My plan is to use this in the Sizzix Sidekick as well as my Big Shot machine. I did read that it works in the Big Shot so I made the purchase. I have not used it yet; however, all the products I have purchased from Altenew have been of high quality and they stand by their products and provide excellent support. Having used other metal shims I know metal shims help get a better cut for intricate dies and as a bonus help keep plates from warping.
I was excited when this item was available to help with more intricate dies. Thanks Altenew!
I ordered this along with the machine and see that it will help preserve the life of the bottom plate tremendously. The plates do not seem to warp and bend at all with this shim, that said I have not used the machine without the shim.
Sometimes the dies won't quite make it thru the paper and this metal shim is the answer. I get a smooth, even cut from my dies now. This works so much better than a piece of scrap paper. Save that scrap paper for other things. Don't wait! Order this shim today. You deserve it!
By adding the metal shim it is a perfect addition for cutting intricate die cutting patterns. I am so glad I ordered it.