The machine is sturdy and having used it a few times I am pleased with the results. However I would like a more informative guide book to be included. I am using it for die cutting and having visited some blogs I see I am not the only one that was so concerned about the damage appearing on the plates as I used them. Apparently this is normal and the plates only last a certain amount of cuts, so know that you will be replacing them at some point. Have bought some more dies so will keep playing with the machine, like I said good results. Did find it difficult to hold the plates together and turn the handle without things moving, felt like I needed 3 hands. But all in all I like it and am happy I finally made the investment, although I do think they are slightly too pricey to not come with at least 1 die and 1 embossing folder.
I was really excited to learn that there is an affordable Electric Embossing and Die Cut Machine. I have Carple Tunnel Sydrom and my wrist are killing me everytime I need to use my manual machine. I can't believe how great (and easy) this machine is to use. The ease of use is great. Only drawback is it doesn't come with any dies or Embossing Folders. I think Sizzix could have just thrown in one of each. Other then that I am thrilled.
This is the third Sizzix Big Short Machine I have owned plus one Big Shot Pro. Guess I must like the simplicity of how they work. Only complaint and this applies to all of them. I wish I didn't have to tighten the handle screw every week or two. Not a big deal but an annoyance.
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