Woohoo! I got a 13 inch Klic N Kut! A fairy god mother sent this to me and not I am free from the chains of only cutting letter size paper.. In a million years I never thought I would get one of these and here it is!
With the KNK you are getting into a pretty heavy duty machine. Its a big jump from Cricut or Silhouette. You can cut chipboard, engrave, emboss, cut fabric and use heavier products. The machine also is built for long term use and I have found more durable to others.
If you are squeamish about price- try and find a second had or refurbished KNK. A lot of people are upgrading to the Groove and Maxx and selling their Elements and older models- which are PERFECTLY fine!
Like all the cutting machine the learning curve is there.. however I have been using the software, Klic-N-Kut Studio GE which you can use with Quickutz Silhouette (as well as Craft Robo and Wishblade) so wasn’t that hard to make the switch. The software is a must have as far as I am concerned.
It took some getting used to having to adjust pressure and speed but I LOVE this machine. It is quite um.. large so don’t foresee taking it on any crops. So I will keep my QK Silhouette for the day when I can leave my house for long stretches of time child free.
Sandy McCauley has a comparison chart of all the different machines and their specs, find it here KNK Comparisons. Sandy not also sells KNK machines and creates many free videos and tutorials for KNK and MAXX, Groove digital cutters.