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
If you're tired of the same old pre-designed greeting cards, holiday and special event decorations, and scrapbooking materials, then the Big Shot Pro die-cutting machine from Sizzix is just what you need to reinvigorate the artist inside. In addition to the cutting machine, the Big Shot Pro contains a sliding tray, cutting and crease pads and much more to get you started right away.
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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great.
I'm so happy with my Big Shot Pro machine! I have a place to put it, so size and weight is not an issue for me. I love that I can use any Sizzix (or other) products with it, no matter how small. The machine is quality built and the sliding tray is heavy duty, I can't imagine ever having to replace it. The only assembly required is putting the crank handle on with the included allen wrench ... it's a snap! I have since purchased other cutting plates (a pair of extended plates) to reduce wear on the large plates that come with the machine. Dies cut cleanly and perfectly, and the only problem with owning this machine is the never ending wanting of new dies! It also embosses paper very professionally using embossing folders, and the addition of the solo platform lets you cut spellbinder dies as well as emboss very nicely. If you want to save a few dollars and go with the smaller machine ... think again. Then when you find that wonderful big die to cut envelopes and you can't use it because of size restrictions ... well ... I'd just have to say "I told you so!" Enjoy. Thanks also to Overstock.com for prompt shipping, and the best price I could find as well.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
Wanted an embosser and almost bought the Cuttlebug. Went on YouTube to see different machines and decided on this one. I wanted more options than the small ones...you just never know. This works really well. Heavy....HEAVY. Not something you cart around. But, that is what makes it work well. You do need to get more shims and whatnot to fit all your embossing folders and die cutters. I tried using stacked 12" x 12" paper but that compresses and does not work. You need the shims made for this machine so just get them. Easier. I use Cuttlebug folders and some others easily and that Cuttlebug green and clear plastic embossing plates...but those things do not turn out well.....ever. They leave a dent in the paper where the edge of the small plate is.
Nice you can open your paper and emboss to the edge of a 5" x 7" paper...or emboss and cut later. Some shims are very thin...and you will use them. Just a small bit of extra pressure can change everything. Get the other shims...and while you are at it, another rubber mat and clear plastic top. Made wedding invitations and everything else that goes with a wedding with this machine and it all turned out beautifully. OH...be sure to put the folded end of the embossing folder toward the rollers and not sideways or upside down. If you do, the plastic folder tabs will break. The folded end must go in first. Not a problem. You will love it.
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.
Thank you for your inquiry, dalattar. Please put the item in your cart and proceed through checkout to get a total. Payment will not be collected until after the total cost is revealed, so you can always choose not to order if you decide not to. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 3, 2014
I don't know but it's 40 lbs.ifkim on Aug 22, 2014
are the dies included in the box of the machine Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die Cutting Machineakilam on May 9, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us akilam. The dies are sold separately. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on May 19, 2014
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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