SVG-File Compatible Personal Electronic Cutting Machines

Update: this page hasn't been updated in some time. It's been a little while since I've personally used the machines besides the Cricut Maker machine and the Sizzix eclips2. The other machines shown are quite popular, and for me to have a standing "review" of them seems unfair. The Janome Artistic Edge machine should also be added to the list. ~Mary

Are you purchasing your first cutting machine or replacing your old one? Get to know each machine through photos, videos and user reviews. The star ratings below are determined by the following factors with the highest importance placed on the ability to cut SVG files from as well as how efficient the SVG workflow is.

  • Ability to cut SVG files (including but not limited to files from
  • SVG Workflow
  • Cutting Speed
  • Overall Value
  • Ability to cut various materials (cardstock, vinyl, chipboard, fabric etc)
  • Customer Service
  • Availability of consumables (blades, mats etc)

Sizzix Eclips2

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: As low as $239.99

Cricut Explore

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: As low as $249.99

Sizzix Eclips

Replaced with Sizzix eclips2

Silhouette Cameo

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: As low as $269.99

Brother ScanNCut

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: As low as $399.99

Pazzles Inspiration

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: $99 (with purchase of Pazzles Craft Room membership) otherwise $439.99 - $599

Boss Kut Gazelle

Mac and PC Compatible
Price: $419 - $529

Craftwell eCraft

NOT Recommended