An In-Depth Review Of Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

The Sizzix Big Shot system is really popular with crafters, because of its ease of use, affordability and convenience.

It is really easy to use the Big Shot. Just make a “sandwich” of the cutting plates; with the material or paper and the cutting die as the filling, choose the right tab on the multipurpose platform to get the right thickness and send it through the Sizzix Big Shot.

The Big Shot is useful for quilters, stampers, card-makers, and scrappers. You can cut fabrics, paper, card, etc.

As a crafting tool, the Sizzix Big Shot has been hailed as a must-have. The award-winning tool has found utility in hobbyist crafting workshops and even in small creative businesses owing to its extensive capabilities and simplicity. For instance, it is frequently used for quilting projects, scrapbook making projects, and invitation making projects, and much more. With this in mind, we will review this tool in intricate details to give you a complete picture of what to expect when you make a purchase.

Sizzix Big Shot Features

#1. Dimensions: 15-3/4″ x 11-3/4″ x 7-1/2″
#2. Comfortable grippy handle
#3. An extended multipurpose platform
#4. Sturdy build


Exceptional Versatility – When you purchase a crafting tool, the main intention is to increase your capability with regards to the amount and variety of crafting task you can handle. The Sizzix Big Shot has been developed to comfortably handle a variety of crafting tasks, all the while just making use of one machine. For instance, it can handle cutting and embossing. Importantly, it can work with very many different materials, including:

Metallic foils,
Craft aluminum,
Fabric, and much more.

This gives its users the ability to perform different tasks on a variety of different materials. Additionally, the Sizzix Big Shot can use folders and dies from a wide variety of die and folder suppliers.

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The Sizzix Big Shot can use almost all dies in the Sizzix Library, with the Bigz Pro dies being the only exception. It can also use Cuttlebug dies, Acquiquilt dies, Anna Griffin dies, Spellbinder dies, and QuicKut dies. As for folders, it can use all folders that are less than 6’’.

Sturdy, Lightweight, And Highly Compatible Machine – The machine has been designed to be easy to handle and move around. As such, it has a lightweight construction and one of the best designs with regards to portability. Therefore, it is not a tiresome machine that is overbearing to handle, but rather a user-friendly machine that you will find joy in using.

That being said, its lightweight construction has not interfered with its sturdy build. It is designed to meet its function and purpose and last long.

Stellar User Experience – Every aspect of the Sizzix Big Shot has been meticulously designed to make it easy for users to use the machine and perform the task at hand. for instance, it has a grippy handle that operates a smooth running crank. This makes for a comfortable user experience. The entire machine has been designed for enhanced control of the process, keeping in mind matters of precision, speed, and alignment.

The Good And The Bad

Among its advantages is the lightweight and sturdy construction, the easy to use design, the versatility of the machine, and compatibility with numerous dies and folders. This means that you can use the tool in a variety of projects, and comfortably so. However, its main demerit is the incompatibility with the Bigs Pro dies.

In Conclusion

As an investment for your business or hobby, the Sizzix Big Shot is a worthy investment. While it has its drawbacks, the advantages and the capabilities that it has are second to none.