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Sizzix Big Shot vs. Cuttlebug?
Last Post 15 Feb 2011 05:31 PM by acdash. 9 Replies.
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jennt08User is Offline New Member New Member Posts:1
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29 Apr 2009 01:14 PM
    I am thinking about buying a die-cut machine. I was considering a Sizzix Big Shot or a Cuttlebug. I just wanted to hear others' opinions on them. I know everyone seems to love the Cricut machine, but that is too expensive and I don't scrapbook enough to justify that. So let me know what you think. Thanks
    craftydrUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:18
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    29 Apr 2009 07:48 PM

    I just bought the cuddlebug because it was on sale and so were many of the dies.

    I haven't used it yet as I am trying to get my craft room done as we have been renovating it.  I bought it especially for the texture plates that are available.

    You can supposedly use any die cuts, or texture plates that are out there.

    Now I immagine the big shot would be the same as it is bigger and it might allow bigger dies to be used, but also the smaller ones.

    I also have the silouette so I didn't have a need so much for die cutting, although I find myself buying ones I do like.  Just like the cuddlebug, I haven't used the silouette yet either.

    good luck in which ever you choose.

    dorothy

    boopnut Posts:42722
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    11 May 2009 06:14 AM

    You can use the smaller sissex dies with the cuttlebug.  As long as the die fits in the machine, you are good to go.

    Deb


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    ArtLinniUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:5
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    28 Jul 2009 11:54 AM
    I have been debating over the same thing and can not decide which machine to purchase! I think the Sizzix Big Shot looks like it is hardier and I think it would hold up better after lots of use. I like the Cuttlebug dies/embossing folders a lot better than the Sizzix ones. Although I have heard you can use either brand die/embossing folder for either machine, it still worries me that they will not work quite right.
    boopnut Posts:42722
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    29 Jul 2009 07:45 AM

    I have used both.  The Big Shot can take larger die cut templates and I think too, is hardier.  It is also HEAVIER.  The cuttlebug is more portable. I have used the the other templates for it.

    Deb


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    ArtLinniUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:5
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    29 Jul 2009 02:23 PM
    So, for someone whose machine will never leave home, would you recommend the Big Shot?
    mish086User is Offline New Member New Member Posts:2
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    14 Nov 2009 11:06 AM
    I would definitely recommend the Sizzix! I have the Original Sizzix Manual machine (smaller, Red One) I also have the sidekick too. I find myself constantly using it. Plus all you need is the adapters and you can use any other dies in the machine. I have purchased Spellbinders dies and Cuttlebug dies using both in the Sizzix. I am wanting to upgrade to the bigger Sizzix machine, but which? And now they have a 12 x 12 machine coming out.
    boopnut Posts:42722
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    16 Nov 2009 06:14 AM
    If your machine is not leaving home, I would reccommend the Big Shot. You can use any of the other templates for other machines, plus Big Shot has some "big" ones that don't fit my cuttlebug. Deb
    http://Boopnut’s PhotoBucket
    yoopergirlUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:18
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    17 Nov 2009 08:31 AM

    I asked the same question at my card making class and the girls recommended the Big Shot over the Cuttlebug as it will take all dies.  So I will be spending the extra money and buying the Big Shot.

    Roxann

    acdashUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:4
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    15 Feb 2011 05:31 PM
    I highly recommend the Big Shot. I finally upgraded to it last year over the original and sidekick, and kick myself for not doing it sooner. I even tote mine around with me, I found a roller bag where it fits into the bottom compartment. To me it is the best die cutter, the only way to move up is to go electronic.
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