Quick video on how to cut window blinds, how to cut cordless cellular shades or window blinds. In this video we will show you how to…
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Introduction

Blinds are a popular window treatment option, but sometimes they need to be cut to fit a specific window size. Cutting blinds yourself can save money and give you custom blinds that perfectly fit your windows. In this guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to cut blinds to the desired length.

Materials Needed

  • Measuring tape
  • Marker or pencil
  • Hacksaw or blinds cutting tool
  • Sandpaper or file

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Measure the window width: Use a measuring tape to determine the width of your window, and note down the measurement.
  2. Mark the blinds: Place the blinds on a flat surface and use a marker or pencil to mark the desired length based on the window width measurement.
  3. Cut the blinds: Using a hacksaw or blinds cutting tool, carefully cut along the marked line. Apply steady pressure and ensure a clean, straight cut.
  4. Sand or file the edges: After cutting, use sandpaper or a file to smoothen any rough edges left by the cut. This will prevent any potential injuries and make the blinds look neater.
  5. Test the fit: Install the cut blinds on your window and check if they fit snugly. Make any necessary adjustments if needed.

Conclusion

Cutting blinds to size is a relatively simple DIY project that can be done with just a few basic tools. By following our step-by-step guide, you can achieve custom blinds that perfectly fit your windows. Remember to measure accurately and take your time to ensure clean cuts. With a little effort, you can transform your window treatments and enhance the overall look of your home.

FAQs

Q: Can all types of blinds be cut?

A: Not all blinds can be cut. It is best to check the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional before attempting to cut blinds.

Q: Can I cut both width and length of the blinds?

A: Most blinds can only be cut in terms of length. Cutting the width may compromise the functionality and aesthetics of the blinds.

Q: Is it necessary to sand or file the edges?

A: Sanding or filing the edges is recommended to prevent any injuries and achieve a neater appearance.

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37 Comments
  1. leahleloup 8 months ago

    Thanks for the helpful video! Wanted to share that if anyone is planning on cutting blackout blinds, it may be helpful to do a faster cut. I followed these steps and the blackout plastic inside the blinds melted from the heat of the saw and fused them together, which was difficult to correct.

  2. Mr MaGuilcuty 8 months ago

    Can I do this with my skill saw if I don’t have a miter?

  3. Nicholas Anaya 4tg 8 months ago

    Wow good deal

  4. I. I 8 months ago

    Thanks for your video, home depot Guam sell the blinds, but there is a sign, saying there cutter is out of order. Out of order for more than five years, pour management or just an excuse not to cut your blinds. Thanks again for sharing your video.

  5. Maria Cruz 8 months ago

    hi London, is there a way to Shorten the length ?

  6. Monique Rich 8 months ago

    Great job!

  7. Jehan Martinez 8 months ago

    Miter saw for the win. Super clean smooth cuts πŸ‘

  8. Johnson Luk 8 months ago

    Do you think it will work on the blackout version where it has the plastic film within the cellular paper material?

  9. Shawn Fowlds 8 months ago

    This is a great idea, I need to shorten mine after a window replacement and my miter saw is probably the last saw I thought of using. Thank you!

  10. den206 8 months ago

    Nice ! I have to do a metal one . Thinking the same way just need a blade that cuts metal .

  11. 2011Maynard 8 months ago

    Worked!

  12. Chris Carstens 8 months ago

    Thanks for the video. I'm about to give it a try.

  13. Abdessamad Bouaicha 8 months ago

    What blade did you use?

  14. MyMaster 8 months ago

    So all you need is an industrial saw and garage..
    Good vid tho

  15. Brian Kraus 8 months ago

    Do you think this is possible with hunter-douglas top-down bottom-up cordless blinds?

  16. Darlene Marion 8 months ago

    Thank you it really did work! 😊

  17. Karen Button 8 months ago

    What if you don’t have a saw like that

  18. RV LOST AGAIN 8 months ago

    Excellent video. How would a person make a 36 x 64 inch shade a 36 x 36 inch shade….?

  19. Christopher Sewell 8 months ago

    We need some in our front room lounge room have to wait

  20. Stephen Jackson 8 months ago

    Nice explanation- easy to follow

  21. Bill Lee 8 months ago

    Just wonder what size and type of the miter saw blade you were using? Thanks

  22. trent farrell 8 months ago

    Excellent video.some of these are so convoluted and confusing you my friend are very good. No nonsense just plain clear methods that work.I just today bought a blind at habitat store and need to do this exact same thing how simple can you get thanks a lot

  23. Bae Lasso 8 months ago

    Very clean cut, cool!

  24. Anthony DiBiase 8 months ago

    Wow. This is the best video of its kind. Do you know where I can get the same brand of blinds? Love the tape idea on the saw.

  25. Fixit Fingers 8 months ago

    Not seen those before, that is very cool and easy to install πŸ‘

  26. Stunning Misadventures 8 months ago

    Wow, this is awesome!! This is a difficult DIY bug you made it look so easy! I like the type of blinds you chose!

  27. metal art 8 months ago

    Helpful video mate good tip putting the tape on before cutting.

  28. Friday Workshop 8 months ago

    Great video. Love the blue tape trick for zero clearance. I'll have to try that.

  29. Naptime Creations 8 months ago

    Awesome, you always make the coolest projects 😁😁😁

  30. John the Schreiner 8 months ago

    Nice and clean. Nice one!

  31. The Grant Alexander 8 months ago

    Nicely done! At the home depot near my place they have a cutter available (assuming you can track down an employee, lol)

  32. Şahane bilgiler 8 months ago

    Hello my friend,

    I love these do-it-yourself ideas. Metal connections look very strong. The natural setting in the garden from the window was also great. Thank you for showing the shutter assembly and cutting in detail. Stay healthy and happy. See you soon. Your friend Mehmet.

    Kind regards.

  33. Juliet Phillips 8 months ago

    Nice, simple fix! I like that zero clearance tape trick on the miter saw…it works! Now you have your shade and/or privacy!

  34. Suj Menon DIY Builds 8 months ago

    Good stuff Harki. That was some steady hand at the mitre saw. One mistake, and that might mess up the whole thing.

  35. Mark McCluney 8 months ago

    That's a super little blind, I've never seen one like that before. I don't think I'd have had the courage to attack it with the mitre saw! That was fun Harki, thanks for sharing mate.

  36. Austeration 8 months ago

    Nice one πŸ‘ saves time and money. I like it.

  37. A.P.A. WOOD & METAL 8 months ago

    Very good work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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