Can I purchase Knives & Blades from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Whether you are looking to replace your blades on a cutter, such as a Cricut, the Brother Scan N Cut range, or American Crafts Cutup, or the blade on your craft knife, this range includes a whole host of knives and blades that will help to ensure a precise cut every time. Slice and dice all your craft materials with this top quality range. Shop online or instore today for knives, blades and any other arts and craft supplies you may need, all available now at Spotlight's fabulously low prices.
What is included in this range?
Ensure the sharpest point and the most precise cut with our fabulous range of knives and blades from Spotlight. Cutting with a dull blade can result in shoddy workmanship, plus it can damage your cutting mat and materials. We have a variety of sharp blades available for your current craft knife, as well as knives themselves. This range also includes blades for paper trimmers, which will help you to cut multiple sheets of paper into the size that you require. We also have a selection of blades that have been purposely designed for machine cutters, including Cricut, Scan and Cut, and American Crafts.
How should I use my craft knife?
If you are new to using a craft knife, there are a few things that you should consider. First of all, it is important that you use a cutting mat, as this will help to protect your knife, crafts and surfaces. Hold your craft knife like you would a pencil, in between your thumb and fingers. Rather than moving the blade itself, it may be more comfortable and more effective to move the material. If you are looking to create a straight edge, use a metal ruler for added precision. This will also help to prevent the blade from moving off course.
It is essential to always use the right pressure, as pressing too hard on the surface can result in an uneven cut as well as potentially damaging your knife and cutting mat. If you are struggling to cut paper, apply gentle pressure at first. This will score the outline that you need to cut and provide a path for the blade to follow. If your paper is tearing or bunching, then this is a clear-cut sign that it is time to replace your blade.
Do you have any tips for maintaining my blades for longer?
To ensure that your blade lasts for longer, it is critical that your knives are kept clean at all times. Always wipe your blade with a soft dry cloth after each use to remove any debris, being extra careful of the sharp edges. Always keep knives and blades away from water or any moisture, as this could result in them rusting. When your craft knife is not in use, it is vital that it sharps are stored in a safe, dry place that is strictly out of the reach of children. Most importantly, always use a sharp blade and change it regularly to ensure that it is as safe and precise a cut as possible.
Is there anything else I need to remember?
These knives & blades are very sharp, and it is critical that you always ensure that they are kept away from children at all times. Ensure that all equipment is in excellent condition before you behind cutting, and never cut towards your body or your hands. Always cover the blade of a knife when it is not on use, do not leave unattended, and never put unprotected blades in your bag or pocket. It is always important to be careful when you are using and handling sharp knives and blades.