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  • I do not have a question to ask but some info to share. If you did not get directions with your (fabulous) Evolution Advanced, you can download them at www.weronthenet.com/Evolution_Advanced. So many people are saying they didn't get them......

    But I can clear up several things I am seeing repeatedly in the questions. You only need two things for ANY die cut or embossing folder, the thick platform and the B plate.

    If you letterpress, you will get a separate platform with the kIt.

    If you get the magnetic platform, again you will only need the platform itself and the B plate. Don't let the A plate and foam pad that comes with it throw you off; these are needed when using with other machines.

    The downloadable chart will tell you what the numbers on the right are for. In general, these numbers are presets for specific brands. You don't have to use trial and error on the emboss or die cut settings. I'll give you a few of the numbers to get you started.
    3--ANY embossing folder. 11 for any thin dies, such as Sizzix, Die-namics, Stampin' Up, the dies included (Lifestyle Crafts).
    12 for Spellbinders. 13 for Spellbinders D-lites.
    For the thick Sizzix dies and the Tim Holtz movers and shapers, no platform, just die, paper, B plate.
    And I've found that the Cuttlebug and other dies that are surrounded by foam are cut best with the dial in the die cut settings about mid-way.

    When I run my Spellbinders dies through that cut and emboss, they usually get embossed and cut with a single pass. If it don't want the embossing, dial down to a 10. At least that's what works for me

    Also, the directions state to put your dies in cut side up because the B plate is self healing. If you are trying to cut a die for a stamped image and need to see exactly where you are cutting, use repositionable tape to hold your image to the B plate. Then place your die over the stamped image and hold it in place with more tape. Now flip it into your platform and run through.

    This is what I've had good luck with in the past year. I hope this will help others so the don't get frustrated and start hating the machine. I have previously used a Cuttlebug for several years and a Grand Caliber before that. I'll never go back!!   By: crmuirhead65 (27-Mar-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I just wanted to say thank you for the above information. All I can say this is the best machine by far. No matter who I talk to I tell them about this machine and already 2 people have gone out and bought it.

      No more sandwiches. By: lv2scrap02 (31-Mar-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will the Evolution machine accept embossing folders or dies from other manufacturers.   By: Earthsong69 (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    Maybe I'm missing the big picture here but...I don't understand the need for a motor. Can you explain why one would need this?   By: User (28-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The motor would be used for those of us who can no longer use the crank due to strength in our hands. Arthritis and other illnesses could prevent you from using these machines manually. So this is an excellent option for me and why I want it. By: kerobbymom (29-Nov-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have a very small craft room and my new evolution is in a small area so rather then moving it everytime I want to emboss or cut something I can just press the button and run it thru rather then trying to turn the handle By: lv2scrap02 (30-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • will this work this Cuttlebug dies and Cottage Cutz?   By: glenda_ferguson (18-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will the evolution cut the same materials that the sizzix big shot will cut? They both seem to have the same strength. I did look at the comparison chart   By: Ihavedreams09 (31-Dec-14) 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 question about your new Evolution machine. Does it work with Tim Holtz dies and/or Sizzix dies? It's my understanding they don't work with my Cuttlebug but I would so love to find a machine that works with ALL.
    Thanks!   By: User (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I don't know about this machine, but in answer to the previous question I have a Cuttlebug and I use Tim HOltz dies and Sizzix dies and I use them in it all the time as long as they aren't extra wide for any reason, they fit just fine! You may try it with your cuttlebug. Although having said that, this new machine does look like it has the best of all the machines. It looks very well thought out and I really like it. I love the self healing mat...why did no one think of that before? And the magnetic mat is just like stephanie barnards magnetic platform. and I like the design of this machine. By: 10nurse29 (18-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • You can use any die in the Evolution so long as it is not wider than the platform. By: rebeccakeppel (18-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can this machine use with Sizzix Original dies?   By: debbiehew (11-Oct-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Are there ANY dies or folders that this machine will not accept? I understand about the width , but what about height? Those Alterations Movers and Shapers Dies are pretty thick...   By: User (20-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Will the new Stampin Up 6 x 6 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders fit through the Evolution? I recently purchased the new Lace folder, and to my dismay, it will not fit through my Cuttlebug! It is just a tiny bit too wide about 1/16.   By: User (25-Mar-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Yes, the Dynamic Embossing folder will go through the evolution die cutting machine. You will only need the Thick plate, the folder with paper in it and a cardboard shim. My machine allows me to use a dial setting of four and I get a beautiful impressions without spritzing my paper with water.

