The dual carriage of the Silhouette Cameo® 4 is a little bit different from the carriages from previous Silhouette machine models. Because of this, some of the older Silhouette tools won’t fit into the dual carriage of the Cameo 4 without a little help.

Included in the box of the Cameo 4 is a set of four tool adapters: blue, gray, black, and white. Below you’ll see which adapters are compatible with which tools.

You’ll notice that each tool adapter has the number 1 on it. This means that it can be used only in the left-hand carriage, which is carriage 1 or tool holder 1.

The Blue Adapter

The blue adapter is made to use with the Silhouette Sketch Pens*. Feel free to turn your Cameo 4 into a sketching machine with this tool adapter.

*Please note that only the Silhouette Sketch Pens with the black body (NOT the white body) will work in the tool adapter.

The Gray Adapter

The gray adapter is made to use with the Deep-cut Silhouette cutting blade.

The Black Adapter

The black adapter is made to use with the Standard (or Ratchet) Blade, the Premium Blade, and the Fabric Blade. Remember that if you choose to use the Fabric Blade, you must use a stabilizer with the fabric you want to cut.

The White Adapter

The white adapter is made to use with the 2mm Kraft Blade. While there is a different Kraft Blade that is compatible with the Cameo 4 only, the 2mm Kraft Blade can be used with the Cameo 3 and the Portrait 2. But an adapter is required to use the 2mm Kraft Blade with the Cameo 4.

We hope this information about the tool adapters has been helpful! Let us know if you have any questions.