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What We Like
Works with over 100 materials
Fast mode
Amazing design, quality build
Cutting strength
What We Don’t Like
Print Then Cut sizes are limited
Where To Buy


The Cricut Explore Air 2 is without a question one of the best craft cutting machines on the market. It looks good, it cuts good, it etches good and draws good. An ideal machine for home use is someone who loves crafts or designing small projects like t-shirts.


Cricut Explore Air 2 – Fantastic and fast vinyl cutter

NECHSTAR SCORE – 95% (Based on 11 expert reviews so far)


Cricut Explore Air 2 Specifications

  • Type of Cutter: Personal DIE cutting machine
  • Size: 24 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches inches (61 x 24 x 24 Centimeters)
  • Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Max Cutting Width: 12 inches (30 cm)
  • Max Cutting Lenght: 23 inches (58 cm)
  • Materials It Can Cut: 100+
  • More: Cricut Design Space software and app, German carbide premium blade, pen, cardstock sample, USB cord, power cord, 100+ free images, 50+ free projects, StandardGrip cutting mat



Expert reviews and ratings


By Cutting Machine Reviews – 98% 

The Explore Air 2 looks like a perfectly fine machine. Its speed is pretty good as well. On top of that, it provides you with a wide variety of uses and incredible precision. The idea of including the German Carbide blade as part of its arsenal makes it a durable choice. That’s in addition to the fact that it has some well-thought-out storage compartments.


By Vinyl Cutting Machines – 94% 

The Explore Air 2 is essentially just the Explore Air, but better. It’s got the same wireless Bluetooth connectivity, storage space for tools, auto-settings, dual carriage for writing and scoring or writing and drawing in one step, and — most importantly — the same precision cutting from the German carbide premium blade.


By Best Vinyl Cutter Reviews – 92% 

Cricut’s Explore Air 2 is a great option for beginners to vinyl cutting, and terrific addition to your home crafting room. It’s perfect for small jobs, and hobby projects, and may even be useful for small home-based craft businesses.


By The Best Vinyl Cutters – 96% 

This new Cricut Air Explore 2 is a great machine for those who wish to work with a wide range of materials. It has the ability to cut over 100 materials; from thin vinyl to thick leather, metal & foam.


By How To Heat Press – N/A 

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is definitely worth the money – more than worth it in many ways. It’s a high-quality cutting machine, with tons of support, great design, and the potential to make amazing things


By Baby Savers – N/A 

One thing I love about the Cricut Explore Air 2 is that it’s fast. Granted, I don’t have a different machine to compare it to but I was really surprised that the machine flew through the writing and cutting for the first card I made. If that speed isn’t fast enough for your project, there’s actually a Fast Mode that can be used with the most popular materials.


By Personal Die Cutting – N/A 

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is one of the most user-friendly machines on the market. It’s great for beginners but also has everything a more advanced user would need in a die cut machine. It has 350 grams of cutting force, which is more than the Silhouette Cameo.


By The Simply Crafted Life – N/A 

The new Cricut Explore Air 2 is the bomb diggity. (Wait, do people still say that?) It really is faster, and still maintains (and in some cases improves upon) the excellent cut quality that everyone has come to expect of the Cricut Explore line of products.


By Handmade In The Heartland – N/A 

To cut things with your Cricut Explore it’s as easy as opening the software and choosing an image from the design space. I love the custom collections by some of my favorite designers and other bloggers! The below “you are amazing” image is in the design space inside the tatertos and jello collection, isn’t it cute?!


By Nechstar – N/A 

Cricut Explore Air 2 so incredibly versatile device which can work with over 100 different materials. For example cardstock, fabric, vinyl, metals, foam or leather. If you will cut materials like vinyl, cardstock, and iron, you may work in fast mode.


By Crafting In The Rain – N/A 

And speaking of fast, the Air 2 can cut and write up to 2 times faster! There’s a checkbox you can click when you send your project to your machine. If you have a really intricate design, you might not want to use the fast mode, but even on these vinyl spider webs, I did the fast cut and it worked great.







Image credit: .Cricut


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