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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Side by Side Comparison Between Silver Bullet Pro Cutter & Black Cat Cougar

Hey Everyone....Me again!!! I hope you're not sick of me yet!!!  So I had been planning to do this and finally was able to get it done....I've done a side by side comparison cutting of the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and the Black Cat Cougar.......I thought I would share the results with you for anyone who might be interested........so here it is....
Isn't that AWESOME!!!! I'm SO thrilled and so proud to be an owner of the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter.....It TRULY IS the BEST cutter on the market...HANDS DOWN!!!

Ok....Now off I go to CREATE something......I'm itching to play and create....I sure hope you'll come back and visit.........and as always...THANK YOU  so much for stopping by...I hope you are all having a wonderfully blessed day!!!
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UPDATE 7/25/2012 @ 3:28 pm:

I'm EXCITED also to share that my friend Lisa has also gotten the Silver Bullet Pro Cutter and she is upgrading from the Black Cat Lynx 12" cutter....she has done a comparison intricate cut file with very thin lines...you'll DEFINATELY want to see the comparison cuts....It makes it CLEAR the Silver Bullet Pro is NOT a Lynx with a new name....It is an ASTOUNDING top of the line machine!!!!!

http://mindovermattercreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/silver-bullet-pro.html

And my friend Louise Paisley has done her review on her blog......It is a DEFINITE MUST READ!!!

http://www.bratpack.org.uk/2012/07/phoenix-silver-bullet-pro-review

And Rachel over at My Little Spot of Creativity has done a review cutting VERY intricate and TINY cuts on her Silver Bullet Pro.......You WANT to see these!!!!

http://rachellsmanycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-silver-bullet-professional-cutter.html

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UPDATED 7/31/2012 7:35am
I am SO EXCITED to share this link with you....Lisa over at Mind Over Matter....owns both the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter AND the Black Cat Lynx.......She DID a side by side comparison video that confronts all of the questions from some......It is a DEFINATE MUST watch for those doing their research of what is the best cutter for them!!!

http://mindovermattercreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/silver-bullet-pro-vs-black-cat-lynx.html

Have a very blessed evening!!!!

39 comments:

  1. Hi Penny, thank you for sharing this video. I will probably be cutter shopping within the year so this is very interesting to me. I like to cut lacy designs and lattices which are very challenging for the expression. How do these machines compare on intricate cuts? Thanks again. Jeanette

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    1. Hey Jeanette......you are very welcome.....They do a BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL job on intricate detail files....I will work on a few pieces within the next few days and show images of the cuts.........

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  2. Penny-I appreciate your video on the 2 cutters. However, other than the Silver Bullet cutting faster than the black cat, I could not tell any significant difference. Can the Silver Bullet cut more intricately than the Black cat? Does the Silver Bullet have the capacity to cut thicker materials? I wish you would have done some additional comparisons with intricate designs and heavier weight & thicker materials(i.e. chipboard, thick chipboard(mat board), metal, wood, etc).

    I am trying to decide which machine will fit my needs the most. Cutting intricate designs is my number one necessity. As well as cutting "regular" thickness chipboard/cardboard, that does not require special ordering.

    What size of machine did you purchase? I do not want to have to purchase another machine after this purchase so I'm debating if I should get the wider machine. Any comments or suggestions??? I know it's a hefty investment-that's why I plan to use it for a long time and do not want to "outgrow" it.

    Thanks for sharing this information!!!

    Karen

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    1. Hello Karen......As I've shared in my videos......IF you anyone has a particular type of medium they are wondering how the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter handles....email me... pennyduncancreations@gmail.com and you are most welcome to discuss and mail me some of the product and I'll be MOST HAPPY to cut it....SHOW ME CUTTING it and let you see it happen!!! It's a WONDERFUL challenge!!!!

      And YES I do plan to do MORE videos sharing how beautiful it cuts intricate shapes......but as we all know that takes time......so YEP I'll happily share all of that as soon as I can get them all done......

      AND If you'll watch the video on different types of medium I cut you would see that it DOES INDEED cut regular chipboard as well as thick chipboard......as well as grungeboard....as well as other dense items........As I shared in the video.....The Silver Bullet Professional Cutter is TRULY the BEST ON THE MARKET.....Hands down!!!!!!

