Best Die Cutting Machine 2018-02-10T13:40:03+00:00

Are You Looking for The Best Die Cutting Machine for Personal Crafting?

We love using Die Cutting Machines to cut stickers, make homemade cards, and of course for scrapbooking!  Do you?! Using die cuts to create our desired shapes and designs for craft making is something we really love as crafters!  Have a look below at our Die Cut Machine Reviews for 2018 to find out which die cut machines make the top of our list! Our Best Die Cutting Machine Comparison Table will tell you all you need to know to make the right selection for your home craft room, and all of your favorite craft projects!

Best Die Cutting Machine Comparison Chart 2018

Here is a convenient table listing the best die cutting machines that 2018 has to offer. Detailed reviews of the top die cutter machines available in this chart are located below.

 

  
 
Max Cut Width
Cut Ability
Best Use
Price
Ratings
Max Cut Width : 8"
Cut Ability : Cuts over 100 materials - cardstock, paper, chipboard, fabric, self-adhesive vinyl & heat transfer vinyl
Best Use : Beginners, Stickers, Decals, Scrapbooking, Cards
Price :

$

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Max Cut Width : 12"
Cut Ability : Cuts 100+ materials, cuts up to 2mm thick materials
Best Use : Beginners, Signs, T-shirts
Price :

$$$

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Max Cut Width : 8.5"
Cut Ability : Cuts 40+ materials 6-8 layers thick in Single Pass - Compatible with Most Other Branded Dies
Best Use : Beginners, Fabric, Cards, Scrapbooking, Embossing, Home Decor, Parties
Price :

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Max Cut Width : 12"
Cut Ability : Cuts 100+ materials, cuts thin paper to thick leather & metal
Best Use : Beginners, Small Business, T-shirt Vinyl, Banners, Signs, Wall Decals
Price :

$$$

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Max Cut Width : 12"
Cut Ability : Cuts 100+ materials, cuts anything from paper & material, up to matboard, balsa wood & leather
Best Use : Quilting & Sewing, Scrapbooking, Vinyl Crafting
Price :

$$$$$

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Max Cut Width : 11.7"
Cut Ability : Cuts up to 2mm thick materials - Cardstock, paper, vellum, vinyl, thin flannel, cotton, felt, flexible magnet, stickers etc
Best Use : Those who need to scan & cut personal designs, Quilting/Fabric Cutter
Price :

$$$$

Ratings:

Max Cut Width : 8.5"
Cut Ability : Cuts cardstock, paper, fabric, foam, felt, leather, thin metal & flexible magnets
Best Use : Beginners (manual crank), Scrapbooking, Quilting, Cards, Embossing, Die-cutting
Price :

$

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Best Die Cutting Machine Reviews 2018

The Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine has a small footprint, but is a perfect electronic die cutting machine for beginners.  While it’s a compact and quiet electronic cutting machine, don’t be fooled, it sure can cut material as well as the competition!  In fact, it cuts 100+ different materials. This easy to use machine is great for die cutting beginners and first time users. This mini die cutting machine can pretty much do everything it’s bigger brother the Silhouette Cameo die cutter can do, but note that it is limited to an 8″ cutting width.  This die cutter is one of the cheapest machines on the market, so it definitely will not break your budget! For small die cutters, the Silhouette Portrait has our vote for most popular mini die cutting machine!

This electric die cutter machine is the Cameo Silhouette 3.  It’s one of the most popular electronic die cutting models for hobbyists. The blade on this model cuts with amazing precision! It allows you to create and cut intricate designs for wall decals, cards, stickers, apparel, scrapbooking and so much more! This die cut machine can cut some of the thicker media including vinyl cardstock, adhesive vinyl, fabric – you name it, and it likely cuts it! This die cutting machine truly can cut or imprint almost anything. We find this new model Cameo die cutter has great value for the money.  We rate this as the best craft cutter for cards, stickers, and scrapbooking! It die cuts with exceptional speed, yet without the hefty price tag!

The Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine is able to cut over 40 different materials. This manual die cutting machine has a strong and powerful cutting pressure allowing it to cut through 6-8 sheets with just one pass using it’s hand crank starter. It allows for a wider cut than some of it’s competition at 8.5 inches wide. This easy to use die cutter machine is perfect for all your home DIY projects!  Scrapbookers love this little machine too because of it’s versatility and compatibility with almost any other brand of dies. It has a solid build with a steel core, and is truly a die cutting machine that is made to last through all of your craft cutting projects! This machine is also a great choice for beginners!

This amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 die cutting machine, is more than just an electronic die cutter – not only does it cut, it writes and scores over 100 different types of media! And it does it all at double the speed of the previous Cricut Explore One die cutting machine! It’s Cricut Design Space software allows you to choose your customized media, and with it’s Smart Set dial, it already knows how much pressure to apply to the material you are cutting. This popular electric die cutting machine is voted as our best choice for die cutting hobbyists, and even for small businesses. The Cricut Explore Air 2 craft cutter has a max cutting width of 12 inches, and is rated as the best die cutting machine under $300 on the market in 2018 – a great choice for all of your cutting projects! Have a look at the starter kit that comes with this machine too!

>>View Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle here

This fantastic new Cricut Maker die cutting machine brings more power and features to the table than the Explore Air 2 die cutter.  The Cricut Maker is amazing, at ten times the strength and precision of it’s predecessor. This new cricut die cutter is the latest electronic die cutting machine release on the market today.  The Cricut Maker die cutter machine has quickly risen to the top, and the die cutting industry has taken notice. This is the best Cricut Machine to date!  It can cut more than 100 materials, and is an excellent choice for cutting material to use for sewing and quilting projects (using the Cricut Rotary Blade). It also has the ability to use a Knife Blade (sold separately) that cuts very thick material (a max of 2.4mm thick)!

The Cricut Maker electronic die cutter has new cutting edge features such as the Adaptive Tool System.  This feature automatically controls cutting pressure and the blade direction.  This amazing, feature rich machine evaluates the fabric it is cutting, and automatically calculates the necessary die cutting force to use.

The Cricut Maker software includes hundreds of sewing patterns to choose from.  Our reviewers say this is the best die cutting machine available for crafters, and it is very user friendly!

>>View Cricut Maker Essentials Tool Kit here

Brother brings a well-known brand across into the die cutting machine market with its Brother ScanNCut 2. This fabric die cutting machine includes some features that set it apart from the competition. One of these features is the large color LCD touch screen which allows you to design just with the scan n cut itself – no computer necessary! The scanner lets you scan your own designs and cut it into shapes or outlines for your craft projects.  It even die cuts fabric for the quilters among us!  This die cutter machine is an excellent choice for those who sew and need to cut material with precision! Create your own die cuts for scrapbooking and cardmaking too.  One thing to note is there is a definite learning curve on this machine.  While it cuts with excellent precision and is highly flexible with its large LCD screen, it requires a bit of a time investment to learn how it operates. You want to watch the You Tube videos and read the user guide for the ScanNCut 2 die cutting machine!  Once you are able to get past the learning curve, you will be impressed with the creativity available with this Brother die cutting machine!

The Sizzix Big Shot Plus is the perfect die cut machine for scrapbooking and card making.  This lightweight and portable machine will have you die cutting and embossing up a storm of creativity! This little machine has the ability to emboss and die cut a large variety of materials. It’s also compatible with other brands’ dies which is a plus if you already own some and want to be able to use them on your Sizzix. The big shot plus has a hand crank, which may or may not be what you’re looking for.  If you like the Sizzix, but want less of a manual process, we recommend upgrading to the Sizzix Big Shot Express. This Sizzix model is larger than some of the others in the Sizzix lineup, and will work like a charm for your card making, scrapbooking and even quilting needs!  This is a great little die cutting machine and rated as the best stencil cutting machine on the market today!

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