Scoring wheel for the Cricut Maker

Seeing Double? Meet Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker

June 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Team

Introducing the latest in Cricut Maker’s expandable suite of tools: Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel! For all you paper crafters, home decor enthusiasts, prototypers and 3D makers, these tools will make your DIY dreams come true: magically make crisp folds with thick, thin and coated materials.


Make Amazing Dimensional Projects

We’ve designed two new Scoring Wheels that let you add dimension to any project. Make everything from cards, gift tags, and name plates with Scoring Wheel to boxes, 3D structures, jewelry and wall decor with Double Scoring Wheel.

  • Scoring Wheel makes a deep single-line score perfect for uncoated light materials like crepe paper, light cardstock and even acetate.
  • Double Scoring Wheel creates two deep, parallel score lines that are ideal for coated, heavier materials like poster board and cardboard.

With up to 10X the pressure of our best-selling Cricut Explore family of machines, Cricut Maker + Scoring Wheel makes crisp creases in one pass for pro-level precision on every possible crease-and-fold project. You’ll no longer have to worry about whether your score lines are deep enough, and you can say goodbye to cracks when folding coated materials.

Here are some beautiful celebration projects to get you inspired that you will be able to access in Design Space in the coming weeks.

Scoring wheel release - 3D cardstock to-go boxes

3D cardstock to-go boxes

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock geometric vase

3D acetate treat holders

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Light cardstock invitations

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock geometric vase

Light cardstock geometric vase

More Tools. More Materials. More Possibilities.

Score more materials such as acetate, glitter cardstock, foil poster board, kraft board, mulberry paper and even heavy cardstock, to give you a few examples. Check out the full list of materials recommended for Scoring Wheel on

When we launched Cricut Maker, our vision was to bring you a new technology that expands the boundaries of what you can make.

From the innovative Rotary Blade, which cuts unbacked fabric, to Knife Blade, which gives you precision cutting on heavier materials like balsa wood and leather, we’ve been working tirelessly to deliver on our promise to give you more Cricut Maker tools.

This is why we’re excited to announce today Cricut Scoring Wheel, a new tool -- in fact two new tools!

Scoring wheel release

Scoring Wheel is here

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Cricut Maker's expandable suite of tools

Scoring Wheel is a tool designed specifically for Cricut Maker; it is not compatible with the Cricut Explore family (or earlier) of machines.


Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Achieve amazing scoring projects like these 3D paper vases with Cricut Scoring Wheel


Availability & Pricing

Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel are available on and on other major craft and fabric retailer websites. Watch for it in stores in the fall. Packaging options include:


Help With Scoring Wheel Projects

You can find helpful FAQ on how to use Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel on here. Learn how to swap your Scoring Wheel tips here. You can also make all of the projects from this blog post in Design Space in the coming weeks.


Starting today, Design Space will default to the new Scoring Wheel setting when you're making a project with score lines. Click here to learn more. You can still use Scoring Stylus by choosing the Scoring Stylus setting. Check out this article on how to use Scoring Stylus until you get your new Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel.

Stay tuned to the blog for more Scoring Wheel project inspiration, tutorials, and news.

We can’t wait to see what you make.

37 thoughts on “Seeing Double? Meet Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker

  1. Yea cricut, this is a much needed to for my crafting. Thanks so much for a great machine. I love my maker.

  2. When are all these blades/scoring tools going to be available in the uk, I bought my make a while ago on the strength of what it could do, I am so disappointed with Cricut, all those promises not kept.

  3. Is there any possibility that you would sell the small plastic spatulas either separately or in a multi-pack? They are currently packaged with other tools that I don’t use as much and I seem to have a knack for losing them.
    Thank you for your consideration!

  4. When are theses item going to be available in the UK I am still waiting for the knife blade I think we in the UK are not treated very well you are willing to sell this machine in the UK but the additional item you bring out we do not get

  5. I’m old and can’t read this light set of your post. Please use a darker writing font then this. I’m sure I’m not the only one that can’t read your post.

  6. I just want to say how excited I am that I’m doing things with my Cricut and everyday I get more excited. Have the Air 2, (I should have waited a month or so and got the Cricut Maker- not because I don’t like my Explorer Air 2–I happen to love it- The Maker does a few more things and the tools are getting more and more exciting.) I was a total beginner and watched, you tube, videos -Melody Lane, Lorrie, etc. Your site was so helpful also. I signed up on face book to a few Cricut sites, and learned from others and really got my heart racing. I just wanted to Thank Your Company for having one of the very best Customer Service departments. I’ve called a few times, nothing real major, (housing unit not engaging and a few other minor things. I felt like I was talking to family. Always with a smile, Always. (you can feel a smile over the phone). I read every once in a few about unhappy customers because they can’t get something to work, or don’t understand. Today we deal with a lot of Tech items, and yes the internet goes down, or something just doesn’t click. Happens to me also. I believe it’s not always the Cricut’ s fault and it just takes some time to get to the bottom of the issue, or just call customer service and have helpful and understanding people help us out. I guess life is tough all over, but this lady, me, Barbara Heist just wants you and the company to know I appreciate everything thing you do to help me, or just figure out something that my brain can’t see because of a “brain cell skipping. lol ) Thank you so much. Maybe someday I will afford the Cricut Maker and give you guys another letter letting you know how awesome you are. Thank you so much, Sincerely Barbara Heist

  7. It’s getting pretty costly to add all of the future tools. Hoping prices will be more affordable? Of course, owning The Maker we want all of the options in the future. Love the quality and all that it can do.