      Thank You for asking....and I hope you are having a blessed day...Penny Duncan

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    2. I'm EXCITED also to share that my friend Lisa has also gotten the Silver Bullet Pro Cutter and she is upgrading from the Black Cat Lynx 12" cutter....she has done a comparison intricate cut file with very thin lines...you'll DEFINATELY want to see the comparison cuts....It makes it CLEAR the Silver Bullet Pro is NOT a Lynx with a new name....It is an ASTOUNDING top of the line machine!!!!!

      http://mindovermattercreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/silver-bullet-pro.html

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  3. Thanks for this interesting comparison, Penny! I'm wondering why, in the first demo, when you've set the speed the same on both machines (600) that the Silver Bullet finished first? It was fun to watch the two machines racing each other - have you thought of entering them in the London Olympics lol!!

    Not that I'm thinking of trading in Sheba (13-in Cougar) but I am very interested in seeing how this amazing new machine performs. I agree with your sentiments at the end about our 2 awesome ladies and what they do for us.

    I've got my pen holder on order!! Yaayyy!!

    Shoshi

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  4. If they are both set to 600 why is the SB finished sooner? If 600 is 600 one of them appears to have a faulty speed setting. What method did you use to measure the distance cut and how was it timed?

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    1. It finished sooner because of the upgrades and improvements that were made by Sherri & Dawn to create the Ultimate Cutter.....as I shared in the video....the computers were the same specs and I had them connected by USB.......So....now matter how you slice it or turn it....THE SILVER BULLET PROFESSIONAL CUTTER IS A SUPERIOR MACHINE!!!!!

      Have a Blessed Day....Penny Duncan

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  5. I would think the reason that the SBP finished first is because it received it's data quicker.
    like a hard drive, USB is slower than firewire but the drive is the same. sending via firewire a file of the same size would transfer faster then the same file send via USB.

    Gaz

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    1. Actually you are completely and utterly incorrect on all points..

      Firewire has a data transfer rate of 400MBits/sec and USB has a data transfer rate of 480MBits/sec so firewire is slower than USB.

      But besides that, the computer sends the information to the cutter MUCH MUCH faster than the cutter can EVER hope to cut at, it is saved in the cutter in a buffer and once the buffer is full the cutter slows down the transmission rate from the computer.

      So basically it does not make a blind bit of difference how fast the connection between cutter and computer is because the cutter is ALWAYS the bottleneck in the data flow

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  6. Gaz,

    Receiving data is nothing to do with cutting quicker, if both cutters were set to 600mm/sec then both should have finished within a second of each other. The cutters process data at the same speed.

    DMBM is right, something is wrong with the speed setting on on of the machines.

    Regardless of the speed it is the quality of finish that is important. Speed is only important if cutting very large designs for signs and the actual difference between the two models in speed would not give that much of a time difference on a 5 yard by one sign

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    1. Colin.....(Or Cheeky Chappie) Or whoever you would like to refer to yourself....You need to let it go......Dawn and Sherri....KNOW what they are doing when THEY design a machine....They KNOW what the consumer desires in a cutter...They strive to reach those goals...and they have SUCCEEDED....Not only did they create a SUPERIOR cutter....they provide SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.......

      You...on the other hand....only strive to create grief and turmoil.....

      Penny Duncan

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  7. You know as well as I do Penny, the Silver Bullet is a copy of the Black Cat Lynx, with a few bits bolted on. The Cougar was designed from scratch to be the best machine in the world. The SB is based on a cutter that existed before the Cougar.

    Plus the SB has no extra design features at all, the amount of thought that went into designing a machine that is identical to another existing machine must have been very time consuming........ not.

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    1. Oh but that is where you are SADLY mistaken....and the fact is you are so blinded by your own anger that you won't allow your mind to be opened......You'll believe what you choose to believe now matter what will be shared.....that's just who you are....you can't stand to see someone else succeed.....and that is very very sad....

      I refuse to get into your petty little games....they won't work here.....Anyone who even thinks to go back and read several of the responses from previous blog posts I've made about anything that has to do with Sherri at That's Scrap Inc or Dawn at Thyme Graphics will find your nasty nasty comments...and LIES on your forum...namely one where "someone" tried to come off as me with a fake Google Profile.....saying things that I would have never said...but that's ok....It's up to the end user to decide...and you and your minions are only making you and your company look worse because of your petty little games...