      I hope this helps. By: Madge Haycock (10-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • This would be my first die cutting machine. Is this all I would need (besides the dies) to start cutting or is there something else I need to go with it?   By: mzdolittle (23-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I'm trying to decide whether to buy the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool or the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool with the Motor Bundle.

    The Evolution Advanced Die cutting Tool includes:

    One large, 6" x 13" cutting and embossing platform
    Mat B for cutting with thick metal dies and embossing

    But, the Evolution Advanced Die cutting Tool with Motor Bundle includes:

    One large, 6" x 13" ctting and embossing platform
    Two mats for cutting thick metal dies and embossing

    Which two mats are they? Will I still get Mat B and something else?

    Hope you can help me with this.   By: dpaxson (24-Oct-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Sorry I didn't answer sooner, but have been out of town and just got home. I got the one with the motor and the mats I got are the platform, Mat B, and a blue mat for embossing. hope that answers your question. By: sseegel (29-Oct-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I was so excited to be gifted an "unused" Evolution Advanced, until I saw that it doesn't have a turning handle! I've tried to search for replacement parts, but I am not finding any. Any suggestions? Do I hit the hardware store and try to find a turning handle that will work? I'm a teacher, and this will be so great for my classroom! (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it...if I happen to do some scrapbook work on the side, I just won't mention it. :) )   By: User (04-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    I was so excited to be gifted an "unused" Evolution Advanced, until I saw that it doesn't have a turning handle! I've tried to search for replacement parts, but I am not finding any. Any suggestions? Do I hit the hardware store and try to find a turning handle that will work? I'm a teacher, and this will be so great for my classroom! (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it...if I happen to do some scrapbook work on the side, I just won't mention it. :) )   By: User (04-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hello there dearie! I agree with the motorized part, HOWEVER, if that is not your cup of tea............first, I would suggest to contact the company to see if they could provide you with a replacement. In lieu of that, a 1/2" BOX wrench fits in there just right (just tried it with my own), may have to cut it half (the wrench that is :-)!!), so that is short enough to spin a full circle around, without hitting your table or desk surface.......hope this helps!!! By: labradormama (05-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • If its like mine it is motorized. You can buy the kit online . I think at scrapbook.com or blitsy ? By: Donna Keller (05-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can other brands of matts and pads be used in the Evolution? Im mostly wondering about using the Sizzix Crease Pad in the Evolution.   By: cja921 (09-Apr-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • This machine will work with most leading brand accessories. The Sizzix Crease Pad will work with this machine, but you may want to contact We R Memory Keepers to verify which mats and pads are compatible. By: hljones (22-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    How do I go about using a 3-D embossing folder I got from American crafters I think? Thank you youre   By: User (08-Apr-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I don't adjust the knob but rather the cutting plates. Sandwich is b plus embossing mat. I think my knob is and stays on 12. By: misscat (11-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can the evolution use the sizzix big shot cutting plates? The evolution cutting plate bows after continued use. I numbered the sides so I do flip it every other cut.   By: conofam (02-Dec-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The Big Shot Cutting plates used as the top plate also bows. The evolution self-healing mat is a much better option. Try putting your self-healing mat into a bath of hot water and scrubbing the surface. Rinse it off and allow it to dry with a book on top. The hot water seems to "relax" the mat and help it return to its normal state.

