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The Cricut maker machine is an electronic cutting machine that has the ability to cut a variety of softer materials. A wide variety of art mediums can be created with this tool. It is used by many crafters alike, for making marvelous original creations.
Among the significant features of this device are its interchangeability of cutting tools, including a foil transfer attachment and a variety of blade attachments. The many blades for this device can cut materials such as vinyl, balsa wood, magnets, stickers, and t-shirt iron-on labels. The Cricut maker device was unveiled in August of 2017 and sold in craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels. This device is still in production, so users can easily locate replacement parts as needed. Over 6.4 million Cricut makers have been sold and are still in use by fans of arts and crafts. Cricut is used by many worldwide, as Cricut ships to almost every country on the planet.
There is little public demographic information on the device, but it can be speculated that the target audience has to be people with a passion for the arts and harness creativity. Though the demographic information is relatively vague, the price point most certainly is not. Standing upwards of two to three hundred dollars, it is sure to be a luxury few can afford to keep in their collection, as well as maintain its upkeep.
The Cricut maker device never made the news per se, but it definitely stirs up excitement on many craft blogging websites.
As of today, no previous recalls have ever been noted online or as far as their website. There was one instance of a machine supposedly catching fire and burning a house down, but there is no hard evidence suggesting it was the device other than the customer’s accusation.
The most commonly malfunctioning material within the device is ironically the blade of the Cricut maker. Whether the blade is undetectable upon installation, simply is misshapen and rejected by the machine, or the blade dulls down and it needs to be replaced entirely every month, the blade is the most commonly malfunctioning component.
The most common complaints we found however have less to do with the blade, and more with the entire machine as a whole. Common complaints include customers claiming the machine (rarely used) just stops working, or the rubber roller wears itself down and needs to be replaced.
This Cricut model is relatively new and fits into its device family quite well. From the Cricut Maker and the devices onward, they all have the same functions, with newer design capability features or new materials to cut and shape. This model of the Cricut Maker replaced its predecessor, The Cricut Explore. The difference between the two solely consisted of device precision, and durability, but not much changed between the two models.
To identify the device, the front door of the device will be labeled “Cricut | Maker.” The Maker itself will have either a printed label or the information etched into the bottom of the device, that states its serial and model numbers. They can be identified with S/N and M/N. The labels will allow you to be sure you have the “Maker” and not “Maker 3”, the serial number will have a “Q” followed by 12 numbers and letters.
The model number for the Maker is “CXPL301.”
On the sticker, it will read, “S/N: Qxxxxxxxxxxxx” and “M/N: CXPL301.”
- 3 different color choices ( Blue, Champagne, Rose)
- Rotary Blade & drive housing
- Premium Fine-Point blade and housing.
- single USB port
- Fine Point pen
- Fabric grip mat 12”x12”
- Light grip mat 12”x12”
- Supplies package for your initial projects (1 fabric sample, 2 paper samples)
- USB cable
- Power adapter
- 50 items that are ready to be made, including 25 sewing designs
- Product height 6.22 Inches x length 22.6 inches x Width 7.09 inches
- Weight 15.02 pounds
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