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Hi, Just purchased from Graphtec the CE6000-40. Inserted the blade into the blade holder, and....
No instruction on which direction the the blade should be facing/pointing/cutting?

Some Help would be great.

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The point should barely stick out of the end. It will rotate as it travels.
 

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Much thanks Binki, I get that. But which way should the blade initially be facing?

Logically, how does the cutter know which way round the blade is facing!? Or am I missing something?
 

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You're missing something. The blade just floats around inside so it doesn't matter whether it's facing forward or backward. As soon as it starts moving it will turn to the correct position.

Now put it in the holder and turn the knob until the blade is poking out the end. Now place that on a sheet of vinyl and make a square or circle or some shape. Remove the shape. You will have the perfect depth for cutting your vinyl when you can cut through the colored part and not cut the backing under it.

Now put the blade holder in the machine and make sure it is firmly in place before tightening it in. If you are cutting away and go to weed and nothing is cut, you didn't have the blade firmly in place. Been there done that.. I thought either the computer or cutter had gone bad!

There should be instructions on the installation CD or online.
 

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You're missing something. The blade just floats around inside so it doesn't matter whether it's facing forward or backward. As soon as it starts moving it will turn to the correct position.

Now put it in the holder and turn the knob until the blade is poking out the end. Now place that on a sheet of vinyl and make a square or circle or some shape. Remove the shape. You will have the perfect depth for cutting your vinyl when you can cut through the colored part and not cut the backing under it.

Now put the blade holder in the machine and make sure it is firmly in place before tightening it in. If you are cutting away and go to weed and nothing is cut, you didn't have the blade firmly in place. Been there done that.. I thought either the computer or cutter had gone bad!

There should be instructions on the installation CD or online.
Thank you Loretta. Thank you so much
 

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Thank you Loretta. Thank you so much
You're welcome. I've had my cutter for about 4 years now and I still don't know all the ins and outs. Wish I could figure out contour cutting.

I have the CE-5000-60 For new blades go to: clean cut blade. They are made to fit your machine and are better than OEM blades. Not to mention a lot lower in price.
 

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You're welcome. I've had my cutter for about 4 years now and I still don't know all the ins and outs. Wish I could figure out contour cutting.

I have the CE-5000-60 For new blades go to: clean cut blade. They are made to fit your machine and are better than OEM blades. Not to mention a lot lower in price.
Hi Loretta,

Thanks for the tip.

Tried setting up the cutter, but the CE6000 driver that came on the Setup CD, doesn't work? (Windows 7 64bit)

Ive tried to download it online from Graphtec and again it wouldn't install!

I'll contact Graphtec tomorrow, but if you have any idaes that would be great!

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I've had issues with windows 7 too. It worked on vista and xp. Maybe graphtech knows what's wrong with it. I don't remember what I had to do to get it to work. I know I had to download the cutting master software for Win 7. I haven't used the cutter in over a year, so I don't remember if I ever got it to work with the Win 7 or if I just gave up.
 
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