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THE ETCHING TOOL: The Etching Tool fits in the blade housing unit in the Silhouette brand of electronic cutters (Cameo, Portrait, and Curio) and the Cricut brand (except Explore models – it doesn’t fit) electronic machines. It also fits in the KNK (Klic-N-Kut), Pazzles, and Xyron Wishblade. It can be used to engrave and etch many materials, including acrylic, plastic, glass (if your machine allows this), metal and metal clay. Any material used with this tool should sit on the machine’s mat and fit under the machine’s rollers. For the Silhouette machines, anything less than 0.8mm thick will fit, including metals (copper, bronze, silver, aluminum…) at less than 18 gauge thickness. Although the tool theoretically could etch Steel, the machines don’t provide enough pressure for success. Ensure the machine you use can accommodate the media you desire before committing to specific media use. THE ALUMINUM BLANKS: This bundle includes two (2) anodized aluminum blanks for practicing metal etching. Color: Blue – Blank size: 3.50′ square (88.9mm square) – Thickness: .016′ (.406 mm), which is 26 gauge. For best results, remove any oils from the blanks by wiping their fronts and backs with alcohol and allow to dry before placing on machine’s mat. The blanks may be tumbled for a short time to remove burs after etching. Note before ordering: Works with the Cricut machines EXCEPT the Cricut Explore models (Explore, Explore Air, Explore One).