Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool - Machine and Motor Bundle
Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool - Machine and Motor Bundle
Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool - Machine and Motor Bundle

Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool - Machine and Motor Bundle

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Contents of this bundle: One Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool Two mats (A and B) for cutting and embossing One 6” x 13” cutting and embossing platform One Evolution Advanced Removable Motor Attachment Bonus (10) nesting dies Instruction sheet Size and weight of the ...  Full Description & Details
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Contents of this bundle:

  • One Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool
  • Two mats (A and B) for cutting and embossing
  • One 6” x 13” cutting and embossing platform
  • One Evolution Advanced Removable Motor Attachment
  • Bonus (10) nesting dies
  • Instruction sheet

Size and weight of the Evolution Tool: 6.38” x 11.02” x 13.58” and 9.84 lbs.  

Here’s a bundle that is a must-have for your die cutting projects! Whether you regularly have large projects to complete or if you have limited mobility including arthritis, fibromyalgia or carpal tunnel the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool and Motor Bundle is just what you need. One of the most unique features of the Evolution is that you can remove the crank handle and attach the motor; you can easily attach and remove it without using any tools. When the crank handle isn’t in use, it can be stored in the side storage compartments of the machine.

The Evolution machine is perfect for creating banners, cards, layouts, tags, party décor, DIY projects and more and this unique tool can not only cut and emboss materials, but it can also be used for your letterpress projects. You are going to love that this machine is lightweight, has an easy fold-up design, features extra storage space and with its compact size, it’s perfect for your on-the-go crafting.

Just think how much easier your large projects such as save the date cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday cards, marketing pieces and more are going to be with the attached motor. Your project will be done in no time at all!

Here’s what makes the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool unique:

  • Only machine that allows you to use a motor or a hand crank system
  • Features sliding lock mechanism instead of having to use an Allen wrench for handle
  • Built-in storage (perfect for your dies, materials and tools)
  • Dial setting feature (eliminates swapping plates and shims)
  • Height adjustment gear system (eliminates confusing mat combinations)

How to use the Removable Motor Attachment:

  • Attach the motor by squeezing the tabs on the sides
  • Lock into place on the Evolution machine
  • Plug in using the included cord
  • Use the switch on top of the motor to activate the machine
  • Hold switch down until the platform goes through the machine
  • To release the motor, squeeze the side tabs
  • Unplug the motor

PLEASE NOTE: This bundle is not available for customers outside of the United States and Canada. Click here for more information.  

The Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool is compatible with most leading dies and embossing folders and it will cut and emboss materials up to 6” wide. Its dial setting adjusts the height of the rollers and sets the pressure eliminating confusing mat combinations and shims.  

How to use the machine for die cutting:

  • Place the machine on a solid surface
  • Fold down sides – suction cups will secure to workspace
  • Unlock side trays by pulling out trays and pushing in opposite direction
  • Handle is located inside tray, attach to the machine by pushing button up to lock position or attach the motor
  • Dial adjustment eliminates the need for confusing mat combinations
  • Dial button features suggested range for die cutting, embossing and letterpressing
  • Set your dial for your project
  • Use the switch located on the top to activate motor (if attached)
  • Run your platform through the machine
  • If you used the motor, it can now be detached
  • Push the dial in to adjust to the thickness of the paper
  • To cut, set the dial, place the die with the cutting side up on the platform
  • Place the paper over the die and cover with Mat B
  • Roll the platform through the machine
  • Remove from platform to reveal your cut shape

How to use the machine for embossing:

  • Set the dial
  • Place the paper inside the embossing folder
  • Set on platform and cover with Mat B
  • Roll platform through the machine or press the button on the attached motor
  • Remove paper from the embossing folder

How to use the machine for letterpressing:

  • Set the dial
  • Cut an adhesive sheet to the size of the printing plate
  • Remove one side of the adhesive paper and attach to the printing plate
  • Remove the other side of the adhesive
  • Place it on the letterpress platform cover (for accurate placement, use ruler guides)
  • Line up your paper with the printing plate
  • Add a small drop of ink (size of a pea) on the ink base
  • Use brayer (sold separately, wr-02479-6) to roll out ink until it’s evenly distributed
  • When using smaller printing plates, use ink guide strips to keep brayer on even level
  • Use the brayer to apply the ink on the printing plate
  • Remove the ink guides
  • Close the cover of the letterpress platform and roll the platform through the machine
  • Open the platform to reveal the final results

 How to care for the machine:

  • Use the included cleaning cloths to clean up when you’re are finished creating.

How to Store:

  • Remove handle by pressing the button to the unlock position and store in the side compartment
  • Store your dies, materials and tools in the side compartments
  • Fold up the machine to release suction cups from your work surface

Tips:

  • The settings were tested using standard weight 80lb cardstock, use caution if using other weight paper to ensure not to damage the tool.
  • You can compare the Evolution Advanced with other top-selling machines using our handy Die Cut Machine Comparison Chart.

