I have both the older version that was black and gold and this new version. I had the same problem with my old set of needing a new anvil which Sears didn't have so I purchased the new set. After much searching I found out these cutters are made by Ronan Tools and if you go to their site, you can purchase the special blades and anvil for the old style or the anvil for the new Edge cutter. Ronan's shipping is somewhat high but the parts are available. Just FYI for those looking for the parts. I have no idea why Sears doesn't carry these parts in the stores since they do go bad.
This tool is a nice razor cutter , it has a forever warranty , so whats my problem, well the plastic anvil which is made to wear out, and says on the package that its not covered under the warranty, This part can't be found anywhere by Sears, or Parts Direct after having them looking and searching ,and telling me it cant be ordered or found , this is hard to believe, this tool is still being made and sold at there stores , what the point of forever warranty , that why most of us buy craftsman , you bring this tool in after a year they will tell you sorry Charley Unbelievable
Quality tool which makes smooth and accurate cuts. Comes with extra blades tucked in handle.