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ScanNCut SDX125 vs SDX225 Comparison – What’s the Difference?

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 US model numbers – the SDX125 and the SDX225. And just to make things even more confusing, there is an SDX125i model and an SDX125e model as well.

NOTE:
The letters at the end usually mean just different accessories you may get. The SDX125e, for instance, comes with an additional 3 Pattern Collection activation card.

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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. You can get the ScanNCut SDX125e here on Amazon for instance.

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 labeled as SDX125 but on the box, it was labeled SDX125i. On their website, they state that they are selling the SDX125 and there is no mention of whether it is an SDX125i.

UPDATE: We now have more information on this machine and it looks like there are a few differences between the two main models. Let’s get into it.

So What’s the Difference Between the ScanNCut SDX125 vs the ScanNCut SDX225?

IMPORTANT:
Before purchasing any of these machines, double-check with your dealer that what we have said below is correct to make sure you are getting all the features you are after.

 24″ Scan Function

This is the ability to scan the full length of a 24″ mat.

  • SDX125 – not available
  • SDX225 – available

PES File Import Capability

  • SDX125 – not available
  • SDX225 – available

PES File Embroidery Stitch Line Detection

  • SDX125 – not available
  • SDX225 – available

Wireless Ready

  • SDX125 – yes
  • SDX225 – yes

Data Transfer Via USB Cable

  • SDX125 – yes
  • SDX225 – yes

Maximum Object Readability

Not too sure what this means at this stage but I expect it has to do with the scanning functionality.

  • SDX125 – 600
  • SDX225 – 600

Built-in Designs

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

Built-in Fonts

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

Accessories Included with Each Machine

SDX125

  • Pen Holder
  • Black Color Pen
  • ScanNCut DX Standard Tack Adhesive Mat
  • Auto Blade
  • Auto Blade Holder
  • Touch Pen
  • Spatula
  • Accessory Pouch

SDX225

  • Pen Holder
  • 6 Color Pen Set
  • 2 Erasable Pen Set
  • Black
  • ScanNCut DX Standard Tack Adhesive Mat
  • ScanNCut DX Low Tack Adhesive Mat
  • High Tack Fabric Support Sheet
  • Iron-on Fabric Contact Sheet
  • Auto Blade
  • Auto Blade Holder
  • Thin Fabric Auto Blade
  • Thin Fabric Auto Blade Holder
  • Touch Pen
  • Spatula
  • Accessory Pouch

 SDX125iSDX125SDX225
Low tack adhesive matYES
Auto blade holderYESYESYES
Standard tack adhesive matYESYESYES
Thin fabric auto blade holderYES
High tack adhesive support sheetYES
Pen holderYESYESYES
Color pensYES
(black only)
YES
(black only)
YES
(complete set)
Erasable pen setYES
SpatulaYESYESYES
Touch pen (stylus)YESYESYES
Accessory bagYESYESYES
Power cordYESYESYES
Cardstock sample sheetYESYESYES
SVG Cutting Files - 12 Pattern CollectionsYES