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GrandeMARK 2 Conversion Kit

Item 109105

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$195.00
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Quick Overview

For years, the AccuCut GrandeMARK has been the go-to die-cutting machine when you need to make precise cuts for your creative craft and stationery projects. If you already own the original GrandeMARK you can transform it into a folding GrandeMARK 2 machine with this conversion kit.

Includes two roller sides, two roller shields and eight 5/8" bolts. You will need a 5/32" hex wrench for assembly (not included).

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Compatible Cutting Machine AccuCut GrandeMARK Die-Cutting Machine (AC7000)
Includes
  • Two Roller Sides – Left and Right (do not remove shrink wrap before assembly)
  • Two plastic Roller Shields
  • Eight 5/8” bolts
  • Note: You will need a 5/32” hex wrench to convert your machine into a GrandeMARK 2. This is not included with your Conversion Kit and can be purchased in most hardware stores.
Additional Information  
Dimensions

Assembled Machine
Including handle: 24 3/4”w x 30 1/4”l x 8 3/4” h
Base only: 21”w x 30 1/4”l
Folded: 24 3/4”w x 11 1/4”l x 15 3/4”h

Manufacturer AccuCut
Description

Assembly Instructions
Follow these instructions to convert your GrandeMARK into a GrandeMARK 2:

  • Gather your Conversion Kit parts and hex wrench. The sides are bundled together with a ribbon of shrink wrap. Remove only the outer wrap, leaving the remaining wrap that holds the roller sides together until you’re finished the installation process.
  • Using the hex wrench, remove the eight bolts that are on the current roller sides and discard. Do not reuse the bolts.
  • Carefully slide out each roller side and set aside.
  • Take one of the new roller sides and position the four bolt holes in line with the bolt holes on the machine base. Note: Be sure to position the roller sides so any labels are on the same side of the machine handle.
  • Insert the bolts and loosely screw in each using the hex wrench. Do not tighten.
  • Repeat the process for the other roller side.
  • Tighten all bolts.
  • Raise and lower both roller sides to ensure they are moving freely. You will feel a little pressure as you raise and lower the sides.
  • Remove shrink wrap, place your AccuCut GrandeMARK Die Tray on the rollers and start cutting!

Features:

  • Compatible with more than 20,000 AccuCut dies as well as same-style dies from other manufacturers
  • Cuts shapes as large as 14 1/2" x 17 1/2" on giant die boards
  • Steel roller never needs to be replaced
  • Only consumable parts are the Die Tray and Cutting Plastic and Cut & Crease Mats which last for thousands of cuts
  • Includes one Die Tray, one Super Jumbo (10" x 15") sheet of Cutting Plastic, and one Super Jumbo (10" x 15") Cut & Crease Mat
  • Optional Deluxe Texturize & Emboss Kit and texture plates allow you to add texture to paper and craft metal -- choose from 10 texture plates
  • Optional tray adapter (item 406503) allows you to use Top Dog Dies steel-rule dies, Sizzix Bigz dies, and Ellison AllStar dies as well as retired AccuCut Zip'eSlim dies
  • Optional tray adapter (item 406505) allows you to use wafer thin, or chemically etched, dies
  • Optional tray adapters (items 506503AC and 506504AC) allow you to use AccuQuilt GO! dies
  • Optional tray (item 406120AC) can fit AccuCut, AccuQuilt Studio, Custom Shape Pros and similar dies as large as 13 3/4" x 26" (Super Giant)

System Maintenance:

The only maintenance required for the GrandeMARK 2 is occasional replacement of the Die Tray and Cutting Plastic.

  • Always use an AccuCut GrandeMARK Die Tray when cutting with the GrandeMARK 2.
  • Depending on usage, the Die Tray must be replaced regularly. Average use requires replacement annually; heavier use will require more frequent replacement.
  • You will know the tray needs to be replaced when it warps in the middle, when you hear a popping sound while cutting, or when you are not able to cut as many layers as expected.
  • Replace Cutting Plastic and Cut & Crease Mats when you are not able to cut as efficiently as usual.
  • No lubrication is necessary; all bearings are sealed. Unlike some other AccuCut machines, the steel roller in the GrandeMARK 2 never needs to be replaced.

