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Old 01-31-2015, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Sizzix Big Shot Handle Fell Off in Hand

Argh, went to use my Big Shot, and the handle fell off in my hand. It was fine that last time I used, and now it's not.. How does that happen?
It looks like a washer and hex screw... Has this happened to anyone else? Do you think you could buy the replacements at a hardware store, or will Sizzix sell me a replacement kit? I don't want to buy a new one for just the handle coming off... I'm able to still use it... But.. it is awkward. HELP...
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Mine came off a couple of times...I just picked up the screw and used the allen wrench that came with my Big Shot to put it back in and tighten it up.

I have the little plastic bag with the allen wrench (and the extra screw too) taped to the bottom of my Big Shot. That way I don't forget where I put it "for safe keeping".
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Thanks... I'll put my husband on that job... He put it together, back when... So.. he can figure out what he did with the tool... My problem is I don't know where the screw or washer went.... The last time I used was 1st week of December, and am just getting back to cards after the holidays... It is not on the floor or on my work bench... Another good job for my husband.
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I had the same issue and I contacted Sizzix. They sent me a new screw set and now I keep an eye on it and tighten as needed. I never thought about taping the baggy to the bottom of the machine...
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Mine goes loose often ... have never lost the screws though and just give it a quick tighten every now and then.
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Thanks... Good idea about contacting Sizzix.
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I made about 35 of the SU mini treat bags in a row. That die is one that gives a big thump as you're cutting it. After I had cut quite a few the plastic piece that covers the screw popped off. I tightened the screw and pushed the plastic piece back in. I think the vibration of the thumping of the dies must loosen the screw as you use the bigshot.
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