Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine Review

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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  • Machine can cut over 40 different materials including wool, Balsa...
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There are many different benefits that you can get out of investing in a die-cutting and embossing machine. First and foremost, you will be able to customize fabric and use it to manufacture your own clothing. Additionally, DIY crafting will be much easier when you are using a machine that can cut according to your strict measurements. To be honest, there is not a better investment for someone who enjoys working with fabric than to get a reliable cutter.

Still, considering how versatile the market is, finding an adequate one depends on a number of factors. You should make sure that the product offers a user-friendly interface, adequate safety features, and most importantly, a wide cutting surface.

Additionally, such a machine should have up-to-date die technology. We have done proper research and found the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine to be among the best ones out there. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out more about the features that make it a worthy choice!

Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Considering the many great features of this product, we want to start off talking about the brand that stands behind it. It is known for manufacturing reliable cutting machines, and they surely didn’t go wrong this time. Additionally, there is a 2-year warranty to cover all manufacturer’s defects. Thus, you can be worry-free when investing in a product from Spellbinders.

What makes this product such a great choice is its intricate design supported by a sturdy build that is made out of platinum. While it is suitable for heavy-duty use, you will enjoy a user-friendly interface and minimal rotations. It is multifunctional and can work through different materials at the same time.

Also, it offers one of the widest cutting surfaces on the market. Bearing this in mind, it is safe to say that, for anyone who wants a professional-grade cutting machine, this one is the right choice!

Who Is This Machine For?

As we have mentioned above, this product can be used by different groups of people. The reason for this is because it can cut through over 40 different materials. Thus, whether you are working with leather, metal, wood, or wool, this machine will cover your needs. Additionally, even if you are not a professional, this is a good choice for any DIY enthusiast. Also, it can make for a great gift, as a fabric cutter has many different uses.

What’s Included?

There are a couple of accessories that make this product a worthy choice. Apart from the machine itself, you are getting a large rubber mat platform, a set of folders and dies, and a handle. Additionally, there is a detailed user’s guide that will give you the necessary instructions on how to get the most out of this machine.

Overview of Features

Starting off with the dimensions, this product measures 16 x 10 x 12 inches, while weighing just above 20.4 lbs. One of the best things about it is the cutting platform that it is highlighted by. It is 8.5 inches wide and will allow you to work according to your ideas without measurement issues.

Additionally, the fact that it can cut up to 8 layers at a time makes the whole process more efficient. We have to say that the plates you get are somewhat smaller than the cutting platform. Also, it would be better if this Spellbinders product worked without shims. Still, the overall value is something that we can’t deny. As we have mentioned above, it has an incredibly sturdy design that is highlighted by stainless steel construction.

Also, the fact that you can use it to pass through wool, chipboard, metal, and heavier materials makes it a force to be reckoned with. As for the dies and embossed folders, it is compatible with most industry standards.

The main highlight when it comes to precision and reliability is the contour steel rule dies. They will allow you to get quite creative and not worry about whether the fabric will be cut in a straight line or not. Frankly, it is one of the most versatile and compatible machines on the market.

Thus, you can use it to create promotional material, such as cards and invitations for weddings. It will allow you to create mixed media, fabric arts, and enjoy different DIY projects. Apart from the few flaws that we have mentioned above, there is not much to say against it. Great design, reliable performance, and a fair price make it an offer that you shouldn’t miss out on!

How To Use Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

The design itself is quite similar to any other reliable fabric cutter on the market. Still, there are a couple of differences. You will not have to use as much effort, as it is highlighted by an easy turn handle. Thus, you shouldn’t feel any arm or hand strain from working through the fabric. Working with the handle is how you activate the machine. Changing the platform plates is quite simple, as well. We suggest that you take a look at the detailed user’s guide in order to get more information on the cutting process.


  • Great price and value for money
  • Up to 8 layers
  • 40 different materials
  • Easy to use for beginners
  • Compact design


  • Requires shims
  • Included plates are small


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If you are a professional crafter and you are looking for an intricate yet reliable cutter, then this is a great choice. While the platform of this one is just 6 inches wide, you will still get a pass-through time of 16 seconds. This is a machine that can work through different materials, as well. It is a superb product, as long as you are not hoping to cut more than 4 layers at a time!


The decision is all yours. We hope that this article will help you understand what a good fabric cutter is, thus helping you make an educated decision. The Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine is, in our opinion, a great value product that you should definitely consider!

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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