How Do You Put the Blade in a Silhouette Portrait 2?

The Silhouette Portrait 2 is a popular cutting machine used by crafters, small businesses, and hobbyists. It can be used to create intricate designs and shapes on paper, cardstock, fabric, and other materials.

One of the most important steps in using the machine is loading the blade correctly. Here’s how.

Step 1: Place the machine on a flat surface. Make sure the power switch is set to “off” before you begin.

Step 2: Open the blade compartment by pulling out the blade holder. This will expose the blade slot.

Step 3: Using your fingers or tweezers, carefully remove any dust or debris from the blade slot.

Step 4: Place your new Silhouette Portrait 2 blade into the blade slot with the sharp side facing up. Push it in until it stops.

Step 5: Close the blade holder and press down firmly to secure it in place. Make sure it’s closed all of the way before turning on your machine.


Putting a blade into a Silhouette Portrait 2 is easy once you know how to do it. Simply open up the compartment where it goes, remove any debris from inside, insert your new blade with sharp side up, close it securely, and you’re ready to get crafting!