      Hope this helps. By: Madge Haycock (10-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • It is not recommended. So I would say no:(
      I hope this helps. By: Amber Boren (05-Dec-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Has anyone used a metal shim plate with the Evolution Advanced? And if so, where does the metal shim go in the order of plate, paper, die, etc? I am having a terrible time getting a complete cut with thin intricate dies on any die cutting number. It seems the metal shim plate helps with intricate thin dies with other die cutting machines, and I'm hoping it will help with the Evolution.   By: User (09-Nov-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I have. From Bottom to top: magnetic cutting plate B, paper, die, metal shim, then the platform with the holes up. This has worked for me, I hope it works for you. By: MJscrap (12-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have. From Bottom to top: magnetic cutting plate B, paper, die cutting ide down, metal shim, then the platform with the holes up. This has worked for me, I hope it works for you. By: MJscrap (12-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How wide is the plate you put your dies on? I find my Cuttlebug isn't wide enough to make a larger card with die.   By: Dilou (04-Nov-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The platform is 6” inches wide by 12 inches long. By: GMFTS (07-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What setting should I use for Anna Griffin dies?   By: clkonfetti (09-Oct-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Hello, I've mistakenly thrown away the half of the cord which plugs into the wall socket! Dagnabit. Now I NEEDNEEDNEED find a replacement cord! Does WRMK sell them? Thanks!   By: PaperArtStudio777 (29-Sep-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Try a Google or Bing search for www.wermemories.com. By: mamou (01-Oct-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • My wife works with the Evolution Advanced for 3 months. But now, the embossing doesnt work exactly on all sides anymore. It seems the rollers are no more exactly aligned togehter. After embossing there are differences about a couple of tenths of a millimeter on the left side relative to the right side of the material.
    Is there a solution for this? Maybe the gears that drive the rollers are weared out? Ive tried to inspect it from inside, but failed.   By: Stonewall (02-Sep-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I'm sorry I can't answer the question. I do not use the Evolution. I do not like it and think it was a waste of my time and money. By: sseegel (03-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Dies must go face up/ sharp side up only? I want to place them face down to line up die to stamped image. Don't want to use tape to hold image in place (extra step).   By: specialjenn4 (03-Jul-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • My dial won't work. Not turning. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.   By: angie.1 (01-Jul-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The machine base must be closed before turning dial. Found this out after I used it the wrong way for 2 weeks. First let me say I love WRMK products however must say I am extremely disappointed the machine did not come with a user guide. I think I received an initial set up but that was it. It was very frustrating in the beginning. By: happydales (12-Feb-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • On my machine I really have to push it in HARD before I try turning it. If I don't it will not turn either By: tipster1 (02-Jul-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can I use Sizzix Bigz Die like the tassel one with this machine?   By: amandiok (05-May-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes you can. All you have to do is remove the Evolution machine's platform and use the bigz die facing up as the actual platform. Add your paper then the Evolution cutting mat B and adjust the machine's pressure on the dial as needed. By: graciellie (09-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    What is blue rubber sheet? I don`t never use it.Cause I don`t know How to use it.Please tell me someone.   By: User (30-Apr-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • That is for embossing die cuts. By: graciellie (09-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I don't know what you are talking about. I returned my Evolution
      because it was too heavy and hard to use. I have arthritis, needed
      something light weight and easier to use. By: miss dobbs (02-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use the thick Stampin Up embossing folders in the Evolution Advanced? It is much thicker than any embossing folder that I've ever seen. I tried all kinds of settings and platform/mat combinations but they don't work on this folder. Because the folder is so thick, it won't go through the machine on a normal embossing setting (3 or lower) when using the platform. When I use just 2 mats and no platform, even the highest setting doesn't give enough pressure to emboss. I am trying to use the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder . Thanks for any help you can give me.   By: Debbie Richards (14-Apr-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Alas I have none of the thick Stamping Up embossing folder you mentioned. It looks like you have tried a good idea! If the platform must be used, try it with your thick embossing folder, with card stock, and another thinner embossing folder, with card stock, a two for one. Who knows, it may work.
      Happy Stamping By: Karpe Diem (17-Apr-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    What is the evolution advanced soft mat used for?   By: User (30-Mar-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • It is for embossing with metal dies.
      First at the metal die side on the base platform, then add cardstock on the die, then soft/rubber mat , and cutting mat. By: HelenGullett (02-Apr-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will this machine accept the magnetic platform used with other die cut machines or do I have to buy yours specifically?
    Thanks,
    Tamara   By: Tlellis (27-Mar-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • By the way, i used 90 lb cover stock with the magnetic platform using framelit dies and it cut on settings 5-7. Hope that helps. By: EagleLobes (22-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Of course you can. I just tried using my big shot magnetic platform and clear cutting plates using the sandwich recommended on the magnetic platform.

      The evolution advanced’s rollers can be set at the exact same distance as the big shot’s rollers. Plus it can be anywhere in between and farther apart. This is why the Evolution is a better system. You can even use movers and shapers dies by themselves. No need for the shuttle! It is truly superior. By: EagleLobes (22-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I bought my Evolution about a year ago and only recently started using it. I love the the ease of the machine and not having to use various platforms. This machine made me start to love die cutting! However, the dial is so confusing, and the knob has been difficult to turn. Last night the knob became stuck and absolutely will not turn. I am SO frustrated and disappointed. I don't know if I should buy another evolution (maybe mine just came with a defective knob?) or just stick to my trusty Sizzix Big Shot.   By: collielady723 (18-Mar-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Who did you contact about getting a replacement for the knob? By: collielady723 (20-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I just got mine last week and the knob was stuck. I called support and was told it was a known issue, they are sending a replacement. I am worried that this will have the same problem. My friend has one that was previously used by someone else, she has not had a single problem. By: kalasher (19-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I want to be able to cut words, like Congratulations, Family etc. I think I want a manual machine but I can't decide which machine would be best for me. Any suggestions?   By: audrey1940 (31-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I have the Evolution Advanced Machine and have no problem cutting out words. Sometimes you need to change the pressure # if you are having any thoughts about it, but I am happy with what I can do. By: Shirley A. Gladfelter (03-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have cut both large and small words on my Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine, including quite intricate ones. By: Sr. Marilyn (02-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I recently bought an Evolution Advanced and I find that I'm still a little confused by the settings. This is my first foray into paper crafts of any kind., so I'm sure the confusion is general ignorance. So a few follow-up questions please,

