It's not that I was trying to force something through. I checked and double checked the stack and still it was wrong. My point is 1) it should be repairable, especially when it is so delicate. They have to know that people will break them. I would be happy to pay for repairs because I freely admit that I made a mistake and 2) there should be some sort of gate/guard that won't allow you to put a stack through that is incorrect.
And I am grateful that Sizzix replaced the first one, just sad that it only made it 2 weeks before it broke again. I really loved the machine and hate to go back to cranking again.