Cricut Maker vs Cricut Maker 3: which is right for you?

Cricut Maker vs Cricut Maker 3; two craft machines on a coloured background
(Image credit: Cricut / Future)

When it comes to Cricut Maker vs Cricut Maker 3 there are some key differences that separate Cricut's older digital craft cutting machine from its newer release. In this guide I'll share how they are similar and how they differ. It can be a little nuanced too, as both machines can cut, score and engrave more than 300 materials, including paper, fabric and wood.

While Cricut has other machines, including the Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Joy, it's the new larger and more powerful cutting machines that grab the headlines. Both make use of Cricut Design Space for planning projects and both make use of 13 tools and blades for added functions. Maker and Maker 3 feature in my guide to the best Cricut Machines, and in my feature Cricut vs Silhouette I cover this band against its main rival.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.

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