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Posted 1/20/2012 by Jossiah in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/20/2012 9:25:53 AM
I was wondering if anyone had an A4 cutter, what do you prefer and why? I was thinking about getting the Big Shot pro but it sounds like a lot of parts need replacing, I don't want a high maint. machine... but would love to hear anyone's input!



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Posted: 1/20/2012 12:10:13 PM
The Accuct Mark IV is the competitor to the Big Shot Pro:
http://www.accucutcraft.com/cutting-machines/mark-iv-machine/mark-iv-roller-die-cutting-machine.html

And the Accucut Grandemark is the Mark IV's big brother:
http://www.accucutcraft.com/cutting-machines/grandemark-machine.html



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Posted: 1/20/2012 12:37:46 PM
I'm not sure what an A4 die cutter is, but I just got a Big Shot Pro, and i don't know what parts need replacing, other than the rails, but that would take a lot of use. Also, they are something like $5 to replace. If you mean cutting pads, then all machines have cutting pads that need to be replaced eventually. The Big Shot Pro is a large, heavy machine, so be sure you have space to use/keep it. It's a beautiful machine and you can get dies to cut fabric with it as well. I imagine you cut use the Accucut dies with it.


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Posted: 1/20/2012 2:48:54 PM
I have the AccuCut Baby GrandMark which is, I think the same size as the Big Shot Pro.

And I may be wrong but as far as I know, I don't think you can use commercial Accucut or Ellison dies in it because THEY are thicker than an Sizzix die. I use an adapter in my Baby Grande to cut my Big Shot Pro dies. I did my own adapter 8 years ago so that I could cut Sizzix Original and Bigz dies in it but AccuCut now sells an adapter.

I need to buy a new tray but my dies are still cutting great and I haven't needed to replace any parts in my machine. I cut quite a but BUT much less than a LSS or school.

I do NOT recommend the Mark IV because it does NOT use a cutting mat. Trust me, been there! The roller does the cutting and IT has to be replaced AND it will stretch things out and not work well with crease dies.

Not sure how hard it will be to get one where you are but if you have a choice, I'd get the AccuCut GrandeMark with an adapter and then you can cut most anything.


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Posted: 1/20/2012 8:53:32 PM
Oh, I didn't know the MarkIV doesn't use a mat and the roller needs replacing! Wow.

I just got my Accucut Grandemark. I was deciding between the BS Pro and the Grandemark. When I was researching, I was told that the BS Pro will cut Accucut dies up to the Super Jumbo size, but not the Giant size.

I chose the Grandemark for one reason: replacement part costs. The Grandemark's replacement tray and cutting mats are cheaper then the BS Pro's, although the machine itself costs more. To me, the machine is an investment. The cutting mats, rollers and trays (that all machines need eventual replacement for) are the consumables. So, I went with the cheaper consumable cost and forked out upfront for the more expensive machine.

My Grandemark works with all dies on the market, from Accucut Giant, BS Pro, right down to my wafer thin ones and my embossing folders (of course, with the adapters you must buy to get the right sandwich).

So far, I'm quite happy with my machine. I will say one thing negative about the Grandemark though (as my husband immediately pointed out): It's fugly. The BS Pro is pretty.



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Posted: 1/20/2012 10:21:01 PM
I also have the Big Shot Pro and am curious what has to be replaced.


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Posted: 1/21/2012 7:51:14 AM
The Bigshot Pro is a very sturdy machine. I can't see there is anything that would need to be replaced?


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Posted: 1/21/2012 10:41:26 AM
The machines themselves don't need replacement parts; it's the accessories.
- the sliding tray
- the cutting pads

In SOME cases (with much much much use, like in a store), you might also need to replace the plastic slides atop which the sliding tray goes. (On an Accucut, this would be the rollers.)

From the BS Pro warranty disclosures (emphasis added):
What Does This Warranty Not Cover?
This warranty does not cover damages or defects caused by misuse or abuse of the Product, or use of the Product for commercial purposes (rather than for personal amusement). Sliding tray, adapter pad, cutting pads and plastic slides are excluded from this warranty. Also, this warranty does not cover, and is void for, purchases made from any retail establishment not authorized by Sizzix.

This is a normal expectation for wear and tear on the tray and the cutting pads moving through the machine and being subject to pressure.

Oh, the Accucut machine has a lifetime warranty. BS Pro is 5 years.
(just the machine, not accessories, in both cases)



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Posted: 1/21/2012 12:10:26 PM
That sliding tray and adapter are VERY heavy (I have the extended ones). I can't imagine it would need replaced for quite a while.


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Posted: 7/1/2012 4:08:22 PM
Angie and Snoopy.... I have a Baby GrandeMark too.... how did you make your adapter? I see the one on the Accucut site for the GrandeMark, the Mark IV and their Mark III.
http://www.accucutcraft.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Baby+Grandemark+tray+adapter


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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:27:33 AM
I just ordered BSP to cut an accucut die. I'm hoping it works it said it would on the accucut website.


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Posted: 12/27/2013 2:54:29 PM
Hi,

Please check out the buy/sell forum for several dies that I really need to get rid of!!


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