Warranty: Three Year Limited (details)
Size: 15 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 7 1/2"
NOTE: To see how the Big Shot Plus compares with other top-selling die cutting machines, use our handy Die Cut Machine Comparison Chart.
Big Shot Plus Details: This machine is everything that Sizzix fans love about its smaller sibling the Big Shot – plus the versatility to use 8 1/2" x 11" materials! The beautiful white and gray Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine is stylish and versatile and it works with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Pro dies).
A bright white and gray color scheme gives the Sizzix Big Shot Plus a fresh and modern feel while looking great in any décor. With solid core steel rollers and solid steel gears, the Big Shot Plus is as tough as it is stylish!
Make and customize your own creations quickly and easily with the Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine and Sizzix Dies. Create one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages & elements, home décor items, fashion accessories, altered art projects, quilts, and so much more!
With its 9” wide cutting path, you can use the Big Shot Plus with everything from large 9"-wide plastic-backed dies to the smallest thin metal dies. For more efficient cutting, use the Big Shot Plus’s large cutting area to cut multiple smaller dies in a single cutting pass! And of course the Big Shot Plus will also emboss, score and crease as well (accessories may be required for these tasks).
Use this machine with thousands of thin metal dies (such as Sizzix Thinlit and Sizzix Framelit) and steel rule Sizzix dies, as well as a huge selection of Sizzix embossing folders. The Sizzix Big Shot Plus cuts and embosses many different materials, such as paper, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and cork to make your creative vision a reality.
The Big Shot Plus Machine and accessories will also work with other brands' dies and embossing tools, including being able to take letter sheet sized embossing folders available from several brands, so this machine opens up a world of possibilities! In order to ensure compatibility, make sure to check machine and accessory requirements.
The diagrams on the included Big Shot Plus Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich, or you can refer to the Sizzix Sandwich Booklet for reference.
This product includes the Big Shot Plus machine, a pair of Big Shot Plus Standard Cutting Pads, and one Big Shot Plus Platform with adaptors A & B. The Big Shot Plus Machine measures approximately 15 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 7 1/2" and features a three-year limited warranty.
Here’s just a sampling of what our Scrapbook.com customer reviews say for the Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine:
“This is a must for anyone who has the passion for scrapbooking.” – ArtfulCraftin09
“I love how easy this machine is to use. The handle turns so easy & smoothly. My bigger dies go through with no problem. Love, love, love.” – MELODY1717
“Love this machine! The additional width is great for the novice and experienced crafter!” – myscichk
“I just love this bigger size big shot machine by Sizzix. It is quiet, gentler and can handle multiple projects at a time!” – Nikynik
“It is a great die cutter that you won't mind having sit out in your studio! It works like a dream, you'll love it. Easy to use in comparison to other die cutters I have tried.” - pvmcg
Compatible Dies: Compatible with all Sizzix dies (except for Sizzix Bigz Pro dies), including Sizzix Bigz, Sizzix Bigz XL, Sizzix Originals, Sizzix Scoreboards, Sizzix Movers & Shapers (with Magnetic Base Tray); Sizzix Thinlits, Sizzix Framelits, & all brands of chemically etched wafer thin metal dies (with included Sizzix Big Shot Plus Platform & Adapter A or Standard Magnetic Platform)
Compatible Accessories: Big Shot Plus Premium Crease Pad, Magnetic Platform, Extended Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate for Wafer Thin Dies, Texturz Silicone Rubber, Texturz Impressions Pad, And much more. View all Sizzix accessories here.
How to Use the Big Shot Plus: To use the Sizzix Big Shot Plus with a steel rule die, place the die between a pair of cutting pads with the paper face down over the part of the die design you would like to cut. If needed, use washi or masking tape to secure the paper in place to get perfect placement of your paper. Set the die and pad “sandwich” on the cutting path of the Big Shot Plus machine, and turn the crank to move it through the machine.
