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Old 10-12-2016, 06:24 AM   #1  
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I love the Santa Thinlits Die from the holiday mini. Got it last night and played. First I used my Cuttlebug with a shim and did 3 passes (which is standard for fancy cuts with my CB). Everything cut wonderfully. Next I cut with the Big Shot. I used the magnetic plate and a shim. I did 5 (FIVE) passes and not everything cut. I even tried rolling it through one way, then the other, in case there was a spot on the roller that wasn't pressing enough.

Anyone else have this problem, or any suggestions? The Cuttlebug is my workhorse, but I bought the Big Shot for the magnetic plate. I refuse to spend the money on S.U.'s "special" plate for intricate dies.
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I would try increasing the thickness of your shim? My only other suggestion is the Precision Plate.
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SU! is not the only place where you can get a precision plate for your intricate dies. Look on Amazon or other websites that sell the Big Shot.
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I don't care for the precision plate - it doesn't seem to do any better than using my metal shim. There are a lot of versions of the metal shim but they are basically the same.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_1b888jooxh_b

In my BS I use my mag plate, plastic plate, Santa die cut side facing up, plastic bag, paper, plastic plate, and metal shim and it cuts through on SU cardstock.. I prefer to always use my die with the cut side facing up as I seem to get better cuts and it keeps my bottom plate from getting cut up.
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In my BS I use my mag plate, plastic plate, Santa die cut side facing up, plastic bag, paper, plastic plate,

Why do you use a plastic bag????
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In my BS I use my mag plate, plastic plate, Santa die cut side facing up, plastic bag, paper, plastic plate,

Why do you use a plastic bag????
Plastic bag is like using wax paper to release the paper from the die. Wax paper leaves a waxy residue on the paper and the plastic doesn't do it. I also use my die brush but the plastic bag gives it an extra boost.
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Like others have said, sounds like more pressure (thickness or shims) is needed. You can try a piece of cardstock, or a few pieces of copy paper, or if one side is cutting and another part not, put the shim just where it's not cutting.

I like this flexible, thin metal plate for stubborn dies: https://www.amazon.com/Cheery-Lynn-D...Plate%2C+Large

It dents and bends over time, but that's fine.

The company has a couple of youtube videos about dies that are difficult to cut; yell if you want to see them and I'll look for them.
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My friend and I futzed with this at her house. We had the best results with the Big Shot using the sandwich of: magnetic plate, regular plate, die with cutting side up, paper, regular plate. That's the sandwich for the Cuttlebug (using an A plate instead of the magnetic plate). Cutting side up. That works best and does complete cuts with 1 or 2 passes.
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