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« on: July 31, 2018, 03:27:43 PM »

a new die cutting machine.

My Grand Calibur has just gone BANG!! I need to get a repacement. What do all you use? And are you happy with it?

I'd love it to be another that takes A4 sheets if possible.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »

I'd go the big shot route. I believe they do a larger one.
https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/guides/how-to-choose-right-die-cutting-machine
https://www.smarthome.guide/best-die-cut-machines/
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 03:41:10 PM »

Xcut A4. It has an adjustable roller for different thickness dies
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 06:00:16 PM »

I've spent the last two hours looking and reading reviews and decided to go for another Grand Calibur. I have spare plates for it, and the raspberry plate, so I won't have to buy extras.
To be fair, this one has served me well, I've used it almost daily, and don't want one that takes up too much room.

Thanks for the links Lynn, but they confused me even more!! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 06:22:34 PM »

Mine went bang so I thought that was the end of it and bought a Gemini.
One of my craft class took it home to her husband (about 2 years ago) and he opened it up quite easily, it had vertually just come apart, he put it back together and it is still as good as new and used at all our craft classes as well as indoors.
I have just had to buy a new handle as the handhold part broke, I now have a wooden handle that rotates , its more comfortable to use, aparantle quite a lot had problems from the early days.  I still use the Grand Calibar over the Gemini, I find it better.

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 08:31:24 PM »

My hubby had to take mine apart to release the die and plates. The whole thing had exploded inside. Beyond repair, I'm afraid. He was a motor mechanic all his working life, and would have repaired it had he been able.
I too loved my Grand Calibur, so that's why I've bought another.

The later ones are said to be better!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 05:07:02 AM »

Big shot plus for me..its a work horse..bought a mini gemini too and that's in use almost daily.
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