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Old 01-04-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone have this Metal Adapter Plate and like it better than chipboard shims? I have the Big Shot Express and Cuttlebug. Thank you. Well, it's almost time to shop!!
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Does anyone have this Metal Adapter Plate and like it better than chipboard shims? I have the Big Shot Express and Cuttlebug. Thank you. Well, it's almost time to shop!!
Hi there! I don't have it, but Kim said it's a VERY good tool for those who have the Cuttlebug, because it adds the pressure that it lacks. I know the Big Shot has really good pressure, and I am not sure the Express has the same amount of pressure???

The manufacturer of the dies has come up with this new product to enhance the performance of the dies with the Cuttlebug, and I bet it works well.

Sorry I can't you first-hand advice, but wanted to offer the info I DO have. Have a great night.
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I have played around with it a bit on my big shot and it works quite well! Sometimes a little too well since my big shot has a good amount of ores sure anyway.

Basically the way it's been explains to me is that Cuttlebugs don't offer the same amount of pressure that a big shot does and the metal adapter offers both a shim and extra support to make intrigued dies cut more easily.
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I have it and I have a Cuttlebug -- love to use it instead of finding shims. I only have the snowflakes dies but it works great with them.
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I have it and I have a Cuttlebug -- love to use it instead of finding shims. I only have the snowflakes dies but it works great with them.
Good to know. Thanks for letting us know.
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Hey there, I'm still waiting for my metal adapter to arrive but we use this together with the Die-namics right? And also, do I just lay it on top of my whole sandwich? I use the Cuttlebug. Thanks!
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Hey there, I'm still waiting for my metal adapter to arrive but we use this together with the Die-namics right? And also, do I just lay it on top of my whole sandwich? I use the Cuttlebug. Thanks!
I'm not 100% sure about this...

I'm not sure, but I would think you use it under the die with the FLAT part of the die on the metal plate, and then the die, blade up, then the paper, then the other cutting plate. You better wait until someone who has done it responds though...

Maybe I'll buy one so I can experiment with my Cuttlebug, which is currently serving as my door stop. LOL
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Alright! I finally got the metal adapter plate and tried it out with the doily die-namic. It now states on MFT's where you should put the metal adapter plate for each of the different systems you may be using. For me, it's the Cuttlebug and I start at the bottom with A, C, Metal Adapter Plate, Die-namic, Cardstock then B plate right on top.

At first it felt a bit tight going through but I'm so glad that I bought it. The doily got cut out like a dream! Amazing!!! Definitely one to get for the more intricate dies and if you're trying to cut thicker materials like cardstock.

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Thanks for the info, I was looking at this and wondering if it was worth it. I only have a few dies right now, with more on the way, that I use in my Cuttlebug. Now it is on my must buy list along with a zillion other MFT dies!
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Alright! I finally got the metal adapter plate and tried it out with the doily die-namic. It now states on MFT's where you should put the metal adapter plate for each of the different systems you may be using. For me, it's the Cuttlebug and I start at the bottom with A, C, Metal Adapter Plate, Die-namic, Cardstock then B plate right on top.

At first it felt a bit tight going through but I'm so glad that I bought it. The doily got cut out like a dream! Amazing!!! Definitely one to get for the more intricate dies and if you're trying to cut thicker materials like cardstock.

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Once I started playing around with it on my Big Shot I realized that it was not just for "bug" owners! Sometimes with the Big Shot it can give a bit too much pressure, but for intricate dies, I LOVE it!
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Hey there, I'm still waiting for my metal adapter to arrive but we use this together with the Die-namics right? And also, do I just lay it on top of my whole sandwich? I use the Cuttlebug. Thanks!
You can certainly play around with the stacks and find what works best for your machine, but I generally put mine underneath my die, away from the cutting side because I don't want it marred.
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Thanks for the info, I was looking at this and wondering if it was worth it. I only have a few dies right now, with more on the way, that I use in my Cuttlebug. Now it is on my must buy list along with a zillion other MFT dies!
LOL! That's wonderful news! We are so proud of our dies!
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Okay, I broke down and bought the adapter(and more dies!) today as I had a gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket. I can't wait to get them!
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Okay, I broke down and bought the adapter(and more dies!) today as I had a gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket. I can't wait to get them!
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Has anyone found a substitue for this metal adapter plate. I am thinking metal flashing for home improvement box stores? I have not idea how thick this metal needs to be. Just thinking!!!
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We've got more on the way! They should arrive mid-July.
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Hi hpcurling,
I was wondering if you tried to make the metal adapter and if so, did it work? Was it made from a metal sheet from a hardware store. Home Depot has a sheet of 24 x 36 for $9.34. I could make a lot of adapters from it!
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My metal adapter shim buckled a lot, and it's hard to force it through either my cuttlebug or big shot. What to do?
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My metal adapter shim buckled a lot, and it's hard to force it through either my cuttlebug or big shot. What to do?
Brenda, mine hasn't buckled. Do you put it down first? Under the bottom acrylic plate? The only time I had a problem was when I messed up and put it on top of the plate.
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My metal adapter shim buckled a lot, and it's hard to force it through either my cuttlebug or big shot. What to do?
Hi Brenda, are you sandwiching it between the acrylic cutting plates? It should be next to the flat surface of your die in your cutting sandwich.
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So, from the bottom up, it's A-B-plate-die (cutting edge up)-C? I had the shim on the cutting edge. Well, live and learn.
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So, from the bottom up, it's A-B-plate-die (cutting edge up)-C? I had the shim on the cutting edge. Well, live and learn.
I don't own a cuttlebug anymore, but when I did I do recall using ABC to cut. I never cut with the cutting edge up, but I know that is pretty much every manufacturer's instructions. I just find it inconvenient. LOL

I do cutting blade down always. I would stack like this if I had a cuttlebug still:

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Do what makes you feel comfortable though, and refer to your instruction manual. I know my Vagabond, but it's been a long time since I have owned a Cuttlebug.
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