Updated May 06, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Vinyl Cutters

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Whether you enjoy making personalized gifts for family and friends or are looking to start a profitable business, choosing the right vinyl cutter can make all the difference in the world. We've included plenty of high-quality, hassle-free choices for larger projects that won't break the bank, as well as traditional desktop models for everyday crafts, like mugs, T-shirts, and scrapbooks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best vinyl cutter on Amazon.

8. Cricut Explore Air 2

7. Brother Scan 'N Cut

6. Silhouette Portrait 2

5. US Cutter MH Bundle

4. Silhouette Cameo 3

3. US Cutter Titan 2

2. Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond 2

1. Cricut Maker Mint

Special Honors

Klic-N-Kut Zing Orbit It's a little large and pricey for home use, but for professionals who demand a mix of quality and usability — and who have the budget — the Klic-N-Kut Zing Orbit is one to consider. It gives you both USB and Wi-Fi connectivity along with a robust 1,000 grams of cutting force. knkusa.com

Editor's Notes

May 05, 2019:

There are two stand-out names for at-home vinyl cutters, Cricut and Silhouette, and it's little surprise that they remain top choices for a range of crafters. As to the former, the Maker and the Explore Air 2 are options to look at, as they're both robust machines that are really only limited by your time and creativity. The Explore Air 2 does require you to have a paid subscription and internet connection to access many of the design features, however, which some users find frustrating. Regarding Silhouette, the Portrait 2 and Cameo 3 are still ones to beat thanks to a blend of usability and versatility. Turning to competing models, the Titan 2 and MH from US Cutter are fine options for those who'll be using their machines in professional settings, but as you might expect, they're quite a bit more expensive. We also kept the Brother Scan 'N Cut, even though the company's DX model is more feature heavy. It would seem that currently, the DX has some quirks that make using it something of a hassle, which means it may not be ready for prime time.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on May 06, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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