Username Post: The original sizzix die cut machine!        (Topic#1584791)
res19s2d
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I have the original die cut machine!! The first one they ever made with the pull lever!! I have been going back and forth about updating it!!! So is the turn lever easier than the pull!? I don't know why I'm being so indecisive about upgrading!! I need HELP!!!!


 
kiyawinn
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In response to res19s2d

I really don't know anything about the original machine so I can't compare. I do own a BigShot right now though, and it is pretty easy to use. You have to pull a bit harder on the handle if there is a particularly tight sandwich going through but it is usually a breeze!
I've heard good things about the TH vagabond machine (which is electric) as well!

Alison


 
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I used to own the big red with the pull lever,,,,,

it's ok, but updating was the best thing I ever did,,,,

you can cut larger dies with the updated machine,,,,,


 
Rosita
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I finally upgraded because I found out I could use the texture plates from fiskars that I had a stack of in it. there are also several larger dies that would not fit in it, so upgrading was the way to go for me.


 
KimKV
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  • KimKV on 02-02-13 01:24 PM
In response to Rosita

The newer machines are much better!!


 
res19s2d
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res19s2d
In response to KimKV

Thanks gals!!! I have been debating if the money spent would be a good investment!!


 
melissadam
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I started with the red pull lever .....upgraded and never looked back! ....you will be thrilled with how much easier it is and how much more you can do!


 
IleneM 
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I must be living in a cave. I didn't know Vagabond was electric! I donated my red machine and dies to an elementary school and they were thrilled to have it. Right now I have a Cuttlebug that I love because it is so portable and just bought a used Cricut that I need to try out for home use.


 
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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.


 
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In response to res19s2d

I had the original Spellbinder Wizard with the lever. I switched to the Big Shot a couple of years ago-- love it!! I use it ALL the time, even more an my Cricut.


 
fknapoleon
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I have the original red too. I want to upgrade to the big shot but I don't have the space for it right now. Maybe when we move to a bigger house.


 
Cricutgirlg
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In response to res19s2d

I got rid of mine because it was so difficult for me to pulled down. I replaced it with the Big Shot and the Cuttlebug and they are so much easier for me to use. The Big shot I just crank and it rolls the die and plates through with ease. Good luck with your decision.


 
res19s2d
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In response to fknapoleon

Someone else with the oldie!!!(:


 
res19s2d
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Such wonderful advice!!! My B-day coming up soon and I think I have settled on the big shot!!! A little happy birthday gift to me((((:


 
anda11
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In response to res19s2d

I had Big Red for years. I finally bought a Big Shot over a year ago. IT was the best decision I made. Cuts so much faster. I can cut multiple letter dies when ZI am cutting a title at the same time.


 
950nancy
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In response to anda11

Keep big red for chipboard and get the Big Shot. I have had 3.


 
Sneezy1956
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I couldn't get spell binders to cut right with the old big red. I have never looked back with getting the big shot.


 
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I have big red too. I've used the Big Shot, and it is so great! I have a Silhouette now though, so I never did update big red.


 
res19s2d
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It is nice to know I'm not the only big red owner!! I just remember back ages ago when I bought it and the investment!!! I saved for ever it seemed!! The alphabets were sold individually and there was no such thing as iPhone coupons(;


 
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