Look at what I got in the mail to play with!
Yep! This is the new version of the Accuquilt Go! die cutter with smoother rolling action. Notice the different box with Alex and Ricki on the front? When I was offered the chance to review this cutter I jumped at the chance as I frequently get asked if the newer version of the cutter is better. Of course I was skeptical but I was looking forward to trying it out.
As you know I have been a Go! user for a few years now so when I opened up my machine and put a few layers of fabric on the die and ran it through let me just say that my jaw was on the floor! They really HAVE IMPROVED the rolling action. Not just a little bit improved but a lot improved.
I didn't have to hold the cutter down with my other hand while I ran the die through. I just turned the handle. I never had to put muscle behind the cutting. This is a big improvement!
If I can be honest it is as easy to turn as the Sizzix machines now. Not as easy as the Studio - they still have the market there - but - just as easily as Sizzix. The rolling action was always the biggest complaint about the Go! and that complaint is gone now. The cutter is still the same folding up machine that is easy to store but they have changed it so that the rolling action is smoother and more stable.
Thumbs up from me!
If you still have the original Go! this improvement in no way makes yours obsolete it is still the cutter that you know and love! Don't worry - it's just nice when a company works to improve their products. Yey!
Do any of you have the new Go!?