Honest Cricut maker 3 review: All you need to know

In this article we will do a full detailed Cricut maker 3 review. Cricut Maker 3 is the latest machine in the Cricut line of machines. This new machine is able to cut Smart materials and in terms of speed and efficiency, totally outperforms all earlier versions.

Although the Maker 3 is very similar to the Cricut Maker, it works without a mat unlike other versions that must have a mat included when working. This ability makes it possible for the Cricut Maker 3 to be fast to use and to cut on long materials up to 12 feet long in one job.

Cricut maker 3 review

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Cricut maker 3 review Pros and Cons

The Maker 3 is the best Cricut machine available in the market today. Basically, it can do everything the other earlier machines can do only faster plus a lot more.


  • Can cut without a mat
  • Fast output
  • Can cut long materials
  • Works on Smart Materials
  • Compatible with over 300 materials


  • Expensive
  • Few color varieties
  • Slight change from Marker

What is special about the Cricut Maker 3

First of all the 2 unique things to the Maker 3 not available on other Cricut Machines is the ability to work on Smart materials without a mat. Additionally, here are some other factors that will have you go for the Maker 3 over other Cricut Machines.

  1. More than 300 materials
  2. The Cricut Maker 3 cuts, writes and Scores
  3. Allows print then cut options
  4. Cuts up to 12 ft in length
  5. 13 Quick Swap tools
  6. 2x faster than the fastest Maker machine
  7. Smart materials

Cricut Maker 3 review: what is in the box

As mentioned in our Maker and Maker 3 comparison article, you will not get a mat when you buy the Maker 3. This is simply because the Maker 3 does not use a Mat when cutting.

You will have in the box a Fine point blade preinstalled in Clamp B, Smart Vinyl, Smart Iron on sheet, Smart paper sticker card stock and Transfer Tape. These materials will get you started on your sample project.

You will also have an accessory adaptor, USB cable, Adaptor and a user guide manual. To use the machine you will need Cricut design space software which you can install on any of your devices. Cricut design space is free and will not cost you anything to use.

Is the Cricut Maker 3 worth it?

As the best you can get in the market, it is obviously worth it. First is its speed and then being the latest, it will be compatible with any other new addition Cricut comes up with.

It is however important to note that, if you do not need to work on smart materials, this machine is not a must have and the traditional Marker will work perfectly for you.

Cricut Maker 3 review: Price

Just like many other products, the fact that it is the best means that it is a little more expensive compared to the other devices. This is usually because of the immense value you can reap from its speed, power and ability to work with modern materials. 

Additionally, the fact that it can do all the things older machines can do at 2x faster makes the around 100$ price difference with the Maker almost negligible. The Maker 3 is priced at slightly under 380$ which is roughly 100$ more than the original Maker. If you are looking for a cheaper Cricut Maker option, check out our review on the Best Cricut Machines you can buy.

Cricut Maker 3 review: Features

  • Dimensions: 26.25 x 11 x 11.2 inches
  • Material: Vinyl, Leather, Smart Materials
  • Default Software: Cricut Design Space
  • Weight: 7000 grammes
  • Maximum Width: 13 inches
  • Maximum Length: 12 ft
  • Force: 4 Kg
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Multiple Heads: Yes
  • Third Party Materials: Yes

Cricut maker 3 review: Conclusion

Despite being a little Pricey compared to its predecessors, its efficiency in one touch button cutting, engraving, embossing or even drawing is totally worth the price. However, if you will not be working with smart materials, then the original Cricut Maker is ok for you because it matches up in most features and will cost you way less.

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