Cricut Maker vs. Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Maker vs. Cricut Explore Air 2

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It's the age old question— what's the difference between the Criuct Maker and the Cricut Explore Air 2? In this video, we're gonna break it down for you to see what's best for you, your crafting & your budget! 


If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below & we'll get back to you! 

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Happy Making!


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Hi Amy,

Those are great questions. Either one of these machines would be great for the intricate cuts you are looking to do. If you are thinking of doing other projects and expanding what kinds of projects you do I would recommend the Maker Machine as these are able to do the most. Any Cricut machine is compatible with Design Space. Also, you do not need the subscription if you are uploading your own SVG’s. Please feel free to reach out with any more questions!


Hi! I’m finalizing diving into the die cut machine world. I make paper lanterns that require intricate cuts and it’s killing my hands and shoulders. Would you recommend the air 2 or the maker? (Think paper star lanterns and the pumpkin lantern). I understand I’d need the ds program. Is the air compatible with it? Also, do you have to pay a subscription fee if you’re uploading you’re own designs? Thanks so much for the video and any help you can give me!

Amy Yao

I need to know which machine would be best for cutting quilt patterns and fabric (mostly cotton) and the extra blades needed.

Lynn Bass

clicked on your link….page not available?? then it appears, then won’t let me see other pages, then opens up, when I try to turn the page, it opens, then throws me back to page 1…… either the times we’re experiencing or website issue…. will persist….
tk you

John Coffey

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