Sizzix Big Shot and wafer thin dies/spellbinders- Help!

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Posted 1/29/2013 by leisa77 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 555,886
May 2012
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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:44:23 PM
Hi all,

I am confused about what I actually need to buy to cut wafer thin dies or spellbinders in my Big Shot.

It's quite an old model (the blue and black one, I think I got it in around 2006) which came with a thick white adaptor for thinner sizzlit dies. And the two clear cutting pads obviously. I also have some small black plastic squares which were sold for using with the little quickutz dies.

Looking in my local craft shop today, there is a multipurpose platform available and also a solo adaptor and shim set.

Do I need both of these? Or would the solo adaptor and shim work with my existing white adaptor plate?

I really don't want to waste scrapbooking money on boring things like adaptor plates if I don't actually need them...

Can anyone help please?


PeaNut 104,220
August 2003
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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:08:49 PM
You have 2 choices: 1. Use the older platform, cutting plates, and the thin wafer adapter plate. The sandwich goes: Platform, solo thin wafer adapter, cutting plate, paper, die, cutting plate. Or, if you want to spend money, buy the mutipurpose platform. The sandwich for that is: multipurpose platform with all tabs down, cutting plate, paper, die, cutting plate.

Either will work.


PeaNut 555,886
May 2012
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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:31:17 PM
Thank you very much That's exactly what I was hoping the answer would be too, which is a nice bonus!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:50:41 PM
I bought an extended Thin Die Adapter to use with my QK dies. I use it with the Multipurpose Platform. If I remember correctly even though the platform says "the only platform you'll ever need" it would not cut without the Thin Die Adapter.

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PeaNut 464,263
April 2010
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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:08:37 PM
You can shim it with a sheet or 2 of paper under the die to get a better cut if you need to. Some of my dies need that little extra boost.
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