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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Big Shot Pro

Big shot Pro - The machine is BIG. Takes a lot of real estate!
It can for sure cut heavier stuff with bigz dies (and tim holtz dies and not spellbinder ones) and can cut and emboss 12" . But it is  costly as not only is the machine expensive but you need to get additional cutting plates (yes another cutting plate as it comes with just one and a crease mat) and the big shot pro solo package (  solo platform,adapter and shim) to be able to cut spellbinder dies and not only spellbinder dies but the sizzlits too. So out of the box it will only cut the bigz dies and bigz pro dies ie the thick . Yes it will also cut the accucut and accuquilt out of the box. You can of course create a stack out of thick chipboard and try cutting the other dies but that is so much trial and error - but still possible!
I had the rest of stuff but did not realize that I needed another cutting pad too. Yuck. And if you want to emboss you need a 1/8" rubber mat. I got that cheap in amazon when buying not the brand product but just searching for silicone rubber sheet 1/8". Now I have not yet tried the spellbinder thingy yet as I waited a while to get the stuff.
If you just want to cut spellbinder dies ie max 81/2 x 11"  then grand calibur is so much cheaper and less space too. I prefer manual cranking to motorised so though I was tempted by eBosser I have not got that.

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