ooh I'm glad it has strong magnets to keep it in place, but thats a good tip about not using the handle case it breaks off! lol I am still treating mine like its made from egg shall or something, every little noise I'm thinking oh did it do that before??? I worry I am holding it down too hard, but up to now when its made a funny extra little grindy noise I have homed the blade and its been ok then.
I'm relieved the little 'tails' are normal! I wonder why nobody else has them here though? Maybe its just the newer machines ??
Thanks for your replies! Its seems funny to be chatting about craft to folks across the pond! lol great though!!