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Old 01-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #1  
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I have read some of the past replies when it first came out...

So, I was wondering how everyone that got one liked them??

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I don't have one yet but am buying one this summer...and I can't wait! I am so excited! I already decided to save up for the Westminster one so I get all the extended plates/pads/trays....I know I'll want them!
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I got one for christmas. Shamefully, I have yet to use it. I've been so busy with other projects - it is sitting on my desk staring at me....
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I don't have one yet but am buying one this summer...and I can't wait! I am so excited! I already decided to save up for the Westminster one so I get all the extended plates/pads/trays....I know I'll want them!
OMW it's PURPLE!!!!! Scrape me up off the floor. This just moved to the top of my must have list.
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OMW it's PURPLE!!!!! Scrape me up off the floor. This just moved to the top of my must have list.
Wha?!?!? I PURPLE ONE??? Gah! Mine's blue

When Joann.com had their big sale in December on Sizzix items I informed hubby that he bought me one for Christmas. and I LOOOOOVE MINE!!!
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When Joann.com had their big sale in December on Sizzix items I informed hubby that he bought me one for Christmas. and I LOOOOOVE MINE!!!
Yes, apparently only the "westminster" edition is purple.
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When I saw how much it weighed, I opted for the Vagabond. I store my stamping supplies in the garage and haul them in to the dining room table, so that was too much to carry back and forth. Granted they may sit there for a week or two, but just the same, 44 lbs. is more than I want to be lifting all the time.

So far, loving the Vagabond though...........
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I LOVE my big shot pro. I really wanted a machine that could do it all. I didn't want to get the bigshot to turn around and want the pro. I am very excited to cut out 12X12 pieces of paper! I scrapbook so the larger size works for me!!! I can't wait till they have 12X12 embossing folders!!!! The machine is heavy but very well built!!
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The Westminster is Purple, and it comes with the extended tray/plates but that's the only difference. Personally I'm going for the Westminster because of the extended accessories. The purple is a major bonus!
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I'm curious, what dies can you use in this machine could you use Accucut dies in there?
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I'm curious, what dies can you use in this machine could you use Accucut dies in there?
You can use any Accucut dies that will fit in the tray. The standard tray is 14" long by 12 7/8" wide and the extended tray is 12.5" wide and 27" long. If it can fit in that, you can use it!
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Thanks! I think...my wallet may be in trouble.

OK ladies, where is the best buy on the Big shot pro?
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The prices vary depending upon sales. I think some people even got their BSPs for 50% off when a site had Sizzix for 50% off during the holidays. I bet the site didn't intend to sell the BSPs for half off, but I believe some of the sales went through, at least until the BSPs were taken off (or listed as out of stock).

I bought my "old" BSP (the blue one) in December 2009 from itscheaperthantherapy.com. At the time, she had the best deal going. I've since purchased the extended accessories and the 25" long dies from there.

There are Ellison (the education arm of Sizzix) machines and Accucut machines (MarkIV & GrandMark) that handle the 12" wide dies (and even larger). I've used the Ellison at school for years and I used an Accucut machine at a quilting bee.

IMO, Accucut is expensive (the dies, especially). Ellison occasionally has sales with machine+die bundles. The Ellison machines aren't as pretty as the BSPs, but they cut the same materials and use the same dies (and the BSPs can use Ellison dies -- I've bought quite a few on clearance from ellison.com). If you plan on using the 25" long dies, make sure you get a machine that has the extended accessories or buy them separately.


IMO, you can't really compare the BSP to the Vagabond because the BSP accommodates 12" wide dies and the Vagabond accommodates 6" wide dies. Someone looking for a machine that can handle the wide dies isn't looking at the Vagabond.
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The westminster edition comes with the Extended Cutting Pads and an Extended Adapter Pad. So what are the sliding tray and extended sliding tray? I don't recall the original sized machiens having any such things so I was wondering if they were designed/required for the quilting dies?
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The westminster edition comes with the Extended Cutting Pads and an Extended Adapter Pad. So what are the sliding tray and extended sliding tray? I don't recall the original sized machiens having any such things so I was wondering if they were designed/required for the quilting dies?
Both the original Big Shot Pro and the Big Shot Pro Westminster use the tray - it holds the dies steady so you can run them through. Since they are larger dies than the Bigz, it helps keeps things secure.
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Should I have bought that instead of the Big Kick??
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I am new to die cutting machines..can anyone please tell me what the difference is in them..( I know what Cricut..and cuttlebug are..I am just wondering what the difference is in The Big Shots..
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