.  But the point of the post is to illustrate what you see when the offset is too high or too low.  https://cutterpunk.com/blade-offset/

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