The cuttlebug, grand calibur, big shot/big kick will all accept the thinner type dies ie sizzix sizzlets, cuttlebug dies, and all brands embossing folders. The Fiskars dies do not work in any other die cutting machine other than the Fuse(I asked Fiskars.com). The Grand Calibur will not take Sizzix bigs/original/movers and shapers as those are too thick. The Big Shot/Big Kick are essentially the same machine. Those will take the thick original sizzix dies, but they take all but the largest 2 sizes of Grand Nestabilities Spellbinders dies as they are too wide. There is a special platform adapter with the new kits to use the spellbinders dies in the sizzix machines. (Some women have the older 3 tab platform-the machine now comes with a platform and solo shim. the thin die adapter is extra). The reason I went manual instead of Cricut was because I could use my big box store coupons on dies, but not on cartridges. HTH!
Edited by scrapchica on 08-14-13 08:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.