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  • I am interested in buying this because of the xl cutting plates that it now comes with. I emailed spellbinders direct. I am not wanting this machine for the standard size. I have circle dies that are 7" big and this will do the trick, as long as i have the xl cutting plates. Now since this one has standard, spellbinders said they are now making this machine with the xl plates but if I buy this with the standard they will send me xl plates. Is this somthing that scrapbook.com will do for me, change out the plates for the proper xl size instead?

    Hi Krista,
    Thank you for contacting Spellbinders Customer Support. We are thrilled that you are considering the Platinum. We chose the standard plates to come with the machine because the majority of our dies manufactured currently are no larger than that size. We heard our customers when they asked for the larger plates so the Platinum is now manufactured with the XL cutting plates included. If you purchase the machine and it has the standard cutting plates just contact us with proof of purchase and we will provide the XL cutting plates for you. The XL embossing plate and mat are an additional purchase as we no longer manufacture or sell the Grand size dies.
    The Platinum is a good choice because of it's all metal constructions within which provides added pressure. It has an 8.5" opening and will cut and emboss with thin metal etched dies, embossing folders and steel rule dies. Everything you need in one machine.

    Let me know if you have further questions.

    Karen Haas
    Sales & Customer Support Manager   By: danesnpits (30-Dec-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Thanks so much for the reply! Would Scrapbook.com be starting to phase out of the kit machines that have only the standard sized cutting plates, to eventually selling kits that have the xl size plates? By: danesnpits (30-Dec-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • It would depend on how the manufacturer. They determine what they package with the machines. :) By: Joanie R (30-Dec-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I am considering purchasing a die cut/embossing machine. I would like to purchase the most versatile, easy use, with the largest platform. I prefer a motorized version. Can you help me?   By: User (10-Apr-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi, I do not have a motorized die cutting machine. I was concerned that the thickness of the item I would be die cutting may not go through the machine. I would check to make sure the motor is large enough to accommodate any thickness (within reason). I just love the large Platinum die cutting machine I have. It is manually operated. Sara By: Joiseygirl3 (13-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • murk
      I had a motorized version not this type I did like it but it is not as big as the one I have now. I really like my new one because you can do a lot more with this one because the platinum is bigger and can do a lot more types of materials. I think you will really like it. By: murk (13-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • When is the electric feature to be added to the platinum as they advertised in the beginning?
    Maxine T   By: Maxine T (07-Jul-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi, I asked Spellbinders Customer Service and this is their reply:
      Still in product development without a release date

