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Vinyl Cutter Reviews – The Latest Machines Tested and Rated

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We are passionate about all things die cutting. If you are looking for a complete rundown of the best vinyl cutters in 2021 from top brands like Cricut, Silhouette and Sizzix, you’ve come to the right place!

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Cricut Explore 3 Review

The Cricut Explore 3 (available now from Amazon or the Cricut store) is the latest cutter in the Explore Air suite of craft cutting machines.…
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Cricut Maker 3 Review

The Cricut Maker 3 (available now from Amazon or the Cricut store) is Cricut’s most advanced craft cutting machine. With some incredible features on board…
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Cricut Joy Review

The Cricut Joy (available now from Cricut or Amazon) is the latest machine to join Cricut’s lineup of craft cutters. Here we’re taking an indepth…
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The Craft Cutting Blog

We have spent hundreds of hours testing a variety of your favorite digital and manual die cutting machines.

Our extensive reviews are the first port of call for any craft enthusiast looking for a detailed and honest analysis of each vinyl cutter before they buy.

New to craft cutting?

Beginners can dive straight in to our introductory overview of vinyl cutting, which will show you how it all works, and the best type of cutter for your needs (digital vs manual, Cricut vs Silhouette, and so on…).

Want to compare the best vinyl cutters in 2021?

We have you covered with our buyer’s guide to the best die cutters on the market today.

It’s a machine-by-machine comparison that we update several times a year to ensure that you have the very best technology on your craft table – at the best price!

We’re constantly amazed by the improvements to the latest craft cutters. Whether you are looking to launch your own decals business, or craft some fun projects in your spare time, there are machines available at affordable prices that can produce professional results. Regardless of your skill level!

What Machines Are Popular Right Now?

Cricut Maker
Boasting professional level cutting, amazing tool capability and the ability to work with fabrics, the Cricut Maker is one of the hottest craft cutters in 2021. [Read Our Review]
Silhouette Cameo 4
The flagship cutter from Silhouette is newly rebooted and a massive improvement on the Cameo 3. Offering supreme power, versatility and good software, our readers are big fans of this machine. [Read Our Review]
Cricut Joy
Released in Early 2020, the Cricut Joy offers great cuts at a low price with a sleek portable machine that is perfect for beginners. A major win for Cricut fans! [Read Our Review]

Compare The Best Vinyl Cutters in 2021

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Starting your craft journey and not sure which of the ‘big-brand’ machines in right for your needs?

Our Comparisons section is packed full of head-to-head machine battles.

We take the flagship offerings from rival companies (“Cricut Maker vs Silhouette Cameo 4”), as well as comparing the different generations of releases (“Cameo 3 vs 4”) to see where you will find the features you need at the best price.

We also maintain an analysis of the different cutters from three of the biggest brands in the craft world.

Want to see how all of the Cricut machines compare? Which Silhouette cutter is suitable for your projects?

Check our round-ups below:

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Some of the most popular content on VCM:

  • Reviews – All of the latest vinyl cutters from Silhouette, Cricut, KNK and other top brands. Read our analysis of the pros and cons before you buy
  • Machine Comparisons – Can’t decide between the Cricut Maker or Cameo 4? Curio or Cameo? Explore Air or Expression? Cuttlebug or Big Shot? We run you through the key features of the most popular die cutters on the market.
  • How To Guides – Learn to get the most out of your craft cutter with our helpful walkthroughs, tutorials and machine FAQs.
  • Inspiration – Need an idea for your next craft project? We have a selection of seasonal ideas, plus hundreds of free fonts, SVGs and cutting files.
  • Business Ideas – Make money from your vinyl cutter! We discuss craft business ideas and strategies for generating an income from your passion

VCM Contributors

Who writes for VCM?

Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

I’m a life long crafter with a passion for vinyl cutting — it’s been both a hobby and a career for me over the past 5 years. Everyday I love testing new machines, materials and techniques and passing my tips and reviews along to my crafting friends and readers.

Marnie Hofstadt

Marnie Hofstadt

I’ve been a professional in the world of vinyl cutting for over 10 years now and specialize in educating others on how to use commercial vinyl plotters. If you’ve got a question on any machine with a servo motor, make sure you come straight to me!