    1. Which setting do you use when cutting 65 or 80lb cardstock?

    I have some Sizzix thin dies that I'd like to use on 65lb cardstock. I found that even when set to 11 as per the comments here (and the manufacturer's pdf), and using 2 sheets, it still leaves a decent-sized impression on my self-healing cutting mat. Is this normal? Since I've never die-cut anything before, I'm not sure if this is just how things are supposed to work, or if I've screwed it up. I've watched a bunch of videos online, but none of them give you a clear view of how deep the impression on the cutting mat is afterwards.

    2. Is the non-numbered side of the dial intended for use with W R Memory Keeper dies only? Is it safe to assume that if I am using dies from other manufacturers, that I stick to the numbered side only?

    3. Assuming I do get some W R Memorykeepers dies in the future and want to use the non-numbered side of the dial, what is considered "lightweight" cardstock and what is "heavy-weight" cardstock? I'm not sure if light means 65lb or 80lb or 100lbs.

    Thanks   By: canrane (09-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • You just need to do a test for different materials and dies. If it doesn't cut thru add a shim , made by a piece of cardstock . You place it under the plate . You can also use wax paper between the die and material to be cut to more easily remove the cut from the die . By: Donna Keller (05-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I have heard that there is a new Evolution that automatically sets the pressure to emboss or cut with any die, is this true? If so I would like to know the cost.
    Thank you   By: Leanns (17-Feb-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do the magnetic plates come with this machine? If not, what do I need? Thank you.   By: ladypinkston (08-Jun-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Mine didn't come with a magnetic plate. I have found that a magnetic plate is not needed. Works well without it. By: NurseEv (11-Jun-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Does anyone know if you can use chipboard in this machine and if so, how thick or thin will it take? Thank you in advance for your reply.   By: User (24-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I never tried that material, but in my electric Big Shot I did and it worked. Try it. You manual use this machine and can feel if it's going correctly. Good luck--personally, I would contact the manufacturer . By: zippy2 (25-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can I usea a die cut i personally made with a local manufacturer? Or can i only use the brands in the informationabove? The die cut I have is for a money size envelope, and I want a way to cut this shape in the machine...
    Thank you   By: marthitaq (20-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I believe you can. I've used several different type machines at the scrap booking place where I go and personally, I like this machine the best. It seems sturdier and I like the dial option. By: pattymcc (21-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Are the working cogs inside the machine metal, lease from Rose F   By: welcome12 (08-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I don't know. My husband said there is no way of tellilng without taking it apart. It will take a lot of force though and has held up really well. By: oatmealbear (12-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I honestly cannot answer that. I will have to ask my husband and he might be able to help me. I would certainly hop so, but don't know. I am sorry. Shirley Gladfelter By: Shirley A. Gladfelter (12-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Are the cogs inside the machine metal like the happy cut because I have looked on all information on the evolution and it dose not really say but I would really like to know if anyone can help with this question please from Rose F   By: welcome12 (08-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hi, I did get an answer about the Evolution's cogs and they appear NOT to be metal but made from the same material as the Evolution it's self, I am sure other people wondered the same, I hope this helps from Rose F thanks to all who answered my question. By: welcome12 (12-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No they are not metal. they appear to be made of the same material as the Evolution. By: a_henry_production0831 (09-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Has anyone had an issue using the Tim Holtz Alterations Decorative Strip Dies? in particular, the strip called Festive Greenery. ...it just does NOT want to cut...I am using standard 65lb cardstock on number 6...it sounds like the machine is really laboring and I'm afraid of ruining the machine...I am really afraid of using my other strip dies ...this problem also occurred with these dies in my Big Shot machine when I used the hand crank....might I have defective dies,I wonder?....so-does anyone out there have any advice or tips? thanks everyone!   By: User (10-Dec-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Try the dial on 11 By: crmuirhead65 (27-Mar-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I have NOT had any issues with the Tim Holtz Alterations Decorative Strip Dies in either the hand crank Big Shot or the evolution. I use 65lb cardstock on the hand crank and on the evolution I dial down on the dial if my evolution feels like its tight. I sure hope this helped. I had to play and see how things felt on my evolution. By: lauriebr7777 (11-Dec-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What do I need to cut with the Tim Holtz fat die's?   