To purchase consumable items, visit the Roland DG Corp. website (http://www.rolanddg.com/) or contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
In the cases below, the blade has reached the end of its service life. Replace it with a new item.
• The tip of the blade is broken.
• Uncut areas remain even though the blade force has been increased to 50 to 60 gf.
• Cuts are not as clean as they used to be.
• The material starts to curl up from the carrier paper when cutting detailed areas or corners.
The tip of a blade that has been used for a long time or has been used to cut hard material may wear away as shown in the figure. A blade that has worn in this manner will no longer cut cleanly, so replace it with a new one.
After the tip of the blade has been adjusted, the cap of the blade holder rubs against the material when cutting, causing the end of the cap to gradually wear away. As the cap becomes increasingly worn it becomes impossible to adjust the tip of the blade correctly, and clean cutting is no longer possible. When this happens, replace the blade holder with a new one. When a blade holder has been used for a long time, the bearing that supports the blade deteriorates, making it more difficult for the blade to turn. If you continue to use a blade holder that has deteriorated in this fashion, the machine will not cut cleanly because the tip of the blade will not turn smoothly. If corners or curved sections are not cut cleanly or cuts start looking like perforated lines, or if similar problems occur, refer to "Cleaning the Blade Holder Cap" and clean the blade holder cap. If this fails to resolve the problem, replace the blade holder with a new one.
If cutting is performed when the amount of blade extension or the blade force is not adjusted appropriately, the tip of the blade may pierce the material's carrier paper and scratch the blade protector. If cutting is performed when the blade protector is scratched, it will not be possible to cut cleanly. If the surface of the blade protector is deformed due to scratching or similar damage, the blade protector must be replaced. Contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.