Works right out of the box. Cuts everything beautifully (use the sandwich formulas recommended for different die types). Watch the youtube videos to see and understand how the machine works. Compact, but powerful. Heavier than it looks. Only shortcoming--very short power cord.
love this machine..but this is my second one. my first one broke...I had a millimeter (literally a paper thin) too much paper..was in a hurry and bam...broke. I loved it enough to buy another..but would not buy another if it happens again. The crank ones are more forgiving.
I love, love, love the Vagabond by Tim Holtz! It stays on my counter top and I use it daily! No need to put it in the closet! It is basically an electric version of a Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc. So easy to use and saves time. I bought it because I wanted to do some die cutting with fabrics and just was not pleased with the results I was getting from hand crank diecutting machines. Now with the Vagabond I get consistent results because a motor is pushing the sandwich through at an even pace rather than start, stop motions with hand cranking of my other die cutting machine. It is top quality construction all the way. No doubt it will last for years & years to come! And it's cute & compact too!
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO A FRIEND IF THE FRIEND WANTED TO INVEST IN AN EXTENDED SPACER PLATFORM, EXTENDED CUTTING PADS AND EXTENDED CREASE PAD AND DID NOT MIND USING ELMER'S GLUE TO HOLD THE STICKERS ON THE CASE. IT SURE IS SPOILING ME AND DENTING MY BUDGET! EASY TO USE IF YOU FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND SEE SOME TUTORIALS SO THAT YOU DO NOT MAKE THE SANDWICH TOO FAT AND WRECK THE WHOLE MACHINE. GOT IT AT A REDUCED PRICE RIGHT HERE AND AM NOW ORDERING THE EXTENDED GOODIES TO MAKE THE SPOILING COMPLETE.
I purchased the Vagabond for a friend for Christmas. I purchased the Vagabond for myself from Overstock about a year ago. I love it. It is so easy to use. I use it for altered art projects and have to run each piece through multiple times. The cuts come out crisp and clean everytime. I highly recommend this product.
i have the cuttlebug, grand caliber and now the vagabond i always had problems getting a clean cut with the other machines but the vagabond is tighter and the dies come out beautifully....as does the embossing.. this is a great quality machine .
Ordered the Vagabond Machine and just got it today. I tried it out and very nice to have gotten it so fast my 4 year old grandson loved that I was practicing on it and wanted me to keep cutting out more designs. So far I am glad I got it and will learn to do more and faster cuttings. It is very quick to cut and do not have to turn handles like the other machines I have by Sizzix. I got good service and fast delivery. Ro;