If you are thinking of purchasing a new ScanNCut DX then you need to be aware that there are two different model numbers. This applies to the US and Australia and most likely other countries as well.
In this post, I will be doing a comparison between the two model numbers – the SDX125 and the SDX225. And just to make things even more confusing, there is an SDX125i model as well.
Bear in mind, that these are the model numbers for the US. I will be writing up the differences between the models in Australia as I get more info, so will post the link here when that is done.
And by the way, if you are wanting to check out the features of the ScanNCut DX machines, you can read our post here.
What You Need to Know Before Buying the ScanNCut DX
As most people in the crafting business know, Brother also sells sewing machines. And their business model for selling sewing machines, is to sell them through local dealers. So you might find it difficult to buy a Brother sewing machine online unless it is one of the lower priced models.
This same business model applies to ScanNCut machines. They tend to only allow the pricier model to be sold by independent dealers in a physical store. The cheaper model is the version that is found in larger craft or sewing superstores or online. This seems to be the case with the new ScanNCut DX. So you may see a version online at places like the Home Shopping Network and Amazon.
It appears that Home Shopping Network (HSN) is selling the SDX125i so it is the cheaper model. This model appears to be the same as the SDX125 but with an added bonus of a pack of SVG files.
Also, note that a reader did purchase a machine from HSN and the machine was labelled as SDX125 but on the box it was labelled SDX125i. On their website, they state that they are selling the SDX125 and there is no mention of whether it is an SDX125i. My assumption here is that they are the exact same machine and are just labelled differently for online sellers. Does the extra ‘i” stand for internet maybe??
Having said all that however, it seems that there isn’t much difference between the three versions. The differences are mostly to do with added accessories. The machines look exactly the same and seem to act the same way.
Bear in mind, that I am making an assumption here as I don’t have all three machines in front of me to compare. However, they all use the exact same manual so that tells me that they must be the same machine albeit with different model numbers. Make sure you do your research on this however as I may be wrong but that seems to be the case.
So What’s the Difference Between the ScanNCut SDX125 vs the ScanNCut SDX225?
IMPORTANT: Before purchasing any of these machines, double-check what we have said below to make sure you are getting all the features you are after.
First up we have the built in designs. The built-in designs are cutting files that are pre-installed in the machine itself. Now personally this wouldn’t be a game changer for me since I tend to create my own cutting files, but for those that don’t, then it may make a difference.
- SDX125: 682 built-in-designs
- SDX225: 1303 built-in-designs
With the new Canvas Workspace software, you can use fonts on your machine, so unless you don’t like using Canvas Workspace to create your own cutting files, then the extra fonts may appeal to you. For me again, it’s not a game changer.
- SDX125: 9 fonts
- SDX225: 17 fonts
This seems to be where the three machines differ the most. It’s also interesting to note that the SDX125i which I think is the one sold at HSN has an extra bonus pack of SVG files. According to the HSN site there are 300 files in the pack.
|Low tack adhesive mat||YES|
|Auto blade holder||YES||YES||YES|
|Standard tack adhesive mat||YES||YES||YES|
|Thin fabric auto blade holder||YES|
|High tack adhesive support sheet||YES|
|Color pens||YES |
|Erasable pen set||YES|
|Touch pen (stylus)||YES||YES||YES|
|Cardstock sample sheet||YES||YES||YES|
|SVG Cutting Files - 12 Pattern Collections||YES|