I have the same exact problem described by the other reviewer. I can not get either of these sets to cut property even with wax paper, extra shims, multiple passes, smooth paper vs textured, all are a bust! Going to contact Spellbinders instead as I believe these are defective. Mine cut down the long sides but not on the short sides. Seems like the cutting edges are not deep enough to break the paper cleanly. I am hoping this batch is defective and that they can replace with new ones that work properly. I'd hate to lose them because they are amazingly beautiful! bbl to tell you how it all worked out.
I bought these and am asking Scrapbook.com to refund me, I bought new pads for my Big Shot and these dies still will not cut all the way through. I used shims , waxed paper , everything I could think of. I made multiple passes through the machine and still had to use my exacto knife. Very disappointing. The ones I got to cut were really beautiful, but it was just not worth all the effort. Bought two different sets, these and radiant rectangles same results with both.