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Pouncedeleon
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Anyone have a Slice? I saw one on Sale at Ollie's and was wondering if it would work ok for a while.


 
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Click at the top of this page under Forums to check out More Forums/Die-Cutting Machines/Slice Lovers!

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showforum.php?fid/233/

Personally, I bought one on sale at AC Moore about one and a half years ago and returned it after reading some of the forum comments. I already had a cricut and didn't want another machine with more cartridges to buy.


 
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I have a cricut so the slice wasn't really a good fit to me. But some on here love theirs!


 
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I love my slice.


 
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It's only $49.99 at Ollie's right now and includes 2 cartridges so I think I want one for christmas. I can't afford one of the other systems and cartridges too, but I think we can swing this Slice thing.


 
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I have a Slice, I like it, don't use it much but I used it a few layouts ago. Most stores here, witht he exception of Hobby Lobby have phased it out and no longer sell it or carts. You can get them on Making Memories website and on Ebay. Michaels was selling the carts 3-20 few months ago and I snagged a bunch up.


 
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I don't think that is a bad deal if it is the Slice Elite. If not I truely would pass it up.
I have one and got it when they clearanced them for $19.99 at M's around spring time and they had the sd cards for $2.00 each.
If it was not such a great deal I would not have purchased them.
I do have to say that I prefer using it to my QK just for the simplicity and they have many fonts that are similar. Pros and Cons about everything, however this is easy to take on the go and if you can purchase the sd card inexpensively the I would go for it. If cards are still 39.00 and up I would look for a better system. JMO


 
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  • Lunie on 11-18-12 07:59 AM
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I have one and I really do like it. I get nice cuts out of it but usually have to cut twice. I like the smallness of it and every time I use it I think, "how cute are you?" It is right out on my desk so I do tend to use it more than other things that are bigger.

I feel like I have to add that I read on here that some people got a bad machine and that their customer service was not good. So I would make sure that the site you buy it on will take it back if it is not perfect.

Hope this helps.

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I got the pink two Christmases ago. I have to say, I agree with creater1. If it's not the slice elite, I would pass on it. I have had so many issues with mine in the last two months, I can't even use it anymore. It worked great till after the one year warranty expired and then all of a sudden, stopped working properly.
I hear the elites are better. I did love mine until it stopped working. The cartridges are great and there's always a font with them.


 
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  • Lunie on 11-18-12 09:26 AM
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  • Kendraj78 Said:
I got the pink two Christmases ago. I have to say, I agree with creater1. If it's not the slice elite, I would pass on it. I have had so many issues with mine in the last two months, I can't even use it anymore. It worked great till after the one year warranty expired and then all of a sudden, stopped working properly.
I hear the elites are better. I did love mine until it stopped working. The cartridges are great and there's always a font with them.



funny that you say that.... I have both the Elite and the regular Slice. My Elite stopped recognizing the design cards so I only use the regular and I don't have any problems with it. Who knows how long it's going to last but that's my current Slice status.

Lunie


 
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I have a regular. I like it.

Since I also have almost every cutting machine known to man, I tend to use it when I need a quick card or something. It's great fun for that.


 
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  • Lunie on 11-19-12 05:19 AM
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  • Megan - ForumTech Said:
I have a regular. I like it.

Since I also have almost every cutting machine known to man,



Do you have a Silhouette Cameo? That machine is creeping into my subconscious mind. I have a Cricut Expression and find it frustrating to get it to cut right, especially smaller things. Then there's the KNK Zing...

Sorry for the hijack!

Lunie


 
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Lalalalala...I'm ignoring the Cameo. For now.

I have a Gazelle, and a Pazzles, and a Cricut. And a Big Shot. And a Slice.

I don't think I have enough DESK for a Cameo. Although if Samantha Walker continues to put most of her files there, rather than releasing as SVG....



 
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I did have a Wishblade. Rehomed it to a friend who didn't have a cutting machine at all.....sad.


 
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Love my regular Slice. Convenient to take to crops Nd at home I use it more than my Cricut. I like it a lot better

I use the Cricut some but use the Slice more I like the Cricut for welding letters or lifting them straight with drywall tape but like the Slice better for non-letter cuts.


 
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Had the Slice regular, but didn't cut curves/circles well. Requested the calibration card when it was released and never received it after calling on 3 separate occasions. Now it's paperweight, which is a crying shame since half the time I can't be bothered to haul out my Pazzles Inspiration...


 
Diamond Events by Tiffany
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Slice is a Making Memories machine, right? They have the most AWEFUL customer service. I would not buy a machine or anything mechanical from that company. I bought a simple paper trimmer over 2 years ago (simple but expensive) and had called off and on for MONTHS to try to deal with an issue...someone was always offering to call me back yet I never got the call. I just kept trying out of bordom.

Tiffany


 
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Want the Gazelle for Christmas. Do I need it? No, but it cuts real purty stuff.


 
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Got that Slice today and I love it. The only thing I don't like about it is every other page, I have to reapply adhesive. Maybe you guys can suggest a better adhesive for it?


 
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I love my slice.



