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Old 10-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Using Sizzix pillow box die on Epic Six - Do I need a premium crease pad?

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I have a broken cuttlebug and am thinking of getting the new Quickutz machine - Epic Six. I heard that it can take on large dies like the Bigz XL ones. I have a pillow box die from Sizzix that I used to use on my cuttlebug and there are times when the crease lines will be cut through. Has anyone used similar dies (with scorelines) on Epic Six? Do I need to purchase the premium crease pad from Sizzix? Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Yes, you do! I noticed the same thing happening with the Sizzix gift card XL die . I ordered myself an XL crease pad and problem solved!

Hope that helps!
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Thanks so much! I am off to order myself one too!
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Can I just pop in with my two cents? I have tried the Epic Six on a few different occasions, both friends' and at my LSS. I don't think it is the best machine out there...it seems to have a lot of glitches. You might want to research and try one for yourself. Again, just my two cents...feel free to ignore me!
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Can I just pop in with my two cents? I have tried the Epic Six on a few different occasions, both friends' and at my LSS. I don't think it is the best machine out there...it seems to have a lot of glitches. You might want to research and try one for yourself. Again, just my two cents...feel free to ignore me!
I don't think the "best" machine exists, quite frankly. This one happened to meet my needs, however, despite its glitches. Mainly, I do not have the room for a Big Shot. The Epic 6 takes up far less space.
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Thanks for the info. I am only able to buy either the cuttlebug or the Epic 6 here as no local shops sell the Big Shot. I have only seen the demo of Epic 6 online and not really tried it out before. What type of glitches are you referring to? I have a Quickutz Revolution machine and like it so far. The only problem with it is not being able to use thicker dies on it. I liked my Cuttlebug but it died on me. I have it for less than a year and it somehow broke. I was told the gears inside are made of plastic and that is why it may break more easily. The Epic 6 uses all metal gear inside the machine and I am hoping it will last much longer than my bug did.
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The issues with the Epic are that it does have some trouble cutting when using the 4x8 dies. I added the magnetic sheets to the top of my cutting platform. That helped to solve that problem and keeps my dies from sliding around. Some folks also don't like that there's no stabilizing mechanism for the machine so you have to hold onto the top of it while you are cranking because it's not heavy enough to keep from moving. Those are the only issues I've heard of.
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Hi Novell, oh yes, I heard about the cutting issues with the larger dies. I saw someone sticking magnetic sheets to the top of the cutting platform and that solves the problem. The magnetic platform on the revolution tool is something I really like as it holds the thin dies in place. I may have to play around with the machine once I get it. I have ordered it already and it is likely to come in mid-Nov. I also noticed from the demos online, that you have to make more turns on the handle to move the die the same distance compared to other machines? Is that what you have observed as well?
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