I have big Red but it has been a long time since I have used it for cutting. I used it awhile back to flatten bottlecaps. I prefered the Sidekick over big Red, than I went on to the Cricut products because I wanted to adjust the size of the cuts. I also have a Cuttlebug just for embossing and last year I bought the Vagabond for cutting and embossing the Spellbinder nestibilities. The Vagabond is heavy but portable.