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zing stutters and then cuts then squashes together the rest of the cut

Can anyone help me figure out why the blade on my zing suddenly seemed to get bogged down for an instance (like a stutter) and then compresses the rest of the cut? It seems as though its screwed up on one of the coordinate directions.
Thank you everyone.


  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,639
    Often a photo help us see what you meaning

    What material are you cutting and what setting are you using
    is your blade exposure set to match that material ?

    Check that you blade is not chipped
    Check is if the Not a small slither of material up inside the blade holder
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,880
    That stuttering sound occurs any time a cutter is being force to cut a material faster or deeper than the material can be cut. What material are you cutting and what are your settings?  Also, on a Zing, if you try to cut too far up on the cutting mat, then sometimes the top of the mat can get caught under the cover and make a terrible sound because it can no longer move the mat.
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,979
    This does sound like the sounds the Cricut mats make when they get caught underneath the top cover.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
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