      If the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter is not for you...then that is GREAT!!! I'm happy for you....find the cutter you most prefer....

      In the process Sherri & Dawn & Jo will CONTINUE to conduct themselves with the utmost integrity....and spend their time working on providing the most AWESOME Customer Service anyone can find....They are being PRODUCTIVE....NOT Counter Productive.....

      We'll let the consumer decide which cutter THEY prefer and from WHOM THEY PREFER TO PURCHASE IT.......

      And...just so you know...any further comments from you on my blog...WILL BE DELETED.....so I'm making that clear to you right now.....

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    2. Cheeky Chappie is a perfect name for this rude ignorant and arrogant bloke.
      All I can say is "Get a Life dude"......

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    3. I wonder why you keep insisting that the Silver Bullet is just a copy of the Lynx. So what if they have the same body, if you have something that works, why mess with it. Why spend the time to design a whole new body, when this one works just fine and is PROVEN.
      It is what is "under the hood" that is important. Not what it looks like. And the Silver Bullet is NOTHING like the Lynx, "under the hood" where it matters.
      Personally, I PREFER the body of the Lynx, the control panel is raised so it is easier to see, and I can see the buttons I'm hitting when I reach for them. Who ever designed the body of the Cougar didn't think it through very well, because you can't see the control panel when you are sitting down, and have to stand up every time you want to change any of the settings to see what you are doing. Who cares that it "looks sleek" when you can't see what you are doing????

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    4. And according to foison who make them all the Cougar is EXACTLY the same chassis as the Lynx therefore the Cougar is simply a copy of the Lynx with a different plastic cover.

      Unfortunately for you most people have the sense to realise that what makes the difference between machines is what is bolted to the chassis, it is the motors, control system, cutting head and other electronic components that makes the cutter stand out no the plastic skin wrapped around it.

      And according to Foison the Cougar cannot compare to the Silver Bullet which has the latest and greatest control system they have ever produced, along with faster, stronger, quieter motors, improved power supply, more stable main board, even the extra pinch wheel is a big improvement for cutting at forces approaching max where the cougar just does not have the gripping power to prevent skewing..

      Your pathetic lies and attempts to blacken the wonderful reputation that Dawn and Sherri have built will soon be exposed, you will NEVER gain the respect these ladies enjoy because you are a dirty, greedy little snake in the grass who cares only about what you can take from people without giving anything back.

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  8. Well Penny, I can't wait for my SIlver Bullet to arrive! I love your Silver Bullet and I KNOW that anything Dawn and Sherri put out will be top notch. AND I still get their awesome customer support! I am not a technical person..I leave that to DH, which I am sure he would be able to explain it, but I don't care HOW it works, only that it DOES work. And from the videos I have seen from you and Tyler, the SB cuts like a dream. I will be having the crafters' dream of owning a 24" Black Cat Cougar, which will be my cutter down at my lake house AND the 24" Silver Bullet, which will be my cutter in my craft room. What more could a girl ask?

    And I love your "reply". Some people just want to bring down those that have suceeded where they have failed. And from my personal experienced with both Dawn and Sherri, they are very successful in what they do because they put their "heart" into it. They have never let me down on the support they give us.

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  9. You Tell Him Penny.
    Really the nerve of this joker posting where ever he can just to stir up trouble

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  11. Regarding the comments about the speed of each machine, I would have expected Colin to able to provide the correct answer to this but as he apparently cannot I will explain.
    The speed shown on each machine display is the speed at which the machine would cut a straight line from point A to point B with no nodes in between - the ideal cutting condition for maximum speed.
    In reality it is very rare for the ideal cutting condition to be met, usually designs include curves, corners and lots of nodes. How the machine handles these impacts its actual cutting speed by slowing the machine considerably.
    The cutting speed shown in the display is the cutting speed under ideal conditions. From Penny's video the Silver Bullet clearly comes closer to matching what the cutting speed under ideal conditions would be than does the Cougar, thus proving its superiority.
    I will also point out that Colin may be suffering some confusion about cutting speeds as he states the Cougar speed specifications on his website to be 800mm per second.

