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I knew that I had to have a mini die cutting system so that I didn’t have to get up every time I needed to cut something. I just didn’t know how much I would love the ease of having it so compact and readily available at arm’s length. Great gift for a beginner crafter, too. Don’t forget to order more cutting plates and the metal shim!
I like having a simple and small die cut machine. I have to use a shim to cut a somewhat busy die (ornament shaped with inlaid cuts.) I’d like to see the price come down a bit and have a self healing cutting plate.
I looked at all other available mini die cutting machines, of which I think there only 3 or 4, and I kept ending up at this one. Given I can't touch and try out any of the machines I based my decision on the looks of the machine and the company reputation for quality ... cue Tina Turner music ... "your simply the best, better than all the rest ...". Thank you AlteNew for providing this little device. It cuts so well and does it so smoothly. With my big device I have to stand up and crank with all my might, like I'm grinding flour or something - ugh, but this little machine just smoothly cuts the dies without a Herculean effort. Wow. The price is on par with other devices and the larger die cutting machines which all seem to be well over $100 USD.
I love how easy this little machine is to use. It's light weight and easy to use for small die's. WishI had gotten it sooner!
The knob on the crank handle came apart within the first 10-15 times I ran a die through. The interior glue was sticky & messy, got all over my fingers & card stock, & was hard to clean off. I tried to hot glue the 2 halves of the knob together, but it wouldn't take - even with other glues - so I put a rubber band around it just to keep the knob from falling apart on me while using it. The plates warp quickly & the replacement plates never seem to be in stock when I try to order them. On top of that, the machine is expensive & took a long time to get here. I've had it for about a year or so now, & although it cuts small dies well enough, you have to put a single die (no more than 2 small ones) in the center of the plates or it won't cut all the way through - especially when the plates start to warp.
On ther plus side, it's nice to have the mini for fast & easy die-cutting, but I wish I had gone with another brand given all the inconveniences.