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Old 05-15-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Uses For Magnetic Vent Cover?

Somewhere here I read the magnetic vent covers were a great inexpensive substitute for .......? FINALLY I found the covers, bought them for $15, but can't remember what to do with them. I believe it was some technique for keeping dies straight while putting them through the Big Shot. That makes sense to me only if the intention is to cut the vent cover as well as the cardstock, in which case I would then have a magnetic duplicate of every die. Was that the intention?

Experimenting could wreck my Big Shot....or am I just too chicken?

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If you set the framelet cutting side up on the magnet, it will hold the framelet and not cut into it, I have been doing this and it works well.
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Perfect! Just what I needed. I've wasted so much cardstock cutting skewed frames because the rollers shifted the die.
Thank you so much for the speedy answer.
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The magnetic vent covers were also a magnet to store the dies on
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Great idea. I'll have to get some of these. Bahb, I've had the same problem!
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Yes, we were buying the vent covers and cutting them to the size of the CD cases and glueing them inside to store dies in. It works great, but I thought the ones I bought were much cheaper than $15. I think I paid something like $5 for a pack and they last a long time since you cut them down. They cut like butter. I think I still prefer buying the ones in the craft dept. at Walmart because they are adhesive backed and you can cut them and peel off the adhesive and they stick in the case so easily. You only get two to a pack but they are about 5 x 8 1/2"
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You can cover them with DSP and cut out with your dies ... I like to do alphabets for kids but any shape will do. The wafer thin dies will do it if you're patient and can maybe use a knife afterwards to cut through but the steel rule dies work great.
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The magnetic vent covers have a much stronger magnetic force than the same size piece cut from adhesive back magnets from walmart. And a pack of 3 ($7. at Lowes) is MUCH less expensive than the new magnetic platform from SU.
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The magnetic vent covers have a much stronger magnetic force than the same size piece cut from adhesive back magnets from walmart. And a pack of 3 ($7. at Lowes) is MUCH less expensive than the new magnetic platform from SU.
I'm thinking the SU magnetic platform might be a better investment because I'm not getting alot of wear out of the 3 vent covers I bought for $15. And by the way, I think I said I got them at Home Depot but turns out it was Ace hardware. They warp, and shred at the sides. The warping of the magnetic vent cover, then the metal plate, then the shims and the cutting plates......all that warping is making every die-cut an annoying challenge , making me wonder if that's why the Cameo cutting machine is getting so much press lately. I vowed I would not spend another cent on equipment, after I paid $100 for the Big Shot a few months ago, but replacing warping parts is like replacing cartridges in cheap printers.........adding insult to injury.

Rant! Rant! (I'm feeling bad about having recommended the vent covers)
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