this is my frist die cutting machine!!! so far i just love it!! it is so much fun i did not know what i was missing!!!
thanks to the one that put in reviews and the videos on the machine it sure helped. A great big thanks to scrapbook.com
i do not think i would have took the dive with out their shop!!!!!!!!!! The machine is very sturdy, and cuts like a wiz!!! i purchased some items for the machine already, bit if any one knows how to use the metal dies and what i need to purchase please let me know. i did around 7 projects in under an hour useing this machine and had a blast doing so!!! wonderful machine thanks scrapbook.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This machine is great operationally, but I was a little disappointed that it did not come with the adapter pad in order to use wafer thin metal dies. I expected the platform to be like the BigKick's and be an all in one, but it is not. It isn't a big deal that I had to buy it separately, just frustrating because I wanted to use the machine for all of my dies right away when it arrived!! Otherwise, I really like it!!
I absolutely adore this thing! I can only use one of my hands due to paralysis and have long searched for a way to create good dry embossing, i purchased the Cuttlebug in order to use the embossing folders but it was very difficult to erun them through the machine using just one hand when I saw the bs express I knew I'd have to have it! It's perfect, very simply and with very little effort I can now run my embossing folders through with the touch of a single switch! As long as the stack is up against the rollers it feeds through all by itself! Very satisfied with this purchase!
This is the best die-cutting machine out there. If I could only have 1 machine, this would be it. It's versatile and efficient. It frees up one hand that you don't have available while holding down the crank handle on the manual machines. It's also got an extended platform which is really nice. Did need to purchase the extended platform adapter in order to use it for wafer-thin dies, but well worth getting. It'd rate it a 10!
I have only had this machine for about 2 months but I love it. I have had the manual red Sizzix for years now and it still works great but for lazy people like me the Big Shot Express with power is great since you just have to push a button. I use my Cricut more than the Big Shot Express only because the Sizzix dies can be expensive, but I still purchase them and this machine can use other dies and embossing plates.