If you are thinking of investing in a die cutting machine, there are many makes and style to pick from and it can be a little confusing. But I have found a machine which I personally find great to use.
I have been selling crafts on ebay for a number of years now, mostly die cuts. I used to have several different machines for all the different makes of dies. I had the original sizzix machine and a sizzix sidekick and was thinking about investing in a quickutz tool also. After much wear and tear I needed a new sizzix machine and invested in the all new Sizzix Bigkick and let me tell you it is the best machine on the market. Similar to the Ellison Bigshot, but it is under the sizzix brand. Not only does it cut the old and new style sizzix dies. It will cut sizzix size cross-cuts and accucut dies. It comes with a handy platform that means you can cut sizzlits, ellison, quickutz and similar sized dies as easy as the machines these were designed to be used on.
The BigKick machine is larger than the original machine, yet lighter. It has a larger cutting area so things go in the machine much easier. And with the handle, similar to that of the sidekick machine, it saves a lot of elbow grease! You simply roll your dies through and your arm doesn't ache, especially if you are cutting out 100's of die cuts a week!
Although the machine is a little bigger than the original sizzix machine you save a lot of space as you do not need the quickutz or sidekick machine.
Because it cuts other brand dies easily and much better than the original machine and adaptor you can expanded your range of dies to include new things from other brands.
Thanks for looking at my first review!