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craftmad - 28/10/2016 16:20:07
   
What electric die machine
What die cut electric machine is the best to buy for limited space.

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Nannybroomsticks - 28/10/2016 16:36:26
   
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The Gemini looks neat, but I haven't any experience of it. Would be interested to know what folks think too.
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iccrafter - 28/10/2016 16:52:56
   
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Yes Maureen I would get the Gemini if it was me.xx

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Gingers girl - 28/10/2016 18:17:53
   
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Hi Maureen Now experience of this particular machine, but I've had the embosser by crafter's companion for more than 2 years and I love it, so I imagine that this machine would be just as good if not better! Plus it looks a bit sleeker. Angela

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Mary E - 28/10/2016 18:43:54
   
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I've got an eBosser and it's great although a bit heavy and you need to be able to leave it in one place most of the time it works very well and hasn't caused any problems but I must admit to using my old trusted Cuttlebug most of the time Mary x
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craftysandra - 29/10/2016 07:34:25
   
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Depends what dies you have if you have any of the bigz sizzix dies or the green or yellow sizzix ones they wont fit in the Gemini.
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Sue Yorkshire - 29/10/2016 08:24:11
   
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I am thinking of getting the platinum from spellbinders. It's not electric but has an outlet to make it electric in the future but not sure when this will be. I like it as it takes the thick cutting plate from the calibur which doesn't bend like the thin plastic ones I did order an ebosser a while ago but it went back as it didn't cut or emboss in the centre so was a faulty machine and I found the plates quite heavy Sometime hobbycraft have the machines on display and you can see them better Xxx

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iccrafter - 29/10/2016 09:34:01
   
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Idonot have a electric machine,but love to get one,If I do I would get the Gemini.Like you Mary I have a Cuttlebug witch I had from day one from Maureen it never lets me down,using it most of the time,I also have a Grandcalaber. :D

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tazzy - 29/10/2016 09:56:01
   
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If I were to buy a new one.... Id go to a place where I could test and try out one that was Good for My uses... Plus And a big Plus... It MUST be good for me to use easily. It dont matter that the salesperson says it is brill A must have with All bells and Whistles The want one or they have one!!If I can Not Use it with My Arthritic Hands :roll: :roll: Its No good for me :( and are "spares" reasonably priced.. no good if spare plates cost £80.00 pop.. while the machine only cost you 90.00 to start off with :oops: :oops: (made up silly numbers) Space is another Issue..My craftroom is a tiny bedroom Originally meant to house a baby's cot So you can imagine How small that is.. Its already stuffed full of **God knows what.. So I have to really think Have I enough space to leave it Set up All the time?... Sometimes Machines get "upset" if you have to move them everytime you want to use... Plus That takes time too.... ****** means I DO know whats in there I just dont know Where after I tidied up last time :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: I KNOW on one side of the room (one pace away) Is a work top with My Silhouette Cameo set up (Plus all its bits- mat's pen holder's blades etc etc) one off my crat robo's..My Cuttle Bug, An old Sizzix machine with hardly any use to it (A bad Buy on my part) :oops: :oops: A Bind It All (That I love) A Cd/Radio player and cd's And all my Jewellery making stash.. lots of shelves high up that i cant reach :oops: :oops: so Im full up... so another machine is not on my agenda Im good with what i do have... :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: good luck with your choice in whats good for you :hug: :hug: :hug: dont rush in to buy the latest gadget out it may need a lot of tweeks before its perfect
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craftmad - 31/10/2016 19:50:32
   
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Thank you ladies for all your input & help I shall go & have a look at a few before buying, I do like the Gemini but going to see what offers are out there and I'm thinking of my arthritis hands later down the line when I can't turn the handles of the other machines. I think it's best to get a electric one anyway. I'm going to but it for my birthday/Christmas pressie. Thank you ladies. Maureen.xx