I have been referring to my Slice in a couple posts and I have had questions about the machine and thought I would just take a quick minute to let you know how I feel about it.
Let's start with I have been WANTING this machine since it made it's first appearance with Tinnus at CHA eons ago ...summer came and went and still no Slice! So waiting and waiting and wanting and wanting it more and more. CHA came and went again with the Slice! now with Making Memories behind it. and so time goes on...all the while the desire building to get this little wonder machine! FINALLY after a promise of it being ready and another postponement I got my Slice in late October of 2008. I didn't have occasion to play with it much until late December and then began the trouble spots...ok I expected this little wonder machine to be top notch I mean how many times was it postponed and how many machines were given away at the CHA festivities that they couldn't find out the problems and correct them before going all out with it and releasing it to the masses.... There is no MAJOR problem but enough minor ones that it needs to be addressed broadly and loudly instead of hush hush the way they are doing it through Trouble Tickets only at WhySlice.com at least that is the consensus of the more than 100 members of the Yahoo Slice group that MM doesn't really seem to want to recognize either (they prefer to deal with it through WhySlice.com only)
ANYWAY HERE ARE SOME QUESTION ANSWERS FOR YOU ALL IN REGARDS TO IT.
Do I like it? YES
Would I recommend it to others? NO NOT AT THIS TIME
Why? IT CUT'S WONKY SHAPES ON MORE THAN JUST BASIC 1 THAT MM IS ACKNOWLEDGING AND I THINK THAT THE COST OF IT IS A LOT TO PUT OUT FOR A MACHINE WITH KNOWN PROBLEMS
What are the problems exactly? HONESTLY I CAN'T ANSWER THAT ONLY CAN TELL YOU MY EXPERIENCE BECAUSE THE PROBLEMS ARE VARIED AND INCLUDE MACHINE AND DESIGN CARD MALFUNCTIONS AS WELL AS NON PERFORMING GLUE. FOR ME PERSONALLY I HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH SHAPES CUTTING PROPERLY ON THE BASIC 1 AND NOTEWORTHY DC, EDGES NOT MEETING UP AS IN THE START BEING THE STOP LIKE IT SHOULD, SHAPES CUTTING WONKY ESPECIALLY CIRCLES AND RIBBON SLIDES THE SLIDE THROUGH PORTION, TAGS NOT CUTTING PROPERLY, LETTERS BEING MISHAPEN AND SUCH. I AM THANKFUL SO FAR TO NOT HAVE HAD MACHINE PROBLEMS SUCH AS NOT CUTTING, CUTTING CIRCLES ONLY AND REPEATEDLY DISPLAYED ERROR MESSAGES.
Would I say it is still a good machine and useful? DEPENDING ON YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS AND HOW MUCH YOU ARE WILLING TO POSSIBLY PLAY WITH IT TO GET IT TO WORK YES I WOULD SAY IT IS A GREAT CONCEPT MACHINE BUT ONLY GET ONE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TACKLE THE ISSUES WITH IT SHOULD THEY COME YOUR WAY! THERE ARE SOME WHO HAVE NOT HAD ANY ISSUES - THEY ARE THE LUCKY FEW LOL.
Any other tips? YES I WOULD RECOMMEND IF YOU DO GET IT TO IMMEDIATELY REGISTER YOUR SLICE AT WHYSLICE.COM SO IF/WHEN THEY CORRECT THE ISSUES THEY KNOW TO INCLUDE YOU. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE DO A TROUBLE TICKET EVEN IF HUNDREDS OF OTHERS ALREADY DID - THEY NEEED TO KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR MACHINE! JOIN THE SLICE YAHOO GROUP SO YOU CAN TAP INTO THE KNOWLEDGE OF OTHERS AND ALSO WE SHARE THE TROUBLE TICKET RESPONSES THERE AS WELL AS THE GOOD STUFF AND PHOTO'S OF THE THINGS WE MAKE! FOLLOW THE SCS THREAD ON THE SLICE TOO FOR MORE INFO AND UPDATES FROM FELLOW USERS! I WOULD SAY IF YOU CAN WAIT TILL THE SECOND EDITION OR WHATEVER IT IS THEY WILL DO HERE WITH THE SLICE IS RELEASED THEN DO THAT - HOPEFULLY MANY IF NOT ALL OF THE NOW BROADLY KNOWN ISSUES WILL BE ADDRESSED AND THE MACHINE WILL BE THE BEST IT POSSIBLY CAN WITHOUT THE KINKS :)