  8. These look like a fantastic addition to the range and I can’t wait to try them out. When will they (and the knife blade) be available in the UK?

    • When will the scoring wheel combo be available in the UK?
      Surely in this day and age everything should be universal the Cricut Maker has been here for ages now
      We’re beginning to feel like 2nd class citizens here!

  9. I have to say as a uk Maker user I feel a little neglected as I am still waiting for my knife blade and now you have rolled out a new blade! Why does it take so long to come over here?
    So very pleased with the maker, just wish we got everything at the same time.

  10. The Explore Air 2 also needs a better scoring tool. Is there one in the works for the owners of the Explore Airs?

    • I know the feeling I stayed up to watch the launch on HSN just to find out this won’t work on my air 2 .. hope they get this out for us too

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  12. I would love to see more projects with leather and jewelry making. Also some metals or metal clay. Show us what the machine can really do, not just what other machines can do:-) I know it can do vinyl, paper, fabric and wood, but lets see the other things it can do! Please, push the limits and be creative and teach us how to really use the machine. There is so much more that can be done. You can score on bracelet blanks and make beautiful designs, it just takes some creative thinking and very good placement skills. You can also emboss (real) leather and then use something like Inka gold (many colors to choose from) to enhance the embossing. Cutting leather can be difficult on the maker I have found if you have very much detail, but if you put masking tape over all of your leather and place the leather face down, you can actually get some pretty good results. But people need to see these tips and tricks, and start a dialog so we can all figure out the best way to achieve success with this fantastic machine. I am excited about the new possibilities:-)

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  15. I love my machine, the only thing that would make it better is if you sold a restick kit for the mats. I hate the idea of throwing away plastic and I know there are a lot of do it yourself tutorials, but it would be nice to be able to buy your products for it specifically.

  16. The tools should be interchangeable with cricut explore . Instead of trying to get people to buy new machine .

    • These need the gears and the added pressure possible with the Maker, so, unfortunately, they cannot be used on other models.

  17. This doesn’t work.! I have an expensive piece of equipment and I don’t know how to make it work!
    Where can I get help??? I’m really frustrated!

    • Hi. Try looking on YouTube. There are so many tutorials that can help you get going. You can also contact us at if something on your machine isn’t working.

  18. I live in the UK and feel the same as other comments made.

    I too have invested and bought the Cricut Maker from Hobbycraft, infact I sold my Cricut Explore Air on EBay and got an amazing price for it, however Hobbycraft don’t seem to have the new blade, yes I can purchase via but orders I have placed from other companies I have ended up having to pay additional import taxes in order to collect my package from the local Sorting Office.

    This is not fair. I love my Maker but not happy with the service we get or lack of accessories available!

  19. News for all these new tools are great, but please, take into consideration that there are people using Cricut machines (personally have Explore Air 2 & Maker) also in other countries than the US/Canada & UK. I live in the EU so I am unable to make any purchases on the Cricut website & only recently found a seller that would ship the knife blade to me. So if the same pattern continues, I’ll be able to get my hands onto the scoring wheel tool in January 2019. On another note, it would be great if the settings for the Design Space (inches vs cm) wouldn’t reset every time it starts.

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  21. It is sort of annoying – and very bad planning – to program an error message for users who don’t have the scoring wheel installed before the scoring wheel is even available for purchase. It’s intrusive regardless- there should be an option to dismiss the warning permanently – but if you’re going to nag users to buy another blade at least hold the messages until they can actually buy the product.

  22. it seems like now you have to update the adaptive mechanism, the new score tool has to swap out the cutting blade instead of using the “A” position.

  23. I am so excited about the scoring wheels. I absolutely LOVE my Maker. Even my Grandchildren (10 & 8) love using it for t-shirts and signs. I know they are going to be excited about this new tools as well. Our 10 year old Grandchild wants one for Christmas (Cricut Maker)…:-)

  24. We already have a scoring tool and this new one is pretty pricey for something we already have. Instead of giving us an option to keep using the stylus that we can set and forget… every time I cut I have to choose the stylus. SIGH. Painful.

  25. Cricut UK have confirmed that they still don’t know when the Knife Tool will reach the UK. I’ve photographed one and seen it demonstrated – I even nicked my finger on it – but I shan’t risk buying a Maker until I can get a Knife Blade, in case there’s a practical or legal reason for not selling it in the UK. So frustrating!

  26. I bought my Maker a few weeks ago very excited about all the things it could do. I am pleased with it but I signed up for the monthly payments for more project but they don’t grab me atall. I suppose it would be fine if you are a card maker which I am not. They keep showing lovely tote bags only to find the project is for the writing and not to make the bag! I digress. Why do Cricut keep bringing out new blades which we can’t get in the UK? It is very frustrating with all the hype about new blades (the Knife blade and the scoring blade) to find we can’t do a project which demands these tools. I know the scoring blade can be changed back to the scoring tool but why can’t we get them here? I was told I could cut wood with my maker and bought it on that strength only to find I can’t as the blade isn’t available here!!

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  28. I purchased your Cricut Create many years ago. I’ve used it many times, but now find I need a new blade. I didn’t purchase extras. Can you help me to find a replacement.
    I really enjoy your products and have used several over the years
    Please can you help me?

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