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Questions tagged [cutting-machine]

For questions about the use, and normal end-user care, of small, computer-controlled cutting machines that are often used in a hand-crafting workflow. Includes machines incorporating various cutting methods, i.e., blade (like Cricut and Silhouette), small laser cutters, etc., where the cutting element is guided by a computer to cut a pattern. Include this tag only when use of the machine is the central focus of the question, not supplemental information.

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Which Cricut cuts wood?

I have a Cricut Explore Air and do not believe it can cut thin wood. But then again, this is why I am asking the question. Are there certain Cricuts that can or can not cut wood?
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What kind of laser cutter is required to cut 3mm plywood

What should I look for in a laser cutter intended to cut 3mm plywood with the aim of making custom shelves to display painted miniatures or to make the base structure for table top gaming. For example,...
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Laser cutter engraving when it should be cutting

Why is my laser cutter trying to engrave super thin lines that it should be cutting? I'll post the solution I found, but other answers are also welcome.
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Cameo 4 not cutting exactly on the printed line

I bought the Silhouette Cameo 4 desktop cutting machine a few days back and tried using the Cameo 4 with pepakura. I followed the steps specified here. But when the machine cuts the line on the ...
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Will a die cutter work for intricate 'lace style' cut outs in paper?

I have 9 months until my wedding, and I adore the laser cut wedding invitations but I do not like the prices at all. I am big into crafts, especially doing things myself when it comes to parties, ...
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Laser cutter versus electronic cutting for stencil making?

I'm looking to make stencils from vector art, both existing and new. I want to make them in a diversity of sizes and understand no option will be perfect for all sizes. Some searching has shown me ...
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Silhouette cutting slowly shifts upward as it progresses to bottom on A4 glossy sticker paper

I'm testing out the Silhouette cutting machine Cameo 4 on Windows 11 from a friend by designing and trying to cut out a bunch of 1.5 inch circular logos, but after running a few tests, it seems the ...
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Silhouette Cameo 4 not able to cut hollow equilateral triangles with equal sides. What should I try?

I'm new to using my Cameo 4. I'm trying to cut out some reflective equilateral triangles from fabric and heat transfer vinyl. I'm able to cut all sorts of other shapes from this material, including ...
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Coffee stencil cutting machine

I am looking for a small laser machine to cut coffee stencils, like what you use to decorate your cappuccinos and lattes with chocolate powder. I want these to be professional-quality stencils, cut ...
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How do I get reddish scorch marks with a laser cutter?

I'm trying to burn some nametags, but I'm getting inconsistent results. In the image below, the tag on the right, with the reddish scorch marks, is what I'd like. The tags on the left, with the ...
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Cricut detects material and mat size wrongly

I am new to Cricut machine. I just tried my hands on one today and almost pulled my hair out. I have a Cricut Maker 3 and have been struggling with the size settings. My material is A4 size and the ...
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Are there machines to cut and score on card stock?

I am a paper craft artist. My work usually involves printing the template on A4 colored card stock paper and then cutting and scoring. I want to know whether there are any machines for cutting and ...
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