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Old 12-27-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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It is time for me to get a die cutter. But not sure whether to get the Cuttlebug or the Sizzix......

Want to hear the good the bad and the ugly both have been out for a while and I have only used a sizzix a handful of times.

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Old 12-27-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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Julie has a great comparison of the Cuttlebug and Big shot on her blog.

I ended up with the Big Shot too.
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I *just* got a CB, so I'm not too terribly experienced with it, BUT I got it because the arm motion of the Sizzix is too much for me when mass-producing/making lots of cuts. I also liked how easily the CB works with so many different dies and embosses so nicely, too!

There's my 2 cents
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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The Sizzix Big Kick felt more substantial and sturdy to me, so I went with that machine. I use dies from Sizzix (both Thick Cuts and Sizzlets), Cuttlebug, Cross-cuts (another thick die), and I use the embossing plates from Sizzix and the folders from Cuttlebug. All of the different things work fine in my machine so long as I use the correct sandwich.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:08 AM   #5
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Another vote for the Sizzix Big Kick. I love mine and everything works in it, even my brass stencils, quickutz thin dies, cuttlebug embossing folders, fiskars texture plates, etc. I also like that it fits the new bigz dies from sizzix.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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I read Julie's review before deciding between the CB or the big shot and went with the big shot. I liked the heft and how it works better, no suction cups, etc.

Lots of people like both and there are threads here on the pros & cons, I like trying the different machines before deciding to see which felt more comforatable to me. Good luck with your search
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #7
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Another vote for the Big Shot or Big Kick. It's the best!
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:28 AM   #8
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I got the Big Kick too - it is too much fun! I like that I don't have to worry about it slipping and I too have tendanitis (same as on Julie's blog!), so that is why I decided on it. So far I have been successful with all the different dies that I have used too ...
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:31 AM   #9
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Space was an issue for me (I don't have a stamping room) so I got the Cuttlebug, and I must say, I love it! So far I've used the CB embossing folders and die cuts, the Nestabilities ovals and even my brass stencils (with the Wizard tan polymer embossing mat, purchased from Papertrey). I've not had any problems with either cutting or embossing - no broken plates yet, and beautiful results with both heavier cardstock (the Papertrey white) and lighter SU weight. I don't know if you can cut chipboard with the CB (I have no need for this function) but maybe someone else knows?

But... I give the Cuttlebug two thumbs up!!
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