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Posted 3/17/2013 by ametallichick in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/17/2013 8:29:34 PM
I have a Cricut but I am so tired of buying mats and carts.
I was leaning towards a Pazzles but after reading the reviews on Amazon, I'm somewhat skeptical.
I just want to be able to cut whatever I want!


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Posted: 3/17/2013 8:47:26 PM
Pazzle is an expensive machine but it is probably the king of the die cut machines. You can do pretty much the same with Sillouette, but if you can afford a Pazzle you can make professional type diecuts. Some people would say the same about a Cameo, but you can cut chip board, whatever you want with Pazzle.

I remember when the Wishblade came out - it was going to be like a smaller version of the Pazzle. I think what Pazzle can do is pretty incredible.


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Posted: 3/17/2013 9:34:08 PM
I had an original blue wishblade (which was actually a craft robo with a sticker over the cr label), and an the older yellow KNK before Pazzles was available.

In any case, look at the KNK Zing.
KNK Zing can do more than the Pazzles, due to higher cutting pressure, including embossing, cutting felt, cutting chipboard, etc
my KNK Zing

go to iloveknk.com and look at the Zing.
ETA: the Zing is less expensive than Pazzles.


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Posted: 3/17/2013 9:47:52 PM
It really depends on what you want to do. If you want your machine to do more (cut through various material, make your own stamps ect ect) than go w/ the pazzles. I have both the cameo and the pazzles.. if I had to choose.. I'd pick pazzles because it can do what the cameo does and more.

that said.. i think there is a bigger learning curve to the pazzles than the cameo.

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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:11:29 PM
Thanks Peas! I am leaning towards the Pazzles but those reviews on Amazon scared me and the learning curve also scared me! That was the beauty of the Cricut. Out of the box and cutting!


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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:25:32 PM
The Pazzles people are very supportive. Klo has tons of videos and there are live teaching webinars if you are a member. I have both machines but my Pazzles Inspiration is the Queen and the Silouette is the Princess .

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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:52:39 AM
Actually I disagree. I had the pazzles sold it bought the circuit sold it bought the cameo! The pazzles can cut chipboard yes, BUT it does not cut smooth. You will not get a circle to save your life. I paid over $500.00 for mine, and was very frustrated by what they call "chads" when you cut with it a majority of the time you are left with a little bit off. It's hard to explain. Basically it does not meet back at the exact point it starts with. So if you imagine a circle and cutting it, when it finishes cutting the beginning and end don't meet, you are left witha little connection, Pazzles says it is normal they can it a chad.

I watched a video on the cameo and this lady cut a snowflake the size of a dime, it was PERFECT! I was sold!

Love my cameo chipboard or not it can cut intricate designs like butter! I am amazed every time I use it.

Go to YouTube and watch some videos before you decide,

Yes Klo and the other pazzles ladies are amazing and so helpful, but remember Klo works for pazzles so she's not the most biased person even though she's a sweetheart!







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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:53:49 AM
Check out this review, it totally sold me and it does cut this well!

http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/2011/10/silhouette-cameo-review-3-first-cut.html







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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:03:47 PM
Hi there,

Thought I would jump on this thread to say that we are here and we will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Also would like to correct some mis-information while I am here. The Pazzles Inspiration has more cutting pressure than the KNK Zing, with up to 1000gsm versus the Zing's 750gsm. Sorry for any confusion on that front. Cutting force isn't always the best comparison between machines, as the density of the material to be cut has a lot to do with the cut, and if you're cutting super-dense stuff you have to look at drag force and... it just gets too techy for ME from there, LOL, but listening to our Tech Support people talk about it can be kind of interesting!

Nanna, I realize that your Inspiration is already sold and gone, but I wonder that there wasn't some mis-communication from our Tech Support? We don't 'accept' chad as standard. There are some materials that are very difficult to get matching start and end points on, but standard papers and cardstocks should not have you having a constant issue with that. You also mentioned imperfect circles... this leads me to believe we had a firmware issue with your machine. If you hadn't already sold your machine I would go pull your Tech Support query and see if I could figure out what happened.

Anyway, back to my point. We're here, and I'm happy to answer any questions. Thanks for the positive comments! Happy to hear it. There are great things happening for Pazzles in 2013, and I hope that you can join our family of 'Pazzlers'. ~Amanda


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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:25:29 PM
Thank you for your reply Amanda but I tried working with tech support and this was with all differant brands of cardstock and patterned paper







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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:34:02 PM
Apparently there has been an update to Pazzles, since the last time I used one, according to their info posted above.
My apologies to Amanda who posted for them.

The silhouette and cameo do cut very nicely, usually without worrying about overcut or trailing blade setting.

I did see that there is a Pazzles craft room, with access to many cutting files, but it is by subscription.

As to the learning curve, the more capable a cutter, the greater learning curve there is. Usually fairly simple to do basics with regular cardstock and paper, no matter which cutter you choose.

I hope you find the perfect cutter for YOU.

ETA: keep in mind there is not a direct conversion for cutting silhouette files with another machine. It isn't difficult, but takes a couple min or so.





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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:48:42 PM
I'd love to know what guage metal a Pazzles can cut through?


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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:07:13 PM
AS odd as this sounds, what metal thickness it can cut will also depend upon metal density.



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Posted: 3/18/2013 2:56:10 PM
The metal's density does matter more than the thickness of it. The Inspiration will cut just about anything flat up to 2mm in depth, provided it's not super-dense (like actual wood).

Generally speaking for metal, we tell people that if it's tougher to cut than a soda can, you might not get it to cut. Yes, people cut the tops and bottoms off soda cans, unroll them so they are flat, and then cut them. It does usually take multiple passes. Plenty of art foils can be cut in one pass.

Now, if you can't cut the metal, but it's still thinner than 2mm, you can engrave or emboss on it! So awesome... you can do dog tags, pet collars, glass from picture frames, all sorts of stuff with the Engraving Tool.

Happy to answer more questions, if you've got 'em! ~Amanda

PS to He**inWA -- no prob. It comes from 'comparison' sites. I haven't found one yet with the right info, and I've written to them all with no avail. :/


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Posted: 3/18/2013 8:56:34 PM
@ Amanda....embarassed to admit I was relying on memory, and did not verify....



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