Do you need a Cricut but have no idea which one to buy? Many options are available, but choosing the best one can be difficult.
I have researched and compiled a comprehensive guide so you can make the best decision for your needs.
Cricut Joy is best for beginners having less budget and space.
Cricut Explore is best for crafters and teachers who need a cutting machine very often.
Cricut Maker is best for those with a high level of commitment to their projects & crafts.
Cricut machines similarities
Every Cricut has unique features; however, these features are common in all models.
- All three Cricut machines require the Design Space app. Available on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone, the Design Space is necessary to make designs and run the machine.
- They are connected through Bluetooth to your computer, mobile, or tablet – saving you the hassle of long cords.
- For now, these machines need power cords because battery-operated models are not available yet.
- These machines work with fine-point blades and Cricut pens. They can cut through vinyl, paper/cardstock, and infusible ink.
Cricut Joy was created with ease of use in mind and can cut and draw a vast majority of designs available in Cricut Design Space.
Cricut Joy is best suited to those who don’t craft very often and have constraints on either space or money. Mamas, renters, and people short on space will find the most use for it. Those short on funds or free time, like professionals or teachers, may also be suitable customers.
Cricut Explore Air 2
The Explore Air 2 is a popular and reliable electronic cutting machine that can be used for a wide variety of projects. It’s compatible with many accessories and comes in various colors to fit any project’s needs.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is perfect for crafters who enjoy creating pretty much any project on their Pinterest feed and want to be able to make it with minimal frustration. The tools & materials that come with the machine are of premium quality and will give you great results in each project.
Cricut Maker 3
The Cricut Maker 3 is a new and powerful machine from the Cricut brand. It can cut various materials with its tool housing, blades, and functions. It also has specialized functions like engraving and scrapbooking. I like the Explore Air 2 best because it’s the easiest to use, but I keep the Maker around because it can cut and do everything.
Cricut Maker 3 is the ideal all-in-one machine for people with a high level of commitment to their crafts. It has a lot of functionality and is currently the best option if you want to buy one machine that can do everything instead of several gadgets set up just for one main task.
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