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    Is there a machine that will cut shapes out of chipboard? The pre-cut shapes are so pricey and I have a Cricut but it doesn't cut much.

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    Is there a machine that will cut shapes out of chipboard? The pre-cut shapes are so pricey and I have a Cricut but it doesn't cut much.

    ...Cindy

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    The sizzix will. You may have to pull the handle a couple times to make sure the cut goes all the way through, but it will work.
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    I went to a Cricut class at our LSS. The instructor suggested that if we want to mimic the look of chipboard, we cut several of the same shapes and layer them together - as many as needed to get the chipboard look we want. I haven't done it yet, but she had some examples and they looked very good. Ginny

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    I have used my Cricut to cut chipboard. Just make sure that you put it on all the highest settings...'5' and '6' for pressure.

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    The Cricut Expression will do this. There is a multi-cut feature that you can set to 2.3 or 4 times and it goes over the cut in the exact same place as many times as you set it. This way it cuts deaper with each pass. I cut thin chipboard with it on the 2 times multi-cut setting and it worked great.

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I may get the Sizzix, or I may try to layer the shapes. I don't dare do anything to damage the machine and I am CERTAINLY not going to buy another Cricut. As far as I am concerned, the darned thing was a waste of money but my darling daughter gave it to me for Christmas and the look on her face told me it was a "WOW" gift, so I said "WOW!" and cried a little.

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    If you are having trouble cutting with your Cricut, you may have a faulty machine. I had trouble with my first machine with the loading element and it consistently ripped instead of cut. I contacted the company and they had me send the machine back and they sent me a new machine. They were the best service people I have ever worked with. The replacement machine is 100% better than the first one. So, you may need to exchange it! I hate to think that you think it is a waste.

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    Definitely the Sizzix. Cuts chipboard and other thick materials easily such as corkboard, magnet, plastics, etc. The BigShot & the BigKick are also able to cut the same materials as the original Sizzix.
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