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Old 21-01-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Does anyone have either of the Making Memories Slice machines, if so how do you rate it?

I have limited dexterity so can't use punches. I love my Cuttlebug but am tempted to try the Slice for the size options given by the cartridges. I swore never to get one, till I could design on the computer and cut what I design but those machines are big and expensive. I've not really got the budget for a new one but have seen a few of the original ones second hand, how clunky is the first version?

Have you got the original slice? What do you think of it?
I'd like it to cut upto 250gsm card stock, I don't have much scrapbook card but have some hammered card from Paper Mill, would the original cut that?

Is this a great tool or did you file it under lifes too short?

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated, thanks

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Old 22-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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I love mine. It took a bit of getting used to as you have to adjust the blade to different thickness's. Mine cuts the Paper Mill card no problem. I have cut Grungepaper with it but not tried anything thicker.

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Old 22-01-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Hey GM

Thanks {kiss} I'm really really tempted to get one. That will be me living on Wheetabix again then DOH.

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Old 09-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
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Hi
I have one and I really like it - I bought it so that I could cut big letters and motifs (but use it more for letters!)... I've cut bazill with it, not really tried anything thicker - though would like to try fabric.
I bought a silhouette (quickutz) didn't really get on with it - wasn't as versatile as I'd hoped it would be (but I think the limitation may have been me rather than the machine!)
So, yes I like the machine and the new accessories they're bringing out look good though I haven't tried them.
Hope this helps!
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Still struggling with the Slice. Sometimes it cuts perfectly others not Guess its very much a learning curve thing

I think I have enough glue on the mat as its tough to get fine embellishments off it without them tearing. But the machine has 'moments' when it will cross its earlier cut and slice off or through a design.

Has anyone got any ideas of what I'm doing wrong. I've homed the blade, its a new blade and I'm working on a newly glued glas mat that is 12 x12 and using the hands free kit.

Help????

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #6
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Gosh hun - I've never had it go over itself I did find it took some getting used to what position to put the blade for what thickness of card etc. but once I did I haven't had any problems at all. Have you got the Slice spatula? It really is invaluable for getting those little bits off the mat.

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hey hun

I got a Slice ages ago - I have a problem with cutting machines too so the Slice is idea as the only thing you really need to do is hold it down when you are cutting.
I have some of the different cards for it too so can get heaps of shapes cut.
I have card from the PaperMill - that is usually where I get it and haven't had any probs with the cutting...

THere are a few shapes that I have to snip the ends of the cutting lines on - think it is just a minor glitch on the card though and it isn't anything major.

I have got a CriCut too... and I never use it because it scares me.. I am a complete technophobe!!! The slice is gentle and never shouts at me, which the CriCut did the first time I used it ROFL

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Hi GM

Yes I've been using the spatular and the tweezers as I went for the tool kit when I got the rest of the kits.

I really thought this was going to be a step up from the Cuttlebug, but the Cuttlebug wins on reliability and ease of use. So much for upgrading to a whizzy machine {sob}

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I think maybe you have a fault Get in touch with MM - they are really good. The only problem I had with mine is getting the blade position right with different card. It should not be going back over itself etc.

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Have you tried calibrating your machine? I found that this helped when mine started to go a bit funny.
You should find the calibration command on your basics design card, usually the last option on the screen.
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