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April 28, 2011


You know from the time of 3rd party issues in cutterworld I have been saying I want another cutter. I am NOT boycotting. But as I said to scrap my wedding and important events I need to make my own images. That's why I learnt designing at Jessica Sprague's
Well  I though it was a long way in the future and hubby too said in 6 months we will consider . He had earlier asked me to narrow down to 2 machines and this time after adequate research as he was not happy with the Imagine. So I did. Since I knew it was 6 months away I thought why not go in for 24 inches and  so narrowed down to Black cat cougar and knk maxx (klic - n cut) . Boy! These are the Ferrari's and Lamborghini in my book
I talked to Sandy - knk and Dawn and Sherri - cougar and what great helpful and knowledgeable and PATIENT women they all are. They answered all my questions so honestly. I made a comparison - pros and cons list and submitted to hubby.
You cannot loose in both the machines. They match. Only difference I found was knk has bolt table and also it is US based while cougar  has one distributor in US and is UK based. That's about  the main apart from some extra speed  stops in cougar I think.OK now comes the Oh My !Oh My !Oh My part :)
Hubby has gone and ordered this for my wedding anniversary which was last week. I got a hint when my son was talking when he saw me watching E2. He said something like you are not going to watch that Mommy etc and when I asked why he said that - by his answers I knew something fishy was going on and when I confronted hubby later on he said yes. And then Sandy emailed me with congrats and I knew for sure. But that's still not the Oh My part!. The Oh My part is because guess what turned up? EAGLE ULTRAFORCE and not knk maxx.
Yep eagle is twice the force of knk. Check this site out http://scrapbookdiecutter.com/
Since they ran out of knk maxx till they get the shipment instead of dropping a customer they just upgraded free of cost! Yahoo!!! So not only did I get the extras when ordering knk maxx according to the site I got an eagle. I am thinking about the chipboards I can cut. I can put a roll of vinyl as it is.  Well I should thank the boycotters lol even though I am not boycotting. I guess because of them lots of cutters have been sold out and I get an Eagle!!!
It is like while air travelling. When one is upgraded to first class. I always wanted to be upgraded and used to look green eyed at those who got upgraded. But this is so so much better!
OH WOW! I cannot wait to talk further with Sandy! She is known for awesome support! Her blog - http://www.iloveknk.com/

Ok here are the pictures.

Now have to wait for hubby and son to move this baby upstairs! It is almost 3 feet long! Now off to check out all the goodies!


Ohhh Snap said...

Nicccccccccccccccce lol!!! can't wait to see what you do with it! I bought a Gazelle, but I just haven't had time to sit down and really use it yet. I see it more as a supplement to the Cricut, not a replacement.

Ohhh Snap said...

PS Happy Anniversary!!

2 Ducky said...

Pretty great hubs... :) Congrats! Have fun!!! (And Happy Anniversary)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Oh, my indeed! I am not familiar with this but would love for you to showcase what you can do with this baby!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary!

I cannot wait to see what you do with this. I am not at all familiar with other cutters so it will be great fun to watch! I would LOVE to cut my own designs. Well, I guess I do, but it is with scissors. I cannot wait to see your projects!! Please give lots of details.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

How did I miss this post! Wowsers look at that machine. I can't wait to see what you do with this machine as I am totally unfamiliar with its capabilities. ENJOY my freind I know how badly you wanted this. And Happy Anniversary!

Kwilt said...

Pam...Thank you soooo much for your review for the KNK on Under A Cherry Tree!! I was starting my research and had narrowed it down to the 15" KNK Maxx and the 15" BC Cougar. I LOVE that with the KNK I can still use all my extra stuff I collected for my Cricut...and that you brought to the light the availability of supplies when needed right here in the States. I didn't want a black machine, so when I saw that the 15" MAXX was white with blue, I leaned toward it. But your honest review made my mind up. I told my hubby and daughter that I found my next cutter "...when my E's die" ;) and I they started to ask questions...YAY!!! It's our 30th Anniversary this year...an early present would be nice! hahaha Thanks you again for your terrific help!!
BTW...I'm not a total Boycotter either...I like my carts...and have too much $$$$ invested to turn back now! LOL
I do HATE what PC did to MTC though....bad form.

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