I'm planning to buy a manual die cut machine. But I can't make up my mind between Cuttlebug, Wizard and the Epic six. I need a machine that can cut dies from different brands. I'm keen on the embossing part as well. I love nestabilities dies! I don't have a LSS here where I live (Denmark) So I can't get a demo for any of these. Does anyone have one or more of these machines? what are your experiences? If's there is anyother machine that's better, please let me know. Thanks for your help!
sizzix big shot/big kick. It will cut EVERY die out there. I LOVE mine! The cuttlebug has been said to not cut all the sizzix dies. I don't know since I don't have one.
I cut: cuttlekids, cuttlebug, sizzix (all the various types), spellbinders, and even ellison machine (school style) in mine. It will cut fabric, thin metal, thin wood, plastic, etc... too. It also accepts cuttlebug embossing folders, sizzix texture plates, and fiskars texture plates. IMO it's the best manual cutter you'll find.
If you want to spend a bit more at the get go but save LOTS of money down the line I'd go with a wishblade/silhouette/gaze lle type computer machine since you don't have to buy dies or cartridges, they cut files directly from your computer!
I second the Big Shot reccomendation. I've cut Quickutz, Spellbinders and Sizzix dies on mine.
I embossed some spellbinders yesterday on my Big Shot and found I needed to use the rubber embossing mat I had bought to do spellbinders on my Revolution and I also used the acrylic embossing plate from my Rev. I need to look into getting the embossing plate for the Big Shot since the Rev one is small.
Craftchica- if you have the dies it will. I have the spellbinders butterfly dies and it cuts and then I have to add my rubber mat and it will emboss using the same die w/o popping it out. Is that what you were asking.