I've been wanting this for a year, since I bought my Big Shot, and I finally went out and bought it,,,,,,,I agree with the other reviewers,,,,,the smoothness of the rolling action is amazing! It cuts with one pass on dies that I normally have to put through 3 times on my Big Shot, and it embosses VERY deeply.
I wish it cut the thicker dies like TH, I have to keep my Big Shot for that, but what it DOES do (nesties) it does amazingly well!
This is my first and only die cutting machine. I have been scrapping for YEARS but held off on getting into the die cutting because I couldn't find something I was 100% happy with, until this machine came out! I am so happy I waited, it was worth it. The ONLY complaint I can offer is that the handle squeaks when you turn it, but I don't care because what it can create is amazing!
I love how smooth and easy the Grand Calibur is compared to the Cuttlebug. You can turn it with very little effort at all. I also like how they label the plates with what they are, so you do not have to remember.. and how they are color coated.
Love how deeply it embosses too. I really recommend this for your die cutting/ embossing needs.
This is right up my alley....no tech knowledge needed...just make like an organ grinder and out of the machine comes the prettiest shapes and embossing. I've been stocking up on dies and cutting out stuff....now to actually put something on a layout or card.