Spellbinder vs Big Shot

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I get to upgrade from my old red Sizzix die cut machine but which one do I choose? Big Shot? Spellbinder? Other?
I would like to be able to use Nestabilities, other thin dies, my embossing folders, and lay a card base out flat to cut/emboss just the edge (Big Red was too narrow to do that!). I would like to be able to buy some of the larger dies too (a2 panel dies, swing card die, etc).

What do you recommend????
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Love my Big Shot. When my first one died, I was very sad and used my Cuttlebug - which has the advantage of being more portable if that's important for you but my friend knew I missed my Big Shot and found one in a garage sale for $15 and bought it for me. It does everything I need it to do and happy to be back in Big Shot land. I know there are lots of new machines (some bigger & some electric, which may appeal to you), but I have no experience with the new stuff.
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I have one of the large Spellbinder machines (manual). The only time I ever use it is when I have something large to cut. Usually, I use my Cuttlebug. The one I have (don't remember the actual name of it) doesn't do the thick dies (the old type), but it does do thin dies and embossing folders, etc. I like it, but like I said, rarely use it as it just takes too much space.
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