What Cutting Machine is Best for You

Craft Cutting Machines

Do you have a cutting project in mind but aren’t sure which  machine is best to use?  Here is an overview of the different types of cutting machines.

What is a Craft Cutting Machine?

A craft cutting machine is used when you need to make multiple copies of the same shape. You can also cut different materials like fabric, vinyl, cardstock and more.

What Are the Types of Cutting Machines?

Here is an outline of each type of craft cutting machine so you can choose a machine that is tailored to suit your needs.


The Silhouette is one of the most popular cutting machines. It includes software called Design Studio that can be difficult to navigate at first. But it becomes easier the more you use it.

Glowforge Laser Cutter

The Glowforge is a 3D printer that can create shapes in wood, plastics, and even thin metals. The greatest benefit  is its speed, but it comes with a large price tag!

Brother ScanNCut

A great option for someone who is not very tech savvy. Everything you need is included in the machine. Also includes a built-in scanner.

This brand offers a wide range of cutting methods including manual, electronic, steel-rule dies, and embossing folders. It is more time-consuming as it requires the physical maneuvering of the handle to cut.



This is the most well-known brand. It comes with a rotary blade to cut a wide range of materials such as cardstock, vinyl, and fabric. It comes with a design software and is very versatile.

Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on DIYDanielle.com. She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.