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Product Questions for Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray - With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads

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    can i use other brand embossing folders or die   By: User (03-Aug-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Absolutely! By: Goldilox56 (05-Aug-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Hi there!

      Other brands of dies will work with our machines as long as you follow the proper usage of adapters and accessories for the dies. However please keep in mind that all Sizzix-brand dies have been tested and designed to be used with our machines! Other brand dies may have not been tested by our machines before and cannot be held liable to any damages through misuse. By: Sizzix (07-Sep-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What die cut machine is easier to turn. I am older and have wrist issues.   By: joanOfArt2001 (19-Apr-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I believe you should get an electric machine such as the Gemini by Crafters Companion if you do a lot of die cutting and embossing. I was quite limited by the number of times I could crank a die cut through! However, there is a place for the Big Shot, as well. It's less complicated than other machines if you're only doing a few die cuts. By: paulablock (14-Aug-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I find that it depends on your “sandwich”. I enjoy this machine (it was an investment/upgrade for me!) and if I am using a thin die with thin paper it cranks through like a breeze. However, if I’m squeezing a thicker sandwich through (thicker paper sometimes adhesive backed, fatter dies) then it can be somewhat hard to crank. I like that you can adjust the thickness of the multi purpose platform just a hair, so that helps! Your other option would be an electric machine, to avoid having to crank...but I’ve never used one. By: All About Sunshine (21-Apr-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What is the largest paper width that this machine will take?   By: CatSlater (23-Aug-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    Can I use spellbinder dies with this machine and will it emboss?   By: User (10-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I have an older version of the Big Shot and it works perfectly with Spellbinder dies. You can emboss with it as well. When you want to emboss something you need to adjust the tabs on the cutting platform. The directions for cutting and embossing are printed on the cutting platform so you know which tabs to use when cutting or embossing. By: ChristineRae (23-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I ordered the Big Shot recently and gave it as a present to my daughter in law. The screw to the handle was missing. How can I order parts for the big shot?

    I absolutely love the Big Shot and Scrapbook.com!!!!

    Thank you,
    Judy   By: Judy Z. (30-Mar-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Please contact: [email protected] and Sizzix would be more than happy to send you a replacement screw free of charge with proof of purchase. By: Sizzix (17-May-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Any small screw could fit in it. I wouldn't think you'd have to order specifically for Big Shot By: Karenlc (30-Mar-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What is included with this package? Can I emboss with what is included? And what about using thinlets? Or do I need to buy these plates separately?   By: Chantele (13-Jun-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The machine came with the standard platform and 2 cutting plates. All other platforms I bought separately! Also included the rectangle dies. These are not the nesting dies! I bought the magnetic plate and love to use that when cutting with dies! No problem with thinlets. By: Scrapgrammy4117 (15-Jun-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do all the Sizzex Big Shot fold up for storage ?   By: Ocasiodebbie (11-Mar-22) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I ordered the Big Shot recently and gave it as a present to my daughter in law. The screw to the handle was missing. How can I order parts for the big shot?

    I absolutely love the Big Shot and Scrapbook.com!!!!

