I tried the original dies, the small sizzlets and the mover and shapers with the base tray. Every one went through smoothly, both ways. I have a bad shoulder and cranking my other machines, especially when I wanted to make letters with the individual dies, would really irritate it. This is going to make it so much easier. It is a little heavy, but it doesn't take up alot of room. So once you get it on your craft area, you're all set. And it cuts both ways. I am a senior and I was able to set it up and use it right away. I would recommend this product to everyone.