While these lines do not affect the quality of your cuts when used correctly, it is possible to wear out your Cutting Pads prematurely if certain guidelines are not followed. Not to worry, we've got three great tips complied in the video below to make sure you're getting the most out of your Cutting Pads.
The only time you are not using the sandwich system - when you are cutting the large Surecut dies which are the same as the AccuQuilt Studio -- these dies are thicker -- they do not need the adapter that normally sits on the tray and they do not need a cutting mat below the die.
What does the Tray do? the Sliding Tray moves dies, big and small, through the rollers of the machine, ensuring smooth, accurate die-cut shapes, because of the strength of the tray - you do not need to become concerned over the placement of the die on the tray - unlike other companies trays.
Oh my! The strength of Sizzix Trays are fantastic! Made of High Quality Steel. You get the large tray with the Big Shot Pro machine for quilters! Then you can buy the smaller tray at the same time or later as it suits you. Why I am so excited? these trays never need replaced!
Accuquilt have trays for their large machines but this is what they say:
The part requiring periodic replacement is the die tray.
Trays last about one year with average use.
With very heavy use, the tray must be replaced more often.
Forget it! I do not want to spend the money on a large machine with a tray that will (bow) wrap and distort with use - I want to know that the once off purchase of trays is all I ever need - EVER!
No hidden costs with Sizzix - we all know that the cutting mats come in sets of 2 - and these are replaced after being used for thousands of cuts!