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User Rating 5 Star Rating

By Carol

Die-Cut Machines for Scrapbooking

Name of product: 

Spellbinders Grand Calibur Diecut for 81/2x11

Date of purchase: 


My Review 

This machine does everything the Cuttlebug and Big Shot does and more. It accepts the 81/2 x 11 cardstock which means you do not have to cut it to fit as you do on Cuttlebug and Big Shot.

It uses all the same dies from various companies as the others.

It just came on the market recently as it was debuted at Summer CHA. Basically it is on my wishlist as I have been debating between Big Shot and Cuttlebug. From demos I have seen, the big shot seems to stay in place better than Cuttlebug but Cuttlebug users really like the fold up quality of their 'bug'. Big shot holds the longer dies more easily, not just dropping off after they pass through the machine as in Cuttlebug. I have been told that grunge board can be cut on Big Shot - not sure about Cuttlebug.

Cost Vs. Value 

Cost is similar to Big Shot and it does more and saves you time because you don't have to precut your cardstock. "Value" would be excellent but I would like to hear from someone who has used all 3.

Type of Machine 


Cost for Machine Itself 


Cost for New Dies or Cartridges 


Would you recommend this to a friend? 

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