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Differences Between Sizzix Bigz, Bigz XL, and Bigz Pro Dies

I would like to bring to your attention some differences between Sizzix Bigz, Bigz XL and Bigz Pro Dies, as this has become an issue with order returns, and I would like to help prevent this mistake that is so easy to make with these products. Sizzix has named this items similarly even though they are for different machines (which are also similarly named).

Bigz dies measure approximately 5 1/2 x 6″. These dies are designed for use only with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of a pair of Cutting Pads. A Bigz die cleanly cuts thick materials, including cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper (in limited use). Its wider size offers you more design options.

Bigs XL dies measure 6 x 13 3/4″, these dies are designed for use only with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of a pair of Extended Cutting Pads and 6 x 12″ paper.

Bigz XL dies cleanly cut a variety of thick materials, including cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper (in limited use).

Bigz Pro dies do not get any bigger than this! The Sizzix Bigz Pro inch dies are the largest dies ever. They cut hundreds of materials which include cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper (in limited use). Designed exclusively for the Big Shot Pro Die Cutting Machine. These dies are great for cutting fast quilting designs too.

Measuring 12 x 12 3/4″, this Bigz Pro dies are designed for use only with the Big Shot Pro Machine and requires the use of a Big Shot Pro Cutting Pad, a Big Shot Pro Crease Pad and 12 x 12″ paper.

*Please look at the name closely as well as the item description as this will prevent the mistake of ordering an item that you may not be able to use in the machine you have.  Sometimes we have the tendency to fall in love with the picture and we don’t take the time to find out if that item is compatible with our equipment! Believe me, I have done it too!

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I hope that this will help you in your shopping for Sizzix dies!

UPDATE: Another video has been released by Sizzix seen here below explaining the differences if our other video did not help. At least with the TWO you should be able to get the idea! thanks!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

 

5 Responses to “Differences Between Sizzix Bigz, Bigz XL, and Bigz Pro Dies”

  1. Vee Cassidy Says:

    Hello, Carrie
    Thank you for the information on Sizzix dies but could you tell me if I bought the Pro would I be able to use my existing Bigz and XL dies I already use with my Sizix bigshot? I had assumed that if I did manage to get the Pro I would be able to use all sizzix dies, Spellbinders and various brands embossing folders I already use.
    thank you
    Vee Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    PS I have to buy the die you have in stock of Scotland – never saw one like that in Uk !

  2. Cut@Home Says:

    Hi Vee,

    Yes, you would be able to use all of your existing Sizzix dies in the Big Shot Pro as well as other brand dies and embossing folders! You will need to purchase item #657435-Big Shot Pro Solo Platform, Shim & Wafer Thin Die Adapter to use embossing folders and wafer thin dies, but once you have that, the possibilities are endless!
    It is a wonderful machine! I fought it at first thinking that I did not need one more machine, but I needed to know how it worked so I could help my customers. I LOVE IT!
    It takes up a lot of room, and it is not a machine that you want to carry around to crops, but it is wonderful!

  3. Vee Cassidy Says:

    Many thanks, Carrie

  4. Maureen Carrara Says:

    Will the sizzix Bigz dies work in the new bigkick that is brown

  5. Cut@Home Says:

    I believe you are referring to the Vintaj BigKick, and yes, the Sizzix Bigz dies will work in that machine!

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