Cut out dozens of your favorite shapes with this durable die cutting machine. Create decorations for homemade greeting cards or family scrapbooks with the press of a lever. The die can slice through thick materials like cork and fabric....more
I have several of the Sizzix machines already but I did want this one to be able to use all the different sizes of dies with more materials. It isn't portable but I didn't expect it to be. I'm lucky to have a craft room so it's set up to use whenever I want. I don;t know how much I'd use it if I had to haul it out all the time as it is quite heavy. You need to buy the extra platform, shim and the thin die adapter to make full use of the machine.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image on site was accurate.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I'm familiar with Sizzix products so I know what quality to expect and it delivered.
I love this Big Shot Pro it is a very heavy duty machine. I had read other reviews before I bought it so I knew that it would be quite large and it is but that's because it can cut a 12 X 12 paper. The only thing I was disappointed about was that you don't get any dies whatsoever with it, and it really doesn't explain that to use all the other dies (for other Sixxizs) you have to have a lot of accessories. I still love it, and I like the fact that unlike a cricut (which I have) or other digital cutting machine after you have the die you don't have to keep purchasing new blades and mats and blades and mats and it won't nickle and dime you to death.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The product is just like the image
How accurate was the on site description of the product? the description is exactly what you get
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Durable
Wish I hadn't bothered with cheap imitations! I didn't want to spend the money for the unit but when I found the discounted price on Overstock I knew it was time to act! If you are thinking about buying this product - DO IT! it is sturdy and well worth every penny. Overstock delivered before I had time to catch my breath from ordering! Great product. Fast service. Fantastic! Thanks!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Completely
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fine
Big Shot Pro Machine is 24" long and 15" wide (21" including the handle). This, plus the fact that it is fairly heavy, dictates that it is not something you want to put away after you use it. You will need enough space to leave it readily and easily available for use. You won't be sorry that you own it. Whether using large dies or numerous smaller ones, this machine works great. Instructions printed right on the plates help you assemble the correct 'sandwich'. Machine feels well made, like a commercial version of the Big Shot.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great.
This machine opens up lots of opportunities for creating. It is quite large in real life (hard to picture by the dimensions) and needs to be placed on a sturdy table or desk to use. Even though the description said it was 44 pounds, I wasn't quite prepared for heavy it really is! One needs to find a place to put the machine and then not move it much. The handles on both ends of the machine do make moving it very comfortable, though. I wouldn't consider this a "portable machine", mine won't be leaving my home like I do with my regular size Big Shot! All in all, I am having a blast cutting with the huge dies and making really fun projects!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is excellent...same as all Sizzix Big Shot products
I read about the Big Shot pro and ordered it when my Accuquilt Go died. However, right after ordering and when the Pro had shipped, you advertised a Quilting edition which would have better met my needs. When I called and Emailed, your staff did not know enough about the product (and neither did I), for them to be helpful. They gave me info about returns but I am 74 years old with a bad back and had no way of returning a more than 40 lb item. In any case, I worked out that this was the same machine with some extras. I ordered an adaptor kit and was able to work out how to use my dies (after buying a Sizzix die locally for comparison).
The machine works well; it it seems strong and stable. It cuts through several layers of fabric without difficulty. The handle turns easily and requires less effort than my previous cutter. My only problem seems to be that you do not have the extended tray and adaptor pad which would enable me to use my strip die (or buy extras). This is the equipment which is included in the quilters edition, I assume. I have to assume as the information available was not clear. I hope that these items will be available later.
This product is heavy and it is kept in one location. Make sure you check all the reviews, because you will need other accessories to make your cards or whatever you make successful. You will need other adapter pads, shims and such. I am very happy I bought this large version of the Big Shot, because then I can do other things besides cards. I can make favor boxes and or cut extra large things that the smaller version of Big Shot cannot do. I am happy with this purchase.
Other than the dies, do I need special additional equipment for cutting fabric?sewbaby on Dec 11, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No, but some dies are 26" long and require the longer cutting pads. Some BigShot Pro dies are both especially long and wide, and then you need the extra large tray and platform - somewhat pricey. But there are plenty of quilt dies out there that are the regular size and for this the ones that came with Pro are just fine.ifkim on Dec 12, 2013
add do read it as like "=Add to cart to see special price=" but if me make deside no more want since inplaced of cart see special price hi for me on cart will be take out cart posibleI for me to easy do? or will be in cart for long time no me want decide after in there? if want to me buy other thing item sticked in cart no want how to make go off the cart? sorry for bad english, speak only 1 year, write 4 month.chungkee on Dec 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello chungkee, This machine has received excellent reviews! Your English is great, don't you worry! If you add the item to your cart and decide that you don't want to purchase it, you can simply remove the item from your cart by clicking 'remove'. I hope this helps. If you need further information on how to order or edit your cart, please let us know. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 6, 2013
With Sizzix die-cuts the customer is capable of cutting lots of different types of materials with this machine. The “steel rule” dies, like Bigz and Originals, are capable of cutting different types of fabrics as well as paper, craft metal, cardboard, chip board and many other different craft materials.
This machine does not cut without dies. Dies are sold separately.
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 5, 2012
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