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  12. Great demo, Penny!! Thank you so much! If I am ever able to upgrade, I will get the SB for sure. Just now, I'll stick with my Cougar...it does what I need it woo, so I'm fine with it. I'm just a little envious because I would like that new best cutter in the world!

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  13. Penny, thanks for all you are doing to help us learn about the silver bullet. The Black Cat is still an awesome machine, but like computers there are always upgrades. Sherri and Dawn have obviously hit this one out of the park. I have a Silver Bullet on its' way and can hardly wait. Thanks for continuing the positive and plentiful help you have been giving fellow crafters for years!!!

    Pam

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  14. I am thinking about the Silver Bullet and this helps, however I would like to see a comparison like this with the cougar and silver bullet with something that the cougar has a hard time cutting. I havent found much that my cougar wont cut but it would help if this comparison was on something more than paper where they both did a great job. Just a thought. I have the 15 inch cougar and love it. Lesa

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    1. Allandra42.....IF you already have a Cougar and YOUR happy with it....you have no need to upgrade......If you're fortunate enough to have purchased it from Sherri, Dawn or Jo then you also are blessed with AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE....so you're win win in all areas.....The Video is to those who may be in the market or for those who are looking to change.......

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  15. This is great. Thank you Penny for sharing the video and opening up a good discussion about the two machines - another opportunity for those of us who know the truth to promote the true facts of the situation despite what Colin says. (I think it would actually help a great deal if he was honest enough to identify himself properly instead of using silly pseudonyms which just cause confusion. Dawn and Sherri have never pretended to be someone they are not.) It has also given Dawn the opportunity to explain in simple terms exactly what the speeds of the machines entail - I was confused by the fact that the SB finished before the Cougar when they were both set on the same speed, but I now understand the reason - very interesting!! Thanks, Dawn!

    Penny, thank you so much for finding the time to visit my blog, and leave 2 comments! Thank you for your kind words about my art. As you can see since your last visit, I've been busy, and developing new skills! Thank you also for your beautiful flower designs, and I always try to link to your blog when I can, in gratitude for these wonderful files. What I love is that everyone can do their own take on them and everyone's flowers turn out different! The Dylusions inks are one of the best things I've bought for some time and I'm very glad I made the investment because I love them!!

    Keep up the good work with the cutting machines, and in your excellent support of Sherri and Dawn - the more of us who can promote their amazing support and after-sales service, not to mention their design of such first-class machines, the better! We know that you are taken seriously online and have a considerable following (fan club?!!) and it's a privilege to be able to throw my weight behind your support too.

    Shoshi

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  16. As Dawn said the cutting speed difference is entirely down to the fact the the Silver bullet control system is vastly improved over the blackcat and therefore much more efficient, the silver bullet cuts smoothly and consistently where the Blackcat machines visibly slow down on curved and even diagonal straight lines - Not so obvious at max speed but very obvious if you slow them down.

    As for cutting media which the blackcat struggles with, this will be one of the first tasks I attempt when my silver bullet arrives later today. The media I intend to try I have never yet managed to cut all the way through with my Cougar even with multiple passes at max force, I have no idea how the SB will cope but I am going to test it and find out ;)

    I have no doubt in my mind what so ever that this machine will be the best cutter I have ever used, Dawn told me it would be and everyone who knows Dawn knows that if it is not true she just does not say it.

    Cheeky Chappie, AKA Collin, can say whatever he likes and make up as many tall tales as he wishes but he will NEVER convince Dawn & Sherri's thousands of happy customers that his lies are true, and as Silver Bullet owners start to voice their experience with this fantastic machine his lies about that will soon be exposed for all to see, I sincerely hope that this all turns around and bites him hard!

    Dawn, Sherri and Jo, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me and countless others who had the very good fortune to buy machines from you, your honestly, integrity and dedication to your customers is absolutely priceless. I wish you all the very best in all that you do.

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  17. UPDATE:

    My 24" Silver Bullet Pro arrived this morning. I have a 24" Cougar so can make a direct comparison also..

    My Cougar is fantastic and I love it to bits, it has coped admirably with just about everything I have thrown at it.

    The Silver Bullet Pro is better, much better, it is so quiet that cutting at 800mm/sec I had to look closely to make sure it was actually cutting! It is not a bit quieter, it is a LOT quieter!

