Wanna talk about Cricut? What exactly is Cricut?
Cricut is a family of smart cutting machines, and there are TONS of things you can do such as cut and create projects for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, home decor, apparel, and so much more.
“Which machine is the best to purchase?” I see this question being asked many times. But first what I would ask:
- What type of things would you like to make? Do you sew?
- How much are you willing to spend?
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See below what each machine can cut and what sorts of accessories you may need to purchase separately.
Explore One – cuts, writes, and scores, need bluetooth adapter (sold separately).
Explore Air – double tool holder, bluetooth wireless.
Explore Air 2 – it does everything what Explore Air does, up to 2X faster.
Maker – adaptive tool system, cuts fabric, thicker materials, chipboard, balsa wood.
I understand that choosing a machine can be so overwhelming. I still remember the time when I was on that same boat searching years ago, which would be the best machine for my crafting needs? And the way I did it was, I narrowed it down by what do I wanted to make and how much can I really afford? Because it really all comes down to which machines would works best for me. This may sound weird, but I am always talking to myself, “Cece, is this a need or a want“? It’s like I have to hear this question to make a good decision LOL. And that is how I ended up with an Explore Air.
Here’s my recommendation:
- If you’re planning to make birthday cards, invitations, cake toppers, car decals, wood signs, mugs and shirts. I would recommend the Explore Air or Explore Air 2.
- But if you wanna do more than what an Explore Air 2 does, and/or enjoys sewing, then the Maker would be a great choice. This is the ultimate machine and it has the adaptive tool system. Which it comes with the ability to cut all sorts of fabrics and wood. Just keep in mind, that there is a big difference on the price.
So I hope that I was able to help you decide which Cricut machine would be best for you? Leave a comment below and let me know.