In today’s post I will be reviewing;
- Manufacturer/Brand; Making Memories/ The Slice
- Item number; #34854
- RRP at time of writing: Around £40
Reason For Buying
I have limited dexterity due to tendon problems, I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold The Slice still and that even if I could the vibration would cause me pain. So I went straight in with the hands free kit. I chose the 12 x12″ double-sided glass mat as I figured I could cut more than one thing from a piece of card without having to keep removing and repositioning the card for each cut.
- As I’d hoped the 12 x 12″ mat works well for not having to reposition card so frequently
- This size mat also make positioning the Slice just where you want it easier
- Clear bright surface
- Plenty of room to allow you to use a smaller scrap and still get your Slice into postion.
- The magnet is very strong and works on both the glass side and the foam embossing side of the mat.
- Double sided, one side is glass the other foam to allow embossing if you have the embossing tips for your Slice.
I’m still struggling with glue at the moment. I have used the weenie tube that came with my Slice machine and not sure I’ve got a good enough coverage with it.
The magnets are VERY strong though, and with limited dexterity I find it hard work to remove the Slice.
Excellent. Really dense foam, on the embossing side, looks like it will last well. The glass side of the mat is very thick and sturdy. The coloured edging is also a sturdy plastic. A well made tool, that Making Memories do so well.
Value for Money
Good, for the quality of the tool, it is fairly priced.
Would I buy it Again?
Yes. A a friend of mine said if you don’t have dexterity problems you may not need the hands free kit and she may be right, but the 12 x 12″ mat does make life easier.
The 12 x 12″ glass mat makes life much easier than the 6 x6″ one, as you don’t need to constantly reposition your paper. It is fairly priced for the quality of the product. Having the hands free option is really useful if you have dexterity problems as you don’t get the vibration through your hands/arms as you would if you were holding the machine in place.
One thing to be aware of though, is that the magnets sure are STRONG. Even by rocking the Slice to the side to lift it up once its finished cutting, it’s still quite a pull to remove it. You probably wouldn’t struggle with normal dexterity, but it is a lot of effort if you have weak hands/wrists.
- Why Slice The manufacturers dedicated website to all things Slice related.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon