I wasn’t into die cutting until lately. Most of the time if I needed a shape my collection of craft punches would do. I found myself rather limited when it came to creating titles though. Stamping would do sometimes but not always would work for the design, stickers are great but you know how you always tend to run out of particular letters plus their colors are limited…. and the colors were what initially made me start thinking about die cutting machine. The idea to match color of the title to other papers used on the layout was simply too tempting. I did a little bit of research and decided to go with Quickutz Revolution. My decision was based on mostly positive reviews and a deal I found that was hard to pass.
I’ve been using my revolution for about couple of month now and I am very happy with it. The machine and dies are of high quality and make creating titles very easy. I especially love the cookie cutter Alphas since many times I can have the whole title cut at one time.
The design of revolution is very cute too and I really appreciate the rotating handle. With punches sometimes my arms start hurting when I need to press them multiple times.
The only thing I would suggest for improvement would be to make the cutting mat more durable.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this little die cut machine. I originally had the Squeez tool and yeah they should call it the Thighs of steel Tool. This does so much more you can do both the 2x2 & 4x4 revolution products and now with the new platform and 12" boarder dies it can do even more. It does not reqiure electricity or special programs or cutting cards to make it work. Just a turn of the handle and your on your way to scrapbook creativity. It comes in a very nice hard side train case with storage for you dies. No scrapper should ever be without one.
I recently bought the revolution at my local scrapbooking store... I got a great deal on it... plus they gave me free stuff!
I think I paied 100 bucks (canadian)... and I got a 12" platform (50 buck touch) and a full alphabet (nother 50 buck touch)
also it's completely 100% backed up by warrenty which I found out as After I got it home the case was a bit cracked most likely from something heavy placed on top during shipping and they gave me a complete new case no questions asked! Great company!
Love it! I still love my squeezes (yes I said plural because sometimes the bolt breaks and I have to send the in) but I love the big dies, the cookie cutters, and knowing I have a back up to the squeezes. I use it almost as much as I do my squeeze!!! It will also cut cuttlekids dies (not the other cuttlebugs - I use the sidekick for that).
A friend that I scrapbook with tried it and had to buy one too!