 
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  • Lunie on 11-22-12 07:38 PM
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so glad that you got a good one. If you can find the hands free kit, that really cuts down on the amount of adhesive needed. At least that's how it works for me. The machine is held down to the cutting surface by a pretty strong magnet which helps hold down the paper too. I've actually cut with no adhesive at all.

Lunie


 
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I LOVE all of the paper that came with the slice. I want some more of some of that paper. Is there a place to order it?


 
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  • Lunareclipse Said:
Got that Slice today and I love it. The only thing I don't like about it is every other page, I have to reapply adhesive. Maybe you guys can suggest a better adhesive for it?



I use a repositionable spray adhesive on the hands-free glass mat, & I cover the mat with wax paper when not in use. It stays sticky for months. Enjoy your new toy!


 
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I also use the handsfree mat and the spray adhesive. One quick spray lasts through several dozens of cuts. I never did like the little tube of stuff that came with it... and to use the foam brush. I never got any paper or extras when I bought mine so I don't know what type of paper you mean. I usually buy the package of copy paper size cardstock at a big store when it comes on sale or I have a coupon. The Slice cuts it perfectly. The really thin, thin patterned paper does tend to clump up so I use my Cuttlebug for cutting it. Enjoy Slicing.


 
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  • pinkpaperairedale Said:
I also use the handsfree mat and the spray adhesive. One quick spray lasts through several dozens of cuts. I never did like the little tube of stuff that came with it... and to use the foam brush. I never got any paper or extras when I bought mine so I don't know what type of paper you mean. I usually buy the package of copy paper size cardstock at a big store when it comes on sale or I have a coupon. The Slice cuts it perfectly. The really thin, thin patterned paper does tend to clump up so I use my Cuttlebug for cutting it. Enjoy Slicing.


I got a spatula and markers and embossing tips and sticker paper and a pack of 8x8 paper and a pack of new blades and 2 cartridges. It was all crammed into that tiny box so tightly that I had to tear the box apart to get it all out. The marker tips are really tricky to use and doesn't mark in some places, but the rest is really cool. I need to go get some spray adhesive. That little tube of adhesive with the little brush really suck. That adhesive is either really wet and makes the paper tear when you go to pull it off or really dry and doesn't hold the paper at all. There is no in between.


 
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I use the spray adhesive and I don't have to re-apply very often. When I do I just take it outside and spray. Love my Slice.


 
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When I got my Slice all I had was the adhesive that comes with it.

It really does work well if you give it plenty of time to cure. The south is humid, or at least Florida is so it takes quite a while. I gave it overnight.

Then it is overly tacky and stuff tears when you take it off. I was told to take a sweater or hoodie or something else that would "lint" easily and blot it with it until I get it the right tackiness so it stickes enough to cut but doesn't stick so much its difficult to get off.

When I did that I only did adhesive once every 3-4 months. It just seemed to cut forever with the glue that came with it.

However, I hated applying it and waiting for it to cure.


 
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I use the Slice glass mat with the tube sticky stuff and use my Martha Stewart circle cutter on it. Makes The paper stay in place while u cut your circle. Learned this from Kristina Werner's blog.


 
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That's a good idea Sheryl. I've always hated my Martha Stewart circle cutter becuase it slips and slides and my circles never look even but that might be the perfect fix.

I bought a 12 x 12 glass mat to use with my Slice. The one that came with it is just too small for me.

Definitely prefer the spray Slice adhesive over the tube one though.


 
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I found a spray adhesive that works great and stays sticky. It's called Duro spray adhesive. It's both permanent AND repositionable. It woked great and has plenty of sticky to it. I got it at Lowe's for $4.00.


Edited by Lunareclipse on 11-25-12 04:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Mia1979 Said:
I have a Slice, I like it, don't use it much but I used it a few layouts ago. Most stores here, witht he exception of Hobby Lobby have phased it out and no longer sell it or carts. You can get them on Making Memories website and on Ebay. Michaels was selling the carts 3-20 few months ago and I snagged a bunch up.



I agree with Mia, I have a Slice as well and when I first got it for the low price of $20 bucks I used it a couple of times now it sits in my shared craftroom. But when I travel back and fourth to NYC to PA to see my scrappy buddy we used it and it's easier to carry to crops or if I want to have an impromptu scraping.


 
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I use my Slice a lot more than my Cricut for fast project and I always have my Slice at crops.

Our scrapbook store used to carry Slice accessories (limited amount) and then discontinued. They had the packs with 3 blades in them for 75% off! I bought all the had - about 6 packs so I have 18 spare blades and the one I just changed lasted nearly 2 years.


 
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I'm having trouble trying to find cartridges for it. I found some on here for $40-50!!! I will try ebay.


 
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I sometimes find good deals on ebay on slice carts.

Good luck!


 
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  • Henri Jean Said:
I sometimes find good deals on ebay on slice carts.

Good luck!


I found the Vintage one on ebay for $11.99. Cheaper than $38.99 so I bought it. It should be here in a few days. I think I like Vintage junk...


 
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That is an excellent price for that one!


 
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I will check ebay every so often and if one comes up under $15.00 and I don't have it, I will snatch it up. Right now the Mistletoe one is going for $40.00. I'll wait until after the holidays to buy that.


 
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