Which smart Cricut cutting machine
is right for you?

If you’re wondering which Cricut machine is best suited for you, you’ve come to the right place. In this overview, we compare the Cricut Joy, Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore to help you decide.

I want to …

easily take my machine everywhere
create small projects, as well as long projects, up to 12 ft
cut 300+ materials, up to 2.4mm thick

Cricut Joy

Meet your new best DIY friend.


Cricut Explore™ 3

The DIY dream machine, smarter and faster than ever.


Cricut Maker™ 3

The ultimate cutting machine, smarter and faster than ever.


Compare the Cricut Cutters


The latest Cricut cutting machines in a nutshell:

Cricut Joy

  • Personalize almost anything
  • Draws, writes and cuts
  • Takes up little space

Cricut Explore 3

  • Our DIY dream machine
  • Incredible precision and speed
  • Cuts 100+ materials

Cricut Maker 3

  • The most powerful DIY machine we have ever made
  • Draws, writes, cuts, engraves, folds and more
  • Cuts 300+ materials

Compare Cricut smart cutting machines and find out which one suits you best.

Cricut Joy™
Cricut Explore™ 3
Cricut Maker™ 3
Perfect for Quick, everyday, fun projects A wide range of DIY hobbies Pro-level DIY performance & versatility
Max material width 5,5 in 12 in 12 in
Max material length 20 ft 20 ft 20 ft
Material compatibility 50+ 100+ 300+
Tools 3 (for cutting, writing & foiling) 6 (for cutting, writing, scoring & foiling) 13 (for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling, debossing, engraving & more)
What’s the extra in the box? Cricut Joy Blade & housing
Cricut Joy Blade
Cricut Joy Pen
Premium Fine Point Blade & housing
Premium Fine Point Blade
Cricut Pen for Explore / Maker
Premium Fine Point Blade
Smart Materials (Smart Vinyl, Smart Sticker Cardstock, Smart Iron-on)
Speed (inch per second on one axis) 4 8 8
Works with Smart Materials
Works with Card Mat for quick custom cards
Works with home printer to print, then cut out printed image perfectly
Free design app for iOS, Android™ Windows®, and Mac®
Connectivity Bluetooth® Bluetooth®, USB Bluetooth®, USB

What is in the box when you buy a Cricut?

Wondering what is included with your new Cricut machine?
Which materials should you buy for your next project?

We have made a handy overview for each machine.