Top critical review
Okay for larger cuts, not great for small precise cuts
October 7, 2016
I have a Cricut Explore Air. I think these blades are just okay, depending on what you're cutting.
I primarily use my machine to cut adhesive vinyl into lots of tiny items with fine details, such as names and small intricate shapes. These just didn't give me the precision I need. For example, when cutting a tiny flower shape with rounded petals, roughly half an inch in diameter, the round petals often looked jagged and angular, not perfectly round as they should. Other tiny shapes and cut patterns looked sloppy as well.
I calibrated my machine, tried a new cutting mat, checked that the blade was installed correctly, calibrated again, tried one of the other blades in the 3-pack, calibrated again, and even created new cut files to ensure that my images were the best quality possible. My results with these blades were still inconsistent. Sometimes the cuts looked okay, often they did not.
I ordered a new Cricut brand German Carbide Premium Blade, calibrated my machine, and did some sample cuts. The results were near perfect.
I think if you frequently cut larger items without tiny precise details, these blades might work well for your needs. For the low price, try them out for yourself. The number of positive reviews tell me that they are doing a good job for many other crafters. They simply weren't working well for my needs.