Here’s what our customers are saying about the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool – Machine and Motor Bundle:  

An Amazing Addition

“The best part of having the motor is if my wrist is acting up, I can use the motor and it only takes one finger to use, just amazing. It is easy to put on to the machine and easy to use, never thought crafting would be so much fun.” – angleguardian50

Well-made and like not having to crank it

“I have the Big Shot machine which I love, but it is large and takes over the whole table when I use it. The Evolution has a much smaller footprint. I like that you can fold it up and store it easily. The motor is great. I like to run everything through twice; forward and back, the motor makes that easy. The knob on the side that you use instead of making the sandwich, huge learning curve there. I found all of the setting guides on their website, but I use different dies from different companies. I haven't committed to memory what brand of die I'm using, so telling me to set the knob for a Thinlet die doesn't help me. I just have to try different settings or run it through twice...trial and error, just like learning sandwiching techniques. But I do like it! I use both my Big Shot and Evolution equally. My original intention was to give my Big Shot away, but for now... I will keep both.” – Paulettasmith.PS

Fantastic die cutting machine

“I really love this machine, you can use the handle or motor, it cuts very well and has storage on both sides. It also has suction when you pull down the trays. Great product.” - cwenker

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82% of buyers would recommend
  • Verified Buyer

    Amazing Die Cutting Machine

    I LOVE THIS DIE CUTTING MACHINE!!!! It's very sturdy, portable and very functional! Got this for Christmas last year!

    I know everyone is wondering how to use the dial since there is not enough information on how to use it with certain dies/embossing folders. I did some research & found the Evolution Advance Dial Settings (pdf) on this website: http://www.weronthenet.com/Evolution_Advanced. I printed out the Evolution Advance Dial Settings pdf as a 4x6, trimmed it, and laminated it as a reference guide and stuck it in 1 of the compartments. I hope the link above helps!

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  • Verified Buyer

    No More Complicated Sandwiches!

    Emboss, die cut AND letterpress in ONE machine with one sandwich. All you have to change is the setting on a dial! No more layers of different pads to cut depending on thickness of dies either--just adjust the dial!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Love it!

    I have a Silhouette, but I wanted a die cutting machine too... I love this one - it suctions onto the table when you open it up, it folds closed and takes up very little room, has built in storage on both sides, and has a wide range of settings for different thicknesses... It feels very sturdy, but isn't too heavy... The handle unlocks and comes off, and will store inside the machine so it packs/stores well... The platform that it comes with isn't magnetic - but there is a magnetic one available... That's the only down side I can think of...

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  • Verified Buyer

    Great Machine!!!

    I just got it and have only used it a little, but l love it. So far, everything is working great. The Evolution holds to the surface very well. The crank is easy to turn and I like that I don't have to remember what tabs, shims to use. Adjust the knob, and your on your way. GREAT MACHINE!!!!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Evolution Advanced Die Cutting

    This machine is SO much easier to use than any of the others (they shall remain nameless). I really love this machine & find myself using it much more than I did the two others that I have.

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  • Disappointing

    For the first month I loved it. Now the Cutting Pad B is warped so much I can't use it and the crank falls off. With intricate dies I have to run it through 4 or 5 times. I emailed the company twice and never heard back from them. Customer service is very important to me. Other than that, it's fine.

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  • Verified Buyer

    I Swapped Confusing Sandwiches for Confusing Dial Settings

    Pros:

    1. I know that my Evolution Advanced can cut any thin die cut. I can buy thin die cuts to my hearts content. This is a huge pro in my book.

    2. It's lightweight, compact, and easy to turn the handle. I know I can purchase the motor separately should I ever need it.

    3. The handle and directions can be stored in the machine.

    Cons:
    1. I traded confusing sandwiches for confusing dial settings. The dial settings found on the WRMK website are neither intuitive nor accurate (it probably depends on the paper), so experimenting and paper-wasting are necessary.

    2. I cannot use my large Sizzix steel roll dies in this, even though there is a corresponding dial setting for these dies. I tried, but the machine sounded like it was breaking. It took me 3 attempts to get a die through, and I will not be doing it again.

    3. To use the smaller Sizzix steel roll dies, I had to purchase an "A" mat, which is sold with a "B" mat. So.....I now own the base, a magnetic base (it's easier to use), two B mats, 1 A mat, and a flexible mat that I am still not certain what to do with. So, I'm not sure why WRMK promotes this product with the, "No more confusing sandwiches" tag line. I have a lot of makings for sandwiches, and I'm confused.