GrandeMARK 2 Machine Tips:

  • Place desired side of paper face down, so finished edge faces the right direction.
  • For best results, cut with die blades running under the roller at an angle, so they cut like scissors. Die blades should not be parallel to roller.
  • To extend the life of the Die Tray, move dies to different locations so one corner of the die is always touching a side of the tray.
  • To easily engage die, paper and Cutting Plastic/Cut & Crease Mat under roller, position the combination so a corner is pointed toward the roller.
  • Use the same size of cutting mat to match the die board. Use both sides of the Cutting Plastic or Cut & Crease Mat to extend life.
  • Replace the Die Tray when you are not able to cut or crease as many layers as expected.
  • For deeper crease, roll die through the machine and then immediately roll die through in the opposite direction. You can also add more layers of paper to create a deeper crease or put a piece of copy paper on top of the Cut & Crease Mat.
  • Always use Cutting Plastic or a Cut & Crease Mat with your GrandeMARK 2. Do not attempt to cut directly into the steel roller. Doing so will damage the die and void the die's warranty.
  • To extend life of dies, keep scraps of paper and chipboard out of the Die Tray. Rolling a die through while it is on top of scrap material, or purposely shimming under a die, causes the blades to push through back of die.

Reviews

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Love it Review by Cindy
Overall Rating

I bought this for my Studio cutter. A lot cheaper than buying it from Accuquilt. Easy to install and works great.

(Posted on 11/18/2016)

Life saver! Review by Katherine
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Has helped in so many ways. Helped to create room and make it easier to store. The GrandeMark 2 has opened up opportunities to sew more and to do more. Works with scrapbooking dies. Such a nice workhorse. The conversion kit was easy to install. The instructions clear. Wonderful product! Enjoying more of my hobbies now!

(Posted on 9/25/2016)

Excellent Review by Suzan
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I bought it to convert my AccuQuilt Studio since it is an identical machine and the price was almost $100 cheaper that the official Studio kit. It was very easy to do and although I have a dedicated die cutting station it is very useful to be able to move the cutter to other tables and I will now be able to take it to my quilting group workshops or on retreats.

(Posted on 1/23/2016)

Great value Review by Karen
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Bought it on sale for my Studio (same machine). Easy to change out and now I can take it to retreat. So glad I bought it.

(Posted on 12/13/2015)

MORE ROOM! Review by Mimi
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I have SO much more room! I really wish this was available ALL of the time when I originally purchased my machine... I feel as if my studio is BIGGER! I highly recommend it. VERY expensive in my opinion, but happy that I have it!

(Posted on 12/10/2015)

Do not be a bench sitter! The GM2 Conversion Kit is Hot! Review by Francine
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To tell you the truth, I have been sitting on the bench regarding this upgrade. I already had a dedicated table for my GrandeMARK in my Quilt Studio. I really could not see the advantage in folding up the machine... until? Until, I started a large project upstairs, which would have moved along much quicker if I had the GrandeMARK close by...

I purchased the Conversion Kit while it was on sale primarily to keep my machine current, and thinking the odd occasion that I might want to take the machine with me or move it to another location. WOW! The Conversion took me less than 30 minutes to install without help! The instructions were point on! As soon as the Conversion Kit was installed and I folded it up to check how difficult it would be for me to carry the machine I was in awe!

In general my thinking before Converting the GrandeMARK was this; the machine is too heavy to move around; what difference would it make if I folded it up and it was still heavy? Granted, I love the GrandeMARK and would not think of getting rid of it! However, the space the GM took up could have been easily utilized for other things. I was able to fold my machine up and store it at the end of my 4'x8' cutting table. The final upside was that, I could now utilize the table previously dedicated to the GM for another sewing machine...

I only regret that I had not realized sooner the advantages in converting the GrandeMARK. The Conversion Kit changed the dead weight of relocating a GrandeMARK into a pack & carry piece of equipment; just as easy to carry around as the AccuQuilt Go & Baby Go!

(Posted on 12/9/2015)

Worth the extra cost Review by Debbie
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I was so happy when I originally purchased my Grande Mark and have really enjoyed it. It dose take up a lot of room but I wasn't sure if it would be worth spending an additional $195 for the conversion kit. I saved up and finally got it. Is it worh it? For what you get it seems kind of pricey but if you are in need of extra space and willing to put up the $$$ then I would recommended it. I would have given it a 5 but just couldn't due to the items cost. Easy to instal and use.

(Posted on 4/5/2015)

Love my conversion kit! Review by Lora
Overall Rating

So easy to install. Such an improvement. I can now free up a ton of valued real estate on by cutting table. Thank you Accucut!

(Posted on 1/24/2015)

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