Ok ladies... was just browsing the sizzix clearance for some Sizzix Originals to use in my CB and ran across the following. Can you tell me your opinion on this?
"You can use a hammer to kill a fly, or a skateboard to come home from the grocery store, but any good craftsman will tell you to "use the right tool for the right job."
By using Sizzix Originals and Simple Impressions Embossing Folders* in your Sizzix Machine, you are assured of the longest life for each. That's because Sizzix Dies were specially engineered to work with the Sizzix Machine.
Other companies who have recently jumped on the die-cutting and embossing bandwagon with unproven technology claim their machines will work with our dies. However, we have received some troubling feedback, as well as other serious questions and concerns raised by crafters about the compatibility of Sizzix products in these machines.
From the initial tests we have conducted, we have seen premature aging and severe damage to Sizzix Originals when used in other manufacturer's "ratchet or roller" systems. They appear to cause undue wear and tear on the dies at an accelerated rate.
The Sizzix Machine, on the other hand, was developed for consumers in conjunction with Ellison, the acknowledged pioneer of the die-cutting industry. Our 28-year legacy of manufacturing the finest die-cutting machines was instrumental in creating a brand of products built on quality, functionality and affordability.
So the message is clear: Don't risk prematurely wearing out, damaging or bending your Sizzix Originals or Embossing Folders in a non-Sizzix machine. We will update you once the final results of our thorough tests are complete. Thank you again for your continued interest in the Sizzix brand, and for making Sizzix the standard by which all other die-cutters are measured."
Julia Gluten free on 9/15/2008. I am a Celiac. 1 in 133 Americans is a Celiac and 97% of those who have Celiac Disease are still undiagnosed. Are you one?