I really like my Slice and the new Elite- which I reviewed yesterday-Â is even better. But to be honest, the Hands Free Kit for the Slice is a must-have accessory in my book. I know I wouldn’t use my Slice as much without it!
The Hands Free Kit consists of a large, 12X12 mat and a “collar” that fits over your Slice, Slice Elite, or Slice Fabrique. Here’s the blurb from the WhySlice.com website:
Get ready to use your Sliceâ„¢ hands-free! Simply place the collar over your Slice Cordless Digital Designerâ„¢ and you are ready to cut without having to hold the Sliceâ„¢ with your hands.
Powerful magnets built into the collar hold the Sliceâ„¢ in place while you cut, emboss or draw.
Our 12â€ x 12â€ high tempered glass with grid lines allow for precision cutting every time. Simply flip the mat over to emboss on the Sliceâ„¢ 12â€ x 12â€ foam embossing mat.
So really, it’s a no-brainer. Slip the collar over your Slice until it snaps into place on the bottom. Prep your mat with adhesive- and GO!
Now instead of having to hold you Slice with two hands while it cuts, you can multitask and get something else done for a few minutes. For example, I was in the middle of a cut yesterday- using the Slice Elite without the Hands Free Kit- and the phone rang. I couldn’t let go of the machine without ruining my cut. But now, you can prep your next cut, get the phone, have a whatever. And it save just some fatigue on your hands, too- so if you have arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia, this kit will make the Slice a viable machine for you.
And if you like crafting with your kids, the Slice with the Hands-Free Kit is perfect- they can select the design & cut it, all without having to worry about little fingers or imperfect cuts. My 6 year old helped me make this:
Another great feature of the Hands-Free Kit is the 12X12 mat. I love being able to work on a large sheet of paper, and just have to move my Slice after each cut, and not have to keep repositioning my paper.
The Hands-Free Kit will work with any Slice machine, and retails from Making Memories for $49.99 USD- but I’ve seen it as low as $31 and change online. It’s available in Pink or Blue…and after doing a little research, I found that they also make a version with a 6X6 mat. (Personally, I’d still spring for the larger mat!)
I’ve really enjoyed using my Hands-Free Kit- (in fair disclosure, I received it as a Christmas gift from my family, but it was on my “wish list” of accessories. I’d certainly not hesitate to spend my money on it!
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