To use the Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine with a thin metal die, you'll need to use the included Big Shot Plus Platform with adaptor A (or the Sizzix Magnetic Platform) as well as a set of cutting pads, also included. To create your die cutting “sandwich”, begin by placing the platform on the bottom with the adapter on top of it. Next, place the first cutting pad on top of the stack. Then place your paper right side up on top of the cutting pad. Place the thin metal die on top of the paper, with the cutting edge down (in contact with the paper). Finish the sandwich by placing the second cutting pad on top. Set the die and Sizzix pads “sandwich” on the cutting path of the Big Shot Plus machine, and turn the crank to move it through the machine.
For easy reference of how to assemble “sandwiches” with these cutting pads for other types of dies and Sizzix accessories, use the Sizzix Sandwich Booklet.
TIP: The Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine’s polycarbonate plastic cutting pads can make loud creaking, cracking and snapping noises while being cranked through the machine that can sound alarming. Do not panic if your machine makes these noises while cutting! This is a normal part of machine operation and the Sizzix pads and machine are designed to withstand the pressures of cutting.
For more instructions, tips and tricks on using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine, view our videos below, read/ask questions or browse the ratings and reviews below too.
I have been using the Big Shot for a long time now. But as soon as I recently heard that Sizzix is going to make quite a few products for this machine, I just had to buy it! They've already released some items recently. And their stunning!!!
I compared prices and Scrapbook.com has the best prices out there on this machine. One thing I have noticed compared to the regular Big Shot, is that it really seems to give more pressure. It just seems to cut better. idk why. And the size of the machine is perfect for your regular 8.5 x 11 inch card stock. No doubt this is my now go to machine for cutting. Its amazing once you get it home, how small the big shot is compared to it. I only wish I bought it sooner. There is a lot of crafts I couldn't make due to the small size of the Big Shot. But thats okay. I will use my small machine for cutting flowers etc. I Love my new machine very much, Thank You Scrapbook.com!
The big selling point for me was the great big cutting platform which means I don't have to cut down a piece of paper to fit through like the Big Shot. It also means I can cut multiple dies at one time-great time saver! And I really like that the large platform isn't hinged like the multi-surface platform for the Big Shot. I'm also glad that it ISN'T magnetic! Cranks smoothly, and because of the additional weight, there isn't as much need to hold the machine in place while you crank. Over-all, I'm loving it!
I have had a Big Shot for at least a couple years and love it but I wanted a machine that could use the wider dies and also have a bigger footprint where I could make multiple cuts. I expected the Big Shot Plus to weigh more, but it feels lighter, or at least it isn't any heavier than the regular Big Shot, so I am very pleased with that. I am also happy the wider footprint has created the unit to be more stable so I don't have to hold the top handle and can use my free hand to guide the plates in so there is no side to side wobble like I sometimes get with the Big Shot. I also love the platform where I don't fold it to the tab number I need but instead use the independent pieces to create my sandwich. This allows me to use the BS Plus in a smaller area! The regular BS platform when folded out takes up an additional 12 inches and that is a huge problem when I am attending crops where space is premium.
Although I already own an electronic cutter, I wanted to have the option of embossing as well. I ordered the 'Plus' as I didn't want to be limited on the size of the embossing folders or paper than an 'emboss only' machine would, and I am so glad I did! The results are exquisite and very detailed and more prominent than I had expected. I have not tried the die-cutting aspect, but based on the results of the embossing I have done, I have no doubt it will perform top-notch! If you're reading this, you've been pondering and putting off buying one...JUST DO IT! HIT THAT ORDER NOW BUTTON!
I am so happy with the Big Shot Plus machine. Being able to use the larger dies and/or being able to cut several smaller dies at once due to the larger cutting space makes projects move along at a much faster pace. It comes with the clearly marked sandwich board, cutting pads and instructional pamphlet. The cuts are crisp and easy to pop out of the dies. I have the smaller Big Shot and the Pro just adds so much more to all you can do whether you are using paper, cardboard, or fabric. A great value!