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Old 12-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone have this plate? Does this eliminate the need for shims? I haven't bought any dies yet but want the snowflakes and want to see if I need this plate or if shims alone will do the job. BTW what would the "sandwich" be with this plate? Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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When I googled it, most of the results stated the adapter plate was the "C" plate. I think the Cuttlebugs come with an A, 2 B's, and a C plate, at least mine did. I cut my snowflakes with the Let it Snowflake die using a stack of A, B, and C. I don't have to shim mine at all, but sometimes with felt or fabric I'll run them through for a second pass just to be sure of a clean cut. Does that help?
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Are you asking about the long plates?

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Just cuz I'm paranoid like this I ALWAYS run ALL my thinner dies through the CB using the SKINNY BROWN MAT from MFT.... it is NOT the same as the embossing rubber mat with nesties... NO! NO! NO!!!! That is WAY too thick... cool thing about using the skinny mat... it sticks to your C Plate and I never have to line it up again, just plop down my C Plate! YUP! LAZY like that...
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I have JUST gotten the adapters in and havent had a chance to play with them, but they are to help shim dies going through the Cuttlebug. Cuttlebugs aren't as evenly pressured as Big Shots as the sides fold up. They also don't seem to yield the same even pressure as a Big Shot and that's what the adapter helps to do. It is a 4 x 5" steel plate that you'd use as a shim when running intricate dies, such as Let it Snowflake, through the Cuttlebug.

You won't need it for edge dies or simple designs unless your Cuttlebug is old and "loose", meaning the rollers in the machine are less firm than they were originally. Sounds like me...
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I have JUST gotten the adapters in and havent had a chance to play with them, but they are to help shim dies going through the Cuttlebug. Cuttlebugs aren't as evenly pressured as Big Shots as the sides fold up. They also don't seem to yield the same even pressure as a Big Shot and that's what the adapter helps to do. It is a 4 x 5" steel plate that you'd use as a shim when running intricate dies, such as Let it Snowflake, through the Cuttlebug.

You won't need it for edge dies or simple designs unless your Cuttlebug is old and "loose", meaning the rollers in the machine are less firm than they were originally. Sounds like me...
Do you have a link to it? I think I "need" one. LOL

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I have JUST gotten the adapters in and havent had a chance to play with them, but they are to help shim dies going through the Cuttlebug. Cuttlebugs aren't as evenly pressured as Big Shots as the sides fold up. They also don't seem to yield the same even pressure as a Big Shot and that's what the adapter helps to do. It is a 4 x 5" steel plate that you'd use as a shim when running intricate dies, such as Let it Snowflake, through the Cuttlebug.

You won't need it for edge dies or simple designs unless your Cuttlebug is old and "loose", meaning the rollers in the machine are less firm than they were originally. Sounds like me...
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Just curious as to the effect it would have on the dies.

Will it smash them after a few times?
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Just curious as to the effect it would have on the dies.

Will it smash them after a few times?
The adapter was developed by the manufacturer of these dies to specifically work with the Cuttlebug because the Cuttlebug sometimes lack the pressure necessary to cut the more intricate dies. The thing you need to remember when using it is that you ALWAYS place the blades of the die AWAY from the metal adapter plate. So, the FLAT SIDE of the die is what lays against the metal adapter plate.
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I just got my cuttlebug and it came with Pads A, 2-B's and no C. I used one die to try it out and it left and impression on my top B pad. Did I do something wrong? I know it will still work with the impression on it, but I feel like I've ruined my new toy. Can anyone give me advice on this subject. It cut the die perfectly, but my pad is a mess now. Are you supposed to use Pad C for cutting dies and B's for embossing? Help please.
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http://www.provocraft.com/products/d...ack_matrix.pdf
These are the sandwiches from the Provo site. I have read on some other blogs that using the C plate is suggested for cutting because it's sturdier than the B plates for cutting. The plates will definitely get cut impressions on them but it doesn't affect them. The only problem you would ever have with the plates is if they warp but I haven't read of anyone who has had that problem. I went directly to the Provo site for information and what I find very interesting is that in their list of contents when you buy the Cuttlebug it says 2 B plates and a C plate. I have read of other people saying they didn't get a C in their box. I don't know if there's a note anywhere on the site stating the C plates are no longer included. I would call them and tell them you didn't get a C plate and see what they say. I rarely use my C plate but I have noticed with certain products, they do list the C for cutting. Hope this helps.
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The cuts in the plates happen, they don't affect the function at all. I read somewhere that the "C" plate is for use with other companies' dies and since Provocraft is "anti-other company" they no longer include it.

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I just got one of those and they work great.
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The cuts in the plates happen, they don't affect the function at all. I read somewhere that the "C" plate is for use with other companies' dies and since Provocraft is "anti-other company" they no longer include it.

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That doesn't surprise me. LOL

You definitely need a C plate for cutting Die-namics with the CB. With all super thin dies:

Cutting is as easy as A B C (the stack)
For embossing, use Double B (embossing folders, etc)

Your plates will get cuts in them every time you use it. Eventually, they won't be see through. LOL Just use them as long as you can (until they stop working properly) and then replace them. I always keep an extra pair on hand in case one breaks because then you are not able to cut anymore.

I used to have a Cuttlebug, but I now use a Sizzix Vagabond. It is AWESOME. Tons of pressure, clean cuts, and no cranking. LOVE it. I sold my Cuttlebug and set my Big Shot aside.
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The adapter was developed by the manufacturer of these dies to specifically work with the Cuttlebug because the Cuttlebug sometimes lack the pressure necessary to cut the more intricate dies. The thing you need to remember when using it is that you ALWAYS place the blades of the die AWAY from the metal adapter plate. So, the FLAT SIDE of the die is what lays against the metal adapter plate.
Thanks! I would have done this wrong
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