What Blade Do I Need to Cut Faux Leather With Cricut Explore AIR 2?

Cricut Explore AIR 2 is a versatile machine that can be used for various projects, such as cutting faux leather. While faux leather is not as tough as real leather, it still requires a sharp blade to cut accurately. Choosing the right blade for this material can be tricky, so it’s important to understand how to find the right one.

The first step in choosing a blade for cutting faux leather with Cricut Explore AIR 2 is determining what type of faux leather you are working with. Faux leather comes in many different weights and textures, so it’s important to select a blade that is designed to handle the specific material you are using. For example, if you are working with a heavier weight faux leather, like upholstery grade, then you should opt for a strong and sharp blade like the Deep-Point Blade.

Next, consider the design of your project. If you are making intricate cuts or detailed designs then you should look for a finer and more delicate blade such as the Fine-Point Blade or Specialty Fabric Blade. These blades are better suited for precision cuts on softer materials like faux leather.

Finally, think about the speed at which you want to cut your material. If your Cricut Explore AIR 2 is set at a higher speed then you may need to choose a stronger and sharper blade like the Deep-Point Blade in order to get clean cuts quickly.

However, if lower speeds are used then finer blades may be able to achieve similar results.

When choosing what blade to use when cutting faux leather with Cricut Explore AIR 2 it is important to consider what type of faux leather you are working with, what design needs to be made and how fast you need the cuts made. The best blades for this task range from the Deep-Point Blade for heavier weights of faux leather and intricate designs requiring precision cuts to finer blades like Fine-Point or Specialty Fabric Blades which can handle softer materials but may require slower speeds depending on their design complexity.