I remove the blade cover because I want the video to be able to capture what is happening as the eCraft cuts. But, that can be a bit misleading as it suggests that users should also remove the blade cover before cutting.
The eCraft support staff immediately gave her this reply, which all of us needed to know definitively.
eCraft by Craftwell Bernie and Tom- You should ALWAYS cut with the blade safety cap on EXCEPT when trying to cut a thick material like foam that won't fit underneath the trolley while the cap is on. Removing the cap during regular cutting can cause tearing, so we recommend leaving it in place!There we have it, many thanks to Bernie. Nice job!
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