Do You Need a Different Housing for Each Cricut Blade?

When it comes to using a Cricut cutting machine, the blades are of utmost importance. Whether you are using the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker, there are a variety of blades that you may need for your projects. But do you need a different housing for each blade?

The answer to this question really depends on what type of blade you are using and how often you plan on switching out blades. If you are only going to be using one type of blade and don’t plan on changing them out too often, then no, you don’t need a different housing for each blade. However, if you plan on swapping out blades frequently or if you have multiple types of blades that require different housings, then having multiple housings is a good idea.

Choosing the right housing for your Cricut blade is important because it affects how your machine cuts. Different materials require different types of blades and therefore, different types of housings as well. For example, if you’re cutting fabric or paper with your Cricut, then you would need to use an appropriate fabric/paper cutter blade along with its corresponding housing.

Another factor to consider is that some blades require an adapter in order to fit into the housing. This means that having multiple housings can be helpful since it eliminates the need for adapters and allows for quick and easy switching between blades. Furthermore, having multiple housings can also help keep your Cricut machine in top shape since each housing will be specifically designed for its corresponding blade.


In conclusion, whether or not you need a different housing for each Cricut blade depends on what type of blade you are using and how often you plan on swapping them out. If frequent switching between blades is necessary or if multiple types of blades require different housings, then it’s best to have multiple housings available. However, if only one type of blade is used and it doesn’t need an adapter then one housing should suffice.