Username Post: Cricut vs. Silhouette Cameo
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    In response to deedee49

I have both and each has pros/cons.

The Cameo:
1. Cuts detail with ease
2. Cuts TRUE circles
3. Easy to use
4. Images are cheap
5. Can cut true type fonts on the computer
6. Can cut svg files or YOUR OWN design
7. Can use competitor mats
8. Good customer support


1. Can cut thicker materials
2. Cheaper start up cost
3. Easy to use
4. Can get supplies for it almost anywhere (mats, blades)



1. Cannot cut thick materials like chipboard-although some have successfully cut cereal weight
2. Blades and mats are more expensive-but they last a long time
3. It is rare to find mats/blades at a brick and mortar

1. Cartridge based
2. You cannot cut your own files; just manipulate existing files
3. Customer support leaves a lot to be desired
4. Cuts are not the best/consistent
5. Does not cut true type fonts
6. Depending on the machine, it may have complications after updates

This is what I can think of off hand. I should add, this is my experience. I will not say one is better than the other, but if I had to choose one, it would be the Cameo. Also, depending on where you purchase the Cameo, the cost is the same or less than the Cricut

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