How Do I Change the Blade Setting on My Silhouette?

Changing the blade settings on your Silhouette machine can be a daunting task, especially for first-time users. It’s important to get the settings just right in order to ensure that you get the best results from your machine. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can follow in order to get your Silhouette machine up and running with the perfect blade setting.

The first step is to identify which type of blade setting you need. The Silhouette Cameo has three different blades that you can use: a Standard blade, a Deep Cut blade, and a Ratchet blade.

Each of these blades has different cutting capabilities and will require different settings. You’ll need to choose the one that best suits your needs.

Once you’ve determined which type of blade setting is most suitable for your project, it’s time to adjust the settings on your Silhouette machine. To do this, open up the Silhouette Studio software and select “Blade Settings” from the menu bar at the top of the screen. Here you’ll be able to adjust both the force and speed settings for each type of blade.

The force setting determines how deep into the material your blade will cut. The higher this number is set, the deeper into your material it will cut. Generally speaking, if you’re cutting thicker materials like cardstock or vinyl then you’ll want to set this number higher than if you’re cutting paper or fabric.

The speed setting determines how fast or slow your blades move when cutting through materials. If you’re using a Standard or Ratchet blade then you can usually leave this at its default setting; however if you’re using a Deep Cut blade then it may be necessary to reduce this number in order to prevent any tearing or other damage.


Changing the blade settings on your Silhouette machine is essential for getting optimum results from each project. By following these simple steps and adjusting both force and speed settings accordingly, you can ensure that each cut is as precise as possible!