OK So I talked the wife into the idea that she really really needed one of these machines for her scarp booking. So She bought one. I told her that I had plenty of room for it down stairs on my work bench. I have had it for about 5 weeks now but finally fired it up. To only a few minutes to set up and register.
So for those that don’t know what these machines do they are a multipurpose cutter/plotter. It can cut a wide variety of materials from paper and viynal to even wood veneer aluminum and leather. It can cut up to a thickness of 1mm, thicker cuts require multiple passes. I have it primarily for cutting my own vinyl decals and stencils as well as cutting styrene parts. Although I also do wood inlay work so it will get used there and I am intrigued with its ability to cut aluminum as well for making real metal bits. I am also thinking it could make some killer filigree cutting the adhesive colored foil. Make it like metal leafing I am thinking. We will see.
So for a review I cut a very simple project for my daughters school project. Just some simple letters out of 12X12 scrap book paper. The Cricut design software is basic but for this that all you need. You can get the font, size, and space all perfect. then just hit go and it spits it out. You get a sticky cutting mat that holds the materiel your cutting and lined up on it just so is what allows the machine to know where its at. Pretty cool device. Can’t wait to play more with it.
As I work with projects I will update as I push its limits.