    Thank you,
    Judy   By: Judy Z. (27-Mar-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi there, we absolutely love the Big Shot and Scrapbook.com as well! To order parts, you can simply file a warranty claim via sizzix.com and make sure to attach your proof of purchase! By: Sizzix (31-Mar-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you cut wool strips with this machine   By: Knittenbrenda (21-Mar-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi, to cut thicker materials you would need to use steel ruled Bigz dies. Bigz dies does work with this machine. Thanks By: Sizzix (31-Mar-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • what are the dimensions of the cutting pads? are they 12" long?   By: grochocinco (19-Mar-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    Is this ready to go right out of the box or do I need to buy anything else additional?   By: User (03-Feb-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Just make sure to buy some dies! Other than that, it is ready to go! By: alai (03-Feb-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Is this ready to go right out of the box or do I need to buy anything else additional?   By: User (02-Feb-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Big Shot plus machine would allow larger size paper but the offer does not clearly tell what is in the package?
    Does it include plus size machine? Are the sandwich plates included in the starter kit?   By: alpi (29-Jan-21) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Comes with One Big Shot Machine that measures approximately 14 1/4" L x 12 3/8" W (with handle) x 6 5/8" H and features a sleek gray and white color scheme with the Sizzix logo embossed on the handle
      One pair of Ocean Sparkle Standard Cutting Pads
      One adjustable Multi-Purpose Platform with diagrams and guidelines
      One Sizzix Sandwich Booklet with 16 pages of instructions and ideas
      One three-year limited warranty By: alai (03-Feb-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use Slim line dies in this machine?   By: TagsbyNana (21-Nov-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • As long as they fit through the machine they should work well. You may need the extended platform/plates depending on the dimensions of the die. By: Scrapbook.com (03-Dec-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this bundle come with everything, for example the pads, to do impresslits and 3D embossing folders? I have a Cricut but want a die cut machine for some dies and 3D embossing.   By: cmkondrat (01-Sep-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I love my big shot. Yes it comes with everything except the magnetic plate. The magnetic plate is a wonderful add on. It is alittle pricey but it is worth it not to have to tape your dies down. They don't move at all. By: Dcrdt5 (07-Sep-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I have a todo die cutting machine purchased from create and craft, but it doesn't give me a clean cut anymore .will the big shot use the same dies, purchased from different companies and is the cutting area about the same size?   By: maxanna963 (02-Apr-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The Big Shot machine has a cutting width of 6 inches. It can be used with thin dies as well as steel-rule dies that are that width or less. By: Scrapbook.com (03-Apr-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    On the big shot is there a return policy just in case l not happy with this product   By: User (25-Mar-20) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • We have a 60-days, no questions asked, 100% Money-Back Guarantee! If you are unhappy with any product you receive, you may return it, undamaged and unopened, within 60 days of the date we shipped it and we will cheerfully refund your product total. You can find more information in return policy here: link By: Scrapbook.com (26-Mar-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    I tried cutting with the square die and when I cranked it through I could only go a little ways. It was too hard to turn, and I was afraid I would break something.   By: User (10-Oct-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I'm having the same problem with my new Big Shot. I'm using one of the nested dies that came bundled with the machine and a thin piece of paper (not cardstock thickness). I have followed the sandwich directions as printed on the base, as well as all the YouTube videos I have watched. It is so hard to turn that I fear I'm going to break it, and it doesn't cut through the paper. I really thought I'd love this machine, but I'm feeling some buyer's remorse. By: jinmo69 (13-May-20) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • As long as you are using the correct sandwich, you should be able to cut this if you just slightly turn the die so it's going in at a slight angle. By: Sonshine1296 (10-Oct-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Is this product compatible with Ellison die cuts?   By: User (02-Sep-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Sizzix and Ellison are related companies so as long as the dies fit in the machine they should work. Hope this helps. By: Scrapbook.com (04-Sep-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do you have to have a separate rubber mat (like with the Cuttlebug) to emboss with this machine? Will all my existing dies (mostly from sets with stamps) and embossing folders (mostly Cuttlebug) work with this? Thank you!   By: amyscraftystyle (04-May-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • You should receive everything necessary to emboss with your machine. For added versatility, you can use the Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber (sold separately) to emboss with any metal stencil including Thinlits Dies. There is also a Premium Crease Pad available. This is used with dies that have crease or score blades. Hope this helps! By: Scrapbook.com (10-May-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 dies? Thanks   By: miss dobbs (26-Jan-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hello! This particular product does not have dies. However, we do have multiple bundles available here: link Hope this helps! By: sbc-julie (01-Feb-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    I'm considering getting a die cut machine. From those who have used/own them, what is the best one in your opinion? For ease of use and any brand dies that work with them, there is so much to think about and I'm becoming confused. Any wisdom to offer in making a choice?   By: User (27-Feb-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I have a Sizzix Big Shot and I have loved using it over the years (I think I have had my machine for close to 10 years now). A year or two ago, something wasn't working correctly on my machine. My dad helped me take it apart and we noticed that a part needed to be replaced. I called Sizzix and they sent me replacement parts at no cost. Now my machine is working perfectly once again. I have used Sizzix branded dies, Spellbinders dies and a few other brands of wafer thin dies. They all cut well using my Big Shot. By: ChristineRae (23-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • tell me why I would buy this product over a Cuttlebug. I have the Cuttlebug, but I have the itch to get a new machine.   By: porsche (01-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I think that the Big Shot is sturdier and easier to use. I used a Cuttlebug at a local scrapbooking store and it just didn't seem as solid when using the crank on it. I am very happy that I decided to purchase the Big Shot over the Cuttlebug. By: ChristineRae (23-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I find the big shot handle easier to turn. I use a cuddle bug when making cards at class. On my own I use the big shot and prefer it. By: Brluedeke2 (04-Dec-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is there any difference between the cutting pads? This comes with the "ocean" is it any different then any other? Are they different thicknesses? Or all the same Just color difference?
    Thank you,
    Bonnie   By: BBlake2017 (18-May-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    What is the difference between a big shot and cuttlebug? They both emboss and die cut and take paper 6 inches wide.   By: User (15-Nov-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The Big Shot will accommodate the thicker steel rule dies ( they are much thicker and stronger- will cut thru chipboard) whereas the Cuttlebug will only take embossing folders and the thin die cuts By: moogies (25-Nov-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do you have any bundles with the Big Shot Plus?   By: blizzy57 (28-Jul-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Hi, wondering if this is a good machine for fabric. I would use it more for quilting and other fabric crafts. Although I do love to scrapbook and the idea that it would work great for both. Also do you have to buy different accessories for fabric and paper? If so that could get expensive.
    Really love this machine!!   By: Mumzie40 (08-Apr-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes, this machine will work with fabric. However, it is the dies that make the difference. In order to cut heavier materials, you will likely need to purchase steel rule dies as they have more of a cutting blade for thicker materials. Hope this helps! By: sbc-julie (19-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How heavy is this machine? I have arthritis and can't use anything too heavy. Thanks   By: miss dobbs (26-Jan-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • This machine is kind of heavy when lifting onto a table, etc. also remember it is a manual machine so you are turning the handle to move the paper & dies through the machine which can be hard on your wrists. By: Rose1950 (27-Jan-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Machine Weight 7.50 lb. By: Sizzix (17-May-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Hi, can Big Shot machine cut fabric ? If yes what is the accessories needed?   By: Hui Fang (07-Oct-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I know this is an older question but I would like to know the answer also.
      I would most likely be using it for fabric more than paper.
      Thanks in advance for any advice. Love the machine but don’t want to spend the money if I can’t use it for quilting and other fabric crafts. By: Mumzie40 (08-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • To cut fabric, you would need to use Bigz dies and Big Shot Plus machine. By: Sizzix (17-May-21) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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