I can't get my blade tool to work in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7

I can't get my blade tool to work in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7. I magnify the clip to the highest zoom and when I select the blade tool, I see the icon but when I click on the clip to chop it.....nothing. The blade turns red and nothing happens. Please help.

If you are in fact in the active project window, try command B at the location of the skimmer and see whether it makes the edit.
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