I got this on a whim and am really happy I did! It's fairly easy to use, my only problem is that I don't have a great place to use it so I end up with it sitting in my lap while I run the plates through. I LOVE the large embossing folders--the variety is really good (i.e. not all girly and flowerly which this scrapbooking mom of 2 boys doesn't use much).
My only complaint would be the dies that come with the machine. It is very hard to get the paper out of the dies--there are "poke" holes in the back, but I worry about poking a hole in my design. I will not be buying any additional Craftwell-TC dies, but will happily use other dies like Sizzix and Spellbinders.
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I was so excited to get my machine. I was so quickly disappointed.
The embossing folders it comes work great. However, the craftwell dies are just a bear! I frequently have to use the metal shim and magnetic shim and then it spits it out on me cause it's too thick. If I only add one shim it won't cut all the pieces out. It cuts parts but not all of it.
I've never had another die cut machine so I was hoping this would be the end all of machines for me. For the money that I paid, I could have bought several better machines.
I finally took the plunge and ordered the all in one embosser and die cutter that is electric! I have been using a hand crank cutter for years and thought I'd give the electric one a try. It is amazing! I don't think I'll ever go back to hand cranking. The finished product is amazing and such a clean cut. I am also able to emboss the cut project by inserting it again with the embossing folder.
I did do some research before I purchased this and there is an eBoss machine that is an older version. The Cut N Boss is the newer version and has been upgraded.
I would recommend the Teresa Collins Cut N Boss!
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