The best Cricut alternatives or Cricut dupes now include more options than ever. There are cutting machines from Brother and Silhouette of America that are comparable to Cricut’s, while newer brands like xTools and Glowforge have brought laser cutters to the table as an alternative option to the best Cricut machines for cutting paper, card, vinyl, fabric and more. 

We’ve tested and reviewed a wide range of craft machines, including all of the main offerings from Cricut itself, so we know what we’re comparing Cricut alternative against. For every machine, there’s a good alternative, and often a cheaper alternative to Cricut. In this article, I look at the best Cricut alternatives for different uses and consider how they compare based on our own tests and a comparison of real customer reviews.

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