In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-01-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
Insane Embellisher
 
postcardgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 804
Default SU! Big Shot Cutting Pads Question

I'm interested in purchasing the Big Shot but not sure how often the cutting pads are going to need to be replaced - is this something I should stock up on or will they last through quite a few uses?
__________________
Shari
postcardgirl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
Stazon Splitcoast
 
MSBetsyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 19,230
Default

Boy, Shari...that's a tough one. I guess it's more a matter of your own personal use pattern. I love my Big Shot and have had it for 18 months or so. I'm still on the same initial set of cutting pads. But I don't get as much of a chance to play with mine as many people do, either. Also, lol...I am very cautious about sending stuff through if it feels too thick, where other people have more confidence, kwim?

I'd say get one extra set if you just want to feel like you're covered if one happens to break, but I don't see the need to invest in several up front. I know...kind of a wishy washy answer! Sorry!
MSBetsyZ is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
Pearl-ExPert
 
pjw2855's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,995
Default

Shari.....There is no reason they should break. I've never had one break in all the years I've had my BIGkick. But yes, they are a consumable item. After multiple uses they get so etched you can't see through them and this does cause the etching to mar your paper eventually also. This would be when you would replace them.

It is suggested that you have a spare set on hand for when needed. If you rotate your cutting pads and flip them over on a regular basis, you should get about 500 cuts with each set of cutting pads. I stock up on cutting pads when AC Moore has the Sizzix items on sale. You can also use a coupon in both AC Moore and Michaels for the Sizzix products, too.

Of course this usage will vary from person to person depending on your use.

Patti
pjw2855 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
Inking Addict
 
monkeygirl59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 84
Default

I've replaced one pad. I've always used the same one on the bottom and keep flipping the top pad. I used the original top one until it left lines on my paper.
monkeygirl59 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #5
Insane Embellisher
 
postcardgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 804
Default

thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it!!
__________________
Shari
postcardgirl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off