Two of the most popular and highly rated brands of vinyl cutting machines are Silhouette and Cricut. The Silhouette Cameo cutting machine has an average rating on Amazon.com of 4 1/2 stars out of five based on over 500 reviews as of November 2015. The Cricut Explore cutting machine has a similar rating based on over 400 reviews.
The positive reviews for the Silhouette Cameo praise the device for precise cuts, ease of use, and high-quality end products. Many reviews also compare the machine to various competitors and consistently cite the Cameo as being the best product on the market in its price range.
Reviewers of the Cricut Explore repeatedly mention how easy it is to use. Many make particular note of the wireless connection option. They state that this makes it perfect for occasional and hobby usage.
Some of Silhouette's other well-received models include the Portrait, a small cutter designed for hobby usage, and the Curio. Cricut's other models include the Expression and the Cricut Mini.
Other popular brands of vinyl cutting machines include USCutter, Brother and OrangeA. All of these brands have cutters available on Amazon.com that have received excellent reviews. However, they are not quite as popular as Silhouette or Cricut.