    I have done a few test cuts on vinyl at 800mm/sec cutting detailed CurlzMT font lettering at 20mm high and it cuts them absolutely perfect with not the slightest hint of bits lifting off the backing and it weeded very easily!

    Finally I cut 1mm (0,04") thick matboard, the cut was just super clean and as near perfect as anyone could ever wish for, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between that cut and a laser cut - Impressive though that is, what I find most impressive is that was cut at 800mm/sec as well!

    The only gripe I can come up with if you can even call it one, is that when set to 800mm/sec its is pretty hard to move the blade a tiny bit to set the origin.

    It is a truly amazing cutter make no mistake!

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  18. Second Update Re cutting something the Cougar cannot..

    I have some 0.9mm (0.035") polypropylene sheet which I use for very heavy duty stencils. I have never yet managed to cut it completely on the Cougar even after 4 passes there is just a thin skin left - If I poke an exacto through to start it tearing it then fairly easily tears the skin round the cut to remove the cuttout.

    I have just tried with the Silver Bullet Pro and two passes at 240 force has cut it clean through.

    This material is SERIOUSLY tough stuff and also seriously hard to grip. On the Cougar it was impossible to cut at more than 200 force without sticking it to a large mat with tape and having two pinch wheels at the outside of the mat and the third on the sheet. If I tried putting a large sheet through with the rollers the same distance apart it skewed really bad.

    In the Silver bullet I just put the large sheet of polyprop in and used the four rollers and even at 250 force there was no sign of any skew.

    That fourth pinch wheel DOES make a big difference ;)

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  19. Hello Penny
    Thank you for this comparative degree.
    For Print and Cut, could you indicate to me if the alignment of the laser is manual (as on Cougar) or if it is optical and automatic (as on Cameo)?

    Cordially

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    1. Good Morning BoutdePapier......The Laser is manual (as on the Cougar).....Hope that answers your question....if I can help you further, please let me know....Have a very blessed day...Penny Duncan...

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  20. Hi Penny,

    May I ask if you have an experience of cutting through and through a pvc plastic (a thick as your credit card)using Silver Bullet machine? What's the thickest in (mm) can SB cut through and through. Thank you

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    1. I have cut very successfully .030 Acrylic Sheets....and could probably go thicker...however I've do not have any thicker on hand to try.....I'm not sure what you mean by PVC plastic........IF you happen to have some that you would like to send a sample of I would be very happy to attempt cutting and show you the results..... You're welcome to email me at pennyduncancreations@gmail.com if you would like to discuss sending samples for me to test cut.....Have a very blessed day!!

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  21. Hi there,

    I am a first timer looking for a machine, and have been offered the Black Cougar Pro (24')which is should be out mid November. However I am torn between it and the Silver Bullet. Does the new BCC pro have anything that would put it ahead of the Silver Bullet.
    Needing help;
    Kind regards
    Bernardette

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  22. Hi there,

    I am a first timer looking for a machine, and have been offered the Black Cougar Pro (24')which is should be out mid November. However I am torn between it and the Silver Bullet. Does the new BCC pro have anything that would put it ahead of the Silver Bullet.
    Needing help;
    Kind regards
    Bernardette

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  23. I am trying to decide which machine will fit my needs the most. Cutting intricate designs is my number one necessity. As well as cutting "regular" thickness chipboard/cardboard, that does not require special ordering.
    Isagenix

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  24. I am looking into getting a cutting machine, My daughter is into quilting,so i thought I could get one that both of us could use, Could anyone give me insight into how the machines cut fabric----Donna dstone@fairfaxtimes.com

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  25. Thanks for the demo!
    About the cutting speed: The 600-setting is the actual material cutting speed, the Silver Bullet is done faster because it moves a bit faster when the knife is lifted between cuts.

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  26. thank you for the comparison and yes it does help! :>) I have been watching Black Cat Cougars for about a year now and am in a position to purchase, but I am rethinking that it will be a Silver Bullet! I was wondering, what is the thinnest material you have cut? Have you cut thin cotton?

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Thank you SO much for taking the time to comment on my post...I hope you have a very blessed day!!!
In Christ...Penny Duncan