Brother Scanncut DX
I purchased and just received the new DX machine. I wanted to make sure I can get replacement blades and mats before I get too much into it. Does anyone have any information on where to get the accessories for this machine? I checked the blade against the CM350 and they are different. I can’t find anyone online who sells the supplies and even the Brother online store doesn’t have them. I called Brother and was put on proverbial hold. Any help would be appreciated.
Great idea! It looks like a lot of customers are acknowledging the problems with the mat and are trying to come up with ideas to fix it. On Create and Craft yesterday Mellie showed how to mask off the mat so just the inside square was showing and use “stencil glue”. She said it works perfectly. She just dabbed it on with a sponge and said it lasts a long time. It’s suppose to stick the stencil but not permanently. At least she admitted in front of the whole TV audience that there are problems and gave a good suggestion as to what to do. I wish Julie would do that. Maybe then they would not get so many machines returned because of the continual problems with the mats. I also wash mine in the sink when it gets too much fuzz on it. I have a special clothes line clip to hang it up to dry. Thanks again for that tip. The new mats are $30.00 at the Brother Sewing centers and that would certainly save people that money. And it’s so easy!!
Learned on youtube that mixing half Aleens tack it over and over (Wally world)with half water make mats the perfect stick. Use goo gone and a razor blade to remove old adhesive. I wash my mats with comet and a nail brush ($1 store) to remove everything. Use a foam brush and carefully apply the mixture to ONLY the cutting area! If you get the adhesive where the rollers are you will end up with a mess. I drilled a hole the size of the foam brush handle In The top of an emptied bubble container (6 for $1 at $1 store). I fill the bottle up 1/2 & 1/2 and leave the foam brush in the bottle so if my mat stops holding I shake my container and apply just a little the the top left corners. Do not go heavy! The stickier the faster the mat will need to be redone. I would test a corner until you find the right amount of stick for your project. Thinner paper requires very little where as thick paper require more hold. Hope this helps. It sure made my life easier. Wish I remembered who posted it on YouTube.
It just came back in stock!
I’m also waiting for mats and blades to be available. I made one cut on my mat and instantly regretted it since i don’t have back up mats. I also have a Cameo, so i just placed one of their mats directly on top of the SNCDX mat and it worked! The Cameo mat is clear so it doesn’t mess with the registration marks and thin so it doesn’t add bulk. I applied painters tape on the sidesfor a reinforced hold. I’ve done several cuts with this setup and had no issues. I did the same thing with my SNC2 mats.
I saw the KK mat hack and I wasn’t too crazy about doing that kind of surgery. I only have old green cricut mats, so I can’t comment on how their mats work with my setup.
Hope this helps while we wait for their supplies to be more readily available.
Does anyone know when this will be back in stock or the official launch date? I am keeping my fingers crossed they have it available for the craft day this coming Tuesday!!
Thanks for the heads up on Ken’s Kreations. I used to follow him all the time and I will definitely go check him out. I did call a Brother center in Santa Fe and found the very expensive blades and mats there. She also said none of the previous kits: Rhinestone, Embroider, Sticker, Stamps, etc would work with the new machine because of the auto blade. That was a bummer. I love Ken and Shaun and will definitely give them a try. I used to mask my mat with painting tape and spray it with removable adhesive. That worked pretty well. Some of the new reviews are stating that the new mats are having problems with their adhesive wearing out fast also. Well thanks so much again for answering and that wonderful solution!
I have the same concern. Fortunately there is a Brother dealer in my town and the owner of the shop is going to order the blades for me. Look up Brother dealers in your area. I also saw the blades on the Brother.com website, but it is kind of obscure…so really look closely. Also, I don’t know if you look at You Tube, but Ken’s Kreations shows how he cuts out a Cricut mat (the sticky part) and insert it into the Scan n Cut “frame” , so the machine can still read it as a Scan n Cut mat!
I hope any of this helps.
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11.15.18 7:10 PM