    Suggestions:
    Scrapbook.com offers a free Evolution Advanced class. This is a must, in my book. Directions that come with the EA are very simplistic. Dial settings are not included with the directions, but are downloadable with the class (directions are on the WRMK website, too, but hard to find).

    I gave this product a 3-star rating because the pros are good pros.

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  • New tool for me

    Got this about a month ago. Read all the info that came in the box - not that helpful seemed incomplete. Watched the videos here at Scrapbook.com & used it without any problems

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  • Verified Buyer

    Almost perfect

    Great product, just wish it was big enough for 12x12 paper

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  • Verified Buyer

    Evolution die cutter

    I love my new machine I had right shoulder surgery it as been difficult cranking my other machine. Two of my stamping friends have ordered on my recommendations. Again I loveit. It is easy to use!!!!!

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  • I do not have a question to ask but some info to share. If you did not get directions with your (fabulous) Evolution Advanced, you can download them at www.weronthenet.com/Evolution_Advanced. So many people are saying they didn't get them......

    But I can clear up several things I am seeing repeatedly in the questions. You only need two things for ANY die cut or embossing folder, the thick platform and the B plate.

    If you letterpress, you will get a separate platform with the kIt.

    If you get the magnetic platform, again you will only need the platform itself and the B plate. Don't let the A plate and foam pad that comes with it throw you off; these are needed when using with other machines.

    The downloadable chart will tell you what the numbers on the right are for. In general, these numbers are presets for specific brands. You don't have to use trial and error on the emboss or die cut settings. I'll give you a few of the numbers to get you started.
    3--ANY embossing folder. 11 for any thin dies, such as Sizzix, Die-namics, Stampin' Up, the dies included (Lifestyle Crafts).
    12 for Spellbinders. 13 for Spellbinders D-lites.
    For the thick Sizzix dies and the Tim Holtz movers and shapers, no platform, just die, paper, B plate.
    And I've found that the Cuttlebug and other dies that are surrounded by foam are cut best with the dial in the die cut settings about mid-way.

    When I run my Spellbinders dies through that cut and emboss, they usually get embossed and cut with a single pass. If it don't want the embossing, dial down to a 10. At least that's what works for me

    Also, the directions state to put your dies in cut side up because the B plate is self healing. If you are trying to cut a die for a stamped image and need to see exactly where you are cutting, use repositionable tape to hold your image to the B plate. Then place your die over the stamped image and hold it in place with more tape. Now flip it into your platform and run through.

    This is what I've had good luck with in the past year. I hope this will help others so the don't get frustrated and start hating the machine. I have previously used a Cuttlebug for several years and a Grand Caliber before that. I'll never go back!!   By: crmuirhead65 (27-Mar-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I just wanted to say thank you for the above information. All I can say this is the best machine by far. No matter who I talk to I tell them about this machine and already 2 people have gone out and bought it.

      No more sandwiches. By: lv2scrap02 (31-Mar-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will the Evolution machine accept embossing folders or dies from other manufacturers.   By: Earthsong69 (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Maybe I'm missing the big picture here but...I don't understand the need for a motor. Can you explain why one would need this?   By: User (28-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The motor would be used for those of us who can no longer use the crank due to strength in our hands. Arthritis and other illnesses could prevent you from using these machines manually. So this is an excellent option for me and why I want it. By: kerobbymom (29-Nov-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have a very small craft room and my new evolution is in a small area so rather then moving it everytime I want to emboss or cut something I can just press the button and run it thru rather then trying to turn the handle By: lv2scrap02 (30-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • will this work this Cuttlebug dies and Cottage Cutz?   By: glenda_ferguson (18-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will the evolution cut the same materials that the sizzix big shot will cut? They both seem to have the same strength. I did look at the comparison chart   By: Ihavedreams09 (31-Dec-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I have a question about your new Evolution machine. Does it work with Tim Holtz dies and/or Sizzix dies? It's my understanding they don't work with my Cuttlebug but I would so love to find a machine that works with ALL.
    Thanks!   By: User (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I don't know about this machine, but in answer to the previous question I have a Cuttlebug and I use Tim HOltz dies and Sizzix dies and I use them in it all the time as long as they aren't extra wide for any reason, they fit just fine! You may try it with your cuttlebug. Although having said that, this new machine does look like it has the best of all the machines. It looks very well thought out and I really like it. I love the self healing mat...why did no one think of that before? And the magnetic mat is just like stephanie barnards magnetic platform. and I like the design of this machine. By: 10nurse29 (18-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • You can use any die in the Evolution so long as it is not wider than the platform. By: rebeccakeppel (18-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can this machine use with Sizzix Original dies?   By: debbiehew (11-Oct-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Are there ANY dies or folders that this machine will not accept? I understand about the width , but what about height? Those Alterations Movers and Shapers Dies are pretty thick...   By: User (20-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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