I've been reading this thread and have great sympathy for all of you who've had problems with your Vagabond.
I'm glad I've resisted the impulse to get one. As has been said, it doesn't seem right that a machine that is expensive, at least by my terms, should break so easily.
I am still using my little Cuttlebug that I got about 4 or 5 years ago with a coupon at Michaels for about $40! I'm pretty cautious about not overloading it, but if it wears out, which it probably could at some point, I will just replace it.
Bugga in OK
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