How do I replace the cutter blade on the TM-series printer?

Article ID: ART176505 | Date published: 02/07/2020 | Date last updated: 10/04/2023


 If the media is no longer being cut cleanly, it may mean that the cutter blade needs to be replaced. Follow the instructions below to replace the cutter blade properly.


  1. Tap  (Setup) > Maintenance on the HOME screen of the printer. 
    The Maintenance screen appears.

  2. Tap Replace cutter blade unit.
    A confirmation screen will appear.

  3. Tap Yes.
    The carriage moves and after it stops moving, instructions for the cutter blade replacement procedure appear on the touch screen.

  4. If the cutter blade is dirty, use damp cloth that you have wrung out completely to wipe it clean.
    1. Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, rough-textured cloth, or similar materials for cleaning to prevent scratching the surface of the blade.

  5. Turn hex screw with hex wrench until loose.

  6. Remove the cutter blade while holding A.

    1. Never touch any part other than A. This may stain your hands or cause injury. Additionally, this may damage the printer.
    2. Do not disassemble the cutter blade. Touching the blade may cause injury.

    1. Dispose of the used cutter blade in accordance with local regulations.

  7. Install new cutter blade while aligning B to C and D to E.

  8. Turn hex screw until securely fixed.

    1. After the cutter blade is secured, check that the cutter blade does not come off. If the cutter blade comes off, this may damage the printer.

  9. Tap Done.

  10. Tap Yes.

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