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Old 10-13-2021, 04:18 PM   #1  
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So, I have been a demonstrator for over 10 years and I have more than I will ever use. I am going to give up my demonstratorship at the end of this year. I was thinking of buying the small mini machine, but not sure if it is worth the investment. I have the larger one just a few steps away, but his one would sit on my desk. I have had some medical issues this year and the steps do make a difference. Not sure if it's worth the money.

I would appreciate any comments. Thank you so much in advance!
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Although I have a full-sized cutter within steps of my desk, I have found that I enjoy having a small cutter on my desk. I use a fair amount of word dies and other small dies so it's nice to just quickly zip it through. It took me years to get one because I kept telling myself I had the full-size, but I haven't regretted it, at all.

(I have a different machine though... purchased elsewhere during a clearance sale.)
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Thanks for your answering my question. I think I'm going to go ahead with it. Have a great day!
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You will be glad you got it. I have it on my desk and use it way more than the larger one.
I do die cutting twice as often now.
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my demo has one, but I'm not sold on it. It seems harder to roll through and a waste if you plan to use bigger dies. It's cute, but I don't have room for two machines to set out, and the bigger one makes more sense to me. I'm actually still using the Big Shot I bought from SU years ago and don't see a need to get the new machine. If I was in need of one, I do like the new one and how it folds up and takes less space when not in use.
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Thank you both for answering. I appreciate any input. I did go ahead and get it and it comes in handy when I am sitting down and just have small framelits to cut out such as sentiments. I will never get rid of my large one. In fact, I have an electronic Big Shot because I had issues with my hand a few years ago. Have a great day everyone!
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One day I may get an electric one because if hand issues. That's if they still sell them. I haven't seen any lately.
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Hi Kathy,

They are still being sold. I think the Gemini (and siblings Gemini Jr, Gemini Go) has corned the market, but there are others such as Tim Holtz's Vagabond 2 and brands from across the pond.. I think the Big Shot electronic is still available as well (Amazon still lists it - Big Shot Express). I'm not sure if the Evolution is still being produced but I liked it better than the Gemini, Vagabond or the Big Shot.

Just a word of warning - once you decide you want one, do a lot of research and try to find a way to sample the machines. I've had a few and I'm not thrilled with any of them as each seem to have considerable problems. They are definitely a help but I find myself using my Platinum and Big Shot most of the time. My electric machines are packed. I need carpal tunnel surgery in both hands/wrists and rotator cuff surgery in one shoulder but I'm not pleased enough to bother with them. The Gemini is extremely heavy which isn't a plus. If you happen to own the Evolution you can purchase the motor separately.
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Hi Kathy,

They are still being sold. I think the Gemini (and siblings Gemini Jr, Gemini Go) has corned the market, but there are others such as Tim Holtz's Vagabond 2 and brands from across the pond.. I think the Big Shot electronic is still available as well (Amazon still lists it - Big Shot Express). I'm not sure if the Evolution is still being produced but I liked it better than the Gemini, Vagabond or the Big Shot.

Just a word of warning - once you decide you want one, do a lot of research and try to find a way to sample the machines. I've had a few and I'm not thrilled with any of them as each seem to have considerable problems. They are definitely a help but I find myself using my Platinum and Big Shot most of the time. My electric machines are packed. I need carpal tunnel surgery in both hands/wrists and rotator cuff surgery in one shoulder but I'm not pleased enough to bother with them. The Gemini is extremely heavy which isn't a plus. If you happen to own the Evolution you can purchase the motor separately.
thanks for the great info!
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