Top critical review
Not for the faint of heart!!!
November 16, 2017
This machine can do an amazing variety of jobs. Learning how to make it work is both frustrating and expensive. There are NO instructions included with the bundle. There is NO software. It must be downloaded from the internet and it is NOT user friendly. The users manual must be downloaded and printed at home, all 118 pages of it!! Then one must enroll at Silhouette U. To get the free month, it is necessary to agree to pay for future months of study. The videos from Silhouette U make use of advanced software which is NOT what one gets when they download from the internet. As the chirpy instructor bounces her cursor around to icons I don't have on my computer screen, the frustration mounts. There are literally hundreds of YouTube videos covering nearly every aspect of Silhouette use, some excellent, some awful. I recommend them rather than the Silhouette U.
I regret the investment in a Silhouette and wish I had bought the new Cricut instead.