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Leveling up from the Explore One, the Cricut Explore Air is wireless – you don’t need to connect to your computer’s USB port now. You can simply send your images from your computer, iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth direct to the cutter. Easy peasy!    MSRP: $249

PROS: great for Beginners, Print & Cut projects, Wireless via Embedded Bluetooth
CONS: Requires internet to use.


  • Cricut Explore One

Create DIY projects and crafts with Cricut Explore One™, an electronic cutting machine offering amazing precision at an irresistible price. It cuts a wide variety of materials from paper to iron-on to vinyl—even thick materials like leather and felt! The best value in DIY!     MSRP: $199

PROS: great for Beginners
CONS: no wireless Bluetooth – Requires internet.


  • Pazzles Inspiration Vue

The Pazzles Inspiration Vue is less popular than the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore, but it does come with some notable advantages. The Pazzles Vue has 1000 grams of cutting force, making it one of the strongest die cut machines. Another mention is the wide variety of tools available for the machine, allowing you to draw, engrave, pierce, emboss, and distress.     MSRP: $399

PROS: Pazzles wide variety of tools
CONS: hard to find Pazzles products and small owner community.


  • Silhouette Cameo 3

The Silhouette Cameo 3 is similar to the Cameo 2. The Cameo 3 has all the features of the previous model and more. Some of these improvements include dual carriages, Bluetooth technology, additional storage, and the Autoblade. The Autoblade is a blade that automatically adjusts itself to the material being cut. Less powerful than others, yet cuts most paper and vinyl just fine.    MSRP: $299

PROS: Create custom designs with Silhouette Studio software & upload SVGs
CONS: Not as precise cuts as Cricut, Less powerful.


  • Silhouette Portrait

The Silhouette Portrait is possibly the best portable die cut machine on the market. Weighing only 3.5lbs, but cuts and draws as equally well as the Silhouette Cameo with 210 grams of force. The machine uses a 8″ x 12″ cutting mat and can cut up to 10 feet in length. It includes Silhouette Studio design software, allowing users to create their own designs from scratch.    MSRP: $199

PROS: Silhouette Portraits’ Portability and space savings
CONS: Small size and less powerful


  • Sizzix Eclips2

The Sizzix Eclipse cuts and draws with 600 grams of force and can cut up to 12″ x 24″. It does not use cartridges, and designs are created using the eCAL lite electronic cutting software. It’s a robust and precise machine, being able to cut to the nearest 1/100 of an inch.    MSRP: $299

PROS: eclips2 has a scoring for making your own gift boxes
CONS: eclips2 cannot engrave or emboss projects.