By: Becky Moore (08-Dec-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • i've used the fat sizzix dies with the cutting mat, the embossing mat, and the dial set to 11. i don't know how the Tim Holtz dies compare to those in depth, but you could try that. if that doesn't work try removing the embossing mat and/or switching the dial to 12. hope that helps. good luck, let us know what you find out. =) By: Aly Dosdall (10-Dec-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does the motor run the machine in both directions, is the switch a toggle so you can stop in the middle of cutting and run it back out?   By: dotty01 (29-Nov-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I have used the motor button both ways. Sometimes I feel I want to go back over the die cut. Have not had a problem with it. Shirley Gladfelter By: Shirley A. Gladfelter (12-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • The switch is a square "button" that stops when you release it. My experience is that you have to run the plate through all the way and I have not had any success in running it both ways, although that be possible just not something I have accomplished yet. By: LinHarper1 (30-Nov-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • the new revolution motorized die cutter how wide is it for die size largest width?
    thanks   By: margied (09-Oct-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I recently received the evolution advanced. I cannot find the list as to what the numbers relate to on the right side of the dial and I do not know when to use the spongy green mat is for. Thank you. Sherry.   By: Sherryml (02-Oct-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The numbers are only used if you want to use the machine manually using the old method of the older version. This one you have to adjust the gap depending on what material you want to cut. By: debbiehew (11-Oct-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • The green mat is for embossing folders or embossing dies. It is like any of the rubberized mats available for any other die cut machine, except with most other machines, one has to buy it separately. The Evolution Advance includes it. By: EagleLobes (22-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What companies dies does this ? Like sizzix or stamp in up   By: childrensdaydream (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Evolution Advanced can use most companies dies including Sizzix. So long as the width of the die does not exceed the width of the Evolution, the die can be used. By: rebeccakeppel (18-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • The Evolution is manufactured by We R Memory Keepers By: Amber Boren (17-Sep-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    The evolution advanced kit comes with the motor?   By: User (03-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    Will this machine cut the Julie Nutting by Prima Marketing pink metal dies?? They say they are compatible with most die cutting machines. Thank you.   By: User (17-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Hi, does any one try to use Sizzix - Thinlits Die, on the evolution Advance?
    Can I use it on this machine?
    Thank you.   By: dina.f5 (27-Dec-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I received an Evolution Advanced for Christmas and as I was putting it back into the box, the dial came off. I can put it back on easy enough, but I am wondering how I need to lined it up to make sure it corresponds correctly with the settings. Thank you   By: marylou205 (26-Dec-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Put your knob back on and feel where the top roller on your machine is as you turn the dial all the way around. When the roller is in its highest setting, take the knob off and put it back with the knob pointing to the topmost position, right between the #1 position and the thickest paper embossing setting. Youll see the matching protrusion on the machine as is on your knob. Point your knob there and it’ll be in the correct position. By: EagleLobes (22-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Hi, I think it is the best if you see the video of how to use this.
      I hop you will work it out. By: dina.f5 (27-Dec-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I purchased the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine thru you and was surprised when it arrived to find no instructions: no idea what the soft rubber mat is for; no idea which mat to use for different dies; no idea what settings to use for dies (numbers are of no use without corresponding list of dies). I have been all over the internet trying to find help and, so far, have found nothing. In one video, the lady showed a colorful listing of exactly what I need but she didn't say where she got it. It apparently has settings for which mats to use and which dial settings to use for the major dies. It is a cute little machine and it would be really nice to be able to use it. If you can't help me, could you at least give me the names and addresses of someone who can? You have your money. I should have the instructions.
    Diane   By: dclavender (17-Oct-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Mine came with instructions; I just didn't read them until I was ready to pull my hair out! But all is not lost if You didn't get them. Download them at www.weronthenet.com/Evolution_Advanced.😊. I downloaded them to my phone so I can refer to them without having to worry about keeping up with a piece of paper. By: crmuirhead65 (27-Mar-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yjQq0VpuiZU
      This is the URL for a youtube video that is right on the scrapbook.com website under the Evolution product page. Also check out Youtube for more informational videos. Good luck By: Hatzman (17-Oct-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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