Making Memories Slice Cordless Design Cutter Machine Starter Set
- Cuts paper, cardstock, vellum, vinyl, acetate, photos and lightweight fabric up to 1/2 mm thick
- Cuts most designs in 7 sizes ranging from 1" to 4"
- Non paper-fed cutter allows for maximum use of paper; Cuts anywhere on any size media
- Over 40 additional design cards available; Drawing and embossing tips also available; Additonal design cards and tips sold separately
- Measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches; 12 month limited warranty on electronic parts
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I am a frugal and practical shopper and I like to do my homework before I invest a chuck of money into something. So when I arrived at a point in my scrapbooking when I realized I would love to have a die-cutter I did some research. All die-cut machines are costly but the electronic ones are outrageously so. The affordable ones seem to have so many drawbacks that they are just not worth it. I looked at the Xyron cutter for a while but it got alot of bad reviews for the cutting mat which wore out too fast and had to be replaced alot. Cricuts and Pazzles are crazy expensive and their designs are costly as well.
Then one day in my research I saw an ad for the Slice. I checked it out and knew this was it. In a nut shell here are its strengths:
-Price. At $150 MSRP it is affordable. I actually got mine brand new on Ebay for $110. The design cards hold 100-150 images and some have 2 to 3 different alphabets and retail for $40 MSRP. Once again, I have found them as low as $27 online.
-Cutting Mat is infinitely reuseable. The Slice comes with a 6X6 glass mat but you can purchase a 12X12 for around $20. You simply paint on a tacky adhesive to keep the paper in place while you cut and wash it off the mat when your done. The adhesive comes with the product and when you run out just buy some more at around $6. One application of adhesive has lasted me 3 sessions of scrabooking and I've cut about 50 things so a little goes a long way.
-Portability. If you are into scrapping away from home you can easily transport it. Its very light weight and compact and they make a carrying case especially for it as well.
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What I like about the Slice:
1. It's cute and small making the machine very portable.
2. It's quick (meaning it's quicker than cutting it by hand- there are other machines that cut faster but there's no comparison to when I was doing all of my shapes by hand).
3. The price! For $150 and $25-$35 for design cartridges, it's the best deal on die cutters period.
4. Innovative. As far as I know, this is the first portable cordless die cut machine. I'm sure there will be more to come but I like that Making Memories got here first.
What's no so great:
1. Glue. I hate the glue. It's runny, messy and the dinky tube they give you with the starter kit is certainly not enough to get very far. I understand that the glue is what makes the paper not move but it's a royal pain.
2. Clean up throughout the cut process. Although the machine itself is portable, I'm not sure how it's going to work when I go to a crop and I need to wash my cutting mat with soap and water. My first instinct would be to pack some bleach wipes for a quick fix but it says not to use harsh chemicals.
3. Holding it down while it cuts. Maybe I'm just a wimp or something but I find I have to hold the machine pretty hard while it's cutting. It's to the point where my arms are a little sore.Read more ›
2. If you use the Cricut, you know how the mat is reusable, but needs to be replaced after the mat loses it's stickiness. The Slice has a glass mat that you spread a small amount of glue over with a sponge brush, to give it it's stickiness. Sounds great, until you try it. There was always too much or too little glue. Too much glue and you'll tear your paper trying to get it off. Then you'll have to scrub and wash the glass mat to remove the residue and paper. Too little, and the paper moves around. You'll ruin your design.
3. You have to hold down the Slice while it's cutting. Remember, you'll do this for each individual letter or design. It needs to be "homed" when you first use it. It adjusts the blade height. The directions say to "hold down the Slice lightly" while it cuts. I had to hold mine down forcefully. Actually, sometimes mine jumped around wildly and made grinding noises; it sometimes cut, sometimes didn't, and there were some letters that did not cut at all, even with the same cartridge, same paper, same setting. Sometimes it shredded the paper. The customer service line told me it needed to be "homed" again, and that I was doing it improperly. What? Do you really want it to be this complicated to cut out a letter? I followed the instructions exactly. When it worked, it cut nicely; when it didn't it, was very frustrating. I did the same thing each time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it worked only two times you cant depend on now it is uselessPublished 6 months ago by Muneer h alhashim
I got one, its sitting in a draw, doesn't cut like when i first got it. Never stays calibrated. Don't see them in any craft stores either. So this may get 86. Just. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tammie
I got it out of the box, cut three things, then had to change the blade, then when I tried to insert a different card, it got stuck on "Insert Card" It will not turn on or... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr and Mrs H Maurer
Bought my FIRST Slice machine from Jo Ann's (on clearance) and it never worked from the first time I tried to use it. I kept getting an error message. Read morePublished on April 9, 2014 by Debra R. Hogle
Seller is an absolute liar! Sold me this stating a new product but the package had obviously been opened. DIDNT EVEN HAVE POWER CORD WITH IT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by afwheather