      So it is coming By: Janna L (10-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I had not heard of that sorry I wasn't helpful By: jolene a (09-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I own the Sizzix Big, and have been learning the hard way that the machine requires so many different cutting mats, crease mats, extension mats......... for every different kind of die.
    Is this machine going to take me to the bank with all the unlisted "needed" accessory mats??   By: dianaricker (04-Aug-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes, it will take you to the bank as you are still required to purchase separately certain mats, plates etc. Let's be honest and say it as it is, have you yet met the manufacturer that provides everything is needed for you to fully enjoy a craft tool? They all have their own marketing scheme to further create the need to continue purchasing parts related to that specific tool until you finally have everything you need to fully enjoy your new "toy". If you have already purchased everything you need for your sizzix machine, just stick to it. By: SandieGeek (19-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Anyone know if the machine is now being sold with the 8.5x11 cutting pads and such? Rumor had it this was supposed to happen........   By: GwynnAsbury (29-Jul-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • This machine comes with 6.1" x 8.7" cutting plates. By: Amber Boren (29-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • According to Spellbinders if your Platinum came/comes with the standard cutting plates, if you contact them with proof of purchase they will send you the XL cutting plates only. The XL embossing plate and mat are an additional purchase as Spellbinders no longer manufactures or sells the Grand size dies. By: SandieGeek (19-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Hello
    I have just taken delivery of a Spellbinders Platinum. Watched a couple of YouTube videos on using the machine and also referring to the base plate tried to emboss using a regular folder and nothing at all! It says to use base plate, folder with cardstock and one cutting plate - no pressure felt and no embossing at all - what am I doing wrong?   By: Sue Olsson (12-Sep-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Tried shims but nothing worked then tried silicone embossing mat with clear plate and that worked! By: Sue Olsson (13-Sep-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this machine come with the standard plates or xl plates   By: shelleyj52 (02-Sep-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I have an older Big Shot that is now having pressure issues. I was looking at the XL Platinum...BUT... I can't tell I can use the Big Shot large magnetic platform with this one. Or the smaller one I have. I do agree the polarizing issue is a pain. And may just start using washi tape or something. Also, if I want to cut smaller in the larger Spellbinders, does anyone know if my Big Shot beveled clear cutting plates will work in it? Thanks in advance, cathy   By: Dogbyte1 (11-Aug-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I have a Platinum 6 and the Larger Platinum. I have the same concern with both of the machines. When I put a Spellbinders, regular size die ( let's say the small die of the month club) through the machine; the machine has a very hard turn and it seems as if the gears are going to snap apart. I owned a Big Shot and a Big Shot plus and know the noises that it makes and that they can be a bit disconcerting to the new user: I guess I need to be reassured if this is normal.   By: User (08-Jun-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi, I've been using my larger Platinum with great success. I am wondering if it is brand new and the crackling you hear is from the pressure on the acrylic plates. Spellbinder Dies work beautifully with the regular Platform and 2 acrylic plates. However, if you are die cutting with the gold dies they require a different set up. It says what you need on the package. Hope this helps. Sara PS Do you align the die so that one corner goes in first? If it is a rectangular or square die, you'll need to turn it so that it rolls through with the point of any edge going under first. By: Joiseygirl3 (10-Jun-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I haven't used mine yet but it seems very sturdy. After reading the comments, though, I'm unsure if it is a standard or xl (not that I really understand the advantage of that yet either). On the box: Spellbinders Platinum 6, which I'm guessing is 6" and one post mentions 7" and another 8.5", and I'm assuming that it means it's standard. I'm a little confused. It doesn't even make sense to me how you can put something through which is larger than the space allocated.   By: injustamin (01-Apr-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • There are two types of Spellbinders Platinum: Platinum 6 and Platinum.
      - The Platinum 6 has an opening width of 6", which means that you can only fit dies up to 6". The cutting plates are approximately 6" x 8.5". This is the standard size.
      - The Platinum has an 8.5" opening width and the cutting plates are approximately 8.5" x 12". This is the XL size.
      Hope this answers your question. By: SandieGeek (19-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I am a new owner of a soellbinder platinum machine.
    I would like to emboss card stock in between an embossing folder .
    I have placed the platform , then the card stock in between the folder , then laid the purple embossing plate over all the above . I am reluctant to continue to turn the handle as it seems hard to
    Turn and do not want to break it . Also when I start to turn in , the purple plate rises up a little ( closest to
    Me ) , is this all normal ?   By: User (25-Jul-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • hello! You use the base ( platform) then embossing folder with paper inside you want to emboss, the you need the 3D embossing plate.. you have to purchae it separately. :) Scrapdiva29- On Youtube :) Hope this makes since? By: Scrapdivatwentynine (26-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I saw where the platinum die cutter used contour dies. I was wondering if I could use the shapeabilites dies with this machine also or not.   By: User (11-Jul-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I agree. I have yet to find any dies that will not work. I love the machine! By: lmacdavis (14-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have the machine and love, love it. I have not found any dies that it will not cut including the Sizzix big dies. It will also emboss any of the folders including the next generation ones. I had a Cuttlebug before but wanted one that would take the larger embossing folders and this does with no problem. By: sabbaskets (13-Jul-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I would like to know if there are any die cuts that have people. I would like to have a separate woman, man, children and babies . If so are they standing? Can you tell me where I can cameos?   By: muzzie (24-Mar-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is the base platform magnetic to hold the dies in place?   By: Kraftycardz (23-Mar-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I dont know if you've actually used a magnetic platform or not, but I have abandoned mine altogether, as they unfortunately tend to become polarized.......meaning, if you place the die on it, they tend to flip around, all over the place, ruining paper at times. This is especially aggravating if you are trying to place more than one die to cut at a time.......I would rather use micropore, washi or even post-it tape....while the concept is great, they have turned out to be more of a pain than they are worth......sorry Sizzix, but that's the truth.......now, the diamond base plate is another story, especially for intricate dies, although I and my compadres have notice the top cutting plate warps much faster when using it.......ah me. i teach, and do sample boards for well known stamp company, so, I die cut A LOT!!!!!!!! By: labradormama (25-Dec-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No, it is not. You would have to purchase that separately. I haven't decided if I wish to do that yet. I've watched several YouTube videos, and for now will use micro pore tape to hold them in place. Check out JenniferMcGuireInk.com for some additional awesome videos. By: CTabor (24-Mar-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this machine cut the steel rule dies??   By: craftingjosie (11-Jan-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The manual says that it cuts steel rule dies and that you can use the steel rule dies to cut numerous layers of different materials like chipboard, wool, felt, fabrics and thin metals. I dod not own any steel rule dies so I have not tried it. I am only going by the manual. I do love my platinum, but so far I have only used it with the spellbinders and other wafer thin does. By: margaritanavarrorivera (12-Jan-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How long will the Spellbinder Platinum be at this price? $148.50   By: queenmother777 (20-Jan-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I believe that Scrapbook .com will have it at this price until the end of January. I also had a 15% off coupon that I used so it was even less.... but the problem is that it cost $35.00 shipping!!!! it is heavy but I think Scrapbook.com should have had Free shipping when you spend over $100.00 or at least a discounted shipping as well. By: jaywilliams809 (22-Jan-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I was just looking for a 'free shipping over...'! I am new here, how do you get coupons? That helps a bit with the shipping. By: lisag820 (03-Feb-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Could it be used with Sizzix Dies?   By: d.alattar (30-Jan-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes you can use Sizzix dies on the Spellbinder machine, you just have to use the right plates, depending on which size of Sizzix die you use. By: pasteldragon (31-Jan-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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