Spellbinders Grand Calibur v Sizzix Big Shot v keeping my Cuttlebug?

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Spellbinders Grand Calibur v Sizzix Big Shot v keeping my Cuttlebug?

Post by lyndaejane on Sat 28 Dec 2013 - 13:52

The only problem with the Cuttlebug, which I already have, is that you can't use the longer dies (without messing about or buying special plates) or the larger embossing folders. But do I need to?

With the experience any of you have with the Grand Calibur or Big Shot, would you recommend I get either of these two to replace my Cuttlebug?

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Re: Spellbinders Grand Calibur v Sizzix Big Shot v keeping my Cuttlebug?

Post by thriftycrafter on Sat 28 Dec 2013 - 18:48

I got the X Cut xpress to replace mine, it takes any length or depth of die without extra plates. It folds up like the bug but is heavier, although the GC and BS are heavy too.

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Post by Scatty on Sun 29 Dec 2013 - 18:28

Sounds like the X Cut Xpress is worth looking at Lynda, I have the 'big shot' and had to get the longer plates as a add on as it comes with the short ones, and I have bent the short ones when using the magnetic sheet with it, treated myself to the new magnetic platform with my store bonus in the November pay packet.†Very Happy† The Grand Calibur only takes the slim dies.

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Post by WeirdCat on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 17:28

I have the bug and the Calibur, if I'm honest I'd choose the x cut or the larger big shot as opposed to the Calibur. The calibur doesn't have the flexibilty of being able to accept the thicker dies so you are limited, I like mine but if and when it breaks then I'd go for either of those two

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Post by lyndaejane on Wed 12 Mar 2014 - 16:38

Right. It's make or break time. I have a Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss folder, 5" x 7": won't go through the Cuttlebug and the video of the Provocraft people using one shows them with the extra-long plates for one of that size. A set of those - for what might only be one die - will probably be around £40, so now is the time for another machine.

Good things have been said on here by Lorraine about the Ebosser: Cutting Edge Crafts have it for £153, and Steve still hasn't thought of anything for my birthday, so could have money towards it.....

Should I?

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Post by Scatty on Wed 12 Mar 2014 - 19:50

Yes Yes Yes, I have only used the one I bought at the show to play with but its great and so easy too.

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 13 Mar 2014 - 0:21

No brainer Lynda. †If you've got the chance of an Ebosser. †Go for it, that's a brilliant price. †It'll cut any die and it's bloody good too.

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 13 Mar 2014 - 8:58

Thanks, girls - think I might. Will keep you posted!

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Post by WeirdCat on Thu 13 Mar 2014 - 9:28

Have heard great things about the ebosser too.

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