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Old 12-29-2011, 09:51 AM   #1  
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Default Help with adapting Big Shot Pro Westminister to BSP size plates

I got a Big Shot Pro Westminster for Christmas and I had read somewhere that you should get the regular Big Shot Pro plates and other things to make it easier to use. Can anyone tell me what exactly I need to order? I think I will need a set of cutting plates, creaser pads but what else? Do I need some kind of adapter thingamajiggy? Someone posted about this in another thread but I can't find it. I think it would be easier to use smaller things for everyday use. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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What came with your Big Shot Pro? It should already have a set of cutting plates and the adapter pad.

The Big Shot Pro Westminister and Big Shot Pro are the same machine. Do you mean you are trying to adapt your Big Shot Pro Westminister to the basic Big Shot plates? As a new basic Big Shot user, I'm clueless as to what you'll need.

It is possible that the Pro's adapter platform is similar to the new Vagabond solo platform. In that case, you'll probably need a shim if you want to use thin dies such as Spellbinders.

I don't see any reason why you can't use standard Big Shot plates. I hope someone with real experience can pop in and help you.
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Thanks Melissa! Someone on one of the older threads wrote that she bought the big Westminister but ordered the BS Pro plates and things for daily use. Those plates are smaller, lighter and a bit cheaper to replace. I thought this was a great idea but can't find the thread to see exactly what she ordered. There may have been some sort of adapter platform and shims or something you need in order to do this. Can't remember. I did order the BS Pro cutting plates and crease pad today so at least I will have some or all of what I need.

Anyone else know?
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The regular Big Shot Pro plates are easier to handle for every day things because they are 13" long versus 25" long. You will need the plates, pad and try I linked below. Also there is a newer product that Sizzix just released that will allow you to use the Grand Nesties and long embossing folders. It will really come in handy.

Sizzix BSP Sliding Tray, Standard
Sizzix BSP Cutting Plates, Standard

Sizzix BSP Adapter Pad, Standard

Here is the new Solo Platform, Shim and Wafer Thin Pad

Most of this can be purchased at Joann with a 40% off coupon.
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I bought the standard tray & plates for my Westminster BSP too. I wasn't thrilled with using the extended long tray/plates with it. The standard size makes it easier for me to use everyday.

I also recommened buying the solo platform, solo adapter & solo shim for using thin metal dies, such as Spellbinders. I looked everywhere to buy the solo platform/adaptor & solo shim, and i only found it at Sizzix.com. All the cutting plates/crease pads i have bought from Joanns on sale.

The bulk of what i use in my BSP is thin metal dies, so the solo platform/adaptor is a must have. Have fun with your BSP! I love mine!
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