USCutter MH Series Vinyl Cutter 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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34 inch USCutter MH 871 Sign Making Kit with Design and...
  • Two fully adjustable pinch-rollers allow you to use a flexible...
  • Vinyl rolls, transfer tapes, magnetic blanks, knife, squeegee,...
  • Roland compatible blade holder gives you access to the most...
  • Superior ball-bearing dual roller media roller system.
  • 34 inch MH vinyl Cutter with stand plus Design and Cut software

The USCutter MH Series Vinyl Cutter is a great entry-level cutter, perfect for hobbyists or small businesses. The kit comes with everything you need to get started except a computer.

Straight out of the box, the sturdy cutter base was easy to assemble using only a screwdriver, and within 30 minutes I had cut my first set of stickers. The only issue I had during assembly was that the instructions are a bit vague, so make sure you look up USCutter's video on YouTube. The video shows how to put the cutter together, ground it, hook it up to your computer, install the software and sets you up for your first cut.

Getting the blade mounted in the holder was a little tricky, but after a few adjustments and correcting the pressure setting, this machine cut quickly and accurately. Simply feed the vinyl under the rollers and clamp down.

Software for the USCutter MH Series Vinyl Cutter

The Vinylmaster software does an excellent job creating vectors and outlines but takes some instruction to get proficient. Thankfully, there are plenty of educational videos on the Internet. The software comes with hundreds of fonts and tools and I was able to install the drivers on Windows 10 Home with no problem.

You can design your own image using a vector graphics program like Illustrator, or you can import an existing graphic using the software's "trace" feature. I'm constantly impressed by its accuracy, from 2-inch square decals all the way up to 8-foot long projects. As an entry-level machine, there may be limits to the amount of detail this cutter can handle, but it easily handles my needs. This machine requires some babysitting when running big graphics, but this is typical for large jobs on any cutter.

There is no delay from sending the job from your computer to the cutter. It's almost faster than an old laser printer.

The kit has everything you need

When purchased as a kit, The USCutter MH Series Vinyl Cutter comes with everything you need to get started, including:

  • Three cutting blades to use for various thicknesses
  • Five rolls of 24" vinyl in different colors with five linear feet in each roll
  • A roll of transfer tape
  • A roll of application tape
  • Blank magnets
  • A hobby knife
  • A squeegee
  • A pen attachment so you can ink out your design on the vinyl before you cut

All in all, the USCutter MH Series Vinyl Cutter is a great product at a great price and has surpassed my expectations. I can see outgrowing this machine eventually, but for me, this will just continue to make money.

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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