Die-Cut Machines for Scrapbooking
Name of product:Spellbinders Grand Calibur Diecut for 81/2x11
Date of purchase:0/0/2010
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.