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Old 09-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone on this board used a self healing mat with their Gemini? I'm trying to figure out what thickness of self healing mat to try. I have seen the videos on you tube but can't tell the thickness.
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I don't use a self-healing mat with my Gemini, but found some info; if you know the brand being used, this might help to determine the thickness.

Fiskars 3mm thick
Dahle 3 mm thick
Alvin 3 mm thick
Olfa 1.5 mm thick
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Use the mats with both Gemini and Vagabond. I don't use the big plates hardly ever with the Gemini. I use my two Sizzix plates with the mat inbetween and it goes through the Gemini just fine. When using the Vagabond, I just replace one of the cut plates with the mat.
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Amazon.com: Dahle Vantage 10680 Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 9"x12", 1/2" Grid, 5 Layers for Max Healing, Perfect for Cropping, Sewing, Crafts, Clear: Industrial & Scientific
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BlueFeather, when you say two sizzix plates do you mean A plus C and cutting mat?
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The sizzix cutting plates are thinner than the gemini's plates. That's why you can use the healing mat and die between them with no problem. I just send them through sideways in the gemini.
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