I thought i would let you all know that we have been trying out all three of the A4 machines on the market using an A4 magnetic mat . If you use these to position your dies in either the GRAND CALIBUR or the JOY MACHINE , you will force and break the machines . This has also been pointed out in all fairness on Creat and Craft TV.
And our new A4 machine .....The opposite is true ! Yoiu can easily put though your dies on an A4 MAGNETIC MAT . This lets you position your dies to create all sorts of wonderful frames . Remember , on this machine the roller actually adjusts to the thickness , you cannot force the machine . No need to use any type of tape etc to hold dies in position.
I also must make it clear after many questions ...ALL THICK SIZZIX ( STEEL RULE ) DIES WILL GO THROUGH THIS MACHINE WITH EASE USING ONLY ONE PLATE !
Hope this helps and answers some of your questions.