Die cutting is still immensely popular in the crafting world for both fabric and paper crafters. And among the manual die cutting machines, only a few are electric- which means no cranking and hand fatigue. The newest of these “electrictronic manual” machines is the eBosser by Craftwell.
Here’s how it’s described on the website:
The new fully automatic and large format embossing & die cutting system.
The eBosser is universally compatible with most cutting dies & embossing folders! Use your favorite folders & dies or our large format embossing folders to create projects fast & easy!
Fully automatic Letter & A4 size cutting is now here. Easily cut or emboss materials up to 8.5 inches wide & 12 inches in length.
The eBosser is a one-step automatic embossing & die cutting system. Simply turn on & insert your folder or cutting die with our platform system. Designed with safety in mind, the eBosser is perfect for home, school & professional use.
The eBosser is able to cut through multiple layers of fabric in one pass. Spend less time cutting & more time creating! The strength of the eBosser does not stop there: cut or emboss leather, wood & metal with ease too!
Let’s take a closer look.
It’s deceptively simple: just plug it in and turn it on. There is a sensor inside that starts the motor. NO BUTTONS TO HOLD DOWN!
The back flap opens automatically when you feed the cutting/embossing sandwich through, and there is an added “foot” for stability. The cutting pads are 12 inches long, so you do need clearance on your table for it to emerge.
In the box, you get:
- Power Adapter
- Instruction Manual
- (1) Embossing/Cutting Platform
- (3) Base Platforms
- (1) Shim ( and I also got an embossing mat?? Not listed on the website, but it was in my box.)
There are 3 embossing folders that come in the box, all 8.5X11 inches. I tested them on three different kinds of paper
I also tested the eBosser using a number of different dies, including the Spellbinders Grand Calibur dies (shown below.) They fit easily in the machine!!! Sizzix Sizzlets, Cuttlebug, and Sizzix BIGS dies all also work flawlessly.
I even cut a bit of “Phoomph” (fabric and interfacing) using a Sizzix die, and it cut through the thickness perfectly.
Now…want to know what happened when I fed in a sandwich that was too thick??
It spit it back out.
No, really. I fed in the wrong sandwich on purpose (it was thin enough to go in, obviously) and when the machine sensed that it was too thick, it stopped feeding forward and reversed the motor- and fed it back out of the front. WOW. I almost killed my Vagabond with a too-thick sandwich. It took 15 minutes for me to let the motor cool down, feed it out a bit, stop, let the motor cool down…well, you get the idea. The eBosser’s
So… want to know what I really think? It’s smaller than my Vagabond (by Sizzix), uses the dies that I bought for my Grand Calibur, and I love the hands-free operation. HANDS FREE, people!! The price point is not for the faint of heart- it retails for $199.99, but it will be available next week on HSN with a flex-pay option. You can also purchase it using our affiliate link below & support CTD!
Disclosure: Sample provided for review purposes.